Women's snowboarding jackets can sometimes be a bit flashier than men's jackets but they have to function and perform to the same standards. A womens snowboard jacket needs to keep the snowboarder warm when cold, exhaust extra heat when it becomes a bit warmer, and keep you dry when it’s snowing.
Why Do I Need a Special Jacket for Snowboarding?
There are distinct reasons why you need a specific womens snowboard jacket for snowboarding and a regular everyday jacket just will not do. Jackets made specifically for snowboarding are going to be loaded with additional features that work to increase your warmth and performance while snowboarding. Here we will go over these features so you know exactly what you are looking for when shopping womens snowboard jackets here at Snowboards.com.
Womens Snowboard Jacket Types
You may think that all womens snowboard jackets are the same but there are actually several variances you can find when shopping. The three main styles we will cover here are insulated, shell and3 in 1 womens snowboard jackets.
The name may have given it away but these jackets offer insulation and will be very warm. The insulation in these jackets will make the jackets a bit thicker and bulkier but can eliminate having to bulk up underneath the jacket with too many under layers and sweaters. This style of womens snowboard jacket is one of the more common styles offering a variable mixture of warmth, function and style.
To shop only insulated womens snowboard jackets simply select “insulated” in the “type” refinement while on the womens snowboard jackets page. This refinement can be found on the left side of the page; once clicked the page will refresh and show only insulated jackets.
Shell jackets are going to offer no insulation yet will still be water resistant/waterproof and wind resistant/windproof. These jackets offer great protection from the elements and are easy to use in all weather conditions. As your warmth will be overall determined by which layers you wear underneath this style jacket you can wear a shell women’s snowboard jacket on warmer days and colder days simply based on what you decide to layer beneath it. These womens snowboard jackets are popular for their flexibility and ability to adapt to all conditions.
To shop all womens shell snowboard jackets select “Shell” in the “Type” refinement on the left side of the womens snowboard jackets page.
3 in 1
3 in 1 womens snowboard jackets or system jackets as they are also referred to offer a combination of a shell and insulated jacket. 3 in 1 jackets are going to offer a shell outer attached by zipper to an inner shell which is easily removable. This means you can wear the jacket as a whole when it’s real cold and zip out the inside when it starts getting too warm. The inner shells of these womens system snowboard jackets can also be warn separately as spring jackets for a lighter weight feel. One of the major draws of 3 in1 womens snowboard jackets is the fact you are truly getting two jackets for the price of one.
To select 3 in 1 womens snowboard jackets select “3 in 1 Jacket” in the “type” refinement on the left side of the page. This will show you only jackets with the 3 in 1 system.