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Backcountry - x Flylow Grizzly Gulch Jacket - Men's

Backcountry x Flylow Grizzly Gulch Jacket - Men's

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$194.95 $429.95
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Item #BCC009Q
Past season color




Tech Specs

[membrane/laminate] Polartec NeoShell, [face fabric] 72% polyester, 28% nylon, DWR treatment
fully sealed
helmet compatible
[external] 2 zippered chest, [internal] 1 chest
zippered underarm
Claimed Weight:
Recommended Use:
backcountry skiing
Manufacturer Warranty:
limited lifetime

Backcountry x Flylow Grizzly Gulch Jacket

Every morning, Backcountry is represented by Gearheads touring all over the Wasatch in search of the snowiest stashes before work starts. Chances are good that, if you're on a dawn patrol in the same region, you're probably sharing a skin track with us. You might also share our opinions and preferences about ski gear, and our collaboration with Flylow Gear on the Backcountry x Flylow Grizzly Gulch Jacket indicates that you're in good company. Flylow solicited some design feedback from us, and we told them we wanted a jacket that’s reliably waterproof for the best powder days, ridiculously breathable to keep us comfortable while skinning under heavy snowfall, and ultra-lightweight to pack down small when dawn patrol gives way to a bright winter morning. They agreed that those are all important traits, and we think you will, too.

The Grizzly Gulch's thin, light, 3-layer construction includes a waterproof, air permeable Polartec Neoshell laminate—one of the few waterproof membranes that’s actually air permeable. Unlike standard breathable membranes, Polartec Neoshell starts to breathe the moment you put the shell on. Standard breathable membranes don't start breathing until after you work up a sweat, which can be detrimental when you're sweating on a skin track in freezing temperatures. The Grizzly Gulch Jacket doesn’t exactly eliminate all the sweat dripping down your face when you’re tackling steep skin tracks, but it does allow all that moisture to vaporize off your body so you don’t freeze and sweat at the same time. And as for the downhill, the Grizzly Gulch Jacket sheds all the powder shots and snowspray coming your way, so you feel comfortably dry and fresh for another lap.

  • Ski shell designed by Backcountry and Flylow Gear
  • Polartec Neoshell is reliably waterproof and air permeable
  • Ventilation zippers under each arm amplify airflow
  • Athletic fit with articulated design for free movement
  • Waterproof chest pockets are accessible with backpacks on
  • Helmet-compatible hood and adjustments at hem and cuffs solidify coverage
  • Gearhead Certified Product

Almost perfect.

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Large

Cuffs are a bit too narrow to easily wear a glove underneath it. I can do it by wearing my gloves first and easing the glove through the cuffs but if I need to use my phone or do anything that requires me to take off the gloves I would have to take off the jacket to get the gloves underneath the cuffs again. Sizing is a bit weird because the sleeves are a bit longer than I;m used to but the body and shoulders are athletic fit. This can double as a hiking shell too. Got it for $257.00 so it was a great deal for a 3L shell.

Awesome fabric, frustrating fit

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: large

I really, really want to love this jacket. The fabric is dead quiet, super breathable, packs really small, weighs very little, and doesn't seem to have wasted any fabiric, BUT, what is it with the arms? Were they made for the skinniest skiier ever? I don't have particularly thick arms and the insulation on my layers is crushed by the overly tight arms. I get that it's a backcountry-focused jacket- I want it to be - but this is too much. Zippers, pockets, hood, neck opening, etc. are all great. Just add 1/2-3/4" to the sleeve diameters and maybe about the same to the chest/belly so you can actually breath when you stuff your skins in the bib pocket.

Awesome jacket!!!

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

This jacket does everything I need it to skiing in Western Wyoming and anywhere else. I was very unsure on which size to order between the medium or large and am very glad I went with the medium! I’m 5’ 11” and 177lbs with a pretty athletic build and the medium jacket fits me great with room for a base layer and fleece. I don’t feel constricted at all wearing it.


  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: L

I returned the Backcountry Cottonwoods jacket and got this instead, I am so happy. If you are looking for an athletic fit, super simple, technical shell then look no further. This is just burly enough to take a snag on a tree in the woods, yet light enough (super soft face fabric) to not feel like you're wearing a waxed canvas tarp. I'm always on the hunt for the year round shell, to keep me dry in the summer rain and the cold wind out all winter. So far (3 days in) I am very happy with this jacket. The fit is great (6'2 190 size L), maybe a hair on the large side but with a layer you're good. I can echo the issue with the tight cuffs for those with "under"-gloves, i'm an "over"-mitt guy so no worries here.

Great maneuverability

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

This jacket is amazing! I was able to move freely, without restriction, and never once got any snow where it shouldn't be! There aren't that many pockets on it, but I like the sleek slimmer fit look.

Super Slim Fit through the Sleeves

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

The circumference of the sleeves is really small for a large. The sizing is right, torso length, sleeve length, shoulder width. It barely fits over a long sleeve shirt and North Face Thermoball synthetic.
If I was in shape from climbing, I don't think it would go over my forearms.
Good if you only had a t-shirt on. And the hood is gigantic. I wish they would stop making them to fit OVER a helmet, who does that?

You can always cinch down the hood. But if your hood doesnt fit when it starts raining/snowing/sleeting, you're SOL.

Great fit

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

The thing I like the most about this jacket is the fit. It's slender and not baggy but gives enough room for multiple layering options. It had held up well when the snow was falling hard as well as gives enough ventilation for the days which the sun comes out. This jacket has been completely waterproof and dependable and I would recommend it to others.

What size did you get? M or L?

Awesome shell

    I like the fit of this jacket, the hood is compatible with helmets which is nice. It has enough pockets for everything I'm carrying when out on the mountain. I also like the color - I got the mustard gold and it looks exactly the same as in the photograph on the website

    Love it!

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

    I bought this as a gift for my brother and he loves it! "That jacket is warmer and lighter than I expected"

    What size did you get?

    So close to the Perfect Touring Shell!

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

    First, I love this jacket and it performed very well through 6 days of BC touring in Hokkaido. The construction is kick-ass like most stuff from Flylow, so I was pumped that BC teamed up! I love the Neoshell fabric, it really breathes well and is stretchy, dry, and quiet. The fit of the Medium was spot-on for me as well. I tried a small and it was too tight in the shoulders/chest.

    I do have a few gripes about the shell. As another reviewer said, the pit zips are really hard to raise and lower completely without the jacket moving around. Having a backpack waist belt on really helps hold the jacket in place for zipping the pits. My biggest problem with the jacket is the cuffs on the sleeves. They are super low profile and would work GREAT with a gauntlet style glove where the glove goes over the jacket. For us Jacket-over-glove people the cuff is way to tight, even when un-done to allow enough room for the gloves to fit easily inside the cuff, especially when wearing a watch. There's just not enough room and it makes it time consuming and a waste of time trying to get the cuff over the gloves. While it's certainly not a deal-breaker, I think this jacket would be the perfect BC touring jacket with larger cuffs and a removable powder skirt for bibless folks.

    Overall, the construction, color, fit, and material are top-notch and I'll be keeping this jacket for a long time, but I might have to get MacGyver on these cuffs to help them fit over my gloves/watch.

    So close to the Perfect Touring Shell!

    Lighweight and comfortable

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

    This is a do it all lightweight shell. It's perfect for anything from touring to casual wear when you need weather protection. It's really thing but feels durable, slightly stretchy, and the fit is great.

    Solid and dependable

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Size Bought: medium

    Solid and dependable. Comfortable and lightweight. These are the terms I would use to describe this jacket. I wore this to tour and it ticked all the boxes on the awesome checklist. I am 5'4, 160lbs and this fit me perfectly.

    Kept me comfortable and protected during a blizzard while out riding. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a great Touring shell


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