It generally happens at some point during every ski day, when the chairlift ride turns into a moment from “Goldilocks and the Three Bears.”
“I’m overdressed,” one will say. “I should’ve worn that extra layer,” replies another. “I nailed it,” says the third.
Being comfortable on the mountain during winter is everyone’s goal, but execution sometimes falls short. Given the frequent and often unpredictable changes in New England weather — especially in the mountains — striking that perfect balance sometimes can be elusive.
Thankfully, apparel design and technology has become so advanced that it is easier than ever to be dressed just right. Outerwear — particularly jackets — is packed with features designed to contend with everything you might face during a day on the slopes. But not every jacket is built the same. If you’re in the market for a new jacket, here are some things to consider: