Description

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Part of MEC's Boundary collection, the Steepside combines backcountry-grade insulation with slope-ready aesthetics. Insulated with synthetics for exceptional warmth, this water-resistant jacket has great mobility, even with a base layer. The fully adjustable hood features a stiffened brim to keep your vision unobstructed during flurries and on bluebird afternoons. Ideal for resort or side riding, the Steepside encourages free-form shredding through all-mountain conditions.

  • Fabric is waterproof-breathable 2-layer polyester with polyurethane laminate, a brushed inner face, and a DWR finish.
  • Seam taped for full waterproof protection.
  • Hyperloft synthetic insulation is 100g in body and sleeves, 60g in hood.
  • Helmet compatible hood has a stiffened brim and drawcord adjustment with Cohaesive cordlocks at front and back.
  • Zippered fleece-lined handwarmer pockets provide secure storage.
  • Interior zippered pocket has a media port, large elasticized drop in pocket.
  • Powder skirt has gripper elastic
  • Tabs for attaching compatible snow pants.
  • Weather resistant zippers prevent cold from seeping through.
  • 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 skills training, beacons, essential gear, or smart decision-making in the backcountry.
  • Centre back length is 30.75in. (medium).
  • Turn garment inside-out for washing and drying. Wash in a front loading machine, in cold on delicate cycle. Do not use fabric softeners or bleach. Tumble dry low. Do not iron or dry clean.

Tech specs

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Ideal for
  • Downhill skiing
  • Snowboarding
Type
  • Insulated synthetic
  • Waterproof-breathable
Technology
  • Microporous PU laminate
  • MEC Hyperloft
Construction
  • 2-layer
  • Quilted
Face fabric Polyester
Lining/backer Polyester
Insulation 100g/sq. m polyester
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.

15,000mm
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. 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.

20,000g/m2/24h
Venting Mesh-lined underarm vents
Pockets
  • 2 front cargo
  • 2 handwarmer
  • 1 internal drop-in
  • 1 internal zippered with cord port
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)
  • Powder skirt
  • Recco system
  • Wind flap behind zipper
Made in China