The first layer in any solid winter defence system, your snow jacket should be warm and waterproof and of course, it needs to stand out from the crowd. Shop snow jackets for sale from ski shops and brands you know and love at Outdoria. For more information about the full range of ski and snowboard gear available, jump to the bottom of the page.
It’s your first line of defence, and the first thing that others will notice up the mountain, so it’s important that your jacket insulates you, and looks great too.
As Australia’s online marketplace for snow gear, we are proud to bring jackets from some of the best brands in the world to you. One look and you’ll see legendary manufacturers like Burton, Volcom, Rossignol, to name only a few.
Modern ski and snowboard jackets are designed to repel moisture and insulate you against the harsh conditions experienced in alpine environments. Synthetic multi-layer materials like GoreTex and Burton’s DRYRIDE fabrics are engineered to stop moisture getting through to your mid and base layers.
Snow jackets function as outer shells, designed to act as a barrier between you and the rain and cold, but don’t always carry much in the way of thermal insulation. Ski and snowboard jackets are best used with a multi-layer clothing system incorporating thermals and mid layer jumpers.
Every jacket you see here should have both a waterproof rating and a breathability rating, usually expressed as two numbers separated by a slash: 20,000 / 20,000 or sometimes, 10k/10k for example. The higher the number the better that jacket will perform when wet or when you get hot.
The waterproof rating of a jacket is measured in millimetres here in Australia. A jacket with a waterproof rating of 20,000mm+ is as good as you’ll find, offering optimal protection in heavy snow and rainy conditions.
Breathability is expressed in grams, e.g. 5,000g. The fabric this jacket is made of would allow 5,000g of water vapour through a 1m square piece of fabric in 24hours.
Long story short, a higher breathability rating is good for skiers in warm temperatures, for those who ride fast, or for cross country and backcountry skiers. A high waterproof rating is ideal for those who often ski in deep snow, fall down a lot, or for riding in wet weather conditions.
If your interested in learning more about how these fabrics work, our guide to waterproof breathable clothing is for you.
The best thing about shopping for a jacket online is that you can compare all the different models, sizes, colours you like in one place. Our search engine is designed to help you do this quickly, saving time in the search; time that should be spent on the slopes!
Search by the brands you like, your size, favourite colour, even the waterproof rating that you desire before making your choice and heading to the check out. Some products are available to ‘Buy Online’ and can be delivered to your door; others are available to ‘Click & Collect’ from a store near you.
You’ll discover more than jackets at Outdoria. Everything you need from your feet to your head, you will find at our massive online marketplace. Looking for a new snowboard? Need a new set of skis, poles, and boots? It’s right here alongside snow jackets and other snow apparel too.
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