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Try TK Maxx, they usually have good value ski wear.
The important things for me are the waterproofing rating (at least 10k), that it is windproof, breathable and has taped seams. I don't usually worry about warmth as I layer up underneath.
My ski jacket is Mountain Force and I bought it from TK Maxx and I really rate it. I've also seen a lot of Spyder ski wear in there which is decent. They sometimes have Patagonia and North Face and sometimes rarely Haglofs.
I wouldn't buy Trespass, I wasn't impressed with the Trespass jacket my DS had.
I have a Surfonic from TKMaxx, which cost £40-50 (I think 40) and am very pleased with it. Got it two seasons ago and still looks new ( we ski for 5-6 weeks a season), and I also use it when it's cold here, so it gets quite a lot of use. I nearly brought myself another on this year, just because I liked it, but decided to wait another year. It has a sleeve lift pass pocket, inside pockets, glove clip on the outside pockets, snow skirt, double end zip, and glove sleeves and armpit opening zip, so everything you need in a jacket.
I’ve litetally just bought myself a new one this season and went with the Roxy Wildlife that was getting great reviews. I lusted after the Arc’teryx Airah for a while but just couldn’t justify it in the end.
It’s one of my biggest annoyances with ski jackets! Nowadays, helmets are very common and so if ski jackets have a hood, it should be helmet compatible! On cold, white-out days, it makes the ski lifts much more bearable!
When I was skiing last season all the French were wearing We’dze the Decathlon brand! Literally my whole ski class were clad out head to foot in We’dze! I was quite jealous.. I’m heading to Decathlon before they sell out..