Sweet Protection Salvation Jacket - Women's

Praise the powder gods.

The Sweet Protection Women's Salvation Jacket is your savior when heavy snow and harsh storms strike your mountain. This lightweight, minimalist shell was built for ladies who ski hard in any conditions and aren't afraid to earn their turns on occasion.

Lightweight, yet highly durable Gore-Tex three-layer fabric keeps you dry in the wettest conditions, and it's highly breathable to keep you from getting soaked with sweat when you're bombing through bump runs. Zippered underarm vents help you cool off in a hurry after you hike through the gates in search of fresh powder, and the tuck-away powder skirt keeps snow out on the way down.

The hood adjusts quickly with an easy-to-use shock cord system so it fits with or without a helmet on, and the plush brushed chin guard feels soft against your skin. A feminine cut gives it a stylish silhouette while still allowing room to layer underneath on colder days. It's finished off with plenty of pockets to stash everyday essentials.

  • Gore-Tex three-layer fabric
  • Fully taped seams
  • Regular fit
  • Zippered underarm vents
  • Tuck-away powder skirt with stretch panels
  • Helmet-compatible hood with shock cord adjustability
  • Brushed chin guard
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Good Quality but Larger than Expected

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: Medium

I recently ordered this jacket but unfortunately had to return it. I looked at the sizing chart on the Sweet Protection website (the one on backcountry isn't right) and should have been a solid Medium based. I'm 5'5" with a 34.5in chest, 31in waist, and 40in hip measurement. Unfortunately, the fit was quite large. It was very broad across the chest and waist, and the sleeves were really long. I felt like a kid wearing their dad's jacket. My arm length is a little on the short side, but this had super long sleeves compared to other jackets I've found.
That being said, it did seem to be well designed regarding ease of zipper use, pocket placement, hood/helmet compatibility, and shell fabric quality. I also really liked how long the coat was in the back, so your lower back isn't exposed if you bend over.
I didn't re-order this in the next size down because I wasn't sold on the overall appearance of the Steel Blue model. I didn't realize that the main zipper isn't purple-ish/pink like the pocket zippers, but rather is more of a maroon or burgundy, almost brown color. I thought it looked kind of weird in contrast to the other zippers.

Excellent Shell!

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

This jacket is great for all conditions when combined with some good layers. Water and wind proof keeps you warm and dry.

A great ski shell!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Large

I purchased this for my girlfriend as a gift for the upcoming ski season. In years past she had suffered through poor breathability and mediocre waterproofing, so it was time to step up to a quality ski shell. This one was just the ticket. Accent zippers matched her pants, and the quality of the materials and durability appears to be second to none.

Love it

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Large

Great jacket. Fits true to size. Venting and pockets are all awesome. Great design and a high quality product. Could have easily had a medium but I don't like my snow gear fitted !

Awesome Jacket

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

This jacket is excellent and is so elegantly simple--a couple of pockets and totally waterproof. It's a no-frills jacket to keep you warm and dry and on the mountain all damn day. The fit is really feminine and stylish. I ordered a medium and definitely could have gone for the small but the medium has left me plenty of room for layering since this is just a shell.

If you're looking for a nice, simple shell that will keep you dry and looking good you have found it. Order it.