Ski Jackets - Ski Coats
A ski jacket, as the jacket implies, covers the arms and torso. The jacket can be a separate item or part of a two-piece ski jacket and ski pants set.
From the introduction of ski coat in the middle to late 1950s
through the early 1980s, the dominant style was for a ski jacket to
resemble a safari jacket having a similar belt and shirt-like collar. A similar jacket, especially one with a hood, may also be called a parka, anorak, down jacket or winter shell jacket.
The ski coats of the day are technology driven to be lighter, warmer and less bulky. Columbia Sportswear and Helly Hansen are leading the way in this effort. Todays ski and winter clothing attack Ole Man Winter with Gore-Tex waterproofing as well as many other waterproof technologies. Primaloft and Thinsulate provide superior insulation with very little bulk. And the fabrics are quiter, softer and host a rainbow of colors and prints. What we wear on the slopes today is far advanced from the waxed cotton in 2 - 3 colors of years gone by. Whether you are snowboarding, downhill skiing or Nordic skiing, you'll find the perfect ski jacket at a bargain price. Quality ski coats at a bargain price - Texas Fowlers.