Model: 61008/51008
Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL
Fit: athletic fit; under body armor
Weight: 23 oz
Berry Amendment Compliant: Yes. 100% Made in U.S.A.

You have requested and we have listened.  We are happy to re-release what Backpacker Magazine once called a "breathable fortress". The Alpinist Hard Shell Jacket is designed for fast movement and versatility. Utilizing the same fit from our Hard Shell FR-GT that gets rave reviews, these shells are light, packable, and more than equal to the demands of today’s operator.

The new 30 denier 3 layer GORE-TEX fabric provides an optimum combination of durable waterproofness and comfort. This new fabric package, characterized as Light & Fast by Gore, is more breathable and more capable of managing moisture and condensation near the body.  

Features include an adjustable helmet-compatible hood, adjustable hem with hidden drawcord, two waterproof chest pockets, and fleece chin guard. Extended pit-zips (rib-zips) allow for maximum ventilation and access to mid-layer pockets.


  • New lightweight knit backer with improved next-to-skin feel
  • Fully seam-sealed for full waterproof protection
  • 3-D shaping at elbows and shoulders for exceptional ease of movement
  • Two waterproof chest pockets
  • Size adjustable hood
  • No Exposed Zippers for added protection and to eliminate straight lines through your camo
  • Fleece chin guard
  • Drop tail for coverage


  • Gore Light & Fast DPS 2 Military fabric
  • YKK Zippers