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One-Piece Ski Suits Are Staging a Comeback. These Are Our Faves

After years of being relegated to retro closing day attire, the no-joke ski onesie is back.

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After years of being relegated to retro closing day attire, the one-piece ski suit is making a comeback, and we’re here for it.

Onesies make getting dressed easy, keep snow at bay on the deepest of powder days, and provide next-level warmth that keeps you out longer and pushes you to go bigger. It’s a snow-proof cocoon that’s built for powder hunters and style icons alike. And while you’ll find plenty of ski suits in neon and loud geometric patterns, some of the best one-pieces are actually pretty understated. Baggy fits, dark colors, and zip-off jackets make ski suits appropriate for a standard Tuesday on the mountain.

And while a one-piece makes a statement, it doesn’t skimp on function. Several of the top outdoor brands—from Helly Hansen to Airblaster—are on board with the look, using waterproof fabric and well-placed zippers that make everything from bathroom breaks to après easy breezy.

6 One-Piece Ski Suits We Love

Strafe Sickbird 3L Shell Suit

Strafe Sickbird 3L Shell Suite One PIece Ski Suit
(Photo: Courtesy of Strafe)

Gender: Available in men’s and women’s
Price: $1,199
Sizing: S to XL

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One of the best one-piece ski suits on the market comes from Strafe, an athlete-owned brand out of Aspen. The Sickbird Suit is all about going big and therefore includes the type of protection you need to stay out longer and do more. The shell is fully seam-sealed and has a three-layer waterproof construction and a water repellent finish. Knit thumbhole cuffs and stretch powder gaiters keep snow out and a full-length interior wind-guard keeps you cozy on the windiest of days. While the Sickbird is all about warmth and durability, style also plays a role. The suit is what Strafe calls “a very limited production piece,” providing you with a standout on-mountain look that comes with removable internal suspenders that make warm-weather hiking and après just a little bit cooler.

Airblaster Sassy Beast Suit

Airblaster Sassy Beast One Piece Ski Suit

Gender: Available in men’s and women’s
Price: $430 on Evo
Sizing: XS to XL

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If the name doesn’t get you, Airblaster’s clean construction will. The Airblaster Sassy Beast Suit sets a high bar for keeping waist-deep snow out and cold at bay—all day long. The entire suit has 30K waterproofing and Primaloft insulation with a super high warmth-to-weight ratio (read: it’s warm, but lightweight). All the seams are sealed and the two exposed zippers are waterproof. That said, the best feature is easily the 350-degree waist zipper that makes bathroom breaks super easy, something that can be tricky for onesie-clad lady shredders.

Arc’teryx Incendia One-Piece

Arcteryx Incendia One Piece
(Photo: Courtesy of Arc’teryx)

Gender: Women’s only
Price: $999, on sale for $699 at REI
Sizing: XS to XL

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This onesie is designed by women for women, and you can see that in the cut and all the styling details. The Incendia features a loose cut to give hard-charging women the freedom of movement they need to shred the resort and backcountry, but it’s not potato-sack baggy thanks to just the right amount of tailoring around the waist, plus belt loops and an adjustable waist band if you want to cinch the suit a little more snugly. Despite its sleek design, the Incendia doesn’t skimp on the high-performance fabrics and finishes that Arc’teryx is known for. You still get a waterproof yet breathable three-layer Gore-Tex outer, pit zips for venting, plenty of pockets, and thigh zippers that let you dump more heat and also double as a quick-release system for easier bathroom breaks.

Read our gear tester’s longform review of the Arc’teryx Incendia One-Piece here 

Picture Organic Opal Insulated Snowsuit

Picture Organic Clothing Opal Insulated Snowsuit

Gender: Women’s only
Price: $550
Sizing: XS to XL

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This onesie is for the steezy lady shredder who cares as much about aesthetics as she does about high performance. She also cares about staying warm, and the Opal Insulated Snowsuit fits the bill thanks to a bio-sourced polyester face fabric treated with PFC-free DWR and synthetic insulation throughout. Not only is it waterproof and warm, it’s breathable and comes with fully taped seams and pit and thigh vents to let you dump excess heat when you need to. When you stop for lunch, drop the top and rest assured you can walk around the lodge without your lower half sagging thanks to built-in suspenders. And like all Picture Organic pieces, you can rest a little easier knowing that a good chunk of the materials used in this garment are sourced sustainably and/or recycled.

Helly Hansen Ullr Chugach Infinity Powder Suit

Helly Hansen ULLR Chugach Infinity Powder Suit

Gender: Men’s (check out the Helly Hansen Mono Material Powder Suit for women)
Price: $900
Sizing: S to XXL

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Thanks to Helly Hansen’s tried and true Lifa Infinity Pro technology, the Ullr Chugach Infinity Powder Suit has the power to keep you dry in the heaviest, wettest conditions without the use of harmful chemicals used to treat and waterproof other fabrics on the market. The ski suit is perfect for resort skiing, but backcountry skiers will be able to make the most of safety extras like the beacon pocket, hi-vis details, and built-in RECCO avalanche rescue tech. Other features include ventilation zippers for hiking and warm weather, snow-proof wrist gaiters with a thumb hole, and Helly Hansen’s insulated Life Pocket+, which extends the battery life of your phone on the coldest of days.

Obermeyer Katze Suit

Obermeyer Katze Suit
(Photo: Courtesy of Obermeyer)

Gender: Women’s only
Price: $699
Sizing: 0 to 14

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There’s a reason why Obermeyer has been in the ski gear game since 1947. The brand has perfected the fabric and fit needed to keep skiers warm—and stylish—in the toughest of conditions. The Katze Suit is no exception. And although the one-piece looks too sleek to offer much protection, it features Allied 550-fill power duck down insulation that eliminates the need for another layer and has a fleece lining that will keep you extra cozy. Details like four-way stretch fabric, a removable faux fur collar, and stylish metallic zippers provide you with that high-end Obermeyer look without compromising the performance and warmth you’d expect from a one-piece.

 

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