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
What do you think about this product?
March 14, 2020
I used this jacket while on 6 day trip up to Jackson Hole. There was an inversion going on at the time, which meant that the lower you got, the further the temps dropped, we're talking -15 F at the base of the resort and 25 + F at the top of the lifts. All in all, the jacket worked great in keeping out those cold blasts of air that you would feel as you ripped down a hill into the negative temps, the gore-Tex membrane wicked away any sweat I got in the relatively balmier temps and the jacket itself was fantastic at keeping water and snow out, even in deeper powder conditions. Super versatile jacket!
February 23, 2020
Durable, Comfortable, Warm
Backcountry did an amazing job with the fit on this outerwear. The Rustler has a nice, comfortable fit with plenty of stretch, but still good in windy conditions. The high collar is amazing for tucking your face behind to protect from cold winds. All around impressed with this jacket.
Lindsay Gilbert - Gearhead
March 6, 2020
Thanks for the awesome review, Ethan!
February 1, 2020
Backcountry rustler coat
Many features to this coat. Took me a day or two to figure them all out. Love the coat. .Seems bulletproof on the coldest northeast days. Very durable.
January 17, 2020
Seriously impressed with this jackets versatility and functionality. I don't use anything else now between resort skiing and touring. I've owned technical shells from many of the brands that dominate the segment and can undoubtedly say this on par with quality. However, this shell has a much lower price tag and with more features! Love the fit of the jacket as well, which is a bit longer, but perfect for layering on any day and in all conditions.
January 17, 2020
This Jacket Rips!
One of the better skiing jackets ive ever had. The dual zipper design offers something unique to other competitors and is one of my favorite features. Great warmth, breath ability, and water resistance all in one. If you're on the fence for a new jacket look no further. This one has it all.
December 30, 2019
Great Fit, Feel, and Function!!
Really digging the asymmetrical zipper with this jacket! It breathes well, prevents google fog, and feels good on my face. The material of the jacket makes for a super comfortable feel throughout and the lightest of weights. Would recommend wearing a mid layer on those colder days. Good amount of pockets for all of your essentials needed for a day of riding. Definitely happy with my purchase of this jacket!
December 16, 2019
For the one who wants it ALL
This jacket is packed full of features. SO.... MANY... FEATURES! This jacket was made with the resort in mind. Gearheads really got together to figure out what we wanted in a jacket and what features would be best for the resort. We decided we wanted it ALL. This new jacket has a well-placed end to the jacket at around 34 inches long and the arms just past the back of my hands. The size is meant to be able to wear a nice mid-layer for those really cold days, but also has a stretchy material that allows you to move when shredding. The asymmetrical zipper was well thought out to allow for a good venting system. the open vent allows for breath and vapor to flow through and away from the jacket preventing goggle fog! Let's talk fancy features- There are stashable thumb loops, a fleece-lined phone pocket, and button closures that connect to the cottonwood bibs so your jacket stays down on the blower days (and you get a little sendy). Overall- this jacket is an awesome jacket for the person who wants all the best features, but still wants to look good. The function is perfect for everyday use and those that are looking for that 100 day ski year objective.
February 28, 2020
Is the medium any shorter in length than the large ? I’m 5ft 8 and the large is very long
October 30, 2019
So Damn Comfy
It only took one day of skiing for me to fall in love with this jacket. No matter the conditions I was comfortable and ready to shreddy. The asym zippers and venting keeps a super soft fleece on my face (no more plucked beard hairs) and my goggles fog-free. The flannel backing gives just an extra touch of warmth and the stretch Gore fabric keeps me dry and comfortable. I absolutely love the freeride fit as it allows me to easily layer underneath without hindering my mobility or steez. It's definitely a big jacket but not XXL-Tall Tee status; I'd size down if you prefer a trimmer/athletic fit. The most underrated feature is probably one of my favorites; the over-glove thumb loops are friggin' rad. Pop them on over your gloved thumbs, clink your poles, and you're ready to send it.
October 30, 2019
Great Blend of Form and Function
This jacket has become my daily driver as it excels in all conditions. It provides all the moisture protection and durability I need with the fully sealed seams and 3 layer GORE for those long days resort days sitting on a chairlift exposed to the elements. The flexibility and stretch of the jacket also make it ideal for when I'm hiking or splitboarding around the Backcountry looking for those last stashes of good snow. I often leave the jacket on when going up-hill because the flexibility and breathability are so good. Another big win is the asym zipper, keeps my facial hair from getting caught and it frees up space for a secondary zip for additional neck and face venting. Overall great jacket, I've been really impressed. The jacket fits true to size, I would say most people my size would prefer the medium. I like a baggier fit so I bumped up to a large.
November 25, 2019
What is the weight of this jacket?
November 27, 2019
Hi Brenda - the weight of this jacket is 1lb 12oz!
November 21, 2019
What is the weight?
November 27, 2019
Hi Eric - the weight of this jacket is 1lb 12oz!
October 7, 2019
What is the denier of the face fabric?
October 8, 2019
The shell is a plain weave with 40 denier yarns