When it comes to functionality, snowboard jackets are
not distinctly different from skiing jackets. Both are designed to protect
the rider from the wind. Also, both should have a good lining to keep
wet weather out.
In fact, snowboard jackets can double as skiing jackets. While a rider
may want to purchase both to fill out his closet, the thriftier spender
can purchase one to fill both purposes. Often the same manufacturers
sell snowboard jackets and ski jackets.
The main difference between snowboard jackets and ski jackets are manifested
in terms of style. Skiing is more of a traditional sport. Because snowboarding
appeals more to younger people and teenagers, the styles and colors
may be more radical.