2015 Ski Jacket Buyers' Guide 2

Perhaps we went a Canada Goose Hybridge Lite Jacket Australia Shop little overboard this season, reviewing just about 50 men's and women's ski jackets for 2015. But we couldn't help ourselves were just too many cool hard/softshells, insulated systems, tech innovations, new styles and silhouettes from classic, go to outerwear brands, and even an out of the box concept from a seasoned ski manufacturer making its softgoods debut.

Speaking of construction, you'll find some interesting proprietary fabrics combined with well known components from the likes of PrimaLoft, Polartec and GORE TEX. Body mapping designs slot these various materials in optimal performance zones, which also lends weight and space savings in many cases.

In sum, there's a lot going on in the jacket department this season, and whether you're looking for a one jacket quiver or a new top piece for your layering strategy, you're in for a treat. Look for on snow reviews of many of these styles throughout the season.

What stands out? In the aesthetics aisle, we noticed fun pops of color and patterning paired with longer, freeride fits that juxtapose the super tailored, clean cuts in solid or color blocked designs. Skier specific styles and details dominated, from superior stretch for movement, to creative venting systems and backcountry/touring specific features and fabrics.

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