Free Standard Shipping for Orders Over $50
Home Page

Detail Images

Gearhead Pick

Current Color

Backcountry Wolverine Cirque Hybrid Insulated Jacket - Men's

55% Off
sale $103.48 Original price:$229.95

Select a Size

  • S
    - Unavailable
  • M
    - Unavailable
  • L
    - Unavailable
  • XL
    - Unavailable
  • XXL
    - Unavailable

Select a Color

  • Beetle - UnavailablePast season color
  • Pavement/Mustard Gold - UnavailablePast season color
  • Navy Blazer/Faience Blue - UnavailablePast season color
  • Pirate Black - UnavailablePast season color

Free Shipping on orders over $50*

Wolverine Cirque Hybrid Insulated Jacket

Wolverine Cirque is an epic basin located in the backcountry between two of Utah’s world-renowned ski resorts, and it’s home to 16 of the steepest, tightest chutes in the Wasatch Range. Skiing all 16 in a single day is the stuff of Backcountry Gearhead dreams, and doing so would require ambition, tenacity, and a collection of technically advanced, performance-oriented, and backcountry-specific ski clothing. We can't help with the former two qualities, but we designed gear like the Wolverine Cirque Hybrid Insulated Jacket to meet the gear requirements. It's our go-to midlayer for highly aerobic activities—like, say, skinning and skiing 16 chutes a day.

To make an insulator worthy of such a grandiose tour, we designed this hybrid jacket with a combination of weather-resistant materials, moisture-managing fleece panels, and innovative insulation with incredible breathability and stretch. Unlike standard synthetic insulators, 3DeFX+ insulation mirrors your every movement to maintain warmth and reduce the chance of cold spots appearing over time. We wrapped this innovative insulation in a stretch-woven, water-resistant shell to shed snowfall on the 14th boot pack of the day, and the fleece paneling wicks moisture away in areas you’re likely to sweat most while moving fast.

  • Technical synthetic insulator part of Backcountry’s touring collection
  • Breathable, stretchy insulation ideal for highly aerobic skiing
  • Stretch-woven, water-resistant shell sheds snowflakes and moisture
  • Fleece paneling enhances moisture management and quick-drying comfort
  • Thumbhole cuffs and adjustable hood secure the fit
  • YKK zippers at front and hand pockets with glove-friendly pulls
  • Gearhead Certified Product
  • Item #BCC00BT

Material
[face fabric] 40d nylon ripstop, DWR treatment, [back, underarm panels] 50% nylon, 41% polyester, 9% spandex
Insulation
60gm 3DFX (synthetic)
Fit
semi-fitted
Length
hip
Hood
fixed
Pockets
2 zippered hand
Recommended Use
backcountry skiing
Manufacturer Warranty
limited lifetime

Tech Specs

What do you think about this product?

View

>Rating: 5

Great jacket super light

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
XXL
Height
6` 2"
Weight
280 lbs

This jacket is wonderful, it provides a very comfortable fit even for bigger guys. This jacket is significantly warmer than what I was expecting. Finding this quality of jacket in a XXL is a rare commodity, thank you Backcountry.

>Rating: 5

Favorite Jacket of All Time

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Medium
Height
5` 10"
Weight
180 lbs

This is my favorite jacket of all time. I wear it constantly, mostly in Northern New England late fall, winter, and early spring, not only as a commuter jacket but also as a ski jacket, both in New England and in Utah/Colorado/Wyoming. When cold (sub 25 in New England or sub 15 in mountain west), I throw an insulated vest over it. When snowing or really windy, I throw a shell over it. Under it, pretty much just a baselayer and maybe a second layer. Only change to recommend: an outside chest or arm pocket. After about a year, I just ripped the sleeve very slightly (20mm) and am trying to figure out how to fix it. I should probably order a replacement jacket now, as I could wear this type of jacket pretty much forever.

>Rating: 5

Husband loves this jacket

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Medium
Height
5` 7"
Weight
160 lbs

I bought this for my husband for Christmas 2018, over a year later and he's still telling me how much he loves it. It's so versatile! We live in San Diego, doesn't really get cold, but he wears it on rainy days and it keeps him dry but not hot. We camp, sometimes in snow, and visit colder locations like NY, and the jacket has been perfect there, too. Looks very nice, too, he's very happy it isn't a puffy jacket.

>Rating: 5

My favorite jacket

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Medium
Height
5` 9"
Weight
187 lbs

This has quickly become one of my absolute favorite jackets to wear no matter what the activity. I have used it snowboarding, hiking, camping, even just walking my dog around town. I've put it through the wringer and it's still like new. I was able to wear it hiking in temps close to 30 degrees with this jacket and a thin base layer and I was absolutely fine. It's super comfy as well, it's light and although it's not as packable some jackets it is definitely light enough you wont have to worry about that being an issue. I bought this jacket in a size medium and it fits very true to size. A few members of my family have bought this jacket as well after trying mine on and everyone loves it. The thumb holes are a nice addition to the usefulness of the jacket and makes it easy to put gloves on over top of the sleeves so no part of my arms are exposed when it is cold. When I snowboard or ski I wear this jacket with a thin base layer and a shell jacket over top and I am plenty warm. I give this Jacket 5 stars.

>Rating: 5

Great jacket shell

Finally a comfortable winter coat that fits. I get extra discount from here: coupon-code.info

>Rating: 4

Nice, but haven't found where it shines

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Large
Height
6` 0"
Weight
200 lbs

So this jacket is one that I bought on a whim as the Backcountry in house stuff looks pretty cool and I like the idea. What I found with this jacket was beautiful construction, well-thought out details (like the wrist closures) and really good value. Where things get wonky is the insulation/fleece combination. I'd say the insulation feels like a 120 gram jacket. This makes it weird for me as I run hot and it's simply too much insulation when being active despite the fleece back. On the other side of it, the fleece means you can't use it as a coat to keep you warm without generating your own heat. So, for me in the PNW, it's too warm for activities and too cold for not being active. If it had half the amount of insulation it would be sweet or if it was entirely insulated with the thicker insulation that would make it a good layer as well, but for me it missed the mark.

Thanks so much for this review, Jay! It's much appreciated.

>Rating: 4

Super comfortable

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
medium
Height
5` 10"
Weight
160 lbs

This thing is super comfortable! I haven't used it while being active yet but it worked as a great layering piece on a recent cold camping trip (temps in the 30-degree range). The fit is a little more relaxed than some other similar options out there which makes it very easy to layer up underneath it.

>Rating: 4

Very solid

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
L
Height
5` 11"
Weight
165 lbs

This jacket is surprisingly warm, and the stretch panel on the back is definitely a good feature especially if you're using this for touring or active things. Personally it's a bit too warm for me for that, but as a wear anywhere jacket it's great. The sleeves are long enough usually but I found them a tad short when using the thumbholes, I have long arms though. overall really nice jacket, the hood fits perfectly.

>Rating: 5

Wear It Everywhere!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
XL
Height
6` 1"
Weight
185 lbs

I was able to demo this jacket for a week and was very impressed with how it performed. It's light enough to wear indoors as a comfy hoody, but also warm enough to wear on a hike in 25 degree weather!

>Rating: 4

solid

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
medium
Weight
160 lbs

I chose this jacket over an Arcteryx Atom because I wanted to save $80. I hadn't tried a Backcountry product before, but I ended up quite happy. It's a competent jacket for "technical" use, and I think it fits the casual role, too. The quality is almost 100%, with the occasional fraying cord here and there. It's solid so far (two months in). It looks great, and my girlfriend likes how it feels. It's not quite as slim as the Arcteryx, so consider sizing down. The huge pockets do make my torso look weird. Whatever; life is short. This is a light insulated jacket filling the gap between your autumn fleece and your enormous winter parka. It's meant for layering, so you absolutely should layer it. I've worn it under a waterproof shell and over a wool base at around 15 degrees F (while moving), and I was quite comfortable. Any lower, or if you plan to be stationary, and you should probably look for a puffier jacket. Nice features: some people love the thumb holes. I love the waist cinch and the interior chest pocket. Cons: -Curiously, there's no neck loop for hanging the coat on a hook, which I find maddening. -The hood is large enough to fit a hat, but I don't think it would fit a helmet; you'd have to size up and be swimming in your jacket unless you're a bigger person. Backcountry's offering us a good option at a better price than the big names. By the way, their customer service has always been good to me.

>Rating: 5

I never have to take it off

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
small
Height
5` 11"
Weight
155 lbs

I wear this jacket ski touring, I wear this jacket on Business trips, I even wear this jacket at home. It always seems comfortable. I normally wear a medium even though I am pretty skinny just so the Arms and Torso are long enough but this jacket in a small is amazing, nice trim fit without the bulk and plenty of length

Thanks as always, for your reviews, Brian. You're awesome!

>Rating: 4

Great for most conditions

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Large
Height
6` 2"
Weight
190 lbs

This jacket works as a stand-alone layer for conditions as low as 40F and is suitable for warmer spring conditions. You could get away with it in colder temps but only if your blood is pumping to give it a boost in performance. The jacket itself is so light you’ll forget you're even wearing it.

>Rating: 4

Layer me up! Well Done BC

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Height
5` 11"
Weight
175 lbs

I love this coat for 2 reasons. 1. it's a great layer for skiing, it doesn't end up wet, due to sweat, 2. it is a great stand alone coat. it fits a slender build very well. I love it. I like the blue on blue combo.

>Rating: 5

Great for Touring

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Small
Height
5` 10"
Weight
160 lbs

I bought this coat for my fiance who loves touring in the Wasatch. He loves that this jacket strikes the right balance between warm and breathable, especially when skinning up. He wears it all the time and says it's now his favorite jacket!

>Rating: 5

Very Good Jacket

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size

Super breathable and stretchy, perfect for exercise in cold weather. I've taken it hiking and backcountry skiing a bunch of times already and it's been the perfect layer. Impressively waterproof given how breathable it is. Also just a great fit and cool to wear around town

>Rating: 5

Love it

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Small
Height
5` 4"
Weight
155 lbs

I bought this jacket as a new warm layer for countryman touring. I found this toasty, wind resistant, and comfortable. Svelte enough to fit under my technical Shell jacket, while still providing me ample movement, warmth and comfort. I also find it casual enough to wear daily for work and fun. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a solid insulated jacket for touring.

>Rating: 5

I'll Take Two

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Medium
Height
5` 9"
Weight
135 lbs

I fell in love with this jacket the second I first put it on. First off, I love thumb loops. They make-or-break jackets for me. The nice fleece cuffs and thumb loops are great on this. The insulation is super warm. This jacket was great on its own for walking around town and driving to work on real cold days. I also used this a good bit touring. On super cold days this layered on top of your base-layer is just about perfect. It can almost be too warm touring on warmer days. I think the Wolverine Cirque Vest will be great for those warmer days when you want to retain your core warmth, but still need to dump some heat if you're working up a sweat. Overall, I really like this jacket as a layering piece for touring and an everyday jacket.

>Rating: 5

Becoming my go-to midlayer

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Medium
Height
6` 0"
Weight
180 lbs

I have now used the Wolverine Cirque for over two months in various conditions: in the resort, in the backcountry, and around town. This jacket is quickly becoming my go-to mid layer based on its warmth, stretch and features. I have worn this mid layer in the resort over a thin base layer and under a shell and I have stayed warm in single digit temps. The insulation retains heat and is very flexible. The key features for me are the stretch fleece back and the stretch fleece cuffs and waist. Unlike other mid layers the back panel on this piece is stretch fleece which prevents overheating with a pack which is critical to staying dry (not sweaty) and reducing bulk. The stretch fleece cuffs (with thumb holes which are a great touch) and waists improve the fit of the product while also keeping each area in place during rigorous activities. I find myself reaching for this mid layers over all of my other options

>Rating: 5

Great for layering

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Medium
Height
6` 0"
Weight
183 lbs

This jacket has become my go-to ski layering piece for resort days and for touring. The fleece back keeps me from overheating but the insulated front blocks wind and helps retain heat when I'm sitting on the lift. Layered with a shell (I wear the Backcountry x Flylow Grizzly Gulch jacket) and I can stay dry and warm all day.

>Rating: 5

Favorite Mid Layer!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Large
Height
5` 11"
Weight
160 lbs

The Wolverine Cirque has quickly become my favorite winter mid layer. its cozy and provides a good amount of warmth especially for how lightweight it is. The thumb loops are great for a bit more warmth when cruising around town and fit well. My favorite thing about the jacket though is how well it works as a mid layer for cold weather activities. Because of the stretchy and highly breathable back it wicks moisture extremely well and helps regulate temps like a champ. It is well designed and high functioning especially as a touring and resort use layering piece.

>Rating:

Does this jacket have a venting system? i.e., Underarm zips?

Hi Brian, The side panels and entire backpanel of this jacket are a stretch fleece which will be much more breathable than the traditional fabrics found in those areas. As such, there is no pit zips or mechanical venting.

>Rating:

ok going to ask a pretty obvious question - until i saw this i was looking to buy an Atom LT (since i dont have one) and i do have the cotopaxi pacaya hoodie. Can anyone compare this jacket with those two in a more technical sense?

Hey there! So the main difference in the Atom and the Wolverine Cirque is that our Wolverine jacket doesn't have insulation on the back - which for winter touring or hiking makes more sense to me because you have you pack against your back when you're touring so you're cutting out weight from the insulation without really losing any heat from your set up. I'm not super familiar with the Cotopaxi but looking at the specs it's not as durable in the face fabric as ours (they use a 20D vs our 40D fabric) and they have insulation all over the jacket except for the sized panels so it's going to be warmer than the Wolverine. If you're looking for a winter touring/hiking/backpacking layer, the Wolverine is the better choices. I find that I don't overheat as quickly in this style but I'm still warm on the downhill or when I stop moving in it.