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5 of the Best Helly Hansen Ski Jackets for Women

by Allie d'Almo  |  Published October 23, 2021

From durable shells to insulated jackets, these Helly Hansen ski jackets will keep you warm and looking cool on your next text trip. 

W VALDISERE PUFFY JACKET (Photo: Helly Hanson)

Norwegian brand Helly Hansen has been creating cold weatherwear for over 140 years, so it would be a colossal understatement to say they know what they’re talking about. Impermeable to snow, waterproof and breathable, they’re a go-to brand for skiers and snowboarders looking to stay protected, warm and comfortable on the slopes. With a range of different options to choose from, we’ve rounded up the best Helly Hansen ski jackets based on customer feedback, price, eco-friendly credentials and design. 

 Valdisere Puffy Jacket 

For an ultra-warm and stylish ski jacket, you can’t go wrong with the Valdisere. This puffer-style ski jacket is stuffed with responsibly sourced Allied® Down and PrimaLoft® Black Eco insulation to keep you toasty on the coldest days. Performance-orientated technical features include two-layer construction, a detachable power skirt and YKK Metalux zippers. The faux fur adds a stylish touch to the helmet-compatible hood too. It’s suitable for freeride, off-piste and resort skiing, but also chich enough to wear in an urban setting. This is one of the most affordable ski jackets available too. From $350. 

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Powchaser Lifaloft Jacket 

Best Helly Hanson ski jackets women

W POWCHASER LIFALOFT JACKET (Photo: Helly Hanson)

Another sport-looking hardshell made with LIFA INFINITY™ membrane, the Powchaser keeps you warm without weighing you down. It’s windproof and waterproof, and suitable for backcountry, off-piste and resort skiing. The vent zips add extra breathability and allow you to customize your temperature as you’re skiing too. The jacket comes in blue, dusty pink and white. The high collar, goggle shammy, wide cuffs and wrist gaiters prevent dry champagne powder from getting into your gloves and down your neck too. From $350. 

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Powderqueen 3.0 

This highly breathable, waterproof, insulated ski jacket is one of Helly Henson’s most popular models. Its relaxed, utilitarian style is universally flattering, but it offers premium-level performance too. The underarm vent zippers allow you to customize your temperature, ensuring you stay dry, warm or cool depending on the weather conditions. There’s a jacket-to-pant compatible powder skirt, high collar, goggle shammy and the Recco® Advanced Rescue system, which helps rescuers to find victims of avalanche buriers. This jacket will see you through a range of different skiing conditions, suitable for resort, freeride, off-piste skiing and mountaineering. From £450

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Odin 9 World Infinity Shell Jacket 

best Helly Hanson ski jackets for women

W ODIN 9 WORLD INFINITY SHELL JACKET (Photo: Helly Hanson)

The Odin 9 World Infinity Shell Jacket is a superb all-rounder, and the experts agree too; it’s the 2021 Winner of the UK Outdoor Industry Awards. The jacket is made from a fully waterproof and breathable LIFA INFINITY™ membrane, which guarantees water repellent performance without the use of chemicals. The two-way central zip and pit zips help with ventilation, while the three-layer shell keeps you toasty, protected and mobile. The roomy pockets are a helpful bonus too. From $550. 

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Verbier Infinity Jacket 

It’s not cheap, but the Verbier Infinity Jacket is designed to last a lifetime. Constructed with a LIFA INFINITY™ shell, it boasts unparalleled waterproof protection and can even stand up to a snow dump. The H2FLOW™ Air Force Vent System helps skiers maintain an optimal temperature while working hard. The Life  Pocket+™ preserves the phone battery for longer on extra cold days too. And, while it might boast the best premium-level performance features, it’s also undeniably stylish, with a fitted body designed to flatter. From $750. 

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