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Hayden Gore-Tex Infinium Jacket
Why We Like It
We keep the Hayden Jacket in our gear closet in order to skip the resorts and stick to the peace and quiet—and fresh lines—of the backcountry. Gore-Tex's new Infinium fabric delivers stellar performance and comfort when we're on steep skin tracks or taking tricky traverses in search of fresh snow, and while it won't keep us dry if we're attempting a skinner in the midst of a PNW snowstorm, it will defend against flurries, the shedding of spruce, and any wind that tries to test our defenses. We built the Hayden to keep us light on our skis and dry from the inside out, no matter how many seconds, thirds, or fourths of that white room we decide to take advantage of.
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 long days of touring in the backcountry
- Gore-Tex Infinium provides highly breathable weather protection
- Windproof membrane keeps you protected on exposed skin tracks
- Adjustable hood, hem, and cuffs seal out snow encounters
- Second center zip provides access to laser-cut ventilation
- Zippered underarm vents help you stay cool on steep ascents
- Oversized chest pockets can easily hold a pair of skins
- Slim fit keeps bulk to a minimum during active pursuits
- Item #BCC00F5
[membrane/laminate] Gore-Tex Infinium with Windstopper (3-layer), [face fabric] 85% nylon, 15% elastane, DWR finish, [lining] 100% polyester
Center Back Length
2 zippered hand, 2 zippered chest, 2 internal
underarm zips, laser-cut at front
[medium] 1lb 8oz
all-mountain skiing, all-mountain snowboarding, backcountry skiing, backcountry snowboarding