A ski jacket is a
garment that covers the arms and torso.
Its main function is to keep a person warm while participating in winter
sports, especially Nordic (cross-country) or Alpine (down-hill) skiing.
It is generally a unisex garment and can also be part of a
ski suit. Ski jackets are made from wind-
and water-resistant or water-proof fabric, and have non-removable liners
made of nylon, silk, cotton or taffeta. From the introduction of the style
in the middle to late 1950s through the early 1980s, the dominant style
was for a ski jacket to resemble a
safari jacket in having a similar belt and shirt-like collar.
A similar garment, especially one with a hood, may be called a
down jacket or