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Backcountry Cottonwoods Gore-Tex Jacket - Men's

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Why We Built The Cottonwoods Gore-Tex Jacket

We don't mind when the snow gods are dumping in full force—in fact, we welcome it. We created the Cottonwoods Jacket so that we could continue to play in such weather, snug as a bug. Even though the Cottonwoods Jacket is not as lightweight or stretchy as our more versatile Rustler Jacket, if we're plowing through mountains in the Pacific North West it's the piece we want. Articulated sleeve patterning still allows us the freedom we need for pole-planting and binding adjustments, while a plethora of features keeps us comfortable and dry in even the deepest of snow.

  • Backcountry Exclusive
  • A burly hardshell for skiing and riding in wet, snowy conditions
  • Gore-Tex membrane delivers waterproof, breathable performance
  • Articulated sleeve patterning offers easy mobility on the hill
  • Adjustable hood and cuffs seal out chilly mountain weather
  • Internal powder skirt offers welcome protection on deeper days
  • Generous pockets come in handy on backcountry tours
  • Interior comfort cuffs are glove-compatible and thumbhole-equipped
  • YKK Aquaguard zips throughout jacket minimize moisture entry
  • Item #BCC00EY

Material
[membrane/laminate] Gore-Tex (3-layer), [face fabric] 100% nylon, [lining] 100% nylon
Seams
fully sealed
Fit
regular
Length
hip
Center Back Length
32in
Hood
adjustable, helmet-compatible
Pockets
[external] 2 zippered hand, 2 zippered chest, 1 zippered sleeve, [internal] 2 chest
Venting
underarm zips
Powder Skirt
yes
Thumbholes
yes
Claimed Weight
[medium] 1lb 15oz
Recommended Use
all-mountain skiing, all-mountain snowboarding
Manufacturer Warranty
lifetime

Tech Specs

What do you think about this product?

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>Rating: 5

Very good jacket

Very pleased with this. I get extra discount from here: coupon-bird.com

>Rating: 5

love this jacket

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
medium
Height
5` 10"
Weight
175 lbs

bomber jacket. warm and durable. love the softness of the area that hits the chin. nothing else i could ask for in a tough snowboard shell.

>Rating: 5

Solid jacket that's incredibly well made

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
small
Height
5` 7"
Weight
150 lbs

I just purchased this jacket (Size Small, French Roast) and my initial impressions are very favorable. It literally arrived on the same day as a storm was sweeping through my home town (northern Nevada). Perfect timing for a jacket test! So you know... I love jackets. I'm a bona fide jacket junkie and have Mammut, Arcteryz, Marmot hanging in the closet. Overall: This is a great jacket. It's impervious to the wind and rain. The test storm had admittedly light-to-average rain (not a downpour) but was coupled with 45-65mph winds. Temps were quite cold, near freezing but not quite cold enough to snow. I was warm and comfy dry inside the jacket without wearing a mid layer. I was wearing a t-shirt and a base layer under the jacket and it was fine. I suspect the only time I'll wear a mid layer with this jacket is when I'm in crazy cold conditions... I mean *crazy*. Pros: + Very well made: Everything was top quality from the material to the zippers to the stitching. Close inspection of the stitching with side by side comparisons to my other jackets put this one right on par with the Arcteryx Rush (which is almost double the price). The Goretex material is stiff but not overly so, perfect for shedding the elements. + Pockets: You'll find them in all the right places Very handy especially if you are resort skier/boarder. + Removable powder skirt. FINALLY! Note of my other jackets have this feature and honestly I rarely if ever button the skirt. I think I may have used it once or twice while sledding/general horseplay with the family in deep fresh snow. + Styling: The jacket just looks sharp. Call it styling I guess, but it's a very good looking jacket. Cons: + If I had to pick on something I would like to see a lower collar. Zipping the jacket all the way up is a rarity for me so I would like less material flapping around when it's zippered to just below my neck. Again... a small nit. + I purchased a size small and its *very* roomy. I'm 5'7" 150lbs and there is plenty of room. Honestly this seems to be true of most jackets these days. I'd like to see a little leaner fit for the size small especially since the outer material technology improvements have come such a long way that it's not as necessary to bulk up underneath. All in all this is a great jacket. Clearly the good folks at Backcountry have put a lot of thought and experience into the design of their private label products. I'm very pleased with my purchase. Thank you Backcountry!!!!!

>Rating: 2

Weird fit

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
Runs large

From the other reviews, seems like a lot of people like it - but it fit me terribly. I’m 6-1, 165lbs. The sleeves of this jacket were really long and very wide. The hood is huge. The collar is kind of weird. It all just felt oversized and lurpey. The material is pretty stiff too. I ordered several different jackets to try on and this was my least favorite fit by far. The tan color is cool though.

>Rating: 4

Almost nailed my perfect shell

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
M
Height
6` 1"
Weight
160 lbs

Finally got some miles on the Cottonwood shell. I’m pretty impressed with the construction from the zippers to the seams it feels like and functions like a quality shell should. To whoever came up with the pocket layout, you forever have my gratitude. I can’t tell you how many $600-$800 shells I tried on that had 3 pockets, needless to say those didn’t come home. So overall good job I’ve just got one issue... The hood/collar. I almost sent it back due to the hood not being attached to the main part of the jacket but to the collar. This makes for awkward stowage of the hood when it’s not in use (which is most of the time) and the zipper is to the top of the collar. Overall I’m satisfied and I’m working with the hood. Would I buy another? Probably not, the hood is what would make me look elsewhere. Fix the hood and I’ll buy a couple more!

>Rating: 5

Great Design and Style

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
M
Height
5` 6"
Weight
145 lbs

This jacket is the best ski jacket I have ever owned. Each pocket and feature has a very specific use and the Gore-Tex works unbelievably well. When I first tried it on, I thought it may have been a little big, but after adding a few layers it fits snug and blocks out that cold wind! It also looks great (especially the bone brown color). Would definitely recommend!

This
>Rating: 5

stoked

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
medium
Height
5` 10"
Weight
175 lbs

first turns one the mountain with this jacket and i was stoked. quality all around. style and function at play here.

>Rating: 4

Great design and layout

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
medium
Height
5` 9"
Weight
180 lbs

Love this jacket and the pocket placements. Couldn't keep because the material was a little to stiff and felt bulky. Loved the color and wish it would have worked for me.

>Rating: 5

Amazing Ski Shell

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
small
Height
5` 4"
Weight
165 lbs

I have searched and tried ski hard shells from a number of brands and wasn't able to find the right fit and feature shell until I found this one. The Cottonwoods Gore-Tex is an amazing shell, like others have said it is a little heavier/thicker than other shells, but still provides excellent breathability and it feel like a kevlar jacket but much lighter. Pockets in all the right places and has a modern fit to keep you looking good on the mountain. Have used it in early season conditions, rain at base blizzard at summit at Okemo. Stayed completly dry and hood fit over helmet without restricting view or movement. On sizing, I'm 5'4" and 165, medium build with a slight beer belly, jacket fits great both with a nano puff underneath or without for warmer conditions. Couldn't be happier and looking forward to putting it through its paces this ski season. Dont hesitate, you won't be disappointed.

>Rating: 5

"It's Gore-Tex!"

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
lg
Height
6` 1"
Weight
230 lbs

Everyone needs a burly 3L Goretex Shell in their winter line up, or if you are in an area where you are outside in the rain for hours on end, this is also a solid choice! Jacket has a roomy/relaxed fit I am 6'1'' 230 lbs and purchased the Large, fits great with plenty of room for insulation layers. My go to insulation set up is a vest the Backcountry grid fleece pull over; this jackethis enough room for my spare tire, insulation layers, and still has some extra room (great if you run cold). I also use this jacket in the Pacific Northwest while working on my 20 acre tree farm on the coast. We get 90+ inches of rain evey year, this thing is BOMBPROOF...I can wear my full face moto helmet and still slip the hood over its that roomy! Having the removable poweder skirt makes this a very vesitile shell.

>Rating: 5

If you hate water, get this jacket.

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
L
Height
5` 11"
Weight
185 lbs

I haven't quite put this jacket through the wringer yet, but the small glimpses of what this jacket could do when the winter hits like a ton of bricks disguised as snow and wind excite me. It's getting gradually chilly-er and so far this jacket has been detrimental for keeping my bones warm and my upper half dry. It has tanked a couple of snowball fights with no water seepage whatsoever. It has also aided me in a brief 10-degree stint where I had to push a dead batteried car in the middle of night/freezing wind. I did not feel a single splash of cold air where my jacket hugged me so kindly. Which is what it did, meaning that the jacket is pretty true to size. If I were to reorder I would probably size down, but at the same time, the LARGE allows me to layer a little bit underneath. Which is good given that this jacket is NOT really insulated to the point where you can throw on a T-shirt & Cottonwood combo and be warm on real serious winter days. I am looking forward to abusing this in deep powder, and do recommend this to anyone who is a wimp about the cold like I am. In summary, a great jacket where you'll almost never get wet and plus you'll look better than a million bucks taped to a supermodel.

>Rating: 5

Super coat, great quality

I am very impressed with the quality of this jacket. I get extra discount from here: coupon-bird.com

>Rating: 5

Bombproof

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Medium
Height
5` 11"
Weight
160 lbs

Nothing like 3-layer Gore-Tex keeping you dry during the powderiest day of the season! The medium size has me covered perfectly. It packs down pretty small for the skinner, too.

>Rating: 5

Great tech jacket

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
medium
Height
5` 9"
Weight
170 lbs

Have been skiing in this jacket (and the matching bib pants) in Utah for most of the 19/20 season. These garments just plain work. Keeps me dry and comfortable all day long. I have Norrona, Arcteryx and North Face gear and this is my favorite. I am 5'9", 170 pounds and wear a medium. I almost always layer and have plenty of room and freedom of movement.

>Rating: 5

heavy duty

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
extra large
Height
5` 10"
Weight
195 lbs

First off I should mention that I bought this jacket for everyday use not skiing. I wanted something that was sturdy, waterproof and could accommodate multiple layers. It definitely meets all my requirements. Great design with plenty of space in the pockets. The fit was good for me but I do not have an athletic shape to say the least. I own two other jackets from other brands that are more expensive but not nearly as good as this one. It is a little heavier but it is a small price to pay for the sturdiness. My only complaint is that I wish it came in a little less muted colors.

>Rating: 5

Well-built Jacket

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it

The jacket did not fit me at all. However, I inspected the jacket carefully and it is very well made - fully taped seams, heavy duty zippers, and the outer material is very thick, good quality and heavy duty. The cut is for someone fairly tall and slim; and the jacket falls to waist. This would be a bomb proof jacket for The resort or for backcountry skiing. Well done on quality Backcountry, but unfortunately have to return it.

>Rating: 5

Review from my spouse

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
L
Height
5` 11"
Weight
190 lbs

This ski jacket has everything you need and nothing you don’t. The strong Gor-Tex exterior keeps me dry when I spill my coffee on the ride to the mountain and the well thought out pockets means room for all my snacks and trail maps. I’m 5’11” and 190lbs and the large fits me perfectly.

>Rating: 5

Great shell jacket!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
medium
Height
5` 9"
Weight
165 lbs

If you are looking for a tough winter shell than look no further. The Backcountry cottonwoods has you covered on those stormy winter days with fully sealed seams and a Gore-tex membrane you won't ever need to worry about the weather outside. Going through the trees and worrying about hitting branches and ripping your coat is a thing of the past this is burly jacket that has you covered. This jacket does run large so I would recommend sizing down even if you are layering underneath it is definitely roomy!

Thanks Jesse. So for 5’8, 170, do you recommend a medium or small? I don’t layer much, and most of the time, just a base layer and my bib is enough even on colder days.

>Rating: 5

Totally worth it.

Perfect fit, keeps me warm in Bay Area weather. I get extra discount from here: coupon-code.info

>Rating: 4

Size down!

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
L
Height
6` 2"
Weight
190 lbs

This is a great jacket, but the sizing is insane. I would suggest ordering your normal size if you are looking for a solid shell in a "ski bro fit". I'm 6'2" 190 and am returning a Large. The arms are really long as is the general length of the jacket. In hindsight, this was not the product for me (can't stand the wrist gaiters and I prefer a more athletic fit) but I have been wearing the Grizzly Gulch jacket for 3 days now (size L) and LOVE IT. 4 stars for the Cottonwoods.

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Hi- does the hood zip off or roll up into itself for days when it is not wanted? Thanks, David

hey David! no it does not zip off or roll into its self. It is a fixed hood design. Im sorry about that!

>Rating:

What kind of gore-tex fabric is this? Goretex Pro? PacLite? some other lines have designations like N80 N70, N55. Are you able to specify where this fabric falls in comparison?

Hey Zixiao, Thank you for your question. This Gore is described as GORE TEX BFD070CC/TR2 3L Backer, and is 70 denier. This is described as "with Gore Performance Technologies" I hope this helps answer your question.

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Hi - I am looking for a jacket that I can use both in the resort and backcountry. Would the Cottonwoods work well in the backcountry? I understand the Hayden is the preferred choice for backcountry, but I don't think it could handle the cold NE winds/wet snow. Thoughts?

Hey Brian! You are right the Hayden is the preferred choice for the backcountry. The Cottonwood is built with a 3L Gortex construction and has a pretty substantial nylon face fabric. It will hold up well in the backcountry against trees and wind. I personally would be comfortable with this piece in the backcountry as well as on the resort! For you, in the NE I would consider the trade-off on breathability. The Cottonwoods does have underarm zips and will help to release some heat. Our Cottonwoods is designed to keep all the moisture and elements off of the user. It would definitely keep you warm in the NE.

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Does this jacket have a zippered interior media pocket? There doesnt seem to be any interior photos of this jacket

Hi Luis - this jacket does not have an interior media pocket, but we are considering that for future development!

>Rating:

Beacon Loop ??? There really needs to be a photo of the full interior. I know what a loop is and I know what a beacon is... what is a beacon loop?

Hi Bret - a beacon loop is a fixed loop on the interior of the pocket to loop your beacon strap through for extra security in the pocket. Apologies on the lack of imagery supporting this but I hope that makes sense!

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If I wash and dry the jacket, will it shrink?

Hi Andrew, This jacket shouldn't shrink if you was it, no.

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Would you be able to wear a standard puff down jacket (like a 650-750 down) underneath this jacket without it being too tight? or should I size up? I wear a size medium normally.

Hi Greg - Yes, you should be fine as long as the fill power isn't too high. This Jacket fit is a touch more relaxed and built for layering so this shouldn't be an issue for you. Thanks for your interest in the Backcountry brand! I hope you enjoy the new jacket! Alicia

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How warm is this jacket?? I ski mainly in MN which can be really cold and windy. Will this keep me warm enough?? If not what other jacket recommendations do you have?

Hi Joshua, This jacket is just a shell so there's no insulation in it. Look at the Rustler jacket as it has a flannel liner to keep you warm. Ben

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Backcountry Cottonwoods Gore-Tex Jacket - Men's. Do you have pictures of the inside of this jacket. The video shows only a closed jacket. What internal pockets exist?

Hey Phillip, We do have photos of the inside of this jacket! If you refer to the photos on the side, the second and fourth photo on the left column of photos you can find the interior there. Please reach out again if you have any more questions on the Cottonwoods jacket.