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The 9 Best Women's Ski & Snowboard Mid Layers of 2021-2022

Wearing the right mid layer will make a huge difference in how warm you stay on the mountain. Women's mid layers help you stay warm and protected from the elements, whether you’re skiing down the slopes or heading out for a run on the frozen ground. If you’re planning a trip up to the mountains, there are lots of cozy new mid layers that you should be taking into consideration — we’ve rounded up some of the best women’s ski and snowboard mid layers for this season. With so many different options on the market, knowing which ones are best can be tricky. We’ve examined hundreds of mid layers over the last few years to bring you the best options for women in 2022.


Flylow Alva Hoodie

The best womens ski & snowboard mid layers of 2021-2022
 

Flylow’s Alva Hoodie is made with the finest materials for maximum comfort, warmth, and style. A mid-weight piece that layers easily under jackets and shells, this hoodie features Dri-Release technology to pull moisture away from the skin for quick drying. In addition to its stellar technical construction, little features like the kangaroo pocket, thumb holes, and cozy hand feel ensure that you'll never want to take off this hoodie, even after you’ve gone home from the slopes.

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87% polyester / 7% Tencel / 6% spandexKangaroo Hand Pocket$119.95

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Arc'teryx Kyanite AR Hoodie

The best womens ski & snowboard mid layers of 2021-2022
 

The Kyanite AR Hoodie features Polartec® Power Stretch® Pro, with a fleecy interior and a durable face fabric to provide optimal warmth and weather protection for resort skiing and snowboarding. The low-profile hood has a soft feel and is great for layering under helmets, but can easily be cinched down when skiing without a helmet. The Kyanite AR Hoodie is designed to fit sleekly under an outer jacket and layers well with other pieces in the Arc'teryx Women's layering system.

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Polartec® Power Stretch® ProZippered Hand Pockets with Brushed Mesh Interior$179

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Burton AK Helium Hooded Stretch Jacket

The best womens mid layers of 2021-2022
 

Do you ever feel like you are floating on a cloud? You might if you go for a ski wearing the Helium Jacket from Burton AK. The Helium Jacket is one of Burton's lightest mid layers and combines lightweight nylon plain weave with Thermacore Stretch Insulation to keep the warmth in and the weight out. It just provides the right amount of warmth to keep you comfortable on chilly days without adding too much bulk, making it perfect for the backcountry. As an added bonus, it even packs into its own pocket to stow away in your pack when you don’t need it.

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Thermacore Stretch Insulation (40g)Zippered Hand Pockets, Interior Zippered Chest Pocket$259.95

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Mountain Hardwear SouthPass™ Pullover Fleece

The best womens snow mid layers of 2021-2022
 

SouthPass™ Pullover from Mountain Hardwear is a go-to, everyday piece of insulation that’s especially great for layering. High Loft Sherpa Fleece adds plenty of warmth while also being incredibly soft to the touch. A Half-zip at the center front provides easy on and off. Wear it under your ski or snowboard shell to add an extra layer of warmth and comfort when you need it most, and leave it on when you leave the hill. This pullover is great for wearing around town and on the mountain.

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100% Polyester High Loft Sherpa FleeceTwo Zippered Hand Pockets$149.95

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The North Face TKA Glacier Pullover Hoodie

The best womens ski mid layers of 2021-2022
 

Stay warm and cozy whether you're shredding the slopes or hanging out in the lodge with The North Face Women's Glacier Pullover Hoodie. Made from recycled polyester to help minimize your environmental impact, this women's ski and snowboard midlayer features a relaxed fit, a hood with drawcord, and a front kangaroo pocket for storage. Its streetwear style meets techwear sensibility, all bundled up in your favorite cozy hoodie you’ve ever owned.

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155 G/M² 100% Recycled PolyesterSecure-Zip Kangaroo Hand Pocket$78.95

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The North Face ThermoBall Eco Jacket

The best womens snowboard mid layers of 2021-2022
 

The North Face ThermoBall Eco Jacket is a women's ski and snowboard mid layer that leverages The North Face's ThermoBall™ Eco Insulation technology to provide warmth without the bulk, even when it gets a bit damp. This lightweight, insulating jacket packs into its chest pocket for easy storage when not in use. It is a great choice for a variety of outdoor winter activities, including hiking, camping, and mountaineering. It especially shines as an emergency backcountry layer, or for wearing around the resort on cold days.

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ThermoBall™ Eco InsulationConcealed, Secure-Zip Hand Pockets, Packs into Chest Pocket$198.95

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Patagonia R1 Pullover

The best womens ski & snowboard mid layers of 2021-2022
 

You might get the Patagonia R1® Pullover to be a warm mid layer for ski tours, but it will quickly prove its worth as an excellent mid layer for climbing, hiking, running--any activity that requires maximum mobility. Grid fleece makes it exceptionally warm and breathable, while the Polygiene® permanent odor control means less washing and more time in the mountains. The pullover is versatile enough for everyday wear and features a classic design with clean lines and a regular fit.

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6.9-oz Polartec® Power GridChest pocket$129

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Rab® Xenair Alpine Jacket

The best womens ski & snowboard mid layers of 2021-2022
 

Designed for high-output female skiers, the Rab Xenair Alpine Jacket is crafted to be light, breathable, and packable. The Xenair Alpine Jacket's advanced air-permeable fabric construction allows heat and moisture to escape while still providing warmth and protection from the elements. With a helmet-compatible hood and ergonomic silhouette, this jacket is at home wherever technical insulation is a must.

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PrimaLoft® Gold Active+ SyntheticTwo YKK® Concealed Zip Hand Pockets, chest pocket$225

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Volcom Polartec® Mid Hoodie

The best womens ski & snowboard mid layers of 2021-2022
 

Stay stylishly warm on your next ski or snowboarding trip with this Volcom women's ski and snowboard mid layer. The Polartec® Hydrophobic Fleece provides cozy, breathable warmth that keeps you comfortable during dynamic activities. The thumbholes keep sleeves in place when pulling on an outer layer, and the integrated neck warmer keeps the chill at bay. A big storage pocket with a secure, waterproof zipper lets you stash your car keys and valuables so they don't get lost.

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100% Polyester Polartec® 200 Hydrophobic FleeceHandwarmer Pocket, Bonded Zipper Secure Storage Pocket$100

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