MEC Trackback Jacket - Men's



Show Description

A waterproof-breathable jacket, designed to meet your backcountry needs and appeal to your frontside aesthetic. Set at an exceptional price point, this 3-layer jacket has technical features such as fully taped seams, a helmet compatible hood, powder skirt, and a Recco rescue reflector. But all this tech is housed in a fitted, fluid cut that can be worn over a fleece, and looks entirely at home when you wear it off the ski hill.

  • Fabric is Pertex Shield+ nylon 3-layer waterproof-breathable laminate, with a polyurethane hydrophilic film.
  • Fully taped seams prevent moisture from seeping through.
  • Adjustable hood accommodates a helmet.
  • Polyester fleece chin guard protects your skin from abrasion.
  • Underarm zips for self-regulated cooling.
  • Built-in Recco® Rescue System reflector allows ski patrol and mountain rescue teams to detect and locate Recco reflectors under snow. Useful for resort skiing, Recco technology is not a substitute for avalanche skills training, beacons, essential gear, or smart decision-making in the backcountry.
  • 2 handwarmer pockets with snappable flaps, Interior zippered pocket.
  • Velcro and snap-closure cuffs.
  • Powder skirt with gripper elastic and snap closure seal out the cold, and hem shockcord keeps snow from spraying up your back.
  • Looped snaps attach this jacket to the MEC Trackback or Backbeyond Pants.

Tech specs

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Type Waterproof-breathable
Technology Pertex Shield +
Construction 3-layer
Face fabric Nylon
Fabric waterproof rating

The standard test for waterproof fabrics uses a standing column filled with water. The figures given are the water column height. A rating of 3,500mm or higher can be considered waterproof. The higher the rating, the more durable the waterproof fabric will be over time.


Waterproof garments use waterproof-breathable technologies and are fully seam-taped. Water-resistant garments use waterproof-breathable technologies but their seams are not taped. Water-resistant garments repel water and protect against wind but are not made of waterproof fabric.

Waterproof with fully taped seams
Fabric active breathability

The rate at which a waterproof breathable fabric expels moisture when the inner surface is moist from perspiration. Values under 8,000g/m2/24h provide low performance, 20,000g/m2/24h provide moderate performance and values over 30,000g/m2/24h provide high performance.

Venting Underarm zips
  • 2 handwarmer
  • 1 internal zippered

A windproof garment does not allow any air to permeate the fabric. A garment with windproof panels has panels of fabric that are totally windproof, but the rest of the garment may not be windproof. A wind-resistant garment resists some wind, but not as much as a garment that is windproof.

Length Below hip
Durable water repellency

Usually referred to as DWR. A treatment made to fabrics that causes water to bead and run off instead of soaking through.

Additional feature(s)
  • Powder skirt
  • Recco system
Made in China