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The 10 Best Men's Ski Jackets of 2024

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Pow7 Staffer Jonathan skiing in one of the best men's ski jackets

Style and function all in one.

In a world with one color choice for skis and ski boots, our clothing kit is where we can express ourselves a little. We all know, if you look good, you ski good.
But with so much on the market, it's tough to narrow the field down to what will work for you. To get you started, we've selected some of our staff and customers' top picks for the best men's ski jackets of the year.

Need some ski jacket shopping advice?

Insulated vs. Shell Jackets: Insulated jackets feature a built-in layer of insulation in the jacket to give you more warmth. Shell jackets are just an exterior shell of waterproofing to protect you from the elements. Shell jackets are usually more breathable, and allow you to customize your layering system more. Look for insulated jackets if you run cold or usually ski in cold temps. Shop for shells if you work up a sweat, or like to have more control over your layering system. Shells are usually the best bet for backcountry skiing.

Waterproof and Breathability Ratings: Most jackets will come with a rating on how breathable and waterproof they are. The higher the number, the more breathable or waterproof the jacket is. For long days out in wet weather, look for jackets with a waterproof rating of 15k or higher. If you ski in really dry weather (or hand-pick your ski days for good weather), you won't need as high of a waterproof rating. For high-output skiing (or skiing in warm temperatures), look for a breathability rating of 10k or higher. More breathable jackets will help you regulate your temperature better as you're skiing, and feel less sauna-like.

Curious about what some of the other tech specs mean? Read our outerwear expert's guide to waterproof and breathability ratings.

Best Men's Ski Jackets: Our Picks

1. Arcteryx Rush $700.00

Arcteryx Rush ski jacket
The basics: Designed with 3L Most Rugged GORE-TEX Pro 2.0, the Rush Jacket is one of Arc'teryx's most durable and strong ski jackets to date. GORE-TEX Pro 2.0 is the strongest GORE-TEX material available, and the Rush jacket combines that with a 100D face fabric for additional durability and protection. Waterproof, and windproof, the Rush jacket still breathes when you're working up a sweat going uphill ... learn more

2. Arcteryx Sabre Jacket $750.00

Arcteryx Sabre Jacket ski jacket
The basics: Made for both resort and backcountry skiing, the Arc’Teryx Sabre Jacket is the perfect do-everything ski jacket. The GORE-TEX flannel backer provides light insulation, while the regular fit gives enough room for layering on super cold days. The lo-loft soft shell construction combines soft shell characteristics like warmth, breathability, and mobility with hard shell properties such as ... learn more

3. Obermeyer Foundation $209.93

Obermeyer Foundation ski jacket
The basics: Featuring a slightly updated look for the upcoming season, the Foundation Jacket returns as a fan favorite, versatile and classic ski jacket that can tackle whatever weather you throw its way. One of Obermeyer’s best sellers for men, the Foundation Jacket ticks off everything skiers are looking for in a resort ski jacket with exceptional comfort and skier-specific features. When snowy skies ... learn more

4. Flylow Roswell $209.95

Flylow Roswell ski jacket
The basics: Flylow’s Roswell Jacket was built for the guy who wants a jacket with a modern, freeride fit but doesn't want to sacrifice waterproofing or durability. Why can't you have it all? Now you can. The Roswell uses Stark 2-layer hardshell exterior with a thin layer of micropuff insulation. Please note this jacket may run slightly larger than a normal insulated ski jacket and refer to the Flylow ... learn more

5. Helly Hansen Sogn Shell 2.0 $299.95

Helly Hansen Sogn Shell 2.0 ski jacket
The basics: The classic Helly Hansen Sogn Shell 2.0 Jacket is a comfortable shell built for the harshest winters. How often do you find that combo? Helly Hansen uses their highest performance Helly Tech Professional fabric, with a 20K/20K waterproof/breathability rating. The professional grade fabric is designed to keep you dry in the stormiest conditions, while staying breathable during high output ... learn more

6. Descente Swiss Insulated Jacket $789.93

Descente Swiss Insulated Jacket ski jacket
The basics: Skiing is fun, but not when you are cold. Descente’s Swiss Insulated Jacket aims to keep you warm in the harshest of conditions while still keeping you looking good. Not only does this jacket have the classic pit zips, Descente also added vents in the back and arms, allowing you to dial in your comfort to a T. From Apres to Powder Days, the Swiss Insulated Jacket is sure to be your go to for ... learn more

7. Flylow Albert $314.95

Flylow Albert ski jacket
The basics: Made from stretchy Lux 2-layer fabric and packed with 60-gram recycled Greenloft insulation, the Albert Jacket doubles as both an insulating piece and protective shell. It's like the rusty multi-tool of jackets. Plus, it's supremely lightweight and ... learn more

8. The North Face Ceptor Jacket $301.00

The North Face Ceptor Jacket ski jacket
The basics: The Ceptor Jacket is a sleek, water-repellent shell designed for snowsports. With versatile, reliable DryVent™ 3L and features like a powder skirt and goggle pocket, you'll eagerly await the next winter storm ... learn more

9. 686 Waterproof Hoody $135.96

686 Waterproof Hoody ski jacket
The basics: Because you deserve to wear a hoody in powder. Your favorite everyday sweatshirt, enhanced with waterproof and breathable infiDRY® 10K ... learn more

10. Helly Hansen Steilhang 2.0 Jacket $559.95

Helly Hansen Steilhang 2.0 Jacket ski jacket
The basics: The Steilhang 2.0 offers a sleek style, but keeps the same warm and dry protection for heaviest of winter weather. For skiers in colder climates, the fully insulated Steilhang jacket is the pinnacle of warm, waterproof jackets. You’ll stay dry with the waterproof, 100% seam sealed Helly Tech Professional construction and fabric, and you’ll stay toasty with the Primaloft insulation in arms ... learn more

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