Hayden Gore-Tex Infinium Jacket
Why We Like It
When we want to say goodbye to the crowds and head as deep as possible into the backcountry, we always take the Hayden Jacket along for the adventure. Since we're experts in this field, we designed this technical shell with a little help from Gore-Tex's new Infinium fabric, which delivers highly breathable performance when we're working hard—for our turns, perhaps. It won't keep out heavy or constant snow, but it will shed the light stuff, and it ensures that we don't get bogged down by our own microclimate. Built for active comfort, with large underarm vents and a stretchy construction, not even the steepest lines are beyond our reach.
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.
Breathable performance for active winter pursuits
Even the techiest of hardshells can leave us clammy on the skintrack, but we’ve taken advantage of Gore-Tex’s newest fabric in order to feel our best in the backcountry. Made to favor comfort and performance over waterproofness, this innovative technology is more flexible, breathable, and functional than classic Gore-Tex, making it ideal for steep, switchback-riddled ascents. It also boasts a Windstopper membrane to cut the chill during windswept traverses.
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.
A slim fit keeps excess fabric to a minimum for more efficient skinning on steep ascents, with a minimalist design that pairs better with touring packs and alpine harnesses.
Built for backcountry touring
From their slim fit to their Infinium construction, our touring outerwear balances comfort with protection. We’ve designed these pieces to be low-bulk and breathable with a minimalist design that keeps weight manageable. Thoughtfully placed pockets assist with gear storage for items like skins or a beacon, and stowed gear is always accessible, even while wearing a pack.
- Backcountry Exclusive
- A lightweight shell for adventurous trips into the backcountry
- Gore-Tex Infinium delivers highly breathable weather protection
- Windproof membrane defends against strong windsweapt ridge lines
- Adjustable hood, hem, and cuffs help keep the chill at bay
- Zippered vents give you a quick way to dump heat on the skin track
- Oversized chest pockets can easily hold skins or gloves
- Interior loop provides a handy attachment for your beacon
- Slim fit keeps bulk to a minimum during active pursuits
- Item #BCC00F0
[membrane/laminate] Gore-Tex Infinium with Windstopper (3-layer), [face fabric] 85% nylon, 15% elastane, DWR finish, [lining] 100% polyester
Center Back Length
fixed, adjustable, helmet-compatible
2 zippered hand, 2 zippered chest, 2 internal
[medium] 1lb 9oz
backcountry skiing, backcountry snowboarding