With the cold weather on the way, it is necessary to trade in our light jackets for something more heavy-duty. The many options and brands out there can make choosing a winter coat frustrating and confusing. If you’re tired of blindly shopping for outerwear and are worried you won’t be able to find the perfect jacket before the snow comes, then keep reading!
The following is a review of ten incredible ski jackets for women. We feature coats from three trusted brands: The North Face, Columbia, and Waldo. Though there are similarities, each option offers something unique, so you will be able to easily find the perfect coat that meets your specific cold weather needs.
10. The North Face Thermoball Hoodie Jacket
First up is a ski jacket from The North Face. Known as the Thermoball Hoodie, this jacket is sure to keep you warm through the harshest of winters. Thermoball is a newly developed synthetic version of down which works to keep you warm in either dry or wet condition by retaining heat in air pockets throughout the jacket. The material is lightweight and compressible, making travel easy. The jacket comes in a variety of colours and has a sleek feminine fit to flatter all figures. Features like internal elastic cuffs and a zip-front layer will keep the cold out and the warmth in all winter long.
9. The North Face Thermoball Full Zip Jacket
Another jacket by The North Face is the Thermoball Full Zip. Like the hoodie, the full zip jacket uses the insulating synthetic Thermoball pockets to keep in the heat and release bursts of warmth back into your body. This lightweight jacket comes in even more colours and prints than its hoodie counterpart so no matter what your style is you’ll be able to find the perfect jacket and stay warm in any weather. The exposed centre front zip, internal elastic cuffs, and secure-zip hand pockets allow you to try any winter activity while staying warm and keeping all of your belongings safe.
8. The North Face Gotham Parka
A third great option from The North Face is the Gotham Parka. Despite the cool name, this coat will be sure to keep out the winter cold. Warming features include 550-fill goose down insulation, head to mid-thigh coverage, an adjustable hood, and a durable water repellent coating. The zippered hand pockets and elastic sleeves help to preserve heat, while the stylish elastic waist adds a feminine touch to the parka’s overall shape. Colours are limited to black, greys, and deep greens and blues, but the muted palette adds sophistication to the coat. The Gotham Parka is a great choice for adventurous women who aren’t afraid of a little snow.
7. The North Face Gotham Down Jacket
Here’s another amazing Gotham jacket from The North Face, which uses the same 550-fill goose down to heat things up this winter. Again, this jacket utilises a durable water repellent finish to keep you both warm and dry. Like the rest of The North Face line, the front opening and pockets are zipper-secured. The Gotham Down jacket comes with a hood with a removable faux-fur trim, as well as a slimming elastic waist to create a trendy, feminine look. Offered in a multitude of colours, including shimmery pinks, jewel-toned blues, and rich purples, the Gotham Down jacket will insulate and flatter every woman.
6. The North Face Osito 2 Jacket
The North Face Osito 2 Jacket is quite different from the previous coats we’ve reviewed. This fleece jacket is a combination of polyester and spandex to keep you comfortable all winter long. The fit is relaxed, but the tailored waist maintains a feminine shape. A soft oversized collar provides warmth and comfort, while the zippered pockets keep everything secure and dry. The jacket is offered in a rainbow of colours to go with any outfit or style. Be sure to wash with cold water and similar colours to keep your TNF Osito 2 jacket feeling soft and looking fresh.
5. The North Face Agave Jacket
The North Face brings the outerwear A-game again with the Agave Jacket. This option is as trendy as the name suggests, and comes in several cool-toned blues, purples, pinks, and greens. The Agave Jacket also comes with a front zippered opening and zippered hand pockets for easy and safe storage. The exterior of the jacket is finished with a durable water repellent and hard face fleece to keep you dry and warm, while the interior is lined with the softest brushed-back material. Getting into The North Face Agave Jacket is like slipping on a warm hug from an old friend.
4. The North Face Aconcagua Jacket
Our final coat from The North Face line is the Aconcagua Jacket. Like The North Face down jackets, the Aconcagua is insulated with 550-fill down, making it easy to stay warm this winter. Another heating feature is the diamond-shaped baffles which work to prevent cold spots from forming in the jacket. The overall shape is an active fit for women who like a sportier jacket, and the high-neck lined collar completes the look. With stunning colours like Dramatic Plum, Luminous Pink, and Kokomo Green to choose from, you’ll be looking (and feeling) hot all season in your Aconcagua Jacket.
3. Columbia Bugaboo Interchange Jacket
Columbia is another great brand when it comes to winter outerwear. To keep warm this winter, try the Bugaboo Interchange Jacket, made from a combination of nylon, taffeta, fleece, and polyester. This jacket includes an Omni-Heat thermal reflective liner and Omni-Tech waterproof sealing with a zip-in interchange system for ultimate warmth and insulation. The removable storm hood and adjustable drawstring hem allow you to adjust the jacket to fit your style. Other features include an inner security pocket, zippered outer pockets. A range of beautiful colour options makes it easy to choose the Bugaboo Interchange Jacket that is right for you.
2. Columbia Mighty Lite III Jacket
With similar features to the previous Columbia jacket, the Mighty Lite III is another great option for the cold weather. The jacket’s outer shell is made from Omni-Heat reflective neocortex, the lining is polyester reflective micro text, and the insulation is a combination of new and recycled polyester. The Mighty Lite III also has an adjustable hem and inner pocket for securing important items while on the go and is offered in either black or white. The mixed-quilt zip-front and thumb holes are unique features that will keep you toasty in harsh conditions. The material is also stain- and rip-resistant to prolong the life of the jacket.
1. Wantdo Waterproof Mountain Jacket Fleece Windproof Ski Jacket
Our final coat is from Waldo and is considered to be both a mountain and ski jacket. It comes in red, rose red, blue, and purple and has a relaxed fit. Cotton padding helps to insulate and retain heat, while hidden buttons along the jacket’s bottom keep the wind out. The jacket is made from quick-drying material and comes with attachable gloves, an adjustable hood, and four zippered pockets for secure storage. An awesome feature of the Waldo jacket is the earphone line along the jacket’s interior, which allows you to listen to your favourite tunes on those cold nights.
Clearly, any of these ten women’s ski jackets would be a great (and warm) solution to the upcoming months of cold. The North Face jackets, whether down-filled or heated with Thermoball technology, are colourful, stylish and immensely warm. The Columbia coats are sporty and perfect for spending snowy days hiking or skiing. The Waldo option has multiple attachments and windproof materials to keep out the cold.
Whether you go for a jacket from The North Face, Columbia, Waldo, or another brand we didn’t mention, we hope that you find warmth, comfort, and style this coming winter. Keep in mind what you’d like to get out of your winter jacket this year and consult this list to see if the jacket you’re choosing meets all your needs. With all these great jackets you won’t have to sacrifice looking cute for staying warm.