Rustler Gore-Tex Stretch Jacket
Why We Like It
When we created the Rustler Gore-Tex Stretch Jacket, we decided to reach for nothing short of a pinnacle piece for all-weather protection. Lightweight and high-performing, with articulated sleeve patterning and a stretchy construction, every slash of powder is effortless, the pole-planting feels second nature, and we have plenty of mobility for ripping skins and adjusting bindings. And because some days are backcountry days, we graced the Rustler with a chest pocket large enough for a radio, and a unique design that includes a secondary zip at the neck for hood expansion and additional venting. We even threw in this killer detail—an insulated pocket to protect the battery life in our phone, because nothing makes a ski day better like easy listening on the way down.
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.
- Backcountry Exclusive
- A lightweight hardshell jacket for skiing and snowboarding
- Gore-Tex guarantees waterproof, breathable protection
- Stretch construction ensures full mobility on the slopes
- Snow skirt and adjustable hood and cuffs seal out wind and snow
- Stowable thumb loops slip over your gloves for secure sleeves
- Hand pockets placed for easy access even with a pack equipped
- Pass-specific pocket includes a clip to secure your card
- YKK Aquaguard zips prevent any moisture from slipping through
- Item #BCC00EX
[membrane/laminate] Gore-Tex (3-layer), [face fabric] 93% nylon, 7% elastane, [lining] 100% polyester
Center Back Length
fixed, helmet compatible
[external] 2 zippered hand, 1 zippered chest, 1 zippered sleeve, 1 insulated phone, [internal] 1 stash
all-mountain skiing, all-mountain snowboarding, backcountry skiing, backcountry snowboarding