Ski jackets aren’t just for skiing. They are the perfect thing for cold wintery days here in Blighty too! Ski fashion is always big news at this time of year and Trespass, specialists in outdoor clothing, offer a brilliant selection of ski jackets, from bright to neutral hues, to keep you warm as toast out in the cold.
I was sent the Emanuela women’s down feather jacket which has an 80% down to 20% feather fill ratio in its padding and uses natural materials to keep you lovely and warm. It is also incredibly lightweight and easy to wear and not at all bulky or uncomfortable. It is available in jade and pink but I went for the black, which as you can see if actually more of a charcoal grey.
The jacket is fitted at the waist and has a drawcord at the neck and hem with thumb holes at the cuff to stop the sleeves from riding up. There are two side pockets with plenty of space for storing essentials and there is a shell fabric chin guard for keeping you snuggly.
The jacket is also water repellent and comes with a carry bag which you can stuff the jacket into.
I was shocked at how warm this jacket kept me especially considering how lightweight and thin it is. I spent the day in the forest, where I was doing a Forest Schools course with the boys, with the temperature barely getting above 4 degrees and was never even slightly cold. What I loved the most about it though was the lack of bulkiness that can be a side effect of some winter coats. I hardly knew I was wearing it it is so lightweight.
It also goes with most wardrobe staples from gym gear to jeans and dresses, winter boots and trainers. It also washes on a 40 degree cycle and comes up good as new.
Buying a ski jacket as an everyday coat wouldn’t have occured to me but this is a practical and stylish option and definitely wins on the warmth front! I love it to bits!
What do you think to the range of jackets at Trespass? Are you a fan of the ski jacket?