Gear: Tapered ski jacket from Dakine

Women skiers and snowboarders often complain about the lack of stylish outerwear. Most jackets make even the most svelte skier look a little chunky.

Dakine, a women’s adventure-wear company, is trying to change that with its Kaitlin Jacket (all Dakine’s jackets are named after women). It is contoured to the body, tapered on the sides and has a flap that both buttons and Velcros on the left side of the jacket. Tres chic.

Dakine Kaitlin Jacket, $200.