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A good ski jacket will make almost as much difference to how much you enjoy your ski trip as your boots and skis, in that if it's not comfortable and doesn't perform you won't enjoy the experience to the full. Here's our ten best for the 2014/15 season.

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Best valueDidriksons Sapi Jacket

£150

Best Budget Buy

The Didriksons Sapi jacket emerged from our test in Austria as the Best Budget Buy - not only is it great value, but it's packed with features

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Rab Microlight Alpine Jacket

£175

The Microlight is a Rab classic, worn by discerning mountain types all over the world, and with good reason.

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Editors choiceHaglofs Vojd Jacket

£600

Editor's Choice

One of Snow's favourite jackets, the Haglofs Vojd Shell came through our test in Austria with a glowing review - despite its price tag

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The North Face Steep Series Brigandine Jacket

£520

Best for durability

The North Face Brigandine is a great-looking jacket packed with excellent features specifically designed for big mountain riders who hammer their kit. If that sounds like you, we recommend checking it out.

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Schöffel Harmony Jacket

£490

Best Piste

With gorgeous looks and a soft-shell feel to its four-way stretch Venturi fabric, the Harmony looks and feels every bit as good as its high-end price suggests.

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Marmot Megawatt Jacket

£250

The Megawatt is a lovely piece of kit made from ultralight Pertex Microlight fabric with a clever combination of 800 fill goose down through hood and torso and 100g Polartec Alpha breathable insulation throughout the entire jacket.

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Jottnar Bergelmir Jacket

£450

Best Multi-activity

If you want one shell for everything from skiing and winter climbing to summer hill walking the Jottnar Bergelmir is an excellent, albeit quite pricy option.

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Helly Hansen Supreme Jacket

£650

Blow the budget

The clean cut design of the Supreme utilises Helly Hansen's new lightweight, four-way stretch, breathable and waterproof 'Professional' outer fabric, and it's insulated with PrimaLoft Gold Insulation Down Blend.

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The Edge Halvor Jacket

£100

No Budget

The Halvor gives you a lot for your money. It has a waterproof and breathable outer layer and adjustable hood, velcro/elastic cuffs and drawcord hem which does a decent job of keeping the weather at bay, and a powder skirt to keep things under control in wipeout situations.

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Arc'teryx Lithic Comp Jacket

£340

Best Freeride

The Lithic Comp cleverly combines Gore-Tex fabric and Trusaro softshell fabric to give a jacket that's specifically designed for backcountry/ski touring action.

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