The 10 Best ski jackets

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

1. Schoffel Hermine, £300, Snow & Rock

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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.

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2. O'Neill Jones 2L, £250, amazon

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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.

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3. Arc'teryx Women's Stingray, £344, Exxpozed

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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.

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4. Patagonia Men's Powder Bowl, £350, amazon

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

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5. Volcom Versed, £90, amazon

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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.

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6. Women's 3-in-1 Snowbelle, £255, Exxpozed

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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.

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7. Columbia Snowcalypse, £90, amazon

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

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8. Helly Hansen Odin, £119, amazon

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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.

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9. The North Face Men's Spineology, £150, amazon 

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

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10. Eider Men's Geilo, £154, amazon

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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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