The 10 Best ski jackets

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Here’s a range that does everything from keeping out an avalanche to making the wearer visible from several miles away

1. Schoffel Hermine

£299.99, ellis-brigham.com

Inspired by classic ski-fashion designs, the removable hood and snow skirt protect you from the elements while the Venturi softshell fabric insulates you from the cold.

2. O'Neill Jones 2L

£249.99, oneill.com

Named after US freeriding board star Jeremy Jones, the 2L won't make you ride like a pro but you can look like one. Recycled polyester allows freedom of movement.

3. Arc'teryx Women's Stingray

£400, snowandrock.com

Canadian brand Arc'teryx has all but cornered the market in premium technical mountain wear. Its jackets are impervious to even the strongest winds and chills.

4. Patagonia Men's Powder Bowl

£350, patagonia.com

A hard shell jacket with a dual-layer shell and Gore-Tex membrane that will keep out the cold but still let you breathe.

5. Volcom Versed

£130, snowandrock.com

As if the risk of snow blindness wasn't enough, Volcom has come along with a men's jacket set to dazzle everyone for miles across the slopes.

6. Women's 3-in-1 Snowbelle

£315, patagonia.com

Conditions can change with the blink of an eye. This versatile jacket has a waterproof shell and a lightweight insulation layer, which can be worn individually, or together.

7. Columbia Snowcalypse

£169.99, snowtraxstore.co.uk

This jacket is loaded with "snow-rejecting" features. There's a snap-back powder skirt, waterproof zippers and the waterproof outer is seam-sealed.

8. Helly Hansen Odin

£220, hellyhansen.com

This ultra-lightweight jacket is made from water-resistant Primaloft, first developed for the US army and one of the best synthetic insulation materials around.

9. The North Face Men's Spineology

£460, thenorthface.com

North Face is playing catch-up with the higher-end brands with its Spineology range, including this impenetrable jacket.

10. Eider Men's Geilo

£239, cotswoldoutdoor.com

French brand Eider has a reputation for quality – it has been making mountain wear since the 1960s. This jacket sports all the features you could ever want on the slopes.

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