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The 10 Best Women’s Shell Jackets of 2021-2022

With the snow season approaching it may be time for you to start your research on your next snow jacket. Ski shell jackets are particularly popular light jackets that are highly water-resistant and provide warmth. The outer layer of a shell jacket is called the ‘shell’ because it provides waterproof and windproof protection to the body. It can be worn in cold or warm temperatures, and when combined with layers underneath and over, it can keep you dry and warm in the worst conditions.

The snowboard shell jacket is one of the most important pieces of technical outerwear you can buy. Your jacket is the piece of gear that will keep you warm and dry during those sub-zero days on the mountain. It also provides protection from the elements, giving you the confidence to take on whatever comes your way.

However, all women’s shell jackets are not created equal, and there are many factors to consider before making your purchase. It can be hard to pick one that will work best for your situation because weather conditions differ across regions and each person’s uses of it will differ as well. With that said we’ll run through the details of each of the 10 best women's ski shell jackets of 2022.


Burton AK 2L GORE-TEX Kimmy Anorak

Best 2021-2022 women's shell jackets
 
 

Lightweight, dependable and fine as heck. The Burton AK 2L GORE-TEX Kimmy Anorak pairs with the Kimmy Bib for the ultimate in mountain protection. GORE-TEX two-layer fabric with fully taped seams plays a key roll in keeping you dry and comfortable, allowing you to focus on where to drop next and less on the moisture seeping through.

MaterialWaterproof/Breathability RatingOriginal Price 
2L GORE-TEX28k/20k$364.95

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Arc'teryx Sentinel LT Jacket

Best 2021-2022 women's technical shell jackets
 
 

The Arc'teryx Sentinel LT Jacket is a backcountry touring and big mountain specialist to help you send where few have sent before. With 3-layer GORE-TEX between you and mother nature's harshest conditions, you'll enjoy breathability, waterproofness, and dependability deep in the wild. The fit of these is trim and efficient for comfortable travel over distance while still giving you room for a warmer layer to keep the chills away. The extra length provides more coverage for the deepest days of the year.

MaterialWaterproof/Breathability RatingOriginal Price 
3L GORE-TEX28K/20K$699

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The North Face All Mountain 3L Jacket

Best 2021-2022 women's ski shell jackets
 
 

The North Face All Mountain 3L Jacket provides bulletproof all-weather protection with a list of features that stacks up nicely with coats that cost twice as much. TNF's proven DryVent™ 3L fabric creates a waterproof fortress between you and winter that'll keep you out and sliding even in the nastiest storm, and you'll appreciate the thoughtfully designed hood system and ample pockets as well.

MaterialWaterproof/Breathability RatingOriginal Price 
DryVent™ 3LNot Listed$399.95

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Flylow Lucy Jacket

Best 2021-2022 women's snowboard shell jackets
 
 

Flylow's stretchy Stormshell fabric is soft and comfy to the touch for a casual look on the hill that doesn't come at the cost of technical features. The Flylow Lucy Jacket backs up the Stormshell with a great waterproof membrane and a clean cut style to keep you dry and fly while you shred the resort.

MaterialWaterproof/Breathability RatingOriginal Price 
3-layer Stretch Stormshell Intuitive20k/20k$399.95

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Mountain Hardwear Boundary Ridge™ GORE-TEX 3L

Best 2021-2022 women's shell jackets
 
 

Designed for skiers and snowboarders who are constantly on the move, the Mountain Hardwear Boundary Ridge™ GORE-TEX 3L Jacket was built for long days in tough alpine conditions. It's patterned for layering and range of motion, and features super waterproof and breathable 3L GORE-TEX for enduring weather protection. Be warm, dry, and dandy this winter in the Mountain Hardwear Boundary Ridge™ GORE-TEX 3L Jacket!

MaterialWaterproof/Breathability RatingOriginal Price 
GORE-TEX 3L28k/20k$474.95

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Volcom Aris GORE-TEX Jacket

Best 2021-2022 women's shell jackets
 
 

The Volcom Aris GORE-TEX Jacket is a lightweight, versatile shell for winter sports. Built around a durable GORE-TEX membrane, this jacket will keep you dry and warm all day while the snow flies. The Aris is fully kitted with a Zip Tech Jacket to Pant snow skirt, mesh-lined pit vents, and fully sealed seams. The shell is super breathable and gives you the tools to be as warm or as cool as you want, so you can adjust your layering options to match the needs of each day.

MaterialWaterproof/Breathability RatingOriginal Price 
GORE-TEX 2L28k/20k$270

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Dakine Barrier GORE-TEX 2L Jacket

Best 2021-2022 women's snowboard shell jackets
 
 

Barricade yourself against cold, wet and windy with the storm-ready Dakine Barrier GORE-TEX 2L Jacket. Ideal for those who are tired moisture seeping through halfway through a pow day, the Barrier Jacket offers incredible waterproofing thanks to a GORE-TEX® membrane. Add in smartly placed pockets, wrist gaiters, and a powder skirt, and you've got everything you need for a stress-free day on the slopes.

MaterialWaterproof/Breathability RatingOriginal Price 
GORE-TEX 2L28k/20k$350

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Helly Hansen Elevation Infinity Shell Jacket

Best 2021-2022 women's ski shell jackets
 
 

The perfect jacket for "working from home" aka taking your meetings from the lodge and spending the rest of the day on the slopes! With the Helly Hansen Elevation Infinity Shell Jacket, you get a premium 3-layer construction and LIFA® Infinity Pro™ technology you can rely on to keep the elements out even through the gnarliest winter storms. And with the relaxed fit, you're given the freedom to add and subtract layers needed to manage your heat. Top things off with Helly Hansen's proprietary Life Pocket+™ with PrimaLoft® Aerogel insulation to sustain longer battery life and protect your phone from the cold so you can answer emails and make the gondola your new office.

MaterialWaterproof/Breathability RatingOriginal Price 
LIFA® Infinity Pro™Not listed$750

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Picture Organic U16 Jacket

Best 2021-2022 women's technical shell jackets
 
 

Don't choose between style and performance, ride in the Picture Organic U16 Jacket. This hardshell design is ideal for layering while still providing warmth. A mildly insulating Coremax lining eliminates cold pockets, while body mapped construction helps wick away sweat. Rated with a 20k/20k waterproof and breathable shell, the Picture Organic U16 Jacket has everything you need for a day in the snow.

MaterialWaterproof/Breathability RatingOriginal Price 
Biosourced Polyester 2L20K/20K$350

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Patagonia Powder Bowl Jacket

Best 2021-2022 women's snowboard shell jackets
 
 

Much like peanut butter and PBR, the Patagonia Powder Bowl Jacket is a staple of the mountain lifestyle and known for delivering some serious weather protection bang for the buck. Built for the long haul, Patagonia uses a burly 150D recycled polyester construction in the Powder Bowl line rather than something paper thin, plus a welcoming and super soft brushed mesh liner. Get after it this season with the Patagonia Powder Bowl Jacket and score the lines of your life.

MaterialWaterproof/Breathability RatingOriginal Price 
GORE-TEX 2L28K/20K$399

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