Breathable for backcountry bounding.

You prefer skinning in your baselayer, but some days—particularly around dawn—you're too cold to actually sweat on the skintrack. Those days call for the Dynafit Men's Beast Hooded Insulated Jacket, and you should definitely keep it packed away so you can wear it for skiing back to the car. Its Polartec Alpha insulation provides air permeable breathability, which means the jacket breathes the moment you put it on, as opposed to breathing after you already started sweating. Dynafit treated the jacket's shell to resist brisk breezes and shed snow spray as you make your way up to the summit, and there are stretchy panels under each arm and at the cuffs to enhance mobility when you reach the summit.

  • Insulated midlayer made for backcountry touring
  • Polartec Alpha insulation offers backcountry-worthy breathability
  • Wind- and water-resistant shell sheds moisture and snow spray
  • Stretchy underarm and cuff panels assure full mobility
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Cold Skintrack Comfort

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

This jacket is Very Comfortable! It is basically your favorite lounging hooded sweatshirt adapted for ski touring. As described, this jacket is perfect for those cold (dry) mornings on the skintrack. The Polartec Alpha is bodymapped to provide the right amount of insulation, comfort, and breathability. After a day on the mountain, this is the jacket I wear to the bar for Apres Ski!