How Modern Jackets Work

Our friends at NWT3K show how waterproof/breathable membranes work in most jackets.
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NWT3K Layers

Ever wonder how modern jackets keep you dry without making you feel like you're wearing a trashbag? Nick Marvik from NWT3K explains the concept of most modern membranes.

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Loki Ring

Loki Ring Jacket

Just because a jacket is marketed towards snowboarders doesn't mean it's not ideal for a skier.

This jacket is essentially your outer layer and midlayer in one. Inside, 800-fill goose down stitched into narrow baffles keep weight and bulk down. Outside, a two-layer 12-denier shell with DWR sheds moisture. The chest-to-hip pockets double as core vents.Weight: women’s, 16.3 oz.; men’s, 19.5 oz.[$299;]

Our 15 Favorite Jackets

When it comes to jackets, comfort comes down to two words: waterproof and breathable. These are our favorites from softshells to storm day puffies.

How We Test Skis tout

How We Test

Last spring our testers logged about 5 million vertical feet in Snowbird's Gad Valley to evaluate 2014-2015’s new skis, which is why ours is the most trusted, legit test in the world. Here's how we do it.


SKI Magazine’s 2008-09 Gear Test: How the Test Works

Test Director Joe Cutts guides you through the inner workings of SKI’s annual gear test at Deer Valley, Utah. Find out who writes the reviews for the magazine’s Buyers Guide, how the testers push each ski to its max, and what inspires them.