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    Rustler Gore-Tex Stretch Jacket

    Why We Like It

    With the Rustler Jacket, we set out to achieve the pinnacle piece for all-weather protection, equally at home earning turns or riding free refills at the resort. We gave it powerful Gore-Tex protection to keep us dry on the deepest days, and articulated, stretchy construction to make every slash of powder effortless. For those longer days exploring away from the lifts, 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. And, not to leave any stone unturned, we insulated the phone pocket so that we'll always have a soundtrack for the ride down.

    Product Features


    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.


    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.

    Additional Details

    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.

    Recommended Use

    Designed to thrive in lift-accessed terrain

    Built with daily use in mind, our resort-oriented outerwear features a durable and waterproof construction that keeps you covered through changing weather and holds up to daily wear and tear.

    • Backcountry Exclusive
    • A lightweight hardshell designed for ski touring or resort wear
    • Gore-Tex delivers waterproof, breathable performance in wet snow
    • Stretch construction ensures full mobility on the slopes
    • Snow skirt and adjustable hood and cuffs seal out wind and snow
    • Stowable thumb loops can slip over your gloves to secure sleeves
    • Hand pockets are placed for access even with pack or harness on
    • Sleeve pocket includes an interior card slot to secure your pass
    • YKK Aquaguard zips prevent any moisture from slipping through
    • Item #BCC00F2

    Tech Specs

    [membrane/laminate] Gore-Tex (3-layer), [face fabric] 93% nylon, 7% elastane, [lining] 100% polyester
    fully sealed
    Center Back Length
    [external] 2 zippered hand, 1 zippered chest, 1 zippered sleeve, 1 insulated phone, [internal] 1 stash
    underarm zips
    Powder Skirt
    Claimed Weight
    [medium] 1lb 12oz
    Recommended Use
    all-mountain skiing, all-mountain snowboarding, backcountry skiing, backcountry snowboarding
    Manufacturer Warranty

    Tech Specs

    • Reviews
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    What do you think about this product?

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    Weird fit in chest and armpits

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: Large
    • Height: 5'6"
    • Weight: 165lbs

    based on the description and some of the reviews I was really excited for this jacket. However, the fit was WAY off for me. I am consistently a size M (8) shirt (34DD) and 10 pants and have size M or L jackets based on their purpose.
    I tried a large so I could layer underneath. It fit over my hips, which is usually the trouble spot for me with jackets so I didn't expect this to be so snug through the armpits and chest. The fabric, detailing, pockets and length are all great but there is no way I could wear this. I tried it with a long sleeve T and there is no way I'd be able to layer as it was close to impossible for me to move my arms around. The top (shoulder chest area) felt like a size S and the bottom ( waist through hip) of the jacket was true to size.

    Solid jacket lots of design detail

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Small
    • Height: 5'5"
    • Weight: 145lbs

    I decided to try this jacket out with all of the effort and thoughtfulness that Backcountry put into the design. I’m happy to say it was the right decision for me! I just got back from skiing in Canada . This jacket kept me warm and dry for the entire trip! I love the hood that zips over the helmet, phone pocket, vent for the high zip(no goggle fog here), and long length of the jacket! The fit is flattering and loose enough to add a base layer and puffy underneath for extra insulation. I have wide hips & shoulders and this jacket accommodates that as well as my long torso. The only con Ive come across so far is that its hard to turn your head when the hood is up over the helmet and you have to unzip the coat to pull the hood down. I would hands down purchase this coat again. I am looking forward to taking it backcountry skiing over this next season!

    Solid jacket lots of design detail

    Warm and dry!

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 5'3"
    • Weight: 135lbs

    I'm a relatively new skier with an endless love for deep pow, but without the skills to get down steeper runs without falling. Does this stop me from trying? No. Does this mean I need a burly jacket with the features to keep me dry while I dig myself out of waist deep snow? Yes.
    This jacket is warm, soft inside, and has all the functionality and amazing material that someone with my ski style demands.

    Soft brushed interior is WARM
    Vented neck and pit zips help cool you down when it's too warm
    Stretch GORE-TEX fabric is waterproof and comfortable to wear
    Plenty of pockets and storage
    Long length fits well around my hips, looks awesome, and feels great

    The overall fit seems to run really small, but the arms are long and super roomy, which feels a little strange on. I didn't notice once I started moving
    I had trouble taking the hood on and off over my helmet without unzipping the jacket. Not sure if this is possible with other jackets or not, but I wish it was easier.
    The powder skirt didn't fit as tight as previous jacket's I've worn, and slipped up during a few falls

    Bomber Jacket!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Small
    • Height: 5'7"

    This is the most versatile jacket you need for any and all mountain adventures. It has a sleek, clean look with heaps of technical features that will keep you riding for longer. From the asymmetrical zipper, multiple ventilation details to the intentionally-placed pockets, I can't wait to wear it all winter long. There is super soft fleece inside the top of the jacket to keep you warm and snug while you're charging down the mountain.

    I love that Backcountry designed this piece with Gore-Tex technology and stretch construction to make this jacket 100% waterproof, durable, and breathable. I've tested this jacket a few times and am super impressed by the quality and how warm it is! Did I mention how awesome all of the colors are?!

    The jacket is true to size and longer in length (which I love!). If you're in between sizes, I'd recommend sizing up for ultimate comfort.

    Bomber Jacket!

    Strange fit

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: XS
    • Height: 5'3"
    • Weight: 125lbs

    The style/color/and details of this jacket is really great, and the 3L Goretex feels sturdy. I wish I had a chance to try it on the hill, but the fit is just so off that I'm not going to get the chance. I'm 5'3 with an athletic build, and the arms and shoulders of both the small and XS are extremely long and baggy, so that the fabric bunches up in the armpits and shoulder area and would be very restrictive and uncomfortable for skiing. Both the previous reviewer and myself are on the shorter size, so perhaps this jacket would work if you were taller. Not for me.

    It's okay

    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: L
    • Height: 5'4"
    • Weight: 165lbs

    Was looking for something to replace my patagonia goretex jacket- I've never loved the fit of (long/large arms/chest/shoulders, and a little snug on my hips). Thought I'd give this a try after chatting with a gearhead on backcountry. The fit on this jacket is not what I expected- the arms are long and large, but somehow also snug around my shoulders/armpits. The jacket is much longer on than I expected. It's also a bit thinner than expected. Haven't tested it out yet, but considering the price, and the fact that I don't love it, I may just return. Also- I never understood why they place women's pockets over the chest... for a relatively large chested person, it's awkward to put anything in there. For reference: I usually wear a 10/12 Size 36DD, and I ordered the Large- based on the fit of the Large, an XL would have been way too large, and a M probably would have barely fit me, so I would say the L is accurate. Dark green color is beautiful in person.

    This Gore-Tex jacket looks the most similar to the Kokatat full zip jacket, that I use for kayak fishing, which isn't made anymore. My question is would this jacket work well for winter kayak fishing? Does the hood just have the adjustment in the front, and not in the back? Can the hood fit tight enough for 20-30 mph winds?

    Hi Judy,

    The jacket has an oversized fit so it will fit well over layers and is built to move so could work pretty well for kayaking. The hood is meant to fit over a helmet and has drawstrings in the front for the face opening with another pulltab in the back for the halo adjust. If you cinch it down tight enough over a helmet, the hood should stay put in those conditions. Let us know how it works!