From chase to commute.

Though it's primary role is as a waterproof, windproof, and breathable shell for chasing stashes on the other side of the backcountry gate, Quicksilver's Black Alder 2L Gore-Tex Hooded Jacket hides out in an urban snowscape just as well. The jacket's classy dobby weave texture belies its performance nature, hiding the go-for-snow Gore-Tex membrane behind a façade that isn't out of place on a daily commute. Though frankly, if it's snowing hard enough to warrant the jacket's fully taped seams, removable powder skirt, and jacket-to-pant attachment design, then you should probably be calling in sick, anyway.

  • A breathable shell that keeps the weather on the outside
  • 2-layer Gore-Tex membrane makes friends with inclement conditions
  • Helmet-compatible hood encourages safety while sending it
  • Fully taped seams prevent precipitation from sneaking in
  • Regular fit moves as you do and offers room for layers
  • Underarm zippered vents release excess heat in a pinch
  • Powder skirt seals out unwanted snow on deep days
  • Multiple pockets stash your smaller goodies
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Near Perfect for the Price

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

I bought this for a gift for someone and they love it!! Overall construction of the jacket is great. On the thick side for a shell, but it doesn’t come with extra bulk. I managed to stay comfortable through a variety of conditions during my last trip. It didn’t matter if it was 20 and blowing snow or 40 and sunny. With proper layers I was able to stay warm and dry throughout the day.

Survived a Whistler weekend

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

My first ever Gore-Tex jacket. Took it to Whistler for a 4 day trip and it snowed 2+ feet, plus rained one day and I stayed perfectly dry the entire time. The rest of the crew did not. Fit was good and the jacket to pant connection works well. It’s warm, so layering is key.



I buy a lot of Quiksilver stuff, and this jacket is by far the best constructed product I’ve purchased from the company. If you’re looking for a Gore-Tex jacket and like this brand, you won’t be disappointed.

Survived a Whistler weekend