Team FREESKIER, along with its gaggle of talented testers and the team at Retallack Lodge, have been testing the ever lovin’ crap out of next year’s best outerwear this week in Interior British Columbia. And we couldn’t have asked for better conditions to fully examine each and every piece of brand new outerwear on-site. From raging snow storms with violent winds, to sunny bluebird skies, we’ve been able to gauge each garment’s warmth, breathability, waterproofing, durability, dexterity, pocket placement and more. Oh, and the skiing’s been damn amazing, too.
Come fall, the outerwear we deem to be the most worthy will make it into our annual Buyer’s Guide, dropping in September. To give you a sneak peek at what you might find in a few short months, we’ve included photos of a select few garments that should hold you over. Take a look, below, and be sure to subscribe to FREESKIER magazine to see them in full come September.
The North Face’s new Ceptor Jacket belongs to the its New Backcountry line of outerwear.
Oakley was on-site with several new kits for 2018-19.
Backcountry.com collaborated with Flylow on a new line of touring-specific outerwear. Pictured here is the women’s Pfeifferhorn Jacket.
A closer look at the famous Goat logo. Photo: Backcountry.com/Re Wikstrom
Eddie Bauer’s new Women’s BC Finelines shell designed by Lexi DuPont and Lynsey Dyer.
Two jackets from 686. On the left is the men’s GLCR Gore Smarty Weapon jacket and on the right, the women’s GLCR Gore Wonderland Jacket.
Sweden’s Elevenate was on-hand in British Columbia.
Picture Organic Clothing’s Zephyr Jacket.
The Dakine women’s Silcox Jacket.
The bright-as-can-be Marmot B Love Pro jacket.
The Mammut Alvier HS Hooded Jacket.
Black Crows’ new outerwear brings that chic vibe. Pictured here, the Corpus 3L Gore-Tex jacket.
The North Face’s women’s Women’s Tanager Jacket, part of its New Backcountry line.
FREESKIER Outerwear Test ‘grams