Cottonwoods Gore-Tex Jacket
Why We Like It
We're not the type to shy away from storm days, not even when the flakes are melting on contact—that's because we've got the Cottonwoods Jacket, our secret weapon. This bombproof hardshell features a highly durable Gore-Tex construction that can handle our most adventurous runs, all while keeping our woolly long johns warm and dry. It's not as lightweight or stretchy as our Rustler Jacket, but we're pretty grateful for its protection when plowing through snowy mountains in the Pacific North West, or hunting for fresh powder off-piste. Articulated sleeve patterning still allows us the freedom we need for pole-planting and binding adjustments, and we tossed in a handful of thoughtful features to keep us comfortable and dry.
Our passion, Gore’s Expertise
Our gear-loving expertise in the mountains goes back more than 20 years, and Gore-Tex is one of our favorite names in the game. Given our passion for the outdoors and Gore’s industry-defining expertise, it only makes sense that we teamed up to produce outerwear that defends on storm days and delivers comfort when we’re playing hard.
Benchmark for waterproof, breathable performance
Gore-Tex is a synthetic laminate that features thousands of tiny holes small enough to prevent water droplets from penetrating but large enough to allow water vapor to escape. This combination prevents snow and rain from reaching layers while still allowing hot air and water vapor to escape, managing moisture from external and internal sources.
Low-weight breathability for chasing goals
3-layer construction is more breathable, more packable, more durable, and lighter than its 2-layer counterpart, so it thrives during strenuous efforts in the worst weather. This construction features a technical laminate attached directly to a face fabric and a backer. Though it’s called 3-layer, the design works more like a single layer that seals out the weather while releasing excess heat and moisture. In this process, the face and backer provide protection while the laminate does the heavy lifting of sealing out water and releasing moisture.
Keeps even the sneakiest moisture at bay
Even the highest-rated membranes won’t do a whole lot of good if the seams between aren’t defended. We fully seal every seam on our technical outerwear, so melting snow doesn’t find its way into baselayers.
Modern style with room for layers
Our regular fit is built with inbounds resort riding in mind. The cut accommodates multiple insulated layers for the coldest days on hill, while still tapering in just the right places to provide a clean look that’s at home across the world.
Coverage from deep snow
Powder skirts are built into the inside of the jacket at the waist to prevent snow from blowing up into your layers while you slash and turn in powder. They feature a closure at the front and elastic around the bottom to create a seal that can keep snow out, or be undone for more comfort during days spent on-piste.
Designed to thrive in lift-accessed terrain
Built with daily use in mind, our resort-oriented outerwear features a durable and waterproof construction that keeps you covered through changing weather and holds up to daily wear and tear.
- Backcountry Exclusive
- A burly hardshell for skiing and riding in heavy, wet snow
- Gore-Tex membrane delivers waterproof, breathable performance
- Articulated sleeve patterning ensures full mobility while you play
- Adjustable hood and cuffs keep out the wind and weather
- Internal powder skirt blocks the invasion of fresh snow
- Beacon loop and generous pockets make useful backcountry companions
- Interior comfort cuffs are glove-compatible and thumbhole-equipped
- YKK Aquaguard zips throughout jacket minimize moisture entry
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What do you think about this product?
February 27, 2020
I REALLY wanted to love this jacket, the color is amazing, it has everything you need, but it was so stiff and uncomfortable. I have a pretty average body, 5'7, athletic, not small not big, but if my hips had been any wider the jacket wouldn't have zipped at all. Keep workin on this backcountry, I have faith!
January 17, 2020
I really love this jacket but the fit is a little weird. Like other reviews said, the arms are super long, it's pretty tight around the hips and a shorter torso than I'd like. It has a great performance though! I am thinking about sizing up to a medium?
January 16, 2020
Great jacket some fit issues
Beautiful colors, great features, everything one would want in a ski jacket. But the front collar comes up almost over my nose, and the fabric is not very flexible, I tried on with various layers but just couldn't make it work when fully zipped up. Otherwise everything one would want in a ski jacket.
January 16, 2020
Review after unboxing
Initial thoughts after trying on: the material is very stiff. I hope as it gets worn more it will wear down a little and become more malleable. The sleeves are also too long...the thumb holes are well past my hands, so that might turn out to be a little annoying. Otherwise, I really like the color and I enjoy the slim fit.
December 30, 2019
Great jacket but funny fit
I really, really wanted to love this jacket, and I even made my self wear it a few times just to be sure I wasn't making a decision too quickly but at the end of the day the fit is too poor to be worth the money and sacrifice of efficiency and comfort especially in the back country. The hips are too tight and chest and shoulder area has way too much fabric making it bulky and difficult to maneuver. The arms are too long also. Such a bummer to return it because otherwise it's great! I have a curvy, athletic build and this doesn't seem to be compatible with that body make up.
December 30, 2019
Good material, bad fit.
I really wanted to love this jacket as the color is awesome (silver pine) and the material was thick and burly, but the fit was just awful for me. I have wide shoulders and hips, 29" waist, and ordered my normal Medium size in jackets. It was incredibly tight around my hips, and the sleeves were WAYY too long (I'm talking 3-4 inches) which made the thumbholes impossible to use. After 5 or so days on mountain, the zipper split at the bottom while on the gondola and I was able to work with warranty to return it.
December 27, 2019
I Love the color “High quality material. I’m a very tiny person the Problem with me is the Sleeve too big and long, other than that the jacket is a amazing looks, Hope there are size XXS that would be perfect.
November 28, 2019
Picked these up for my lady and this is what she had to say. “High quality material at a reasonable price. The powder skirt on the arms is super handy. It fits true to size and is a quintessential shell.”
November 27, 2019
Gorgeous color ,excellent amount and placement of pocket s. Had to size up. I am 5"4 140 lbs and a medium would barley zip over my hips with jeans on. Neck comes up pretty high over chin and fits well with a helmet. Kinda stiff but seems to be softening as I work with it. Will update once we get snow!
November 25, 2019
Amazing Jacket for an amazing price. Overall this jacket has really held up well, got one for my girlfriend and she loves it. Paired with a good insulated jacket it can hold up in the coldest of temperature and still maintain good breathability for the warmer days.
December 1, 2019
What size did you buy? My wife is 6' and 145lbs.
October 29, 2019
What is the weight of this jacket?
October 30, 2019
Hi Crissy, This weights 28 ounces in a size Medium. Ben