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The 7 Best Women's Snowboard Jackets of 2020-2021

Whether you ride the resort bell-to-bell or venture beyond into the backcountry to earn your turns, choosing the proper snowboard jacket for your winter adventure is key. After all, the last thing you would want to happen is to have weather conditions get in your way. The jacket game is a sea of choice - from shells and insulated jackets to 3-in-1 options that let you pick and choose. It can be hard to decide, which is why we have compiled the best snowboard jackets for women snowboarders across this wide variety of categories.

Knowing where you live and where you ride is important, along with what playground you’ll be putting your gear to good use - whether that means city streets, skin tracks or mountain resorts. This will help you choose the best snowboard jacket for you - complete with the technical specs that match your environment. For example, do you live in the PNW where you need the best waterproofing, or do you need an insulated jacket to keep you warm? Beyond the basics, there are lots of little things that can set a jacket apart. Look out for features like media pockets and soft inner collars that won’t rub on your face. On top of that, there is style to keep in mind, which is why our list has got it all from regular fits and longer options to all the colours and prints you can imagine. This wide amount of choice is why we picked out the stars of the season in women’s snowboard jackets from pullovers to parkas. See below to find out what makes these some of our top picks.


Burton AK 2L GORE-TEX Kimmy Anorak

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As the pro-model of hard charging big-mountain rider, mom, and longtime friend of evo, Kimmy Fasani, this jacket does not pull any punches when it comes to technical performance. The pullover-style lightweight anorak boasts two layer GORE-TEX to give you the ultimate protection in waterproofing and keep you ripping in all types of weather conditions. Featuring Burton’s Living Lining, this jacket also offers its own version of automatic climate control through the pores on the fabric. Expanding and shrinking based on the temperature, you are covered for those longer days in the mountains. When you need to regulate heat, vents on the jacket add an extra option to cool down. With a regular fit, it is not too tight or loose, leaving you enough room to move when hiking to your next line. With this fit and its shell construction, you also have plenty of flexibility to layer for the conditions, too.

The large kangaroo pouch gives you plenty of room for snacks along with a zippered sleeve holder for your pass and a therma-pocket compatible with your phone. Take it all together, and this is the highest performance women’s snowboard jacket on our list, with its 28k waterproof rating and sleek but feature-packed design. When it comes to braving the elements in either the resort or the backcountry in search of the goods, this anorak keeps up with it’s namesake.

InsulationWaterproof/Breathability Rating Original Price
None(Shell)28k/20k$349.95

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Volcom Fern Insulated GORE-TEX Pullover

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Volcom’s Fern jacket is the option that has got you fully covered when it comes to being weather resistant. As a GORE-TEX pullover with added insulation, it doesn’t get any more protective than this. Top of the line waterproofing and added heat is what you are signing up for with 80g of insulation in the body and 60g in the sleeves. Packed with features, the Fern jacket comes with some handy additions. A noise pocket keeps your phone or music device of choice in place, while still being easy to reach when you need it. Custom adjustments are simple for the hood or the powder skirt, and adjustable straps hold the cuffs in the exact place you want it around your thumb or wrist. If that wasn’t enough to dial things in, there is also a waist cord for a perfect fit. The zipper on the jacket can even act as a whistle to signal your crew for help if needed. With a variety of prints and colours to choose from, there are different options to suit your style. Combine the 28k waterproof rating with the middle-of-the-pack pricing, and you have some great bang for your buck. As a high-performance jacket loaded with useful features, the Fern is all you could want in a new piece of outerwear.

InsulationWaterproof/Breathability Ratings Original Price
80g Body/60g Sleeves28k/20k$285

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Airblaster Nicolette

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An all-around piece built to handle the season from start to finish, Airblaster’s Nicolette Insulated Jacket is a longer fitted pick with style to match. With 15K waterproofing, 10K breathability, and fully taped seams, you’ll stay dry on the resort. 60g of insulation in the body and 40g in the sleeves give you extra warmth, while soft-touch satin lining keeps you cozy on the inside. Mesh-lined underarm zips give you the chance to dump heat when you need to on spring days. Five large zippered pockets as well as a mesh goggle pocket inside the jacket offer all the space you need and then some to store your belongings. Through the chest pocket is a media cord port that gives you added functionality when listening to music. A 2-way adjustable hood with a drawcord makes sure that it is helmet-compatible.

In the looks department, it’s longer, fitted look gives you tons of movement to tweak your grabs and can double as a streetwear jacket off the mountain. If you like pastels, you have a ton of great colorways to choose from. As a versatile option that is dependable throughout the season, the Nicolette jacket is as equally heavy on functionality as it is on style. This is also one of the more affordable options on our list, making it one of the best all-around women’s snowboard jackets.

InsulationWaterproof/Breathability Ratings Original Price
60g Body/40g Sleeves15k/10k$239.95

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The North Face Superlu

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The North Face’s Superlu jacket is for those searching for heavy duty performance in an array of prints and colours, all at a great pricepoint. Utilizing their DryVent fabric, this two layer construction is one of the most versatile options that leave room for layers to add comfort and warmth. Stout waterproofing with fully taped seams ensures that you are prepared for whatever the weather throws at you, day in and day out.

A standard fit for this jacket gives you added movement and everyday style. You’re given plenty of options as well, with a chest pocket and media port, internal space to store goggles, plus a wrist and hand pockets. A zippered forearm slot holds your ski pass in place for quick upload without any fuss. One detail we love is the main opening of the jacket is off center, which keeps the slider away from your chin. A wide variety of prints and designs to choose from bridge the gap in any location from the mountains to the city. When you’re looking for a technically sound and durable jacket that doesn’t skimp on style, the Superlu has got some prints and colourways with your name on it.

InsulationWaterproof/Breathability Ratings Original Price
None (Shell)Not Listed - 2L DryVent$198.95

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Roxy Andie Parka

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When you’re looking for a longer fitted option that you can wear both around town and on the mountain, the Roxy Andie parka has a ton of features to suit you. With 60g of insulation in the body and 40g elsewhere, this snowboard jacket is ready for the chilliest of days. Plus you can feel better about the fact that it is functional and also made from recycled materials. This is a nice amount of insulation, keeping this jacket light and movable for walking around the city or riding on the mountain. Mesh-lined underarm vents give you the ability to regulate heat if needed, too, so you won’t melt.

What is truly unique about this jacket is the Hydrosmart technology in the collar that moisturizes your skin while you ride, protecting against harsh weather. When exposed to friction, the microcapsules in the fabric burst and release their moisturizing benefits to the skin. When it comes to added functionality, the Andie has all the pockets to store everything you might need. With pockets on the chest, hand warmers, and specifically designed stashes for your googles, phone, and seasons pass, you know everything is safe and secure. A versatile snowboard jacket with plenty of functionality built in, the Andie is a perfect choice wherever you may go.

InsulationWaterproof/Breathability Ratings Original Price
60g10k/5k$259.95

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686 Spirit

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With a long, tailored fit that takes its cues from streetwear, the Spirit Jacket from 686 has technical features to match its stylish design. While it’s not the most waterproof jacket on the list, 10K waterproof fabric and a DWR (durable water repellent) finish helps protect you against harsh weather. On top of that, 40g of soft yet light insulation in the body and sleeves retain heat. If things get too toasty for your liking, mesh-lined underarm vents can help quickly release excess warmth.

This jacket is loaded with useful options, including an audio cord outlet loop that keeps your headphones where they should be and not accidentally dragging through the snow. An inner audio pocket keeps the music flowing, as well as inner storage space for your goggles or other valuables you might want to take with you. The removable powder skirt is adjustable, along with the hood and cuffs, to dial things in.

The Spirit Jacket features a looser and longer fit. This style protects your backside and gives you enough movement for park runs and powder slashes. With style, functionality, and technical features all wrapped up into one, the Spirit jacket is well-suited for every type of conditions you might encounter in a full season at the resort.

InsulationWaterproof/Breathability Ratings Original Price
40g10k/10k$269.95

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Patagonia 3-in-1 Snowbelle

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Get a jacket that can do it all, and then some, with the Patagonia 3-in-1 Snowbelle. It can be worn as a shell, a lightly insulated piece or together as one. Be prepared for any and all conditions with this option that gives you the flexibility to layer up or wear each piece on its own. On the outer shell jacket is a durable polyester fabric and a breathable mesh lining, treated with a DWR finish. This gives the protection from the weather that you have come to expect from a performance shell.

Upping the versatility is the included inner insulated jacket. This means you can wear 1) just the shell, 2) the insulator zipped into the shell, or 3) just the insulator, Boom 3 in 1. The insulator is designed to keep you warm with 60g of recycled polyester insulation, equal to the warmest jackets on this list. All of the details are there, too. The shell has one chest and two hand warmer pockets, while the zip-out jacket has the same. The removable hood is adjustable, insulated and compatible with a helmet. There is a soft microfleece panel at the chin for added comfort. If you’re looking to get the ultimate mileage out of a new jacket for the winter, the Snowbelle 3-in-1 gives you maximum flexibility to adjust to the conditions in real time.

InsulationWaterproof/Breathability Ratings Original Price
60g Removable JacketNot Listed - 2L H2No$399

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