The Top 4 Women's Snowboard Jackets of 2013

In the first installment of her new The Adventuress column, Ali Carr Troxell, who has over 16 year of snowboarding under her belt, reveals her favorite jackets for the current snow season.

Jan 10, 2013
Outside Magazine

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There’s so much more to a covetable snowboard jacket than just good looks—although that’s definitely part of it. For me, it has to be lightweight for all-day comfort, insulated correctly for the conditions I ride most, the right length to shield snow from going down my pants, and have a flattering cut in the waist (lest I look like a boy under my helmet and goggles). With over 16 years of snowboarding under my belt, I’ve definitely cycled through a few I’ve loved (and still hoard, much to my husband’s dismay) and a few that have stopped working for me over time (too boxy, too bulky, too hard to match to my pants). Luckily, I have had the opportunity to take over a dozen jackets out so far this season—from Lake Tahoe to Aspen to my hometown hill, Ski Santa Fe—to see which I like best. Here are my top four picks.

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