If you are a beginner rider you may not need to worry about the differences between these two types of jackets. These two sports have much in common and quite a few gears are the same as well.

Big brands like Patagonia and Arc’teryx officially claim that their models remain the same for both kinds.

But intermediate to advanced riders do need different types of jackets for these two different sports.

Are Snowboard Jackets Different From Ski Jackets

Snowboard jackets comparatively are a lot looser than ski jackets. Because while the skiers concentrate on speed mainly the snowboarders have a lot to concentrate on like balance, tricks, and flexibility in movements.

Ski jackets are fitter and lighter while snowboard jackets are on the heavier side. Ski jackets are more breathable too.

Warmest snowboard jackets are longer in length to allow riders to sit on snow to cool off or adjust the gears. In the case of the ski jackets, you don't need a long one rather waist height will be perfect. 

Last updated on October 1st, 2022 at 10:25 am

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