What is the difference between a ski jacket and a snow mountain hiking jacket?

How to choose the right ski jacket? Can I wear a mountain hiking jacket when skiing?

Snow Sport

Choose a windproof, waterproof and breathable ski jacket and one that can give your body a comfortable range of motion. Hydrostatic head is the expression for measuring the waterproof level a jacket or material.

Our jackets have different functions designed according to varying sport needs. Take the following 2 jackets as examples to see the differences!

What is the difference between a ski jacket and a snow mountain hiking jacket?

Women’s warm waterproof snow hiking parka sh500

Enjoy the wide-open snow-covered spaces! 

Snow hiking jacket design feature

What is the difference between a ski jacket and a snow mountain hiking jacket?
Snow hiking jacket - warmth


Designed for extremely cold winter, this jacket has a thick padded layer, with a double layered design on the trunk and a single layer on the arms. Its comfortable temperature is as low as -20 ° C. The general snow hiking jacket can withstand temperatures from 0 ° C to -15 ° C.

Snow hiking jacket - waterproof

Waterproof level

Generally, the snow-covered hiking jacket is waterproof to 2,000mm,equivalent to about 2 hours of heavy rain.

Snow hiking jacket - Hem zip

Hem zip

The front body effectively prevents cold air from entering the body, easy to open and close the zip for bending or sitting down.

Snow hiking jacket - waist straps

Tighten cuffs and waist straps

Can reduce the intake of cold air and reduce body temperature loss.

Snow hiking jacket - Fleece hand warmer pockets

Fleece hand warmer pockets

The pockets use a fleece lining and are located at a higher position on the jacket.

Snow hiking jacket - Snow cap

Snow cap

Adjustable and removable artificial fiber fluff can effectively prevent snowflakes from falling onto the face.

Snow hiking jacket - Longer zip

Longer zip

Easy to open or close the zip when wearing gloves.

What is the difference between a ski jacket and a snow mountain hiking jacket?

Women's downhill ski jacket 500 - white

Do you ski regularly, even in cold weather? This jacket has a down filling that will keep you particularly warm.

Ski jacket - warmth


Ski jackets are mainly divided into down and quilted lining, some snow jackets are mixed with down and quilted lining to provide warming effect. Generally they can stand up to -10°C ~ -16°C.~Reminder: Skiing is prone to sweating. It is generally not recommended to wear too much. 2 to 3 layers is enough.



Waterproof level of most of ski jackets are 5,000mm~15,000mm. When choosing your jacket, it is recommended to choose one above 8,000mm as it can withstand a whole day of skiing and keep you dry. 

Ski jacket - Breathability


Breathable ski wear can release the water vapour produced by your body when exercising.

SKI jacket - Body length

Body length

Hip-length ski jackets  promotes flexibility and range of motion while skiing.

Ski jacket - Powder skirt

Powder skirt

General ski jackets are equipped with a powder skirt. When skiing, the snow skirt can be fastened to cover the abdomen and prevent snow from entering the jacket, just like a barrier powdery snow. 

SKI jacket - Pocket


 -Internal pocket for goggles.~ -The left hand sleeve is also equipped with a small pocket for storing the ski lift pass, convenient for scanning when boarding the ski lift.