You can find the value of water column in the description of the product. The water column indicates how waterproof the fabric is. The higher the value of the water column the more water pressure a jacket can withstand before it soaks through.
Breathable jackets will allow perspiration to escape, without becoming damp and cold. The higher the breathability the better moisture will be transported to the outside.
Hardshell ski jackets (not insulated)
Long trips through constant rain, snow or wind can still be fun if you're good at staying protected. Look for hardshell jackets that represent the best waterproof and breathable technologies, making your trip much more comfortable.
Hardshell jackets are made of materials and 2-, 2.5 or 3-layer construction techniques that make them highly windproof, waterproof, breathable and durable. So if you go skiing in harsh alpine conditions or working outdoors in the winter, the hardshell jacket will be the best choice to give you ultimate protection throughout the day.
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