Curious about what colors and looks are going to dominate the slopes this winter? Me, too.
WinterWomen.com has the answers. And, not only have they pulled together the best ski and snowboarding looks for 2014 – 2015, but this year, we’re also giving away one of their featured jackets: the Burton TWC Sunset Jacket in Wren.
A no-nonsense, streamlined jacket — great for snowboarding or skiing — it’s got all the features you want, plus sophisticated styling that you can take the street.
For giveaway details and my review of this great coat, see below.
Bright, Feminine Orange
Bright, pure orange coupled with faux fur at the hood equals a new, up-to-date, look that’s sure to catch attention. Diagonal details mimic the pockets and add visual interest. See below in Osetra green. For more on Spyder’s new softshell faux leather ski pants, see below.
A new line at WinterWomen.com this season, Sunice is known for soft, buttery fabrics and great designs. The Mirage Jacket pairs orange-red pimento with simple white accents for a functional, beautiful look.
686 excels at taking masculine details and making them decidedly feminine. This longer jacket pops with pocket snap details, faux fur and a contrasting, exposed panel for a modern layered look. Look below for details on 686’s camo pants.
Another street-to-slope favorite, this waffle quilted insulator will be a warming layer on the coldest days. But don’t save it for skiing. It looks just as stylish in the city as it does on the slopes.
Athletic styling, simple details and street-worthy color. The trim lines keep it feminine.
Another jacket featuring trim lines and all the details you expect from Spyder. Faux fur on the hood, keeps it both pleasantly retro and up-to-date. See it in orange and with soft-shell leather-like pants, below.
Burton TWC Sunset Jacket in Wren (Giveaway Jacket)
Burton designs for snowboarding women, but that doesn’t mean skiers should miss out on this jacket. Subtle color in a soft, shiny fabric counters this seasons brights, yet goes perfectly with color-punching pants. Review and giveaway details below.
An every day jacket perfect for wearing around town, the dark color perfectly sets off the hot pink accents, while the diagonal baffles make it more visually interesting (and flattering) than all the other puffys out there. A great insulator on super cold days, this hoody is also perfect for spring skiing.
The puffy coat reimagined with a grey faux fur collar and hood. Shimmery, waterproof fabric is both practical and pretty.
Nothing looks brighter or better than classic hot pink paired with basic black ski pants. Silver accents add interest, and Spyder’s feminine fit is emphasized with pink-on-pink stitching. For another look, check out this same jacket in Robin’s Egg blue, paired with white pants, below.
Not just a down vest, Obermeyer scores a knockout with western pocket detailing and a flattering, marshmallow-free, fit. For day-to-day wear, or as an extra layer under your ski coat.
A bright new look from Columbia with the features you expect, including Omni-Heat lining and pit zips. So groovy, yet so practical!
No-Nonsense Sporty with Zipper Pops
Classic ski styling and technical features, accented with powder blue and white zippers. For all weather and all skiers, who are serious about enjoying winter.
Simple, yet powerful, this Spyder jacket delivers technically, while the color ensures you’ll make a statement as you blast past everyone else. More pink than blue? Look above for this same jacket in bright pink.
Accented with contrasting yellow zippers and paired with sunny bright pants, this unique color combination is fresh, modern and even just a bit understated.
When the weather is decidedly wintery, it’s great to have a solid, well-designed jacket that you know will keep you warm. The North Face always delivers: this year in a decidedly purple, and pleasingly simple, basic ski coat for women who rip.
Three Major New Trends/Fashions
1. Soft, Leather-Like Ski Pants
Love leather leggings? These soft-shell pants are just as cool, only instead of wearing them with a chunky sweater and booties, you rock them with your ski boots! Asymmetrical zipper adds modern flair to this old-school, bad girl look.
2. A Fashion-Forward Après Skirt
Après skirts continue in popularity, with good reason. There’s simply no easier way to go from chairlift to corner booth. This beauty from Sunice ups the stakes, taking the puffy skirt all the way to sexy, with chevron stitching.
Sunice Traci Après Ski Skirt in Black (coming soon)
3. Feminine Camo
Okay, we’ve all seen camo accented with pink to give it girl-appeal. But this season 686 throws that trope out the window, and goes mad for hunting season. Blaze orange and camo: not only are you rocking an eye-catching look, but no one will mistake you for a deer!
Anorak styling gives this shell a fresh look, while the season’s hottest orange keeps it feminine. Paired with slim, black ski pants, the jacket is anything but bulky.
While you have to be willing to make a bold statement in head to toe camo, there’s plenty of other options with these pants from 686. Picture them with the Authentic Aerial Jacket shown above or a simple black hoodie and make a reverse statement! Slim lines and low-rise, flat front styling keep them feminine.
Burton TWC Sunset Jacket Review and Giveaway
It’s not everyday I get to giveaway a ski or snowboard jacket, especially one from Burton! So I am super excited to fill you in on this great coat.
As you might expect coming from Burton, the TWC Sunset Jacket is designed for snowboarding, meaning that it is a bit longer with a bit more relaxed styling than the typical ski-specific jacket. No matter, it’s got a great shape and I can’t wait to wear mine this winter.
Here’s what I like about it:
- Basic, yet feminine. When I first put it on, I was thrilled to see how clean the lines are. Without being tight or contrived, the Sunset jacket fits beautifully, with a slim silhouette. I like the angled flap pockets and the faux snaps up the front (the front actually closes with a zipper and velcro). As for the color, it’s a far cry from bright — which makes the jacket super versatile. I can actually picture myself wearing it off the slopes without feeling dorky. The attached hood (nope, you can’t take it off) is lined in black, meaning I’ll be wearing the Sunset jacket with black pants. But you also pair burnt orange as shown above, bright yellow, or the 686 Camo pants shown above.
- Super-technical features. Just as important as how it fits, I’m all about features. Burton has included pit zips, a detachable powder skirt (with loops to attach to your ski pants), a soft-fleece lined collar that feels good around your face, and adjustable cuffs. At first, I was a bit disappointed in the pockets. I wasn’t sure there were any internal pockets. Then I found them: a phone pocket with ear bud access just inside the left front and an RF pocket for your pass tucked into the right side. This, in addition to three external pockets. Nope, there’s no room for your goggles inside this coat or extra liners, but the pockets close with velcro, which means no stuck zippers (yea!).
Burton says that this jacket has premium waterproofing and is on the “light” side of their scale with regard to warmth (just one step above a shell). They also suggest that the slim fit runs a bit small. I like medium ski jackets and the Burton TWC Sunset medium fits well.
The one down side? I’m not thrilled with the “comfort rib” cuff and hem, a non-waterproof material that adds to the style, but seems like it would get wet and stay wet. Still, since you won’t be wearing this coat in a freezing cold blizzard, it probably doesn’t matter.
Many thanks to WinterWomen.com and Burton for sponsoring this Burton jacket giveaway. To enter, simply leave a comment below.
Entry is open for two weeks, with a random drawing on Monday, October 13th. For shipping purposes, winner must reside within the U.S.
A huge shout out to Jacqueline Roman of WinterWomen.com for pulling these styles and highlighting this season’s trends!
To facilitate this post, I received a Burton TWC Jacket for review. As always, my opinions are my own and are exactly what I would tell my family and friends.
This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Sarah!
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