Snowboarding is no fun when you’re cold. However, the fine folks that are employed at your favorite outerwear brands are working diligently to create warmer, more waterproof and better fitting jackets and pants in order to allow you to stay out on the hill longer and stretch your hard-earned dollars a little further. That’s why we’ve compiled this 2017 Outerwear Buyer’s Guide, so you can have a look, see what you like, and know that it’s backed by SNOWBOARDER Magazine, so turn the page, pick out your kit and head to your local shop to get dialed in before the snow starts to fly. -Tom Monterosso

P: Mike Yoshida

“Realtree camo is a better fit for riding in than, let’s say, Real Madrid camo. For starters the pitch is much steeper in snowboarding.”
— Pat Bridges, SNOWBOARDER Magazine

Available in Realtree® AP snow camo
infiDRY® 10K waterproof & breathable fabric
Stash away hood in collar
Longer length
Externally accessible phone pocket
Sherpa lined collar and body for warmth
686.com MSRP: $220.00

P: Mike Yoshida

“While I am more of a Cambridge man myself, I still have a great deal of respect for the capabilities of the 2-layer Gore-Tex Oxford fabric.”
— Pat Bridges, SNOWBOARDER Magazine

Bluesign® Approved Product
Waterproofing: GORE-TEX® Plain Weave Fabric (2-Layer)
Warmth: Shell Mapped with engineered Taffeta and Closed Cell Mesh Lining
Fully Taped Seams with GORE-SEAM® Tape
YKK® Matte Water-Resistant Zippers
Lifetime Warranty
burton.com MSRP: $389.95

P: Mike Yoshida

“The PRIMALOFT BLACK ECO insulation is what makes this an Artillery Jacket as opposed to an Artillery Shell.”
— Pat Bridges, SNOWBOARDER Magazine

10,000mm Waterproof / 10,000gm Breathable
PrimaLoft BLACK ECO insulation: 40g body/sleeves
Adjustable hood
Hand warmer pocket draw cord access
Exterior goggle strap holder
Inner Velcro storage pocket
dakine.com MSRP: $220.00

P: Mike Yoshida

“SPT has been a visionary in terrain park design for over a decade and now they’ve teamed up with DC to inject their attention to detail in a one-of-a-kind jacket.”
— Tom Monterosso, SNOWBOARDER Magazine

EXOTEX 20K Waterproofing
3M™ Thinsulate™ Type M™
80g body | 40g sleeves insulation
Taffeta lining
Fully taped seams
Zippered hand warmer pockets
dcshoes.com MSRP: $299.95

P: Mike Yoshida

“We’ll give you WAY more than three reasons to drop in on the Neff Trifecta jacket. See the bullet points!”
— Tom Monterosso, SNOWBOARDER Magazine

100% Polyester Dobby
10K/10K
Fully Taped Seems
60G Body Insulation
40G Arm Insulation
PowSkirt/Vents/Audio/Gaiters
neffheadwear.com MSRP: $180.00

P: Mike Yoshida

“The North Face Brgandine 3L jacket comes with a lifetime warranty so the sooner you get one, the more its FUSEFORM™ seamless construction will start paying off.”
— Pat Bridges, SNOWBOARDER Magazine

Waterproof, breathable, and fully seam sealed DryVent™ 3L
Relaxed ergo fit
Adjustable, helmet-compatible hood
Internal, water-resistant, insulated phone pocket
Internal stretch-mesh goggle/lens stash pocket
Articulated stretch powder skirt with bonded tabs and silicon gripper elastic
thenorthface.com MSRP: $499.00

P: Mike Yoshida

“The Seb Toots Performance jacket comes with a sandwich pocket which is great for riders who think roast beef and chicken salad are more than just for grabbing.”
— Pat Bridges, SNOWBOARDER Magazine

80/60 insulation
Long fit
10K/10K
2 Way stretch melange twill
Bottom adjustment
Critically tapes seams
oneill.com MSRP: $200.00

Roxy

P: Mike Yoshida

“The COHAESIVE® hood stopper really strikes a cord with riders who are looking for convenient single handed adjustability.”
— Pat Bridges, SNOWBOARDER Magazine

Tailored Fit
2-Layer GORE-TEX® Tailored Fit Jacket
PrimaLoft® Black insulation Eco-60g
Comes with an ENJOY & CARE Neckwarmer
YKK® Aquaguard® Zippers
Snap away powder skirt system
roxy.com MSRP: $399.95

P: Mike Yoshida

“The Under Armour Coldgear Rector Hooded Jacket is available in XXXL which is great but why would anyone size outerwear in roman numerals?”
— Pat Bridges, SNOWBOARDER Magazine

UA Coldgear® Reactor intelligent insulation adapts to any activity
Lightweight and Breathable
Quick Drying
Packable – jacket stows neatly into its own chest pocket when not in use
Fleece lined zippered hand pockets
Storm2 – highly water-resistant and windproof
underarmour.com MSRP: $224.99

volcom

P: Mike Yoshida

“Pat Moore doesn’t go easy on outerwear and if it can withstand the beating he puts this jacket through, then you know it’s time-tested to keep you warm, dry and looking good.”
— Tom Monterosso, SNOWBOARDER Magazine

15,000mm / 10,000gm2
40gm Low-Loft Insulation
Fully Taped Seams
Mesh Lined Zippered Vents
Lined Handwarmer Pockets
Zip Tech® Jacet to Pant Interface
volcom.com MSRP: $290.00