Description

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For experience-hungry skiers whose bread and butter is lift-accessed terrain – but who venture out for some untracked snacking. Not as fully pared-back as an alpine-style jacket, the Backbeyond has a more modern flowy shape and a nod to resort skier style. It still has all the technical features you expect from a backcountry shell, but the casual cut might take up a little more room if you stuff it in a pack. Colours, cut and attachment system are designed to coordinate with MEC Backbeyond Pants.

  • Fabric is 3-layer GORE-TEX® that's supple, lightweight and provides waterproof-breathable protection. Nylon inner lining.
  • Fully taped seams seal out the elements.
  • Adjustable hood is helmet compatible.
  • Fleecy chin guard on interior of collar.
  • Underarm zips let you vent when things get smoking.
  • Sleeves have gusseted hook and loop cuffs that seal over your gloves.
  • Watertight YKK® Aquaguard zipper on centre front, with Uretek coated zipper on pockets and under arms.
  • Zip out powder skirt has an gripper elastic to keep it in place and keep out snow.
  • 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.
  • Cut to slide over inner warm layers, the fit is not super technical, but provides room to twist and move freely.
  • Looped snaps attach the jacket to compatible snow pants.

Tech specs

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Ideal for
  • Downhill skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Freeride and freeskiing
Technology GORE-TEX
Construction 3-layer
Face fabric Nylon + spandex
Lining/backer 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.

14,000mm
Waterproofness

Waterproof garments use waterproof-breathable technologies and are fully seam-taped. Water-resistant garments use waterproof-breathable technologies but their seams are not taped. Weather-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.

20,000g/m2/24h
Venting Underarm zips
Pockets
  • 2 handwarmer
  • 2 external chest
  • 1 internal zippered
Windproofness

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.

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.

Yes
Hood Adjustable helmet-compatible
Additional feature(s)
  • Gusseted cuffs
  • Powder skirt
  • Recco system
Made in China