Jackets

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.

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.

Patagonia Knifeblade Jacket and Pants

Patagonia Knifeblade Jacket and Pants

The Patagonia Knifeblade kit breathes better than any hard shell and water-resistant soft-shell piece we’ve tested.

Race Face Nano Pullover Jacket

Race Face Nano Pullover Jacket

The Race Face Nano Pullover is a lightweight, packable shell with a biking-specific fit. If the weather changes quickly where you ride, it’s great to have in your pack.

Mountain Equipment Firefox Jacket

Mountain Equipment Firefox Jacket

This is a review of the (very good) Mountain Equipment Firefox, and an answer to the question: What’s the difference between Gore-Tex Active and Gore-Tex Pro?

Race Face Team Chute Jacket

Race Face Team Chute Jacket

The Race Face Team Chute jacket will keep you dry on wet, muddy rides, it’s more durable than your average rain jacket, and it won’t cost you a fortune.

Arc’teryx Rush Jacket

Arc’teryx Rush Jacket

The Arc’teryx Rush is a great shell for on and off piste skiing, yet it’s also versatile enough for year-round use.

TREW Swift Jacket

TREW Swift Jacket

The TREW Swift is a versatile soft shell that works well as a midlayer, an outerlayer, and après. (And it’s currently on sale.)

Oakley Drifter Jacket

Oakley Drifter Jacket

If its fit works for you, the Oakley Drifter offers the weatherproofing and breathability of high-end technical shells at a competitive price.

Scott Kickstart Jacket

Scott Kickstart Jacket

The Scott Kickstart Jacket is an affordable down insulator with a very good weight-to-warmth ratio.

Oakley Cottage Jacket

Oakley Cottage Jacket

The Oakley Cottage jacket is the best price-point ski jacket we’ve tested, and its feature set and comfortable fit might have you choosing it over far more expensive options.

Marmot Alpha Pro Jacket

Marmot Alpha Pro Jacket

The Marmot Alpha Pro uses Polartech’s newest insulation. It’s a revolutionary fabric designed for high activity levels in cold, dry climates.

Scott Komati Jacket

Scott Komati Jacket

The Scott Komati Jacket is a very good year-round, lightweight insulator that performs exactly as advertised.

Mammut Biwak Down Jacket

Mammut Biwak Down Jacket

A lean alpine fit and well-designed features make the Mammut Biwak a good choice for those heading into the alpine or the backcountry in cold temps.

Patagonia Primo Down Jacket

Patagonia Primo Down Jacket

The Patagonia Primo Down Jacket is durable, light, and built for the coldest, crappiest, windiest weather.

Flylow Lab Coat

Flylow Lab Coat

If you’re looking for a relaxed fit, waterproof / breathable jacket for resort riding AND backcountry use, the Flylow Lab Coat is one of the best we’ve seen.

The North Face Radium Jacket

The North Face Radium Jacket

The fabric of the North Face Radium breathes better than almost any other insulator on the market.