The Subtle Signs of Great Outerwear

The choices of skiing clothes, snow jackets, skiing pants, and other snowsports gear can seem overwhelming, but keep these subtle features in mind to be a savvy skiing clothes shopper:

  • Seek out sales. Look for top name brands in skiing and snowboarding clothes, such as Burton jackets, at the end of the season. If you find a style of skiing pants or snow jacket that you love, consider picking up spares when you see discount ski jackets and pants at the end of the season.
  • Look for vents. Despite the cold weather, skiing and snowboarding can cause you to work up a sweat. Ski and snowboard jackets with zippered vents help you control your personal climate.
  • Focus on flaps. Does it really matter whether the zippers on your snow jacket have flaps? Yes. Storm flaps on the front zipper and on the front pockets of snow jackets can protect against leaks, and they can make the jacket more insulated against cold winter winds.