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17 February 2012

Best of Ski Jackets

A ski jacket covers the arms and torso. It can be a separate item or part of a ski suit together with matching silhouettes.

From the introduction of ski jackets in the middle to late 1950’s through the early 1980’s, the dominant style was for a ski jacket to resemble a safari jacket in having a similar belt and shirt-like collar.

A similar garment, especially one with a hoody, may be called a parka, anorak, down jacket or winter shell.

Owning a good ski jacket is a must when on the slopes. The jacket needs to keep the owner warm and protect from all weather conditions, whilst not being overly weighty. There are 3 main things to consider when buying a jacket:

Warmth - Always ask will my jacket keep me warm? In bitterly cold conditions, the last thing you want to be worrying about is the fact that you can't feel your arms.

Breathability - As much as being warm is good, you do not want to overheat. Make sure your jacket can breathe, so that you do not overheat and sweat too much. If you want extra breathability, get a ski jacket with zips in the underarms.

Layering - These are layers that can be added or removed depending on how warm or cold you are.

Skiing is a great form of exercise, lots of fun and the perfect winter holiday activity.

Whether you need ski wear for home or away, you’ll want it to look cool and be functional.