Jackets

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.

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.)