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When Old Man Winter comes around the corner and sees you rocking the Mountain Hardwear Boundaryseeker Neoshell Jacket, he'll be shaking in his boots. With a three-layer construction of stretchy and tough materials, this jacket keeps you dry and warm in the worst weather winter has to offer.
Lightweight, but burly by nature, the Boundaryseeker Neoshell has a 3-layer construction to seal out the elements, resulting in a waterproof barrier to keep you dry, but still allows your skin to breathe when you get sweating. Polartec Neoshell Ripstop reinforcements cover the area most vulnerable to abrasive contact, whether it's from bushwhacking and breaking trail or the sharp edges of skis slung over your shoulder. This jacket is also decked out with a concealed RECCO reflector to give searchers a bit of help in case of a slide, and extra-long pit zips release the buildup of excess heat in a pinch to keep you riding in comfort.
- Durable and lightweight jacket for chasing lines
- Air-permeable, seam-sealed for climate control
- Regular fit accommodates layers
- Waterproof construction keeps you dry inside
- Extra-long underarm zips lets you stay fresh
- Tons of pockets for snacks, tools, and essentials
- Concealed RECCO reflector amps up safety
- Q & A
Great do-it-all ski shell
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Large
I got the Boundaryseeker NeoShell Jacket in Crevasse/Large and have been skiing in it for over 30 days at this point. The first thing that immediately stood out was the excellent fit - the fit is relatively generous without being too baggy and getting in the way. I am 6'2" 185 and size large allows me to layer a jacket like the Nano-Air underneath without feeling cramped. The hood and collar are also excellent - the collar has enough room to "duck into" when the snow is deep or the winds are fierce (many jackets end up getting caught under my chin, which is sub-optimal for me). The hood can adjust from being helmet compatible, to hat compatible with two snaps at the back of the neck, which is super convenient, especially if you're touring and aren't wearing a helmet the entire time.
The pass through pockets are a great feature - allowing me to keep my phone warm in my midlayer, but still having easy access via the chest pass-through pocket(s). If you're wearing the Boundaryseeker on the skin track, the NeoShell fabric provides excellent breathability compared to traditional hardshells - if you need extra venting, the front pass-through pockets combined with the pit zips creates excellent airflow while allowing you to stay protected from the elements if it happens to be snowing.
Durability has been excellent so far. Looking forward to another great season in this jacket.
Is the hood intended to be able to fit over a helmet?
It is, yes