Didriksons Sapi Jacket
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
Rab Microlight Alpine Jacket
The Microlight is a Rab classic, worn by discerning mountain types all over the world, and with good reason.
Haglofs Vojd Jacket
One of Snow's favourite jackets, the Haglofs Vojd Shell came through our test in Austria with a glowing review - despite its price tag
The North Face Steep Series Brigandine Jacket
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.
Schöffel Harmony Jacket
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.
Marmot Megawatt Jacket
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.
Jottnar Bergelmir Jacket
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.
Helly Hansen Supreme Jacket
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.
The Edge Halvor Jacket
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.
Arc'teryx Lithic Comp Jacket
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.