14 Best Ski Jackets for Men 2024

<p class=”body-text”>In this lineup, we’ve collected ski jackets that are <a href=”https://www.esquire.com/style/mens-fashion/g37886017/best-winter-pants-men/” target=”_blank”>functional</a>, first and foremost. You tell me how much you’re thinking about how good your <a href=”https://www.esquire.com/style/mens-fashion/g13943220/stylish-ski-gear-clothes-men/” target=”_blank”>ski fit</a> is when you’re rocketing down a mountain in 5-degree weather. But, fair enough, if you think about that fit a lot, there are some higher-end takes that are <a href=”https://www.esquire.com/style/mens-fashion/g40732397/best-mens-winter-boots/” target=”_blank”>warm and insulated</a> but also make for an après look you’ll actually want to wear. (Some <a href=”https://www.esquire.com/style/mens-fashion/g42153994/best-ski-pants/” target=”_blank”>ski pants </a>to go with, too.) </p><p>Either way, you’re going to need a layer that’ll stave off the <a href=”https://www.esquire.com/style/mens-fashion/a43510425/rains-fishtail-parka-review/” target=”_blank”>wind</a> and keep out the cold while simultaneously ensuring you don’t <a href=”https://www.esquire.com/style/mens-fashion/g42788786/best-cashmere-sweaters/” target=”_blank”>overheat</a> while you’re slaloming down the slopes and/or when that patio heater gets going in earnest. Opt for a super-sleek, streamlined number or lean all the way into the look and cop yourself the luridly colored ski jacket of your childhood dreams. See you on the slopes. Or at the bar after. </p>”/>

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Best Investment Ski Jacket

Perfect Moment Chamonix II Jacket

Chamonix II Jacket

Best Investment Ski Jacket

Perfect Moment Chamonix II Jacket

Perfect Moment’s jackets are pricey but they deliver on all the goods you might want that price to include. This one is insulated with PrimaLoft, has an inner balaclava for keeping your head and neck covered, and a hood meant to work around a helmet. The material is quick-drying and stretchy.

Features 4-way stretch, zip pockets, adjustable helmet-compatible hood with inner balaclava, internal goggle pocket and cleaner, ski pass pocket
Warmth Warmest
Waterproof Yes
Insulated Yes
Fabric Recycled polyester

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Best Interchangeable Ski Jacket

Columbia Whirlibird IV Interchange 3-in-1 Jacket

Whirlibird IV Interchange 3-in-1 Jacket

Best Interchangeable Ski Jacket

Columbia Whirlibird IV Interchange 3-in-1 Jacket

Columbia has a real knack for executing well-built outerwear that’ll do its job without leaving you in debt. Case in point: The Whirlibird 3-in-1 jacket.

Features Zip-in, 3-point interchange system, thermal reflective technology, adjustable hood and hems, underarm venting
Warmth Warmest
Waterproof Yes
Insulated Yes
Fabric Omni-Tech Generation dobby nylon

Best Notice-Me Ski Jacket

The North Face ThermoBall Eco Snow Triclimate Jacket

ThermoBall Eco Snow Triclimate Jacket

Best Notice-Me Ski Jacket

The North Face ThermoBall Eco Snow Triclimate Jacket

The North Face also makes a 3-in-1 layered set for taking off and bundling up as needed. The wintery color is not just for aesthetics—it also makes you easier for whoever you’re skiing with to spot you.

Features Attached, helmet-compatible hood, wrist zip pocket with goggle wipe, underarm venting, adjustable cuffs
Warmth Warmest
Waterproof Yes
Insulated Yes
Fabric Recycled polyester
Weight 1157g

Best Ski Jacket for All Outdoor Activities

Arc’Teryx Rush Jacket

Rush Jacket

Best Ski Jacket for All Outdoor Activities

Arc’Teryx Rush Jacket

Arc’tyrex makes jackets with specific movements and conditions in mind, but the truth is that a ski jacket like this one does the job of any winter jacket tenfold. It’s lightweight and made with Gore-Tex shell to keep you shielded from the elements.

Features Helmet-compatible hood, pit zippers, sleeve pocket for RFID pass
Warmth Light
Waterproof Yes
Insulated No
Fabric Gore-Tex

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Best Affordable Ski Jacket

Spyder Standard Contact Jacket

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Standard Contact Jacket

Best Affordable Ski Jacket

Spyder Standard Contact Jacket

Now 28% Off

Pros
  • Great price
  • Hood is removable and adjustable
Cons
  • Minimal extra features

With a removable and adjustable hood (which, by the way, is ski-mask compatible), shoulder padding, and thermal insulation, this ski jacket has everything you need to hit the slopes in style.

Features Removable adjustable hood, shoulder padding
Warmth Moderate
Waterproof Yes
Insulated Yes
Fabric Polyester

Best Ski Jacket for on and off the Mountain

Obermeyer Ridgeline Insulated Jacket

Ridgeline Insulated Jacket

Best Ski Jacket for on and off the Mountain

Obermeyer Ridgeline Insulated Jacket

For something more akin to your street-style winter jacket, this Obermeyer pick is easy to take to the slopes and out after. It’s insulated but still easy to move in. Plus, it has a faux fur hood for the vibes.

Features Accessory ring bottle opener, adjustable and removable hood, adjustable hems and cuffs, pit zips
Warmth Warmest
Waterproof Yes
Insulated Yes
Fabric Polyester
Weight 3 Pounds

Best Ski Jacket for Leisure Skiers

Columbia Lhotse III Interchange Jacket

Lhotse III Interchange Jacket

Best Ski Jacket for Leisure Skiers

Columbia Lhotse III Interchange Jacket

If you’re only trying to ski a few times a year and don’t want to spend an arm and a leg doing it, Columbia’s jackets do wintertime work in a reasonable price range.

Features 3-point interchange system, underarm ventilation, adjustable hood, interior security pocket
Warmth Warmest
Waterproof Yes
Insulated Yes
Fabric Nylon

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Best Luxe Ski Jacket

Moncler Grenoble Montgetech Down Ski Jacket

Montgetech Down Ski Jacket

Best Luxe Ski Jacket

Moncler Grenoble Montgetech Down Ski Jacket

Moncler Grenoble is for the guy who wants a luxury ski experience. Hot toddy after the slopes, and a fresh, sleek look on the slopes. With four-way stretch, technical proficiency, and a cool design, this is the perfect jacket for kicking your ski experience up a notch.

Features Removable drawcord-toggle hood. wrist gaiters with thumbholes, interior device pocket
Warmth Warmest
Waterproof Yes
Insulated Yes
Fabric Polyester, polyamide, elastane

Best Lightweight Ski Jacket

Moncler Grenoble Cerniat Ski Jacket

Cerniat Ski Jacket

Best Lightweight Ski Jacket

Moncler Grenoble Cerniat Ski Jacket

Another (brighter) pick from Moncler Grenoble, this jacket has plenty of warmth but won’t make you feel bulky for a second. It uses a four-way stretch fabric and is insulated with lightweight down. And skiing is always made better by a few heady shots of bright orange.

Features Ski pass pocket, 4-way stretch, air vent sleeves
Warmth Warmest
Waterproof Yes
Insulated Yes
Fabric Nylon, elastane

Best Basic Ski Jacket

Canada Goose Borden Bomber

Borden Bomber

Best Basic Ski Jacket

Canada Goose Borden Bomber

For a short, stylish jacket that hits at the waist, Canada Goose has a warm bomber-style option designed with mobility in mind.

Features Adjustable and removable hood, interchangeable hood trims, articulated sleeves and underarm gussets, backpack hanging straps, security pockets
Warmth Warmest
Waterproof Yes
Insulated Yes
Fabric Polyester

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Best Softshell Ski Jacket

Fusalp Edgar Softshell Ski Jacket

Edgar Softshell Ski Jacket

Best Softshell Ski Jacket

Fusalp Edgar Softshell Ski Jacket

Fusalp’s softshell ski jacket is pricey and the materials feel as pricey as they are. That outer membrane is solid protection against wind and water but it doesn’t ever feel stiff or hard to move in.

Features Detachable hood, underarm vents, storm cuffs with thumbholes, ski pass pocket
Warmth Warmest
Waterproof Yes
Insulated Yes
Fabric Polyester

Best Minimalist Ski Jacket

Goldwin Pertex Shiledair All Weather Jacket

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Pertex Shiledair All Weather Jacket

Best Minimalist Ski Jacket

Goldwin Pertex Shiledair All Weather Jacket

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With sleeves designed for mobility, a no-frills, no-fuss look, and an extra-warm, lined hood and body, this jacket has everything you need…minus the actual skis.

Features Stuff sack for packing, ventilated pockets, hood placket
Warmth Moderate
Waterproof Yes
Insulated No
Fabric Nylon

What To Look For

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You don’t want to be caught lacking anything when you’re on the slopes and the nearest REI is miles and miles away, so you’d better make sure your ski jacket is up to the task.

All of the jackets listed here have features that’ll come in handy, whether you’re a pro on the Black Diamond or you’re hanging around the ski lodge with a hot toddy. Make sure your ski jacket has the features you need as well as the ones you prefer, whether those be a removable and adjustable hood, faux fur trim, or perfectly-placed pockets to warm up your hands.

Depending on how warm you want to be, make sure you glance at our warmth ratings and the insulation of each jacket, too, as well as if your pick specifies having extra features like thermoregulating technology. Shivering on the slopes is never a good look, and you have more important things to focus on than hypothermia.

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Why You Can Trust Esquire

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We’re not going to tell you to buy something unless it’s actually great. Every product in Esquire’s round-ups are carefully curated by our fashion and e-commerce teams.

When it comes to ski jackets, you can rest assured that we’re hand-selecting styles that we’ve personally tested, tried, and loved, along with styles that the rest of our stylish colleagues here at Esquire endorse.

Every pick on this list (and our other lists!) comes from years of wearing different things, seeing what we love and what we don’t, and going from there. No two tastes are the same, and no two men are the same. Your proverbial mileage may vary. But if you’re looking for the right place to start, with advice from folks who and care (possibly too much!) about this sort of stuff, this is the place to be.

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