The Columbia Bugaboo II Interchange Hooded Jacket for women is a weather-protective, stylish, and versatile jacket that is well-suited for everyday use at the ski resort. Despite not being the best option for prolonged exposure to wet weather, it can withstand basic rain and snow for a day on the mountain. The main issue with this jacket is the inner fleece liner sticking out beneath the other layers, causing some irritation and bunching while wearing. We would recommend this option for those who want a warm and protective jacket.
The Arc’teryx Alpha SV Jacket for women is a heavy-duty, protective, and breathable option that is well-suited for those who are going to be in tough conditions, and especially alpine athletes who need mobility and ample weather protection. Despite a more technical pocket placement and being pretty expensive, the price point is worth it for the freedom of movement, burly fabric, articulated patterns, and ventilation offered.
The Patagonia Powslayer Bib Pant for women is a breathable, protective, and lightweight option that is designed for backcountry use. The ample storage space, versatility, and functionality provide a high-quality option. Despite not being able to fully remove the straps and being expensive, for those who need a bib pant that can resist wear-and-tear and provide ample protection, this is a great bet.
The Fjallraven Keb Pant for women is a mobile, breathable, and functional option that is well-suited for outdoor use due to the storage space, big leg-vents, and stretchy material. Despite some issues with sizing and some concerns about durability, if you find the fit is right for your body shape, this could be a great pant for outdoor adventures.
The Burton Jet Set Jacket for women is a temperature-regulating, protective, and adjustable layering option that is well-suited for snowboarding. The length, ability to layer comfortably, and mobility all contribute to making this an active-wear jacket that can effectively protect against wind and wet weather on the slopes.
The Arc’teryx Covert Cardigan for women is a warm, comfortable, and stylish layering option, that is well-suited for casual use around town. Despite providing warmth and having some technical features, like hand-warmer pockets and a microfleece-lined collar, the cardigan isn’t really constructed for high performance. The lack of a hood, no water-resistance, non-breathable material, and a fit that inhibits a full range of motion means this layer is best for casual and indoor use, or for layering underneath a technical shell during light activity.
The Airblaster Sassy Hot Bib Pant for women is a waterproof bib option with a unique look. There are some complaints about how the bib fits different women’s bodies which may deter some from taking a chance on this product. However, for those looking for something new and unique, this could be a good choice.
The Norrona Lofoten Gore-Tex Pro Shell Pant for women is a functional, versatile, and fully weather-protective option, that allows customization of fit and style, providing the option to use with/without the bib depending on the current weather. Despite having some issues with finding the right fit, for those whose bodies are a match, this could be a great option for active days in the mountains.
The North Face Thermoball Hooded Insulated Jacket for women is a compressible, wind-resistant, and comfortable layering option that utilizes synthetic insulation to provide warmth even when wet. The ability to easily pack this jacket makes it a good choice for layering on cold days, since you can easily wear this under a shell. This jacket isn’t as cozy as others on the market, and its breathability is only average, but for a synthetic layer, this is a solid choice.
The Backcountry Silver Fork 750 Hooded Jacket for women is a nice looking, adjustable, and compressible layering option that is well-suited for those who want an easily-packable jacket for various occasions. The ability of this jacket to provide warmth without being too poofy or too bulky enhances the versatility. The issues with the sizing and the sleeve length will deter some active users who need a sleeve length that fully covers, but for those who want a casual layer, this is a nice choice.