The Best Ski Suits For Women To Wear All Season Long

The Best Ski Suits For Women To Wear All Season Long

The Best Ski Suits For Women To Wear All Season Long

Arc’teryx Sentinel One Piece Women’s

Sizes: XXS–XXL | Colors: Orca, Retreat | Materials: Gore-Tex fabric | Protection: Waterproof, windproof

Vancouver, Canada-based Arc’teryx’s Sentinel one-piece will hold up and perform in the worst conditions. This waterproof, windproof and breathable 3L GoreTex shell is made for staying out all day with zippers for ventilation, a large hood that fits over helmets, and as a shell, the wearer can choose what types of layering best fit the day’s conditions and activity. Keep in mind: Like many one-pieces, it can get a bit warm on sunny spring days.

Best Breathable Women’s Ski Suit

Ultimate Air Permeability

The Best Ski Suits For Women To Wear All Season Long

Flylow Siren Bib

Sizes: XS–XL | Colors: Ruby, Juniper | Materials: 100% nylon face, 100% poly backing | Protection: Waterproof, windproof

This shell jacket and pants from Tahoe-based Flylow is able to hold up to high-energy activities, from hiking up a ski hill in the backcountry to skiing slush on warmer ski resort days. Waterproof, windproof and breathable, it has vents you can open and plenty of California alpine style. Keep in mind: While this gear is made to last, frequent washing is required to keep the technical fabric in top shape. 

Best Plus-Size Women’s Ski Suit

Stretchy And Eco-Friendly

The Best Ski Suits For Women To Wear All Season Long

Outdoor Research Women’s Carbide Bibs-Plus

Sizes: XS–4X | Colors: Black, Moth, Naval Blue, Nimbus Watercolor | Materials: 100% Nylon | Protection: Waterproof, windproof

Outdoor Research recently added plus and extended sizes to their popular collections, including up to 4X for the bestselling Carbide bib. The waterproof Pertex shell has exterior thigh vents for warm days or climbing uphill, a stash pocket and scuff guards to protect your boots from ski edges. Pair it with the Carbide jacket for the full kit. Keep in mind: This bib is just a protective shell, so you’ll need to layer properly for winter or spring weather. 

Most Comfortable Women’s Ski Suit

Loose Fit For Most Mobility

The Best Ski Suits For Women To Wear All Season Long

Dakine Stoker Gore-Tex 3L Bib Pants

Sizes: XS–XL | Colors: Black, Ultramarine Blue, Peat Green | Materials: Recycled polyester, Gore-Tex laminate | Protection: Waterproof, windproof

In ski suit materials, comfort can be a matter of preference. Stretchy soft-shell exteriors are popular, but if you aren’t into form-hugging ski gear, I like the loosely fitting and soft, smooth fabric of the Dakine Stoker bib and matching jacket, which has side zips, a breathable anti-goggle fog neck gaiter, just enough pockets, and style to make you look like a mountain town resident. Keep in mind: The fit is baggy, so if you don’t like that classic snowboard look, this bib might not be for you.

Warmest Women’s Ski Suit For Extreme Cold

Layered For Ultimate Coverage

The Best Ski Suits For Women To Wear All Season Long

Helly Hansen Women’s Courchevel Insulated Ski Suit

Sizes: XS–XL | Colors: Navy | Materials: Shell: 89% recycled polyamide, 11% elastane; lining: 100% recycled polyamide, 100% polyester | Protection: Insulated, waterproof, windproof

If you run cold, or plan on staying on the slopes no matter what the thermometer says—but don’t want to look like a snowman—this top-of-the-line, Nordic suit from Helly Hansen has you covered. It’s insulated with a combination of down and recycled polyester, and has a removable belt and hood, along with fleece lined pockets for warmth. Keep in mind: This suit has limited temperature applications, so if you ski in spring, you’ll want a lighter option.

My Expertise

I’m a former competitive freeskier and have lived in various ski town in the Western US and British Columbia, Canada for the last 16 years. I’ve traveled to South America and all over Europe for skiing, and in the course of it, seen and tested plenty of ski suits and outerwear. First-hand experience has shown me how important the right fit, style and function is in your ski gear. I’m now a full-time freelance writer who covers outdoors sports, gear, and travel, mostly in the realm of my favorite sport and lifestyle, alpine, backcountry, and Nordic skiing.

How I Chose The Best Ski Suits For Women

First, I created a list of priorities for different kinds of skiers and looked to well-known options from high-profile brands that I have personally tested out. I also included offerings from some lower profile, but innovative, small companies worth consideration. I spoke to longtime gear reviewer Frederick Reimers from Outside Magazine, ski journalist and author Jennifer Walton and Deirdre O’Mara, a passionate skier and former outdoor industry product engineer.


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