Stepping into the skis this season? It doesn’t matter if you’re cruising the pistes or blasting the backcountry, the best ski gear will enhance the experience – keeping you safe and looking stylish.
In potentially hazardous terrain and conditions, it’s always a good idea to invest in good ski gear that will keep you dry, comfortable and protected.
Whether you’re looking for just one piece of kit, or the whole shebang, we’ve got the best ski gear for men and women covered.
From ski helmets, ski googles, and ski boots to ski pants, ski jackets, and full ski snow suits, we’ve rounded up the best ski gear buys below. Now you just have to get that skiing holiday booked…
Best ski gear for women
Fuse fashion-forward snow gear with functionality with Topshop’s super-cool (yet super-warm) SNO range.
There’s a host of gorgeous goodies, from ski jackets, ski gilets, and ski trousers and leggings, in modern monochrome or statement neon.
We particularly love this full ski snow suit that not only looks ultra-chic, is also water-repellant, moisture-wicking and in a versatile four-way stretch shell fabric.
Finishing details include leg vents, a pass pocket, and a faux fur-lined detachable hood. Also available in all-black.
Stay cosy and chic in this quilted ski jacket in an on-trend mustard hue.
Enhanced with PrimaLoft insulation, you’ll be snug-as-a-bug as you swish down the slopes.
It features a removable, lightweight powder skirt, internal stretch wrist gaiters with thumbhole, functional pockets and even fabric that’s enriched with a formula that protects and calms skin in harsh conditions. Matching trousers available.
You can’t go wrong with a good black pair of ski pants. This Eider pair are crafted from a figure-flattering stretch fabric that also offers high-performance and is good on-snow protection.
They’ve got inner snow cuffs with gripper elastic, and zipped openings at the hem. They’re also extremely versatile style-wise, being easily paired with any colour ski jacket.
How cool are these Oakley goggles, inspired by helmet visors of fighter pilots?
The wide angle means you won’t miss any on-piste action, and the oversized style and hue are oozing 70s vibes.
They come with a moisture-wicking polar fleece lining and a wide 50mm adjustable strap for seamless helmet compatibility.
Comfortable ski boots are absolutely top priority on the slopes.
Of course, you can always rent them, but having your own pair season after season will give your feet the ultimate comfort factor.
These Salomon ski boots are designed with your morphology in mind, providing easy step-in and a seamless liner for uncompromised performance and comfort all day.
Best ski gear for men
Depending on where you’re skiing, it’s likely you’ll need some good layering.
This knit tech fleece jacket pullover is ideal for wearing under your ski jacket. It’s lightweight with stretch panels for good manoeuvrability.
It features stretch chest pockets and hand pockets, and is also perfect for those après ski drinks as well as year-round outdoor use.
A versatile all-mountain helmet, this number manages to be incredibly lightweight while ensuring protection where it’s needed most.
Reinforced with innovative MIPS Technology, the helmet rotates relative to impacts on the head, absorbing more rotational force and significantly reducing impacts.
Its 22 vents, whose opening is adjusted with a single switch, also ensure you will never be too hot or cold on any given day.
These cool khaki and black ski pants from The North Face are a no-brainer buy.
Not only are they fully waterproof with an impenetrable moisture barrier, they’re also lightweight and help to regulate body temperature for ultimate comfort in any ski situation.
What’s more, they’ve got great sustainability cred thanks to recycled content that helps reduce landfill waste.
Go for bold with this ultra-cool frameless pair of Bolle goggles, offering great mix of style and technology.
What do you get? There’s an anti-fog treatment, UV protection, cylindrical lens, an anti-scratch screen, and flow-tech venting.
The Nevada is the goggle of choice for the Bolle team’s own athletes.
Striking the perfect balance between high-performing and comfort, these great-fitting boots boats customisation capabilities.
They are anatomically designed with pre-shaped liner without stitches to ensure comfort and precision.
Functionality is also top-notch. The thinner-walled construction and new blend of shell materials is said to “allow the foot to be closer to the shell and in-turn provide enhanced skiing sensation” like more power and direct transmission. Great for all-day comfort as well as performance.