Mountain Hardwear: Into the Backcountry with the CloudSeeker™ Collection

Text by: Kelsey Begg

Mountain Hardwear. Mountain Hardwear: Into the Backcountry with the CloudSeeker™ Collection

When the forecast calls for snow and the mountains are looking pristine, a peaceful day in the backcountry is exactly what the doctor called for. Discovering new lines, stumbling upon untouched powder stashes and simply enjoying the lack of crowds and chaos. Mountain Hardwear knows that in order to enjoy backcountry explorations to their full extent, you need durable gear that you can rely on. From bluebird days to whiteout pursuits, the appropriate gear is essential which is why they created the CloudSeeker™ collection. Made up of a set of mittens, gloves, technical jackets for both men and women as well as a bib, the CloudSeeker™ collection is designed for life in the backcountry.

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A Closer Look at the CloudSeeker™ Jacket

Available in a model for men and women, the CloudSeeker™ jackets is backcountry-ready. Dry.Q Elite technology keeps you dry and protected from the elements no matter what Mother Nature throws your way. Crafted with a 20D Stretch ripstop shell, your basic wear-and-tear is no match for the CloudSeeker™ jacket’s durability and flexibility. A helmet-compatible hood and harness/pack-compatible hand-warmer pockets enhance functionality and convenience on the go. Flow vents located on the upper arms aid in regulating your body temperature while a removable powderskirt ensures protection even while you’re shredding the deepest powder lines. This jacket is also equipped with a RECCO® avalanche reflector for added safety. Thanks to these few features, it is no surprise that performance and functionality are obvious focal points for the jacket’s design. 

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A Closer Look at the CloudSeeker™ Men’s Bib

For cool days in the backcountry, a little-added warmth goes a long way. This is why the CloudSeeker™ bib with its integrated connectable vest is a perfect choice. This lightweight, softshell vest/bib provides the added warmth that a regular shell pant does not. Thanks to its adjustable waist belt and jacket powder skirt integration, you can enjoy the snow without the worry of it getting down your pants. Like the jacket, the CloudSeeker™ bib is also equipped with a RECCO® avalanche reflector for safer exploration in the backcountry. Crafted with waterproof, air-permeable, 4-way mechanical stretch seam-sealed lightweight stretch 3-layer construction, the elements will be the least of your worries. Enjoy a long day exploring the backcountry with the expertise of the CloudSeeker™ collection. 

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A Closer Look at the CloudSeeker™ Mittens & Gloves

CloudSeeker™ Gore-Tex® Trigger Mitt


CloudSeeker™ GORE-TEX® Glove


Last but not least, you cannot head into the backcountry without your trusty gloves or mittens. Whether you’re a loyal glove wearer or you prefer mittens, Mountain Hardwear has kept this debate in mind and designed one of each. Both are engineered with GORE-TEX® offering exceptional weather protection from sleet to snow and everything in between. ThermalQ™ Elite Insulation provides comfort and warmth while touchscreen compatible Stimulus™ technology on the thumb and index finger add ease while navigating touchscreen devices. 

If long days in the backcountry take the lead over days lapping corduroy in the resort, you need gear that is designed for the adventure and Mountain Hardwear has found the perfect match. Designed for powder adventures and those seeking fresh tracks and untouched powder clouds in the backcountry, the CloudSeeker™ collection is up for the challenge.

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