No matter your skiing level, finding the best ski wear will make all the difference in how you feel on the slopes - particularly when it comes to ski jackets. While there is something to be said for choosing substance over style, you don't have to make that choice here.
There are plenty of jackets on the market that will keep you warm, comfortable and dry, without compromising on style
Indeed, the best ski jackets need to tick many different boxes, which is where we come in. Here, at Marie Claire, we've taken the time to trawl through the internet and bring you some of the best options around. Whether you're looking for a more affordable high-street option, a higher-price-point investment piece or even a ski jacket to rent, we have all the bases covered below.
Best affordable ski jackets
Going skiing is already a costly business, so if you don't want to spend your entire budget on one holiday, opting for a high-street ski jacket is a great solution. Luckily the lower price tag doesn't mean you're compromising on style. Many of the options below are waterproof and insulated to ensure you stay warm.
Best designer ski jackets
If you do have the cash to splash, then there are plenty of investment options out there from big name designers like Louis Vuitton and Prada that mix style with high performance. Luxury outerwear brands like Mackage and Moncler will never disappoint either. From the maximalist to the quiet luxury, there is a jacket out there to suit every aesthetic.
Best rental ski jackets
Rather than buying something you might not wear again - especially if you aren't a regular skier - renting is a great sustainable solution. While you can rent ski wear from regular clothing rental platforms such as MyWardrobe HQ and HURR, there are now also dedicated ski wear rental brands around. Make sure to check out Blanqo and EcoSki if you're looking to rent some ski wear this season.
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Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.
Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).
Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at MoneySavingExpert.com, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.
However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.
Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.