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We pick out some of our favourite men’s outwear from this year’s Snow+Rock’s range of carefully selected ski jackets and ski pants or salopettes.

Whether you are a backcountry lover or a piste fiend, jacket and pants are usually the first on the shopping list of any snowsports enthusiast. With so much choice on the high street and online, it’s difficult to decipher which outwear is right for you and your riding style. We headed down to Snow+Rock’s flagship Covent Garden store to find out more about what’s on offer this season and pick out some of our favourite pieces from their range.

Looking for women’s ski clothing? We reviewed the women’s range in our sister article, coming soon!

This year we are seeing brands pay further attention to their environmental impact, where boutique brands like Picture have led the way, big names like The North Face are now following suit. Fit is still as important and ever, with more and more brands offering stretch fabrics to enable you to maximise your range of movement on the snow whilst still maintain levels of waterproofing, breathability and insulation.

There is a fantastic range of products on the market this year to suit all styles, fits and uses. You can find Snow+Rock’s full range online, but we recommend heading down to one of their stores if you can to try the clothing on for yourself.

Picture Naikoon Jacket and Pants – The all-mountain all-rounder

French brand Picture has long been a favourite among all mountain skiers, but in the past, a loud colour palette has somewhat polarised UK skiers. This year the brand celebrates a decade of producing high-quality garments, and as Picture has matured so too have its designs. Still at the heart of the company is its environmental ethos, with each of the jackets in their expedition range being made up of up to 50 plastic bottles with plenty of other eco-features too.

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With nods to the block colours of old, the Naikoon jacket and matching pant offer a rounded package for any type of skier, from freeriding to carving. The jacket is available in three different colourways at Snow+Rock for a very reasonable £300, with the pants coming in at £210. As part of the expedition range, 20k/20k waterproofing is standard, as is ample insulation along with a trademark Picture fit, which will suit those looking for a longer, more fitted look. With all the essential features, as well as a snow gaiter on jacket and pants, these well-priced items give pricier competitors a run for their money!

The North Face Descendit Jacket and Presena Pants – A surprising budget option

The North Face brand has risen to new levels of popularity of late, both on the high street and in the lift lines. The Descendit jacket offers those on a budget access to TNF’s gravitas as well as its signature quality, at £230 it’s easy to see why this jacket made the list. Available in four simple, but fetching, colourways this jacket will look as good on the piste as it will at après. Constructed using 100% recycled Polyester, this jacket is easy on the environment as well as the wallet.

Couple the jacket with the Presena pant to complete the look, the duo performs well together and will suit most skiers thanks to their accommodating fit. The salopettes cost a reasonable £160 meaning that snowsport lovers on a budget can bag a whole outfit for under £400.

Arc’Teryx Sidewinder Jacket and Stinger Pant – Backcountry lovers, look no further!

If you head to the mountains to get away from resorts and into untamed terrain, then the Arc’Teryx Sidewinder is our pick of this year’s crop. The stripped back shell jacket is perfect for those who spend their time touring and pushing further into the backcountry. Long and fitted, this minimalist outer layer contains all the essential features, with pockets for climbing skins as well as a powder skirt and a nifty twisting zip that sits to the side of your chin to prevent irritation. A Gore-Tex Pro membrane and some cleverly placed seams ensure that this jacket is both hard wearing and high performance.

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The Arc’teryx Stinger pants are built with the same ethos as the Sidewinder Jacket: minimalist features and maximum backcountry performance. This quality comes at a price, however, with Arc’teryx typically being at the higher end of the price range. At £580 and £410 for the jacket and pants respectively, the complete outfit will set you back just under a thousand pounds, but rest assured this quality jacket-pant combination will accompany you on backcountry adventures for years to come, especially with Arc’teryx’s lifetime guarantee.

Kjus Formula Jacket and Pants – The high-end piste skiers’ getup

The Formula range is the signature product for Swiss brand Kjus, who is one of the most recognisable names in skiwear. The company’s founder is Norwegian ski racing legend Lasse Kjus, having been at the pinnacle of performance sport for many years it is easy to see his influence in this set of skiwear.

Four-way stretch material is used in both items to ensure unparalleled freedom of movement. Each individual layer of fabric, from lining, to insulation, to the waterproof shell will stretch with you as you move, enabling you to stay warm and dry while pushing for that perfect turn. 

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As expected, all this performance comes at a cost with the Formula jacket and pants topping this list for price coming in at £699 and £409 respectively, but, bear in mind that this is a high-quality product. However, if you were looking to splash even more on your winterwear, Kjus have plenty to suit a high budget, view the Kjus range exclusively at Snow+Rock here. 

Burton AK 2L Cyclic Gore-Tex Jacket and Pant – Fantastic value for a high-end setup

Burton is a brand as old as snowboarding and has long been a hit with those that slide sideways, however, their products are suited perfectly to backcountry riders who like a slightly baggier fit. At £610 for the full outfit, this jacket and pant combo is by no means the cheapest on offer but in terms of bang-for-your-buck, the Burton AK range is tough to beat. 

With two-layer Gore-Tex from head to toe, the Cyclic outfit fits slightly baggier than some others to allow for ample layering underneath, as well as providing extra steeze points. Offered in two different colours the outfit will accommodate most tastes and poses a real threat to more expensive competitors. So, if you are a freerider skier looking for high-end performance without the eye-watering prices then this could be the outfit for you!

The Ski Club has worked with Snow+Rock for many years and has consistently been impressed with the retailer's range and curation of clothing and equipment. Head to a store yourself to talk with one of their expert staff or have a look online at the full range.