What to look for in a jacket?
I'm going to Austria in 2 weeks snowboarding (first time on snow). I need to get myself some clothing. I've already got some pants, but need a jacket of some sort.
I'm looking to spend no more than 130 uk pounds. There seems to be a lot of sales on right now, so hopefully some decent jackets fall into that price bracket. I'm going to be checking out some stores in the next week, but would appreciate knowing what I should be looking for.
From what I've read, it seems the main thing is the waterproofing/beathability stats. I read in one place that you should aim for 5000/5000 minimum, but I've seen some in my price range higher than that.
I hear a snow skirt of some description is essential.
Can anyone give a brief list of things I should be considering when I'm comparing jackets?
Any specific links to jackets in the UK 100-130 pounds that are particularly good deals would also be appreciated.