With such a plethora of alpine apparel available, choosing your new ski outfit can seem like a mountain to climb in itself.  

All over the world, manufacturers have all been hard at work over the warmer months preparing their menswear for when the temperature plummets, when the fun really starts. Each season, Snow+Rock, the high-street and online mountain sports specialists,select the cream of the crop of ski and snowboard outwear, but which outwear is going to fly off the rails this season? The Ski Club was on hand to cherry-pick 5 of the best men’s ski jacket and pant combinations from the range on offer for Winter 2019 / 2020

Looking for women’s ski gear? Read our female-specific article here.

This season materials have progressed and technologies have evolved with more and more brands adopting new eco-friendly initiatives. Some of the big dogs have dropped some ground-breaking new tech, but we are still encouraged to see the smaller brands giving the big names a run for their money tooFollowing female skiwear, many companies are now opting to take influences from high-street trends in their men’s lines, meaning that many of this season’s jackets are comfortable carving corduroy, dancing on tables at après or on a rainy trip to the pub back home.

As with most skiwear we recommend you try before you buy, Snow+Rock have stores up and down the country where their expert staff are on hand to help, alternatively,you can view the entire range online.  

Members of the Ski Club get an exclusive 15% off instore and online, find out more here. 

The North Face Futurelight Purist jacket and pant – turning freeskier heads all over the mountain 

The much-anticipated new line from one of the world’s biggest outdoor brands has caused heads to turn in the ski market, but does it live up to the hype? On the surface, it certainly seems so. Donning the Futurelight gear for the first time we were immediately taken back with how light and unhampered the shell layers felt, thanks to in part TNF’s spot on-fit, but in main because of the novel materials and constructions. 

The Futurelight outfit boasts better breathability, innovative waterproofing and superior softness. What’s more, the line is built to last and is made from 90% recycled materials. Could these garments be the ultimate backcountry shields? They seem to tick all of the boxes, we certainly know our off-piste outfits of choice this season! 

The Purist jacket comes in two fetching colourways and is available in both male and female-specific fits. We particularly like the look of the mint green scheme, no one is going to lose you in a whiteout. The pants are available as a bib, bolstering the backcountry credentials, perfect for those deep days! 

The North Face’s Futurelight Purist Jacket and Pants are available in Snow+Rock stores and online, retailing at £490 and £450 respectively, the whole outfit costing £940. 

Picture x WWF Anton jacket and Object pants – For eco-conscious shredders  

Picture Organic Clothing has long been a market leader when it comes to environmentalism, and followers of the brand will be more than delighted with their latest collaboration. The World Wide Fund for Nature, or WWF, is one of the most recognisable charities in wildlife conservation and protecting endangered species. Picture and WWF share many values and have teamed up on a new range of eco-conscious outwear for the mountain and resort streets, our pick of the lot is the Anton jacket. 

The green-credentials aren’t the only thing that has caught our eye on this piece though, the pullover style jacket has a distinctive silhouette and is packed with some nifty features. This freeski pullover style jacket oozes steeze and is equally at home in the park or on a backcountry adventure. As well as 10k waterproofing and breathability, it features a striking high collar design to protect you from those deep pow face shots, backed up by substantial pair of thumb loops and a powder skirt. The vents will keep you cool when searching for untouched powder stashes and the convenient pockets will store enough snacks to keep you spinning and sliding until long after the park T-bar stops. 

While they aren’t part of the new WWF range, the Object pants from Picture are the perfect sidekick to the Anton jacket. The pants match the jacket for style points and technical specs, even physically locking on to the jacket’s snow skirt, which when coupled with the pants own waist gaiter ensures a snow-free bum and back.  

The Picture x WWF Anton jacket and Object pants are available in Snow+Rock stores and online, retailing at £260 and £180 respectively, the whole outfit costing £440. 

Kjus Speed Reader jacket and Razor Pro pant - THE ensemble for performance piste skiers 

Kjus regularly features on piste skiers’ Christmas lists and this set of clothing is no exception. The newly updated Speed Reader jacket and Razor Pro pants are the pinnacles of warmth, waterproofing and breathability. Throw in the mix the signature Kjus performance fit and an elastic 4-way stretch and you have a Michelin quality recipe for a piste-perfect outfit served on a platter.  

Before you have even tried on the new Speed Reader jacket, you feel racy. The low volume performance fit cuts a streamlined silhouette, and the race-inspired colourways promise to light up the pistes. The Dermivax EV membrane keeps the elements out so you can concentrate on perfecting your turns, not staying warm. Waterproof zippers on the pockets ensure that all of your valuables are secure and close to hand.   

Despite their aerodynamic, figure-hugging shape, the Razor Pro pants pack in plenty of performance. Their slimline insulation packs a punch but releases excess body heat when you are active, preventing overheating. 

Kjus’ top-end quality does come with the price tag you might expect, the duet weighing in at over £1300, but as we have said before of Kjus products, if your pockets are deep enough, the products are worth it. 

The Kjus Speed Reader Jacket and Razor Pro Pant are available in Snow+Rock stores and online, retailing at £799 and £539 respectively, the whole outfit costing £1338. 

Salomon Ice Star 3L Jacket and Icemania Pant – All-mountain get up from a Ski Club favourite 

A staple in many Ski Club members kit bags is Salomon, and the hugely popular brand doesn’t disappoint with this duo of jacket and pants. The Annecy based company deliver on performance in a reasonably priced package, with this set of jacket and pants tipping the scales at just under £540. 

While they might not be the most out-there design with the latest glitzy new technologies, the Icestar 3L jacket and Ice Mania Pants deliver on dependability with a certain robustness about them, this is a workhorse outfit. The 20k waterproofing and breathability in the jacket will keep your temperature regulated all season long while the ample insulation and breathability of the pants will keep your legs warm on the windiest of chairlifts. Whatever you throw at this pairing it will handle it with relative ease, piste or powder, first lifts to last orders. 

The Salomon Icestar 3L Jacket and Ice Mania Pants are available in Snow+Rock stores and online, retailing at £360 and £175 respectively, the whole outfit costing £535. 

Rossignol Palmares Wool Jacket and Toni Sailer Will pants – Après fiends look no further 

Bringing an unmistakably French look to the pistes is the Rossignol Palmares wool jacket, which we are sure will be spotted in slopeside hangouts all over the Alps this winter. Featuring an unusual hybrid construction where the bottom half is made of wool, this garment has maxed out the style points.  

This style is backed with substance though, courtesy of a robust waterproof membrane keeps you dry on the pistes, while the PrimaLoft Silver insulation keeps you warm, even once the sun has gone down and après is in full flow. Toni Sailer’s Will trousers complete the look nicely, again mixing form and function thanks to a good fit coupled with impressive performance.  

The Rossignol Palmares Jacket and Toni Sailer Will Pants are available in Snow+Rock stores and online, retailing at £615 and £490 respectively, the whole outfit costing £1105. 

The North Face Descendit Jacket and Chavanne Pant – Excellent value option 

Those wanting on the hunt for a big brand bargain should take not, this The North Face outfit packs some serious bang for your buck. With this pairing, you can bag yourself a ski outfit from one of the most in-demand brands on the piste, all for only £370, less than most of the jackets in this article! 

The Descendit jacket featured in our article last year, while it hasn’t received a major update it is still a worthy inclusion thanks to its excellent performance, however, new colour schemes have refreshed the garment nicely. Robust DryVent waterproofing and PrimaLoft insulation will keep you warm and dry while the 100% recycled Polyester construction is light on the conscience and the wallet. The Chavanne Pants also offer exceptional value, solid technical features and an articulated fit are perfect for cost-conscious skiers looking for outwear that transcends its price tag. 

The North Face Descendit Jacket and Chavanne Pants are available in Snow+Rock stores and online, retailing at £230 and £140 respectively, the whole outfit costing £370. 

Still not found what you are looking for? View Snow+Rock’s entire range online here: JacketsPants

Looking for female clothing? Check out our guide of the best women’s ski outwear for 2020 here

Find out more about Snow+Rock on their website here: www.snowandrock.com  

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