Equip: Snowboarding Jackets, Week of May 4th


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means snow, ice and the perfect chance to get out there and shred the slopes
with your board. However, you’ll need the proper gear before you can hit the
backcountry with your friends. If you need a new snowboarding jacket, look no
further. Below, you’ll find coats that offer the best bang for your buck this
season. All of them are less than $400, too. In the snow, sludge, ice and wind,
these jackets have you covered — literally. 

Burton Covert Insulated Jacket

waterproofing and classic style unite to form the Covert Insulated
. A
breathable tech taffeta lining provides warmth without overheating you, and
venting Pit Zips allow your sweatiest areas to move and breathe. Designers also
taped all major seams to keep the elements out and the warmth in. 

jacket is available in a wide variety of colors. You can be sure it will last
the winter and won’t be out of style before the next one.

The North Face Free Thinker Jacket

durable, minimal-weight
shell jacket

features Gore-Tex, a breathable membrane that wicks away sweat and keeps you
dry as you make your way down the slopes. The Free Thinker also comes with a
helmet-compatible hood, zippered hand pockets and a built-in goggle wipe.
There’s also a chest pocket big enough to hold your phone, complete with a
headphone jack so you can jam out while you board. 

purchase also comes with a lifetime warranty.

Dakine Smyth Pure GORE-TEX 2L Jacket 

relaxed fit Smyth
Pure Gore-Tex 2L
, which is available in three colors, offers comfort for all. Embrace
stormy daytime riding with a two-layer shell that protects against the harshest
conditions. The jacket also features wrist gaiters, a powder skirt, fully taped
seams and an adjustable hood. Like the Free Thinker, the Smyth also comes with
an internal media pocket so you can stay plugged into your tunes on the slopes.

DC Command Jacket 

of snow conditions, the DC Command Jacket
is fit for the job
. A fully waterproof Sympatec shell and adjustable hood will keep the
snow out and the warmth in. Plus, a removable powder skirt makes it dependable
in both deep midwinter snow and slushy springtime conditions. 

jacket is also a good deal cheaper than comparative jackets. If you can
overlook the fact that the DC Command doesn’t feature Gore-Tex, you’ll end up
with a top-performer at a fraction of the price. 

Quiksilver Mamatus 3L Gore-Tex Jacket 

for both backcountry lines and powder days, the Mamatus 3L features C-Knit tech
to maximize support and breathability without sacrificing waterproof
durability. Additionally, special backer technology allows you to easily layer
underneath the shell. Deep chest pockets keep all your belongings — and a
built-in lens cleaner —within reach. Available in black and bright
you’re sure to be the talk of the town in this stunning jacket. 

Oakley Division Biozone Insulated Jacket 

you catch this jacket on sale, you can easily snag one for just over $100.
Customizable cuffs, a cinch hem and a lock-down fit ensure this jacket will
stay in place while you ride — or fall. The Division Biozone also features breathable FN Dry 10K technology to form a protective layer
against the snow, ice and wind. Plus, an RFID blocking pocket and media pouch
allow you to safely keep passes, phones and other essential mountain gear
on you at all times. 

Hit the Slopes in Style

jackets are both practical and stylish, which is a truly winning combination.
Pick one up before your next snowboarding session and make the most of the