Jackets

Patagonia PowSlayer Jacket and Bibs

Patagonia PowSlayer Jacket and Bibs

The updated Patagonia PowSlayer kit might be some of the best freeride-oriented outerwear for resort and backcountry use.

Ortovox SwissWool Light Tec Vest

Ortovox SwissWool Light Tec Vest

If you’re looking for an eco-friendly vest that uses wool for insulation, check out the Ortovox SwissWool Light Tec.

Black Diamond Dawn Patrol Shell

Black Diamond Dawn Patrol Shell

Black Diamond’s Dawn Patrol Shell is an impressively water-resistant and breathable soft shell that will make you second guess the need to always grab your hard shell.

Mountain Hardware Women’s Hooded Phantom Down Jacket

Mountain Hardware Women’s Hooded Phantom Down Jacket

The Mountain Hardware Phantom Hooded Down Jacket will keep you very warm in cold and damp conditions.

Strafe Temerity Jacket and Pants

Strafe Temerity Jacket and Pants

Finally, there’s another more freeride-focused outerwear kit made with Polartec NeoShell: the new Temerity jacket and pants from Strafe.

Arc’teryx Lithic Comp Jacket

Arc’teryx Lithic Comp Jacket

Touring season is upon us, and Arc’teryx’s new hybrid soft shell / hard shell, the Lithic Comp, is a very impressive option.

Dakine Quinn Jacket

Dakine Quinn Jacket

The Dakine Quinn Jacket is a longer, stylish shell that is a good option for resort and backcountry skiing.

Burton [ak] 3L Freebird Jacket

Burton [ak] 3L Freebird Jacket

The 3L Freebird is the lightest shell in Burton’s [ak] line and is designed for backcountry freeriding.

Flylow Billie Coat

Flylow Billie Coat

Flylow’s new Billie Coat is the perfect blend of function and fashion if you’re looking for a more feminine, freeride-oriented hardshell.

Stio Environ Jacket

Stio Environ Jacket

The Stio Environ is a light, very comfortable shell well-suited for use in drier climates.

Outdoor Research Axiom Jacket

Outdoor Research Axiom Jacket

If you’re after a multi-season shell that’s light, packable, waterproof, and highly breathable, the Outdoor Research Axiom deserves some real consideration.

Arc’teryx Stikine Jacket

Arc’teryx Stikine Jacket

The Arc’teryx Stikine is an expedition-oriented jacket that offers the strengths of a stand-alone insulator and a hard shell in one.

Outdoor Research Vanguard Jacket

Outdoor Research Vanguard Jacket

The Outdoor Research Vanguard is a good resort jacket for those who want the feel of a soft shell and storm protection of a hard shell.

Brooks-Range Mountaineering Mojave Down Jacket

Brooks-Range Mountaineering Mojave Down Jacket

We like everything about the Brooks-Range Mountaineering Mojave jacket; DownTek treated down insulation, a simple design, good warmth, and a fair price.

Blister ‘Best Of’ Awards

Blister ‘Best Of’ Awards

In the next round of Blister’s ‘Best Of’ Awards, we talk about some of the best snowboards out there.

Patagonia Nano Air Hoody

Patagonia Nano Air Hoody

Best midlayer ever? No, that depends on what you’re doing. Most comfortable, breathable, and versatile midlayer? It might be the Patagonia Nano Air.

The North Face Free Thinker Jacket

The North Face Free Thinker Jacket

The North Face Free Thinker is a burly hard shell that offers excellent protection and plenty of features for resort skiing.

FlyLow Lab Coat 2.0

FlyLow Lab Coat 2.0

The FlyLow Lab Coat, one of our favorite freeride jackets, got a makeover. Version 2.0 is still a favorite, but you’ll want to check out exactly what changed and what stayed the same.

Arc’teryx Caden Jacket

Arc’teryx Caden Jacket

The Arc’teryx Caden sets the standard for freeride-oriented shells that offer a full set of features, great breathability, and outstanding protection in harsh conditions.

Black Diamond Sharp End Shell

Black Diamond Sharp End Shell

The Black Diamond Sharp End is a versatile alpine shell that offers great weather protection, durability and packability.