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Plus Size Ski Jackets for Women
Stay warm on the slopes with our collection of plus size ski jackets. Both cute and practical, a ski jacket is essential when you're in sub-zero temperatures. A good ski jacket is the perfect blend of style and function and lets you show off your personality - whether you prefer bold block colors, wild prints, or classic black, you're sure to find something that suits!
Staying warm with plus size ski jackets
Never been skiing before? There's a lot to think about when choosing the perfect plus size ski jacket. First of all, the fit is essential. A ski jacket should be snug without being too tight, allowing a full range of motion in the arms and shoulders. If it's too loose, it won't keep you warm.
Look out for features that will help protect against bad weather. Many ski jackets are waterproof and windproof and come with insulating linings. Some have detachable hoods and linings, which means they can be worn from the start of the season right through to the coldest days. Plus size accessories like hats and gloves also help promote warmth and dryness. Add a pair of practical ski pants, and you'll be ready to hit the slopes!
The handiest features in plus size ski jackets
All athletes agree: a good plus size ski jacket needs pockets! Zippered pockets add protection in bad weather, while some jackets will also have internal pockets for those valuables you're mostly concerned about. A ski pass sleeve pocket is a common addition, allowing you to reach your ski pass quickly and easily.
A thumbhole in the sleeves is another useful feature. Slide your thumb through to hold the sleeves firmly in place. These little holes can make all the difference in windy weather! Another way to protect against wind chill is to look for a jacket with elasticated or velcro sleeve hems. These should give a snug fit at the wrist, leaving no room for the cold air to enter.
Frequently asked questions about our plus size ski jackets for women
I'm pear-shaped. How can I find a plus size ski jacket that fits properly?
Look for plus size ski jackets with a 2-way zipper on the front. Opening up the bottom of the zipper just a short way creates a vent, giving a greater range of motion in the hips and making the jacket more comfortable to wear for hours on end. An internal snow skirt, made of an elastic fabric, will help keep your lower body warm.
What color of plus size ski jacket should I choose?
On the slopes, there's only one rule about color: good plus size ski jackets should have a distinct contrast against the snow. That means you can choose pretty much any color you like, as long as it's not white! Classic black is always popular, but so many other options are available. Many skiers have the attitude of ""the brighter, the better."" If you don't tend to choose funky prints and bold, bright colors in your daily life, ski jackets offer a great chance to experiment!
How should I wash and care for my plus size ski jacket?
Plus size ski jackets are usually made from technical fabrics, so they have specific washing requirements. Check the care label thoroughly. Many ski jackets can only be washed at a low temperature, and running them through the drier is usually a strict no-no. Whatever you do, don't try to iron a ski jacket - the technical fabric might start melting when exposed to extreme heat. Be sure to follow the care instructions exactly, and your ski jacket should last for many snow seasons.