Are Napapijri jackets good for skiing?
Napapijri jackets are warm, breathable and have plenty of pockets, so they can be worn during light recreational skiing. However, since they’re water resistant rather than waterproof, prolonged and sustained exposure to heavy snowfall or ground snow could soak through. Waterproof outer layers or conventional ski jackets would help here.
One reason people take their Napapijri jackets on skiing holidays is not so much for the slopes, but more for travel to and from the ski resort, and for après-ski, when they’re enjoying the resorts and their many attractions. Many skiers would opt for a coat with a zip-up front, as it’s easiest to get on and off between bars, restaurants and the hotel, while still being perfectly appropriate attire for the skiing lifestyle and night-time temperature plunges.
Is Napapijri good for snow?
Napapijri winter jackets are warm and water resistant, so can comfortably get you through light snowfall while keeping warm and dry. However, since they are not waterproof jackets, they would not be appropriate for hardcore outdoor exploration in the wintry extremes.
Waterproofing is always a compromise and there’s a distinct difference between water-resistant and waterproof. The more waterproof a material, the harder it is to keep sweat from making you wet from the inside – whatever the weather. That’s why our jackets are water-resistant – they slow down the path of water and the coating helps water form beads rather than soak in. The net result is that you’ll be protected from water unless it’s sustained and heavy, but you’ll always feel fresh and dry inside because your sweat will be allowed out.
So if you’re looking for a coat to wear in light snow or rain, particularly when you’re in the town or city when you need to look great and you won’t be exposed to snow for long periods, we’ve got plenty of options. Puffer jackets have instant street style and will ensure you’re warm in the winter months. They’re smart and laid back but offer a shell of insulation for when you’re on the street.
If you like a hooded anorak, our ever-popular Skidoo will get you from A to B when the snow’s falling, with you and your clothes staying dry as you go. A Parka really covers you up, too, and its loose fit makes it perfect for wearing over your everyday clothes, whether they’re for clubbing or the office.