Protest Ski Jacket – Gaby Puffer Anorak

Disclaimer: I was sent the Gaby jacket by Protest Sportswear for the purpose of this review. All words, images and opinions are my own and I have not been told what to write.

Protest Ski Jacket - Gaby Puffer Anorak

If you ask me, you can never have too many jackets! At least, that’s what I tell my husband though he begs to differ. The latest addition to my jacket wardrobe (yes, of course, it’s a thing) is my new Protest Ski Jacket, the Gaby Puffer anorak ski jacket and I am officially in love.

Protect Ski Jackets for Women

Asking me to select a new jacket from Protest Sportswear should have been quick and easy but one look at their website and my eyes grew so big they almost popped because there were so many amazing jackets to choose from. In the end, I narrowed my favourites down to just five and then asked Hubby to select the final one and he did good!!

What struck me first about searching on the website was how big and clear the images were with a mixture of lifestyle shots and product images to give you a real feel for them. To make life a little easier, you can also use the dropdown filter menus to reduce your choices. Then the compare Quickview tab helped to get a quick view which jackets had more of the features I was looking for, well-done Protest!!

Gaby Puffer Anorak Ski Jacket

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The Gaby Puffer is an over-the-head style jacket which might not be for everyone but I have one other ski jacket in this fit which I have loved for the last 15 years so I was over the moon to find another one. The side zipper makes it very easy to put on and take off.

It is available in two colourways, Think Pink or Swamped. I chose ‘Swamped’ which is a khaki green/grey colour and I love it. I have olive tones to my skin so this suits me well and can be brightened up with a coloured hat, scarf and gloves combo. The Gaby Puffer costs £159.99 from Protest Sportswear.

Style Features

Protest Ski Jacket - Gaby Puffer Anorak

Being a very tactile person, I have never liked anything which is too ‘formal’ or ‘stiff’ so I like my clothes to feel soft and flexible, to move with me not against me and the Gaby does just that. It has been designed for Ski and Snowboard activities so you need the freedom to move and flex (not that I would know, I have never set foot on a ski or snowboard but I do love the outdoors).

Quilted Jacket

The soft, bouncy quilting traps air inside the fibres and stitching to increase insulation and keep you warmer for longer. The Gaby also has a 10K waterproof rating and 10g breathability. In layman terms, this means the water is kept out and moisture from the inside is allowed to escape. The 10k waterproof rating is very high for a jacket, it means that if you placed a square tube onto the fabric with an inner dimension of 30mm x 30mm, you could fill the tube with 10,000mm water before it began to seep through the fabric. The higher the number, the more waterproof the fabric.

I can attest to this after getting stuck on the sidelines of the football pitch at the weekend in torrential rain. Whilst everyone else was drenched in their down-filled shell puffer jackets, I was cosy and dry watching the raindrops bead up on my jacket and run straight off (onto my trousers which were soaked but we can’t have everything).

PFC Free

The jacket fabric is PFC free which means Protest Sportswear has used an environmentally friendly method of waterproofing which reduces the harmful effects the chemicals have on our health and the world around us.

Chin Guard

Although I had worn the Gaby on a few school-runs before half term, I put it through its paces properly on a trip to the beach on a very blustery day. The front of the Protest ski jacket can be worn open or zipped up to create a warm chin guard to protect me from the elements and to protect my chin from chaffing on the zipper.

Removable Hood

It is possible to zip the hood off for when it is not needed but for the time being mine is staying put.


Protest Ski Jacket - Gaby Puffer Anorak

Thanks to a neck and shoulder injury, I suffer regularly with headaches. Recently it has been playing up and this is often exacerbated by carrying a handbag. Thankfully, my lovely new Protest Ski Jacket is equipped with enough pockets for me to leave my handbag at home. On the left sleeve is a pocket designed to hold your ski lift pass, but since I won’t be going skiing anytime soon this is perfect for holding my bank card and a small coin purse. There are two side pockets which zip up and are very deep so I am able to put my car keys in one and my phone in the other and still keep my hands warm at the same time.


Protest Ski Jacket - Gaby Puffer Anorak

I don’t often wear gloves but I do love a wrist cuff with thumb holes and the Gaby has some super soft lycra cuffs which can be worn over the hands or tucked up into the sleeve and the adjustable velcro cuff helps to stop the wind whipping up your sleeve.


Protest Ski Jacket - Gaby Puffer Anorak

How often have you set off for a long walk in cold weather, all wrapped up only to start overheating 20 minutes into your walk? It’s too cold to take your coat off but you’re roasting with it on? This is me, all the time! Well, being a Ski Jacket, they really have thought of everything so there are side zippers which can be opened up under the arms to increase airflow and reduce body temperature without getting too cold.


A familiar design on ski and snowboarding jackets is a waistgater which prevents snow and the cold elements getting up inside your jacket. The Gaby has a waistgater for this reason, I haven’t needed to use it unless it has been really cold but it’s a great feature to have because it really helps to keep the heat in and the cold out.

Headphone Access

Finally, there is a headphone wire channel for easy access to your headphones, however, I wear wireless earpods so this isn’t a feature I have had to use.

Sizewise, I ordered the Gaby in a size large. I had previously ordered the Xpress Camo Ski Jacket in a size Medium but it was a little snug over my hips and the Large was out of stock. I am so pleased though because I love the Gaby now and the size Large enables me to wear a thick fleece underneath without feeling too bundled up.

Protest Sportswear Discount Code

Protest Ski Jacket - Gaby Puffer Anorak

As well as Protest Ski Jackets for women, you can find a fabulous range of Ski Jackets for men and fleeces for men, women and children. You can grab yourself a 10% discount when you use the discount code: mummymatters10 when prompted in the basket. This discount is valid until 28th February 2021 so you can save yourself some money on your Christmas shopping and then some!

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  • Sarah Howe

    November 4 at 5:26 pm

    This looks so warm! Iove the puffer aspect. I also really like those hidden pockets! Perfect for little things.You look good too!

    1. Sabina Green

      November 5 at 2:19 pm

      It is such a comfortable jacket to wear, very soft and flexible providing warmth but also ventilation when needed.

  • clairelomax2018

    November 4 at 6:15 pm

    This looks so warm and cosy! I am not really a coat wearer but because I get so warm when active. Other times I’m freezing though, I wonder if this would make a good house coat??

    1. Sabina Green

      November 5 at 2:20 pm

      It’s certainly not something I had considered but then again our house always feels like the tropics even when the heating is off, perhaps why we feel the cold when we go out.

  • Lyndsey O’Halloran

    November 5 at 10:05 pm

    It’s getting really cold now. This coat looks lovely and warm.

    1. Sabina Green

      November 6 at 4:23 pm

      It has got much colder in the last week, but my jacket has kept me lovely and warm.

  • forkwardthinkingfoodinista

    November 6 at 12:45 pm

    It is always good to make sure that you invest in a good winter coat. I have just bought mine and hope it keeps me as snug as yours has kept you x

  • Mudpie Fridays

    November 7 at 10:17 am

    This is not a brand I have heard of before, but I will be having a look as I love this coat. I had no idea you could get one that goes over the head. It would work perfectly for me and since we are going to be spending a lot more time outdoors this winter I will need it. Thank you

    1. Sabina Green

      November 7 at 2:52 pm

      I love the over the head styles, it’s like wearing a thicker/warmer hoodie.

  • Natasha Mairs – Serenity You

    November 8 at 9:54 am

    This jacket looks lovely and warm. I love that it has cuffs on the sleeves to stop the cold getting in

    1. Sabina Green

      November 9 at 1:20 pm

      The cuffs are a fantastic addition, particularly so for me as I always forget to carry gloves.

  • Monica Staats

    January 4 at 12:48 am

    Thank you for this review.
    My cousin has this coat and I fell in love.
    I just ordered mine, but was unsure of the size, thank you for your input!
    Glad to have your review before I made the purchase.

    1. Sabina Green

      January 12 at 11:02 am

      You’re welcome, I am so pleased it helped you. I absolutely love mine and wear it daily at the moment!

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