When it comes to jackets, snowboard and winter jackets are two completely different things.

Firstly, a snowboard jacket has both a breathability and waterproof rating, while a standard winter jacket does not. Secondly, they often have snaps or gaiters to allow them to attach to snowboard pants or snow pants, which most winter jackets do not have.

Snowboard jackets also have several distinct layers that make them completely unique. They include the shell, liner, air vents and tough outer jacket and construction for durability. I'm on a budget, what snowboard jacket offers the best value?

Here's the best snowboard jackets for under $100 dollars.

Grenade Men's Matrix Snowboard Jacket

This bold jacket from Grenade features a unique Matrix theme available in grey, blue and lime. It's 90% nylon, 10% poly construction makes it tough and durable, yet still comfortable. It features an interior powder gator skirt and has technical cuffs for just the right fit along the wrist and arms. This jacket is actually pretty lightweight and is cold water machine washable so you can keep it clean after each season.

Grenade Men's Matrix Jacket, Gray, Large
Amazon Price: $129.95 Buy Now
(price as of Jun 8, 2015)

DC Men's 8K Paoli P Jacket

This simple designed snowboard jacket from DC is extremely durable and easy to maintain. It features a novelty drop tail and critically taped seams to keep it together and keep you comfortable. It has a waterproof rating of 8,000 millimeters that will keep you dry on the slopes. It's also covered by a one year manufacturer warranty. It;s a simple,warm and comfortable jacket for your everyday snowboarding.

DC Men's 8K Paoli P Jacket (Plum, Large)
Amazon Price: $190.00 Buy Now
(price as of Jun 8, 2015)

Grenade Shrapnel Snowboard Jacket

Grenade ShrapnelCredit: www.amazon.comGrenade offers up this jet black jacket that features the logo and Grenade name in bright red on the front. It's 8,000 millimeter waterproof rating and 5,000 g breathability rating means no moisture while still being breathable.

The technical cuffs allow for maintaining the fit while the interior powder gator offers warmth and moisture protection that also has snap closures and belt hooks for attaching to pants.

Sessions Revolution Snowboard Jacket

Sessions RevolutionCredit: www.amazon.comThis extremely bright and colorful snowboard jacket from Sessions is for the fashionable snowboarder on the slopes. It features a fixed hood, loose fit and strategically taped seams for durability and comfort.

It has built in active quilt 80 g polyfill insulation to keep you dry while still being breathable. It also has a deluxe features package that includes a key clip, zippered media pocket, fixed snapaway storm skirt and velcro adjustable cuffs among others.