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Two great womens snow jackets

Picking a snow jacket can be a big decision, as you'll probably only need one and if you pick a good one it should last for quite a few years. Because it is in many ways a one off purchase it is also important that you choose a stylish one that looks good on you, and that it does a good job of keeping you warm and dry. Additionally snow jackets are so feature packed these days with vents, lift pass pockets and other little innovations that it's a good idea to buy the most full featured one possible. With all that in mind, here are a couple of suggestions.

The O'Neill 52 Ayama Womens Snow Jacket is probably one of the best available for around £100. It comes in a choice of three colours- 'Royal Purple', 'Powder White', or 'Black Out'. It's stylish and light weight, but still manages to be very warm and comfy. It has taped seams, armpit vents, a chin guard, a lift pass pocket, a music player pocket, adjustable cuffs and a trouser connector system to prevent snow from getting under the jacket should you fall over. It is available from amazon.co.uk and O'Neill stores from around £110 and has received rave reviews.

The Columbia Alpine Attitude Down Snow Jacket in Black Cherry is an eye catching deep purple jacket. It has under arm vents, insulation, a trouser connector, a goggle pocket and an internal security pocket. It also has trademarked thermal reflective technology which helps regulate your temperature and retain any warmth that your body creates, as well as an adjustable storm proof hood with removable faux fur. At £174.99 it's not cheap, but for a combination of cutting edge technology and stylish design it's unbeatable. You can see pictures and order it from surfdome.com

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