Snowboard Jackets

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3 in 1 Jackets

A liner jacket will come from the manufacturer with either a separate lining jacket or a vest. The components of the liner will vary depending on the brand name or make of the jacket. Some will have a fleece liner, some will be a track-style jacket and some will even have insulation in the compartments for warmth. Some liner jackets will have a zipper that attaches the liner to the shell.

Being able to remove the inner liner is a really nice option because it allows the jacket to become an all season coat. In warmer weather, like either in late fall or early spring, wearing just the shell will keep you warm enough but won’t cause you to overheat. On the colder days adding the liner will boost the insulation value of the jacket. This can be done with other jackets too simply by adding a sweatshirt or some kind of insulation underneath, but would require a secondary purchase.

Soft Shell Jacket

A soft shell jacket is basically a super sweatshirt. The surface of these sweat shirts are water proof, and on some it is even water resistant. Though soft shell jackets are quite thin they are incredibly warm. Because of their thickness-to-warmth ratio soft shell jackets make really good insulators underneath a shell jacket.

A soft shell jacket is not going to have the crinkle that a nylon shell would. They are a lot more flexible, supple and lighter weight. Soft shell jackets are ideal for riders that are in warmer regions and aren’t going to have as much precipitation in the spring. Some soft shell jackets will even come with their own built in gloves.

Jacket Features

Every brand name is going to have their own bells and whistles on their jackets, but there are some features that are pretty universal. One of the most common features are pit zips. Pit zips will allow heat to escape from the arm pits, which is the hottest area of the body. Riding sideways on a snowboard allows for cross-flow ventilation through the vents. Pit zips make for easy climate control by simply opening or closing them as needed. Some jackets will have ventilation through the chest and in the back, which will also allow for cross-flow venting.

Almost all jackets are going to have a powder skirt. A powder skirt is separate waistband that buttons in the front to keep powder, snow and other elements from coming up into the jacket from below. The secondary seal for your waist is the hem. The hem will sometimes have draw cords that you can pull to cinch the hem tight around your waist. The cords are usually at the bottom of the jacket by the zippers or they will be inside the pockets.

Some jackets will have audio and goggle pockets. They are usually located in the chest area either on the inside or will be a zipper pocket just behind the main zipper of the jacket. Over the years the pockets have become more technical. Jackets are now made with specific pockets for iPods with headphone wiring going up to the top. There can also be a pocket for an extra pair of goggles or lenses for when the light changes. In some newer and more expensive jackets there will be built in audio systems. These will have a control panel on the sleeve and some might even have headphones built in to the hood.

Like it was mentioned before come jackets have insulation in the compartments for warmth. This means that fleece will line different targeted areas throughout the jacket. Fleece will be placed at the mouth area around the zipper to reduce abrasion. It can also be placed in the front hand-warmer pockets so your hands will stay better protected from the wind. Fleece can also be placed in different areas in the liner of the coat for warmth like the lumbar area or chest.

Textiles

In recent years the fashion of jackets has moved away from the traditional nylon shell to something that will have a more street wear look. Some jackets will have a look like a laminated jean or something with different textures like twill, Oxfords and some other kinds of materials. They may look like they are not waterproof but in most cases these jackets have a waterproof membrane behind them and this will also allow for breathablity.

Overview

To get the most waterproof and breathability in a jacket the traditional laminated nylon shell is going to be the best. Gore-tex pieces are advancing and are getting really close to the quality of a traditional shell and will have a little extra style.

One specific type of insulated snowboard jacket that is available is a down jacket. Of all the variations of snowboard jackets, a down jacket is the warmest. They are easy to spot because they are extra thick and puffy. If a rider is going to be consistently in colder climates a down jacket is a really good style to consider.

Down is rated by its size and will usually range between 400 and 650. The higher the number is the lighter the down is going to be and it will pack down much smaller. A down jacket will have compartments sewn into the jacket that are designed to keep the down in a targeted area of the jacket.

With down and insulated jackets the manufacturers will place more insulation through the torso and less in the arms. Not only does this promote more flexibility but it is also going to keep your core warmer therefore keeping your extremities warmer. If the body’s primary organs are warm the blood flowing from them out into your arms and legs is going to be warm. The torso also has the greatest amount of surface area, which sadly allows it to lose the most heat, so it is important to keep it insulated.

A down jacket can also act as extra padding if you fall. It takes a little bit longer for the air to escape through the shell so it creates a sort of cushion. For this reason a freestyle rider or beginner might like a down jacket, but for the most part down jackets are most desired by freeriders. A snowboarder out in the backcountry is going to face more elements than a snowboarder lapping the park and they will need that extra warmth and protection.

Every brand name is going to have their own bells and whistles on their jackets, but there are some features that are pretty universal. One of the most common features is pit zips. Pit zips will allow heat to escape from the arm pits, which is the hottest area of the body. Riding sideways on a snowboard allows for cross-flow ventilation through the vents. Pit zips make for easy climate control by simply opening or closing them as needed. Some jackets will have ventilation through the chest and in the back, which will also allow for cross-flow venting.

Almost all jackets are going to have a powder skirt. A powder skirt is separate waistband that buttons in the front to keep snow and other elements from coming up into the jacket from below. The secondary seal for your waist is the hem. The hem will sometimes have draw cords that you can pull to cinch the hem tight around your waist. The cords are usually at the bottom of the jacket by the zippers or they will be inside the pockets.

Most jackets will have audio and goggle pockets. The audio pockets are usually located in the chest area. Some will be a zipper pocket just behind the main zipper of the jacket. The goggle pockets will normally be found lower around the waist area. Over the years the pockets have become more technical. Jackets are now made with specific pockets for iPods with headphone wiring going up to the top. In some newer and more expensive jackets there will be built in audio system. These will have a control panel on the sleeve and some might even have headphones built in to the hood.

Another great feature of most insulated jackets is extra insulation that is added in specifically targeted areas of the coat. Fleece is the most common material used for this, but depending on the jacket other materials will be used too. The extra insulation will be placed in areas such as the front hand-warmer pockets so your hands will stay better protected from the wind, and in different areas in the liner of the coat for warmth like the lumbar area or chest. Fleece will also normally be placed at the mouth area around the zipper to reduce abrasion.

Every year there are new features that are added to jackets to make a snowboarder’s day more convenient and comfortable. Most jackets now will also feature thumb gators to keep snow out of gloves and some might even have a face gator built into the hood to protect the riders face on those extra cold days. Be sure to read the specs carefully when buying a coat to get all the features you will need on a great day of shredding.

 

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