Attention to detail counts for everything. Every jacket should have a snow skirt – a width of waterproof fabric that buttons up around the waist and keeps the jacket secure, so snow doesn’t go up your back if you fall over. More affordable but no less technical are Adidas by Stella Mc Cartney ski jackets. Which is why a slight kick-flare is the more traditional style, as they can be worn over the boot – look for ones with zips at the end and gaiters, which blankets the top of the boot to prevent snow from sneaking in.
- The kit is constantly being tweaked for the better on both fronts, and there’s now more choice than ever
- It’ll be the hardest working piece of your gear, so your jacket needs to be technically spot on
- Every jacket should have a snow skirt – a width of waterproof fabric that buttons up around the waist and keeps the jacket secure
“If you’re heading to the slopes for the first or fortieth time this winter, our guide will have everything you need to know about what to pack – and why.”