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How Do I Choose a Snowboard Jacket

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VECTOR Snowboard Jacket Summary

1. Types of Snowboard Jackets (Thermal and Windproof Performance)
2. Waterproof Performance of Snowboard Jackets
3. Breathability of Snowboard Jacket
4. Fitting of Snowboard Jacket
5. Fashionable and Unique Design


    VECTOR Snowboard Jacket Introduction

    Snowboard jackets are an essential piece of gear for any snowboarder, providing not only warmth but also waterproof and breathable functions. Therefore, it is necessary to choose a professional and suitable snowboard jacket. However, with the high design standards and strict requirements for waterproof and breathability indexes, it can be challenging to know what to look for. Here is a comprehensive guide on how to choose the best women's snowboard jacket and the best men's snowboard jacket.


    Should I Choose a Warm Jacket or Not for Snowboarding?

    While the issue of warm or non-warm outerwear depends on personal preference, if you are looking for a cold-weather jacket that feels warm and comfortable to wear, then an insulated anorak snowboard jacket is your best choice.

    Types of Jackets (Thermal and Windproof Performance)

    The type of snowboard jacket you choose will depend on the weather and temperature of the snowfield. You can choose between insulated jackets or shell jackets based on your needs for thermal and windproof performance.


    Insulated Snowboard Jacket

    Thermal insulation is a crucial feature of snowboarding clothing, with filling quantities ranging from light to heavy to cope with different temperature conditions. Some jackets have detachable insulation layers that can be easily pulled in and out of the jacket, known as 3-in-1 jackets.

    When selecting an insulated snowboard jacket, you may want to consider VECTOR's DuPont® SUSTANS ® Snowboard jackets. DuPont® SUSTANS® fiber is a sustainable and renewable polyester fiber made from plant-based materials, such as corn. It is highly durable, moisture-wicking, and has excellent thermal insulation properties.

    vector insulated snowboard jacket

    This type of insulation is filled with 60g/m² and has a temperature-locking effect that is at least 10% higher than that of ordinary filling fibers. It can keep them warm and comfortable in cold weather conditions. It is also lightweight and breathable, allowing for a full range of motion without feeling weighed down or uncomfortable.

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    Shell Snowboard Jacket

    The soft shell jacket does not have any insulation layer. It is purely designed as a weather barrier, and the wearer can adjust the number of layers below according to the temperature. Therefore, it is suitable for wearing under any condition, making the soft shell jacket a popular choice for snowboarders. If you are a snowboarder who enjoys snowboarding in the wettest and most extreme conditions and can handle long-distance climbing in remote areas, then the lightweight technology casing is suitable for you.

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    Should I Choose a Warm Jacket or Not for Snowboarding?

    While the issue of warm or non-warm outerwear depends on personal preference, if you are looking for a cold weather jacket that feels warm and comfortable to wear, then an insulated jacket is your best choice.


    Waterproof Performance

    The measurement standard for waterproof performance is the number of millimeters of water column per square centimeter of area that can withstand water seepage for one hour. The waterproof and moisture permeability functions are the most basic features of a good snowboarding suit. Generally speaking, there are indicators such as 5K, 10K, 15K, and 20K for waterproofing and moisture permeability. A 10K waterproof rating is sufficient for daily snowboarding. A 15K rating can basically dominate in bad weather, and it's not a problem with rain and snow. If the rating is above 20K it can meet the needs of long-term outdoor snow climbing and snowboarding, but it is basically unnecessary for daily life.


    Here's a breakdown of waterproof performance ratings:

    Waterproof Value (mm)

    Applicable Environment


    Poor waterproof performance, not suitable for snowboarding


    Moderate waterproof performance, suitable for indoor or outdoor sunny days


    Able to stay dry for 2-3 hours (in daily weather such as light snow)


    High waterproof performance and maintains dryness throughout the day (resistant to most harsh environments)



    Breathability is a crucial factor to consider when choosing snowboard jackets. The standard measurement for breathability is the amount of water vapor that can pass through a 1m² film over 24 hours at a particular relative humidity and thickness. At VECTOR, we maintain the highest standards of breathability to ensure that our jackets offer exceptional comfort and performance.

    Breathability (m2·24h)



    Poor breathability, easy to get stuffy, and poor moisture removal effect


    Good breathability, able to quickly remove moisture and keep snow clothes dry for a long time



    Since snowboarding is a highly-active sport, unrestricted freedom of movement is essential. Therefore, snow clothes can be chosen with a slightly loose fit.

    There are two types of fits to consider when selecting a snowboard jacket:

    Regular fit: The traditional mountain look, with a sleek design that allows for a certain amount of activity while maintaining a snug fit.

    Relaxed fit: Designed for maximum comfort and a relaxed style. This baggier cut delivers unlimited freedom of movement on the mountain.


    Fashionable and Unique Design

    fashionable vector snow suits

    VECTOR's snow apparel is not only functional but also fashionable. We offer a wide range of fashionable and unique designs that cater to everyone's tastes. These jackets strike the perfect balance between functionality and appearance, making you stand out on the snowfield. Whether you prefer bold colors or intricate patterns, VECTOR has got you covered.


    Detailed and Thoughtful Design

    VECTOR's snowboard jackets are meticulously designed with attention to detail, ensuring maximum comfort and protection in harsh weather conditions. The windproof cuffs, windproof trouser legs, and snowproof skirts work together to block out wind and snow, providing unparalleled protection against the elements. The adjustable drawstring caps help to secure the jacket in place, preventing cold air from entering.

     vector's windproof and snowproof design

    If you choose a half-zip pullover jacket, the pullover design makes it easy to put on and take off. After exercising, you can also pull down the zipper at the neck to dissipate heat.



    Purchase Tips

    1. Make sure it fits properly. It should not be too small or tightly wrapped around the body, but instead should be loose enough to allow for comfortable movement. The sleeves should be slightly longer than the wrist after straightening the arm upwards, and the cuffs should be retracted and have adjustable elasticity. The collar should have an upright high collar opening to prevent the entry of cold air.
    2. Choose a bright color. From the perspective of color, it is best to choose eye-catching tones that can form a large contrast with white, in order to avoid collision accidents.
    3. Select the appropriate material based on the climate and weather conditions. If the snowboarding resort is located inland, in a cold, dry climate with low temperatures, strong winds, and hard snow, the outer material of the snowboard jacket should be wear-resistant, tear-resistant, and windproof, with the surface treated with nylon or tear-resistant cloth material.


      In summary, when choosing a snowboard jacket, it's important to consider factors such as thermal and windproof performance, waterproof performance, fit, breathability, fashion, and detail design. By taking these factors into account, you can find a snowboard jacket that will keep you comfortable, warm, and protected while you enjoy your time on the slopes.



      Q: Can I wear a regular jacket for snowboarding?

      A: It is not recommended to wear a regular jacket for snowboarding as it may not have the necessary features such as waterproofing, breathability, and insulation. Snowboard jackets are designed specifically for the sport and provide better protection and comfort in cold and wet conditions. Wearing a regular jacket may lead to discomfort, hypothermia, or injury.


      Q: What are the differences between ski and snowboard jackets?

      A: Snowboard jackets tend to have an oversized, loose-fitting style and non-elastic fabric, making them suitable for flexible movements. They typically feature a single-layer design with a waterproof outer layer and added insulation only in the front, while the back is designed with a breathable area for optimal heat dissipation.

      Ski jackets have a more fitted style with elastic fabric to accentuate one's figure. They are typically designed with a double-layer construction, featuring a waterproof outer layer and added insulation for warmth.


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