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How to Choose the Best Waterproof Ski Jacket for Men?

Author: Marie

Jul. 11, 2022

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Tags: Apparel

Obviously, the first thing to look for in a waterproof ski jacket is its ability to repel water. The standard waterproofing expression measures the amount of liquid (sleet, rain, snow or water) in millimeters (mm) that can be suspended in a 1-inch square tube before the liquid begins to penetrate the fabric. The higher the measurement, the more resistant the fabric is to water. It may be abstract, but it gives you a good idea of how the jacket protects you from the harsh elements. Water resistance measures are classified as

● Over 20,000 mm - the highest level of waterproofing, perfect for extreme conditions.

● 10,000-15,000 mm - excellent protection in dry and snowy climates, such as the best ski resorts in Utah or Colorado.

● 5,000 mm - minimal protection in bad weather.


How to Choose the Best Waterproof Ski Jacket for Men?


Types of jackets

Basically, there are four types of jackets - hard shell, soft shell, insulated and triple jacket. Hard shells are both windproof and waterproof, and can withstand almost anything. While they are not insulated or truly breathable, they allow you to layer them to your liking. Softshell jackets are versatile jackets that can be worn as an outer or middle layer. They have a DWR (durable water repellent) coating, but are not completely waterproof. If you're a casual skier, insulated ones are perfect because they have both a waterproof shell and an insulating layer underneath. Finally, the 3-in-1 jacket combines the best of everything at a relatively reasonable price.



Since you're looking for a men's waterproof ski jacket, insulation is important because water can also make you feel cold. Insulation depends on many factors, including how warm your run is, how you ski, and where you ski. Many skiers, beginners and experts alike, ski only in insulated jackets because they don't like to layer, never hike, and ride the lifts. For the avid remote and touring skier, shell jackets are more versatile. So what you need to do is check the "loft", the amount of insulation in the jacket. If you are skeptical about shells or insulated shells, choose a lightly insulated jacket.


How to Choose the Best Waterproof Ski Jacket for Men?


Additional features

In addition to the above, ski jackets have many other features. First, most ski jackets have large hoods to keep your head and neck warm. In addition, many of them are removable as well. Second, there are wist bindings that prevent snow from getting into the sleeves. Likewise, many jackets have powder skirts that prevent snow from sliding into your clothing in tumbles or deep powder. Finally, there are chest and underarm vents Vents are usually located around the underarms and chest of the jacket, both to keep the snow out and to keep the airflow up.