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Best Insulated Ski Jackets of 2017

By: Frederick Reimers

Best Insulated Ski Jackets of 2017

To conduct our 2017 insulated ski jacket test, test director Frederick Reimers recruited a Jackson Hole based team of testers who used these jackets on lifts and in the backcountry in Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, Montana, and Japan. Each jacket was rated on durability, weatherproofness, bells and whistles, function, and breathability. Find out which scored the highest and earned our coveted Best In Class award.

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Dynafit Meteorite

90

2017

Dynafit Meteorite

Dynafit’s Meteorite is a super-light, synthetic insulated jacket with 2-layer waterproof-breathable fabric for on-resort or backcountry days.

Helly Hansen Sogn Jacket

89

2017

Helly Hansen Sogn Jacket

The Helly Hansen Sogn is a lightly insulated, full-featured ski jacket with practical design elements and a nice feel.

Columbia Outdry ex Diamond Down Insulated Jacket

89

2017

Columbia Outdry ex Diamond Down Insulated Jacket

Columbia’s Outdry ex Diamond Down Insulated jacket is a full-featured ski jacket insulated with 800-fill down. 

Marmot Starcross

84

2017

Marmot Starcross

Marmot’s Starcross is a well-priced classic synthetic-insulated ski shell with good style and plenty of function.

686 GLCR Ether Down Thermagraph

77

2017

686 GLCR Ether Down Thermagraph

686’s GLCR Ether Down Thermagraph is a well-priced, full-featured, versatile insulated jacket for resort riding.

About the Author

Frederick Reimers

Frederick Reimers

Frederick Reimers was the editor of Canoe and Kayak Magazine from 2007-09 and has been writing for Outside, Men's Journal, Skiing and Powder ever since.

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