Whether you're bootpacking swiftly through glades in Japan or hustling up the skin track in Utah, the Mountain Hardwear Men's Bootjack Jacket provides protection and performance from the first lap all the way to the last. More specifically, the Bootjack is designed to cater to your backcountry pursuits with a reliably waterproof, incredibly breathable construction for sweaty skinners and snowy rides down.
More specifically, the Bootjack is constructed with Mountain Hardwear's very own Dry.Q fabric. Not only does the Dry.Q fabric look slick as all heck, but it boasts a breathable performance when the sun comes out to play, yet assures waterproof protection in the face of unexpected snowstorms and slushy precipitation. However, should the sun stay out for the remainder of the day, the zippered underarm ventilation provides on-the-go temperature regulation—so you don't have to compromise wind resistant protection in favor of dumping heat. And, of course, no jacket would be complete without pockets, which is why the Bootjack is equipped with a myriad of them, so you never have to be without your necessities.
- A technical, weather-resistant shell for skiing or snowboarding
- Dry.Q fabric is waterproof and highly breathable
- Myriad of pockets keep necessities close
- Integrated powder skirt keeps elements at bay
- Underarm ventilation assures on-the-go temperature regulation
- Item #MHW00SL
- Q & A
Good technically, but runs too Large
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: Runs large
- Size Bought: Large
I've used this jacket twice now in dicey conditions (skiing inbounds and during a solid rainstorm) and it's held up very well. Got caught in a nice rain while walking my dog and it kept me completely dry. Skiing-wise, it's a good shell that protects from the wind and snow and has good ventilation if you start to get hot. Has the right number of pockets as well. My only complaints are two fold: first, the entire jacket runs way too baggy. I'm 6'3, 200 lbs, athletic build, and the Large was extremely wide and long in the sleeves. It's also really baggy around the waist. Even if you layer underneath it with a good fleece or down jacket, it's just too big. Second, the hood is enormous. It went up over my helmet and almost dangled down in front of my goggles. It has draw cords which can help this, but the issue still remains.
Hood helmet compatible?