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Many snowboarding jackets are longer in the back than they are in the front. Or, snowboarding jackets are equal length all the way around, yet longer than ski jackets.
Why? Because snowboarding is a sport with a lot of movement – up and down from the ground, the lifts, the sides of half pipes, and longer jackets prevent snow from getting up to the waist of the boarder and keeps the wearer warmer while in contact with the ground.