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Backcountry - GORE-TEX Down Parka - Women's

Backcountry GORE-TEX Down Parka - Women's

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$229.98 - $275.97 Original price:$459.95
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Item #BCCZ24E
Past season color




Tech Specs

Responsible Collection:
Bluesign Approved
[membrane/laminate] GORE-TEX (2-layer), [face fabric] 100% Bluesign-approved polyester, DWR finish, [lining] 100% nylon
800-fill goose down, RDS
Center Back Length:
fixed, adjustable
[external] 2 zippered hand, 2 drop-in, [internal] 1 zippered chest
Claimed Weight:
[medium] 2lb
Recommended Use:
Manufacturer Warranty:

Why We Built The GORE-TEX Down Parka

When the flakes are wet and falling fast, we're safe and warm inside the defenses of our GORE-TEX Down Parka. More than just a stylish silhouette, this fully waterproof down piece is backed by the breathable protection of GORE-TEX, and layered with soft, air-trapping goose down. Its generous cut falls right on our thighs, giving us the coverage we need for touring holiday markets, exploring ski towns, or everyday urban commuting.

  • A sophisticated down parka with winter-worthy protection
  • GORE-TEX membrane delivers waterproof, breathable performance
  • Down insulation offers lightweight, packable warmth
  • Adjustable hood is insulated for extra warmth on windy days
  • Wrist gaiters feature thumbholes for a clean, heat-trapping fit
  • Brushed tricot fabric at chin for soft comfort
  • Two-way zipper for convenience when sitting down
  • Vented back hem enhances style and mobility

Warm and functional

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: small

I moved to Minnesota 1.5 years ago, and went through my first winter without a properly fitting coat. I bought this one on sale last summer and have held off reviewing until I felt I'd had time to really experience it. Overall, I'm very happy with the coat. I was worried it wouldn't be warm enough when it arrived because it is so thin compared to typical winter coats, but it has done a good job so far this year. I've worn this coat down to a "feels like" temp of -15 F for short walks, and have been (relatively) comfortable. I'm also pleased that this coat is waterproof.

The only sticking point is that the zipper isn't the best. It sometimes gets stuck at the bottom, so can be difficult to zip up or unzip. you'd think that for the price you could get a fully functional zipper, but for me it's worth it given how good the rest of the coat is.

I think this runs true to size. I'm 5'2, around 125lbs, and typically wear a size 4-6. I ordered my usual small, and it fits well. There's room for a bit of layering underneath, but not too loose that cold air can get in.

I'm so glad to see a review that mentions the zipper! I bought this jacket last winter, at over 50% off, fortunately, becuz I would have returned it if it was full price simply becuz of the zippers. Overall I'm happy to have this coat as one of my rotating, protective gear wardrobe. But at this price point?; shoddy zipper quality is unacceptable! I'm 5'6", 125lbs, slim but busty. I got size M. If ur curvy or broad shouldered this jacket's fit might be tricky.
Anyway, the main point of my comment is about the ZIPPERS! I also got a shorter Backcountry brand down coat (@ a great discount as well) in size M, but the zippers were even more troubling than this coat and, upon delivery,down feathers were already poking out so I returned it. Everything about this coat is pretty compatible w the exception of the zippers; gortex protection is great, warmth is good but it doesn't protect legs much... The pocket angle and placement is a little 'square', not as comfortable as my Colombia jackets but the micro fleece lining is nice. The hood is a bit large but I have a child-sized head, and there's only the back hood adjustment, none on either side of the face to really cinch down when the wind is intense.
I also got the long Backcountry down a couple of weeks ago and that zipper is ridiculous! Worst zipper action I've ever encountered! I talked to a gearhead about and they gave me a further discount (it was already nearly 70% off) bc I really liked everything about this jacket so I kept it, really warm, lightweight and comfortable! So, again, my point is: Backcountry? Step up the zipper quality!!! AND if you get a Backcountry coat, from my experience? Expect poor quality zippers. I mean, I have cotton hoodies that are almost 30 years old that the zippers have never failed! I could zip them up in my sleep but w my Backcountry coats I've actually missed buses bc it took me 10 minutes to get zipped up before heading out. 🤔😛😉

Zipper broken on arrival

    Was looking forward to this jacket but the zipper was stuck at the bottom. For this price there should be frontal snaps as well as a functioning double zipper. I didn't even bother trying it on.

    Hi Karen! I'm sorry you had this experience, we do offer a warranty program for our Backcountry gear and we would be happy to help get you a replacement. I'll reach out via e-mail

    !!!Refer to my comment above! I also agree that at this price point there should be a snap or magnetized zipper placket, too.
    (Is placket the right term???)

    Great Parka!

    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: L

    My daughter is off to university in Minnesota so we were looking for a very warm, waterproof coat. She does not care for the puffy coat look which limited our options. Nor was she looking to layer a lot when going from extreme cold walking across campus into warm classrooms or dorms. Layers would create a lot of material to juggle. This coat fits the bill perfectly. The "puffiness" is hidden under the Goretex outer, it is long to cover her when it gets really cold, the hood is very deep to hide from extreme winds and the waterproof Goretex is perfect for snowstorms. She loves the thumb holes to help keep the sleeves from riding up. She is 5'8, 125 lbs but with really broad shoulders and long arms. Based on reviews we bought both the L and XL. The L fits great. Now we wait for winter to see if it is as warm as we think it will be.

    Runs big but such a nice coat!

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: Medium

    I am 4' 10" and very petite but had to get a size M just for it to fit around my chest and that was tight, which made the sleeves, shoulders, and length way too long. I really with this was made in petite sizes because this is such a wonderful coat, I was very disappointed I had to return it. I have said this runs small because I can't imagine someone needing a coat at that length and sleeve size to be so small around the body.

    purchased to be a workhorse jacket.

    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: L

    I usually wear a 3/4 length down or fleece lined lightweight jacket. I have an older jacket I use for working in snow, but it feels bulky on me in recent years. I wanted a jacket that looks nice, will support beach and trail walks, mountain adventures, and be in my car or on my back for adventures. This arrived last night and I tried it on. It has ample room, I wear a S or M in Patagonia, Lowle, Prana, and I ordered the L in this jacket based on the reviews. It fits perfect. I am 5'3", 160 about, depending on the season. I will be able to layer. It has room, and I am excited for fall. Really good value on sale.

    Thank you for the awesome review!

    Very warm but

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: L

    I felt very constricted. Large is the size I get for all tops and jackets but I couldn’t bend my arms comfortably and it really brought out my love handles ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    I would go up one size.

    Great waterproof down jacket

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: L

    I’d been looking for a very warm waterproof down jacket and found this one from backcountry at a great price. I love it! Not only is it super warm, it also fits very well, a little less bulky than most down jackets. (I got the large so I’d have room for layers) Plus I love all the pockets!

    My Favorite Parka

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large

    Warm, but not too bulky. I purchased a size Large which is my normal size and I have enough room to layer under it if need be. I love all the pockets, the length and the wrist gaiters. The only thing I wish this jacket had is the tall collar feature that the Backcountry Men's Parka has.

    Hello! What temperatures have you used this jacket in? I am planning a trip to Europe in winter but I wanted to first know if this jacket can withstand. Thanks!


    Women's Apparel
    US Size000 - 24 - 68 - 1012 - 141618

    28 - 30in

    (71.1 - 76.2cm)

    32 - 33in

    (81.3 - 83.8cm)

    34 - 35in

    (86.4 - 88.9cm)

    36 - 37in

    (91.4 - 94cm)

    38.5 - 40in

    (97.8 - 101.6cm)

    41.5 - 42.5in

    (105.4 - 107.9cm)

    44.5 - 46in

    (113 - 116.8cm)

















    23 - 24in

    (58.4 - 61cm)

    24.5 - 25.5in

    (62.2 - 64.8cm)

    26.5 - 27.5in

    (67.3 - 69.8cm)

    28.5 - 29.5in

    (72.4 - 74.9cm)

    31 - 32.5in

    (78.7 - 82.5cm)

    34 - 35in

    (86.4 - 88.9cm)

    37 - 38.5in

    (94 - 97.8cm)


    28 - 30in

    (71.1 - 76.2cm)

    34.5 - 35.5in

    (87.6 - 90.2cm)

    36.5 - 37.5in

    (92.7 - 95.2cm)

    38.5 - 39.5in

    (97.8 - 100.3cm)

    41 - 42.5in

    (104.1 - 107.9cm)



    47 - 48.5in

    (119.4 - 123.2cm)


    Short 30in (76.2cm)

    Regular 32in (81.3cm)

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