5 Ski Jacket Features You’ll Forgot to Look for – But Love Having

By Ryan.

Most people spend all of their time examining the fit and insulation properties of a ski jacket before they decide to make the purchase. That’s great; in fact, those are the most important areas to consider. However, there are some handy additions that people often forget to look for in the store, but those are just the little extras that turn a good ski jacket into a great one. Here are 4 of the most popular.

  1. Pocket for Water Bottle

People who have never skied before almost always underestimate how physically exerting the sport can be. In truth, you’re going to be burning a lot of calories – that means you need to stay hydrated. It’s pretty common for slope-side stores to make even a bottle of water worthy of a remortgage. Better to carry your own if you are on a budget.

  1. Media Pocket

Skiing whilst listening to your own music can be fantastic, especially if you’re on your way to becoming an expert. With that in mind, plenty of people bring their phone or mp3 player out with them. A media pocket provides a perfect nook for keeping one, plus a handy headphone feed.

  1. Cuff Gaiters

Few things make a wipe-out worse than feeling the snow shoot up your ski jacket’s sleeve as you land. The shock of cold is pretty unpleasant, but the knowledge that you’ll be dealing with a soggy sleeve for the rest of the day is even worse. Cuff gaiters form an elasticated barrier to stop that from happening.

  1. Lift Pass Pocket

People often find that their ski pass costs more than their flights, so it’s always worth keeping yours as safe as possible. An ideal ski jacket will have a lift pass pocket on one of the sleeves, usually the left. This means that you’ll be able to go through turnstiles more easily, and also provides a handy area for your pass – you won’t even need to remove it until you get home.


Nearly any ski jacket will be able to keep you warm and dry on the slopes, but the best ones will offer the features listed above to make your trip just that little bit more enjoyable.

Feb 27, 2019