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Cottonwoods GORE-TEX Jacket - Men's

3.689655172413793 out of 5 stars
29 Reviews

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Why We Built The Backcountry Cottonwoods GORE-TEX Jacket

"Longer sleeves and a bigger cut make it easier to get buckled into my boots. This jacket feels bomber and protective before I even hit the lift." —Gearhead® Expert Jessie

Every skier and snowboarder's ambition is a 100-day season, and we built our burly Cottonwoods GORE-TEX Jacket to get those dreamers to their goal. With GORE-TEX's reliable waterproofing and our tough-as-nails ski fabric, this jacket delivers top performance in powder storms, tight trees, and open groomers. Its updated fit leaves extra room for playful maneuvers and quick reactions, and other enhancements make this jacket ready for the ride-packed season of your dreams.


  • Next-level jacket for our toughest ski kit to date
  • Updated fit profile with longer sleeves for more coverage and mobility
  • GORE-TEX fabric offers waterproof durability for 100-day seasons
  • Improved hood fit is helmet-compatible without inhibiting vision
  • Soft wrist gaiters offer sleeve security in a more comfortable cut
  • Removable powder skirt keeps deep snow out of the kit
  • Shell jacket runs large for comfortable layering, size down for a snugger fit
  • Manastash Panel Colorway designed in Collaboration with Manastash
  • Item #BCCZ2JT
Responsible Collection
[face fabric] bluesign® APPROVED
[membrane/laminate] GORE-TEX (3-layer), [face fabric] 70D 100% nylon, C6 DWR treatment, [lining] 100% nylon 66
fully sealed
Center Back Length
[small] 31in, [medium] 31.75in
helmet-compatible, adjustable
[external] 2 zippered chest (goggle wipe), 2 zippered hand, 1 zippered sleeve, [internal] 1 mesh
underarm zippers
Powder Skirt
wrist gaiters
Claimed Weight
[medium] 2lb 1oz
all-mountain skiing, all-mountain snowboarding, freeride/powder skiing, freeride/powder snowboarding
Manufacturer Warranty
limited lifetime

Overall Rating

3.5 based on 29 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 4 reviews
2 Stars - 2 reviews
3 Stars - 5 reviews
4 Stars - 6 reviews
5 Stars - 12 reviews

Fits Large

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5 out of 5 stars

April 2, 2024

Great jacket!

Great jacket, super sturdy! Bought one each for my 17 and 15 year old boys. They’re hard on everything. This lasted the whole season no problem! Put up with every ounce of abuse and neglect they threw at it. That’s all I was trying to get and backcountry hit it out of the park.

5 out of 5 stars

March 18, 2024

Perfect Fit

I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought:

For the first time in my life, I found a jacket that fit me perfectly. Comfortable to wear and keeps me dry all day. Phone picked is snug if your phone has a case but it prevents it from jostling around while skiing. It protects well against the wind as well (as long as you have the vents closed). I've also had some contact with brush while skiing off piste and there is no evidence of any ripping or tears. Keep making this jacket this exact same way.

James J
3 out of 5 stars

March 3, 2024

Seems tough, but the zipper…

I've used it several times
Size Bought:

I bought this item in January. It seems bullet proof when it comes to keeping the elements out, but the zipper is already acting up. At one point I could not get the zipper to come apart and had to take it off without unzipping it. Normally a large fits right, but this jacket feels big. Maybe that’s the style but I wish I purchased a medium.

5 out of 5 stars

February 17, 2024

Solid jacket

I've used it several times
Size Bought:
5' 10"

Sizing is a bit bulky but totally works for me. I am 5’10” 175lbs bought size M, fits comfortably with layers underneath. It’s super nice to have freedom of movement , haven’t had any issues with zippers yet after 3 days at Steamboat.

alep649623 a
5 out of 5 stars

January 15, 2024

great but weak zipper

I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Size Bought:

looks great bad zipper both jaket and bibs even used 1 month only Also, very weak logo printed both goatex printed and backcountry logo patch someting great color runs large~~~~~

dar5111388 d
1 out of 5 stars

January 10, 2024

Zipper is the weak point

I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought:

I purchased my cottonwood bibs and jacket in 2021. They had a winner minus a glaring flaw with the zipper size. It is too small and it binds. It has done this from day 1 but the warranty doesn’t back up the design flaw. Getting the zipper started is an issue and it binds. Why for a jacket like this they would go cheap on the zipper astounds me… such a minor cost to put in a quality zipper. The zipper binds when traveling above the collar bone to fully zipped. It just hangs and it is a fight. This is because no one considered the tooth size for a small zipper would be impossible to zip when the fabric is worn and bent at natural human angles. So you unzip the jacket to access a pocket inside… well good luck. If it is fully zipped and the jacket is on your body you are not doing this easily. Same goes for zipping it back up to fully zipped. Starting the zipper is again an issue. It binds immediately. Some of the teeth seem loose at this point and I’m hoping it gets through another season without breaking. Pretty dissapointing. The complaints regarding the hood and a helmet are legit. You pretty much can’t ski with the hood up and have any peripheral vision. Perhaps they fixed this but mine is terrible. I get lots of comments that are positive regarding the appearance in the lift line and when I ride with people. It is a bummer to have to tell them to avoid the jacket due to the weak zipper. Being in Utah, and skiing the cottonwoods I doubt you are getting many positive referral sales for this jacket from me. Regards, Ski Patrol Alum

Christian S
5 out of 5 stars

December 21, 2023

Backcountry nailed it.

I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought:
5' 11"

This is an amazing coat. I struggle often with shells because I have a swimmers build uptop and a rhinoceros build below. I have longer than proportionate arms. (Ape index anyone?) I have had my eyes on this kit for a while and just put it through the ringer last week. I skied hard open to close, took many tumbles, apre'd hard as well and was comfortable, dry and got comments the entire day. When this first came out of the box I was worried, it was very boxy and long in the arms, even for an orangutan like me. However after a little wear, it settled and fits perfectly (L top, M Bottom) Never once was my movement restricted, or did I feel like I was wearing a tarp. I was dry and the water beaded right off, even when others around me were soaked. There are more than enough pockets of all sizes, and the goggle wipe on a tether is *chef's kiss* The pocket zippers stayed closed the whole time even though one spectacular five point yard sale. Sometimes in shells, when a pocket is full it gives the wearer a lumpy appearance but this is not the case for this one, couldn't tell I had: extra goggles, water bottle, protein bar, turnikit, knife, beanie, phone, maps, balaclava all in the front. There are other comments about the front zipper, I didn't have any issues albeit being very stiff I do also have the matching bibs and they fit great. Buy them, you won't be disappointed.

Thomas M
5 out of 5 stars

December 12, 2023

Amazing pocket space

I've used it several times
Size Bought:
5' 11"

I have been using this jacket for a few weeks now and I never have to worry about running out of pocket space. The gortex material is very durable and lightweight. It’s a perfect resort skiing jacket and keeps me warm on the coldest of days. I had no issues with the zipper it just takes some finagling rarely.

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Jack J
1 out of 5 stars

November 6, 2023

Bad Zipper BC on gives45 day warranty

I've used it several times

While I loved the coat the zipper failed. The gearhead I call had me write an email to the warranty department. I sent three emails which I got a 3 read receipts, but still no reply. When ordering another ski jacket a gearhead got me an RMA# to return my old coat. 10 days later they sent an email that they were sending the jacket back because of the 45 days. BEWARE of BACKCOUNTRY BRANDS they only give a 45 day return. So If you buy a ski jacket early , do not ski for two months and have a broken zipper on day 1. You have wasted $500. Needless to say I am sending the new ski jacket back for my $ and ordering one from a vendor that honors their products.

bmo5183646 b
1 out of 5 stars

August 22, 2023

Zipper is a Major Issue

I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought:
6' 1"

I really like the design of this jacket and the material, but the zipper is a major issue. This is a 3 layer Gortex shell and designed to be outside. The zipper is not. It's tiny. It's week. It splits open and the teeth are not robust enough to keep the zipper closed.... a nightmare when out in the elements. My first jacket was replaced by warranty and I had the exact same issue with the 2nd jacket. That's 2 season's in a row with outerwear issues. Not good.

Chazzz C