Black Alder 2L Gore-Tex Hooded Jacket

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 facade that isn't out of place on a daily commute. In fact, the underarm vents dump heat just as well atop steep summits as they do on crowded subway cars. 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.

  • High-performing ski shell that also doles out casual urban vibes
  • Gore-Tex membrane is durably waterproof and highly breathable
  • Snap-away powder skirt keeps the snow out during heavy powder dumps
  • Zippered underarm vents let in cool air during backcountry hikes
  • Helmet-compatible hood shuts out the snow and keeps you protected
  • Seamless mega-stretch lining ensures comfort and mobility
  • Inner and outer pockets stash everything you need on the slopes
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