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Backcountry GORE-TEX Down Parka - Men's

$449.95
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Why We Built The Gore-Tex Down Parka

We're all about exploring the local mountain town after a day of skiing, and for that we need solid winter protection. We made sure that this casual parka combines the best of two worlds, with lightweight lofty down to ward off winter's chillier weather, and reliable waterproof protection in case it snows in the city. Soft baffling lines the interior, keeping valuable body warmth close at hand, and the Gore-Tex membrane pairs nicely with fully sealed seams to guarantee that we stay dry. We gave the jacket a relaxed fit for urban style, and it features a longer length that's much appreciated when spending an extended time on foot.

  • Backcountry Exclusive
  • A waterproof winter parka to see you through city storms
  • Gore-Tex membrane delivers waterproof, breathable comfort
  • Windproof shell defends against inclement weather events
  • Responsibly-sourced down provides highly packable warmth
  • Adjustable hood and interior comfort cuffs seal out the chill
  • Tall collar and lined hood bring comfort when winter winds blow
  • Multiple generous pockets offer storage for all the essentials
  • Relaxed fit give you plenty of coverage and layering options
  • PFC-free DWR and Bluesign-approved fabrics will warm the heart
  • Item #BCC00FU

Material
[membrane/laminate] GORE-TEX (2-layer), [face fabric] 100% Bluesign-approved nylon, PFC-free DWR finish, [lining] 100% polyester
Insulation
650-fill down, RDS
Seams
fully sealed
Fit
relaxed
Length
below hip
Center Back Length
[medium] 33.5in
Hood
fixed, adjustable shockcord, brim
Pockets
[external] 2 zippered hand, 2 cargo, 1 zippered chest, [internal] 1 chest
Venting
underarm zips
Claimed Weight
2lb 9oz
Recommended Use
casual
Manufacturer Warranty
lifetime

Tech Specs

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>Rating: 5

5 Star Coat

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Large
Height
5` 8.5"
Weight
180 lbs

Every aspect of this coat is super high quality. Very happy with the purchase - highly recommend it. I went with the Large size to ensure roominess. I'm 5'8 1/2 and 180 lbs. with a bit of a belly, and large was the right choice for me.

>Rating: 3

First time Backcountry customer

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

I bought mostly TNF and Marmot over the years. Heard of Backcountry but never bought anything from them. I like Gore-Tex and this jacket fit the bill. Since I read all the reviews before purchase, I feel an obligation to return the favor. 1. Sizing. I am 5'10" 180 lbs and 40" chest. Medium fit me fine. Same as medium on TNF and Marmot jackets. So true to size. 2. Warm. I tested this jacket when it's 20F outside and little wind 5 mph with just a thermal underwear underneath and I felt relatively warm. Although comparing to the TNF McMurdo it's no contest, TNF is much warmer in even colder weather. But this jacket was not designed to compete with TNF McMurdo. 3. Style. Traditional and old time style. What you see is what you get. Hood was too big. Vents were ugly and superfluous. 4. Workmanship. Great and meticulously built. 5. Price. Even at discount at end of season, I feel it's overpriced. Actually, I found that Mountain hardwear and Columbia have similar Gore-Tex jackets for less. So my total rating is a 3.

>Rating: 5

This baby is an excellent Urban Parka!!!

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
L
Height
5` 9"
Weight
195 lbs

I looked all over for a well made, thoughtfully designed, not too bulky, mid-priced parka that would keep me warm and dry through cold, wet and windy days and something I could layer up for sub-freezing temps in NYC and I've found it in this Backcountry Original. I love this thing!. Out of the box I was immediately impressed with the quality of this parka. The Gortex fabric is nicer than I expected. It's well made and the stylish cut is right for me. I'm between M and L sizes in most brands. I carry a bit of upper body muscle and it can be a challenge finding jackets that fit well. Medium jackets are often too tight in the shoulder and chest area, yet, the right length. And Large sizes are often too frumpy and baggy on me. However, this baby in a large provides just a bit of room in the chest, yet, still remains sleek. The arms and over all length work for me. As for warmth, it's a 90/10 ratio, 650 Down fill, which is good. Although, it's not heavy like a puffer, it's warm. However, I did feel a chill in the arms when the temp dipped below 32 degrees F while I had a thin wool sweater zipped up over my neck and T shirt beneath. So, for temps below freezing, if you're not active and generating heat, you'll need a base layer. I do love the lined pockets and the gators at the wrists. The collar is large and I like it that way. Snapping the collar up does a great job protecting from the wind and cold. This parka feels good, sturdy and cozy. And the Gortex cuts the wind nicely, yet, doesn't feel tech like. It's got a smooth feel with only a bit of sound. The hood is the only real flaw. It's way too big. Kind of goofy big and flops down almost over my eyes. I read in another review that it's designed to go over a helmet. Anyway, it's not a deal breaker. I'm so pleased with this parka that the hood is just a minor issue. Overall, I'm super happy with this baby. I think you will be too. Thank you Backcountry!

>Rating: 5

Great Backcountry Original

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
M
Height
6` 1"
Weight
182 lbs

Looked for a parka style jacket for business trips to the NE. Normally buy Patagonia and Arcteryx, huge fan of Patagonia products and company. With a local Patagonia store nearby, I tried on most of their parka style jackets for this season (2020/21) and couldn’t find one that worked. Saw this Backcountry parka, read reviews, had some great online help from a Gearhead, and ordered Medium and Large. I’m 6’ 1” 180-185 and the medium fits just right, huge win as I’m often awkwardly between a medium and large with Orvis and Patagonia. I’m a 34” sleeve and the sleeves on this jacket are right on, reaching down past the wrist onto the top of the hand. Fabric is sturdy, high end, weather proof, gore tex. Hood is down filled, doesn’t feel too large. Wrist gaiters are stretchy, comfortable, durable. Pockets are great, easy to access, sharp looking. Gore Tex label and Back Country goat on sleeve are subtle and look just right to me. Have always loved the GOAT and now see it more than just a label for an online store. Officially volunteering myself as an advance tester for any future GOAT GEAR. I rarely write reviews but I’m blown away by this Backcountry original.

>Rating: 4

Pretty dang good jacket if on sale

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

I do love this jacket. I was skeptical as there were no reviews online anywhere. And barely any info. No fill weight no fabric specifications etc. I took a leap cause I mean I kinda trust this place its a good site so hey. It came with a little down batch test. 660 fill goose down at 90/10 and ~1% being feather i don't remember exactly. Anywho, its something like 70-80denier nylon. It is loud and fairly durable. It doesn't have a whole whole lot of down but definitely a warm jacket especially with the goretex. The fit is perfect. Im bout 6'1 200lb got the xl. Just enough space to layer under and also looks great with a t shirt. The sleeves come down to the base of my fingers at or just below knuckle. The cuffs are soft stretchy and wonderful. The hood is quite large definitely fits a helmet tho this isn't really a jacket I had imagined using a helmet with but I suppose. The cinch cord in back definitely helps. It is pretty well insulated. The pockets are like felt lined really cozy. I got the blue and it looks great, its multi colored strings like a t-shirt fabric so it looks nice. Dark navy blue I guess. Zippers are all ykk vislon 8 plastic zippers but nice. Stitching was all well done, in a fairly tight 11 per inch. Its a quality jacket it really is. Baffles are like 2.5 inches and its all well kept in place. Haven't had any down seepage. Mild pleasant odor it is very clean down. I mean what else do you wanna know? The reason this is 4 stars is because the pit zips are...I dont wanna say useless. But its just a pocket on your pit region. It doesn't get thru the down layer it has a solid pocket fabric. It only breaks the gtx layer . Which theres real not a difference. That disappointed me enough to knock honestly 2 stars but the rest of the jacket is so good ill give it a 4. Edit I wrote a review with initial impressions earlier. That was before the tx winter storm. We've been without power since Sunday. Currently Wednesday. Truck stuck in garage. No fireplace to burn wood. No where to get wood. No running water either. And this is everybody in tx for the most part. Now obviously we getting creative to survive but. This jacket kept me warm! For the first time ever tx had chill warnings or whatever. 1st time! We got into the negatives. 15" of snow in 24hrs And with just a t-shirt on and my truspec water resistant pants I was ok/am ok. Hopefully we can get some heat soon. Literally freezing in the house. Their isn't a whole lot of down. But its in all the right places. Body mapped? Idk. the hood is quite large but cinches beautifully with the drawstring. Absolutely perfect hood. solid brim and stays put. . Thats all I really wanted to update about. It is a warm jacket. The hood is actually very nice. Ill be buying more backcountry gear for sure. Wanted to post a pic but wouldn't let me. Looks really sharp

>Rating: 4

Pretty dang good jacket if on sale

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Xl
Height
6` 1"
Weight
200 lbs

I do love this jacket. I was skeptical as there were no reviews online anywhere. And barely any info. No fill weight no fabric specifications etc. I took a leap cause I mean I kinda trust this place its a good site so hey. It came with a little down batch test. 660 fill goose down at 90/10 and ~1% being feather i don't remember exactly. Anywho, its something like 70-80denier nylon. It is loud and fairly durable. It doesn't have a whole whole lot of down but definitely a warm jacket especially with the goretex. The fit is perfect. Im bout 6'1 200lb got the xl. Just enough space to layer under and also looks great with a t shirt. The sleeves come down to the base of my fingers at or just below knuckle. The cuffs are soft stretchy and wonderful. The hood is quite large definitely fits a helmet tho this isn't really a jacket I had imagined using a helmet with but I suppose. The cinch cord in back definitely helps. It is pretty well insulated. The pockets are like felt lined really cozy. I got the blue and it looks great, its multi colored strings like a t-shirt fabric so it looks nice. Dark navy blue I guess. Zippers are all ykk vislon 8 plastic zippers but nice. Stitching was all well done, in a fairly tight 11 per inch. Its a quality jacket it really is. Baffles are like 2.5 inches and its all well kept in place. Haven't had any down seepage. Mild pleasant odor it is very clean down. I mean what else do you wanna know? The reason this is 4 stars is because the pit zips are...I dont wanna say useless. But its just a pocket on your pit region. It doesn't get thru the down layer it has a solid pocket fabric. It only breaks the gtx layer . Which theres real not a difference. That disappointed me enough to knock honestly 2 stars but the rest of the jacket is so good ill give it a 4.

>Rating: 4

Nearly perfect

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

This jacket is super nice. Great construction, great materials. The jacket does have a lot of great features. I particularly like the longer length, double zipper, wrist gaiters, snap closure storm flap, lots of very functional pockets, and of course tried and true Gore Tex and warm, soft, fluffy down filling. I like the jacket a lot, but it would be perfect with two improvements. First, the jacket does fit a bit large. This is great for days you need to layer, but I wish it had an adjustable waist cinch to snug up the waist and help keep the breeze out on days you don’t need multiple layers. Also, the hood is huge. It does have adjustability from the back, but I wish it also had vertical hood adjustability in the front to cinch the hood opening and, again, help to better keep the breeze out.

>Rating: 3

Too big

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

The collar of the actual jacket is so high up that when the jacket isn't fully zipped up it gets in the way of your face/vision. The feel and material of the jacket is great but it just fit too loose for my liking.

>Rating: 2

Too Small

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
XXL
Height
6` 2"
Weight
220 lbs

After reading a review here saying that the parka is on the larger size I ordered an XXL. To my surprise when I tried it on it was too small! I have other jackets and parkas in XXL that fit very well. I am also quite annoyed with Backcountry for being so slow in returning my funds. I bougth it on one of those pay in 4 offers and even though Backcountry received the parka back on Monday 7th, they have still not issued the return and now the company that offered pay in 4 charged me for the second payment. I will never buy a thing again from this store.

>Rating: 4

Color isn't accurate in the photo

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
True to size

My son picked the rosin-colored jacket and we were disappointed that it is actually more of an Army green. I returned the jacket and am now waiting for the blue one. It seems like a nice coat otherwise.

>Rating: 4

Runs about 1/2 size large

Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
Medium
Height
5` 11"
Weight
177 lbs

It's not a thick expedition style parka like a Canada Goose or NorthFace McMurdo. There simply isn't enough down to protect you in dangerous temperatures. It's a nice jacket to walk around town, hang out in cold temps and to wait for trains and such. In truly cold temps, say, below 0 f, you need an actual belay jacket or expedition style parka with serious amount of down. By that time, you don't need Gore-Tex because you won't get rain. On the medium size, the sleeves extended down to my knuckles and the coat covered my arse and extended down additional 3 inches. The fabric is just a bit noisy but not crazy noisy like a technical jacket. All the features like the zippers, snap buttons, pockets and sewing are first rate. However, the hood could have used a stiffer material on the forehead to stabilise the position in case you do run into some kind of freezing rain while waiting for your Uber. I'm going to gift this but, if, next year, Backcountry makes another gear with even more down that is bomb proof, I'll consider getting one myself.

>Rating: 5

Perfect coat for Chicago winters

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

I did a lot of research before purchasing this coat for my son. A gearhead recommended it to me, and I can say that he was absolutely right. I was a bit hesitant because we usually buy NorthFace or Patagonia jackets, but this is an awesome coat and is a great deal for the money! Very warm, waterproof, and not bulky. Highly recommend!

>Rating: 5

Great Quality, Office & Commuter Love

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
Large
Height
6` 1"
Weight
220 lbs

This is a great low-key but high-quality piece for office/commute. A wool coat is not warm enough for sub 0 degree here in DC with wind. This parka is prefect. There's lots of rain recently, Gore-Tex should make me dry and warm. I think the quality exceeds C-Goose. I don't like big icons and it's unnecessary for office. Highly Recommended. The size runs big.

>Rating: 4

Warmth and style

Familiarity:
I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit:
True to size

This is a great parka for unsurpassed warmth. It has a better fit for the longer armed guys and room enough for the sweater weather. For sure one I would recommend for the guy looking for something to beat a frosty, windy day with style.

>Rating: 5

Well made

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Medium
Height
6` 0"
Weight
175 lbs

This jacket feels a lot more expensive than what it is priced at. The exterior fabric feels very durable and has kept me dry despite walking around in blowing, wet snow. It's also SUPER warm - great for cold Utah mornings lately, and the interior fabric is nice and soft. Best thing about it is the high collar - i usually prefer to wear a beanie instead of a hood and the way the collar sits is high enough to make it so I don't need the hood much.

>Rating: 5

Awesome, and so warm

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
L
Height
6` 2"
Weight
200 lbs

Size down a size, I normally wear an XL jacket and the large was big enough to layer under and worked great. this parka is next level with great warmth and pockets. Not too bulky and has a great urban appeal.

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Hi - How many ounces of down fill this parka?

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Does this parka have any kind of waist cinch cord on the inside?

hey Daniel, no this parka is without that feature. Thank you for your question!

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Hello, Are the front pockets felt lined and does the jacket have a storm skirt? Thank you.

Hi Fred - The pockets are not felt lined and this jacket does not have a powder skirt as it was built for more everyday/casual wear.

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Is the hood removable?

The Hood is not removable.

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3 Questions regarding this item: How much does it weigh? I realize people vary, but can you give an approximate temperature range for this item for limited activity (walking, standing)? Are there any ventilation features? Thanks!

Hi Matt, This weighs 2lbs 9 oz in size medium and is great for walking around and waiting for the bus, even in the teens. This does not have pit zips or other venting features.

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What is the fill weight and total weight this jacket? Thanks

HI, This jacket weighs 2lbs 9oz in a size Medium. Ben

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I'm 5'8", 154lbs, would size S fit well?

Hi HL - yes, based on your height and weight, I would say a size small would work great for you! Thanks - Alicia

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Does this product have a two-way front zipper?

It does!