Ski Style: Chic and Cheap, Pacific Trail


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Last season we highlighted the best ski jackets available for $299 and less in the October Style department. Though much of the response was excellent, there were quite a few readers who felt that $299 was still too much to pay for a ski jacket. “I could outfit myself and three daughters for less than the price of one parka reviewed in your magazine,” wrote a dismayed father from California.

So we went hunting for even greater values and found some fantastic options for as low as $100. Here are six of our picks, ranging from lightweight shells to fully insulated jackets, all affordably priced at $199 or less.

Pacific trail’s Pyramid Peak Jacket ($190) is designed for women regularly take on fierce elements. It features waterproof/breathable Storm Tech fabric and is fleece-lined for extra insulation. All zippers, including the underarm vents, are reinforced with storm plackets to fight wind chill. A powder cuff and drawcords at both the waist and hem also block wind and blowing snow. The jacket has a removable, adjustable hood and diagonal chest pockets for easy access to your wallet and keys.
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