FW Manifest 3L Jacket & Pants

Cy Whitling reviews the FW Manifest 3L Jacket & Pants for Blister

The Manifest 3L Jacket & Pants from FW, a brand-new apparel company, have tons of features, a modern “freeride” fit, and offer skiers & snowboarders a unique aesthetic. But how do they perform as both an inbounds and backcountry kit? Check out our review.

Strafe Sickbird Suit

Kristin Sinnott reviews the Strafe Sickbird Suit for Blister

One-piece snowsuits have had an interesting history. They were once very common, then they became a bit of a joke, and now some brands are making high-end one-pieces with modern materials and features. The Strafe Sickbird Suit falls into that last category, and we’ve come away both surprised and impressed by it. Check out our review.

Arc’teryx Rush LT Jacket

Luke Koppa reviews the Arc'teryx Rush LT Jacket for Blister

Arc’teryx’s Rush LT Jacket brings lightweight protection to a snowsports-oriented design, but we think it’s worth a look for a wide range of people, not just those who like to slide down snow. Check out our full review.

Patagonia SnowDrifter Jacket

If you split your time between the resort and the backcountry — or just want an incredibly comfortable ski / snowboard shell — the brand-new Patagonia SnowDrifter Jacket should be on your list. Check out our full review.

Patagonia Ascensionist Jacket

Sam Shaheen and Luke Koppa review the Patagonia Ascensionist Jacket for Blister

Patagonia’s new Ascensionist Jacket takes Gore’s excellent Active membrane & C-Knit backer and packages it into a breathable, versatile, lightweight, and sustainable jacket. Check out our full review.

Patagonia R1 TechFace Pullover

Sam Shaheen reviews the Patagonia R1 TechFace Pullover for Blister

Last year Patagonia released what quickly became one of our favorite layers for high-output activities in the mountains — the R1 TechFace Hoody. This year, they released a more minimal Pullover version, and for some people, it could be even better than the original. Check out our review.

Amundsen Peak Anorak

Luke Koppa reviews the Amundsen Peak Anorak for Blister.

Anoraks and technical fabrics don’t often get packaged together. But Norwegian brand, Amundsen, combined the two in their Peak Anorak, and the resulting jacket certainly stands out compared to the rest of the ski jackets on the market.

Flylow Vixen Coat 2.1

Kristin Sinnott reviews the Flylow Vixen Coat 2.1 for Blister

Just a few years ago, almost all hardshell jackets were stiff, crinkly, and uncomfortable. But now many companies make waterproof hardshells that feel more like softshells. The Flylow Vixen Coat 2.1 falls into that category, and it’s an excellent all-round women’s ski shell.

Strafe Meadow Jacket

Kristin Sinnott in the Strafe Meadow Jacket. (photo by Patrick Sinnott)

If you’re looking for a technical women’s ski shell that can be used in the backcountry and the resort, but that doesn’t look all that “techy,” the Strafe Meadow Jacket is worth a good look.

Mammut Alvier Armor Hardshell Jacket

Noah Bodman reviews the Mammut Alvier Armor Hardshell Jacket for Blister

Jackets with reinforced fabrics used to bulky and often uncomfortable. But a few companies have come up with new ways to seamlessly reinforce their garments, and the Mammut Alvier Armor Jacket takes this technology and packages it into a versatile ski shell. Check out our full review.

Black Diamond Helio Active Shell

Sam Shaheen and Luke Koppa review the Black Diamond Helio Active Shell for Blister.

The Black Diamond Helio Active Shell is an extremely impressive Gore-Tex jacket, and is worth a good look if you’re a backcountry skier or snowboarder who appreciates weather resistance, breathability, and low weight. Check out our full review.

Arc’teryx Sabre LT Jacket

Luke Koppa reviews the Arc'teryx Sabre LT Jacket for Blister

This year Arc’teryx released the Sabre LT Jacket — a lighter and more comfortable version of their classic Sabre Jacket. So how does the “LT” version compare to the original and other options on the market? Check out our full review.

Showers Pass IMBA Jacket

Xan Marshland reviews the Showers Pass IMBA Jacket for Blister

Finding the right MTB shell is tricky. It has to protect you from wind and water, breathe during climbs, and shrug off impacts with branches, rocks, and occasionally, the ground. So how well does the Showers Pass IMBA Jacket balance these traits? Check out our full review.