First Ascent BC-200 Hard Shell Jacket Men’s

Guide Pick™: Peter Whittaker, Seth Waterfall


$199.00 NOW $129


It’s never been done. A 3-layer, waterproof/breathable hard shell with 20K/25K performance and complete welded-seam construction that’s under 11 oz. AND under $200. All the protection of a seaman’s storm jacket. Yet so breathable and lightweight you can wear it anywhere, any day of the year. Perfect for hiking, climbing, cycling or any other time when you’re active and the weather’s nuking. The helmet compatible hood is oversized for helmets but can be cinched down to work without. Quite possibly the most versatile gear you’ll ever own. The breakthrough fabric, exclusive to Eddie Bauer First Ascent, puts this ultralight in a class by itself.

Specs Sizing Reviews


  • 3-layer fabric with 20K/25K WeatherEdge® Pro technology and StormRepel™ durable water-repellent (DWR) finish


  • Fully welded seams reduce weight and improve wet-weather performance


  • 2.5-oz, 12-denier nylon packs easily


  • Fits easily over helmet; cinch hood for secure fit


  • Sealed to eliminate need for flaps


  • Harness and pack compatible, ease of movement


  • Machine wash cold delicate separately. Do not dry clean

100% nylon; DWR (WPB)
Center Back Length 29.5”
Garment Weight 10.6 oz.

  Chest Waist Neck Sleeve
Small 35-37" 29-31" 14-14.5" 32.5-33"
Medium 38-40" 32-34" 15-15.5" 33.5-34"
Large 41-43" 35-37" 16-16.5" 34.5-35"
XL 44-46" 38-40" 17-17.5" 35.5-36"
XXL 48-50" 42-44" 18-18.5" 36-36.5"


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Reviews for the First Ascent BC-200 Hard Shell Jacket Men’s

5 out of 5 stars based on 7 reviews.

On 2012-05-26, Mike O. wrote


Very weather worthy, and very lightweight. After experiencing several other similar products I concluded that this is the best combination of lightweight and weatherproofing I could get at that price. I do wish it had pit zips like the 300 does. It is lighter weight, and not as durable at the 300 either. If I am out for a week in the summer I take the 200, if in the winter I take the 300. Both are great products. The 200 seems a bit smaller cut, being made in Honduras I think... so I ordered a xxl while in the 300 I have a xl. The 200 seems a bit more fragile, so if I expect really physically abusive conditions I am more inclined to go with the 300, which is heavier duty on the outside. Both are great products.

On 2012-05-25, Brian Yost wrote


I recently used this jacket in a downpour just going to and from work and didn't get a bit wet. I haven't hiked with it yet, so I can't comment on the breathability, but it sure feels more breathable than my heavy fishing raincoat. This thing is light!

On 2012-05-24, Sam H wrote


Great product- super light and water/wind-proof. Just used it as my outer layer for a successful Shasta ascent.

On 2012-05-24, Don wrote


Tried this jacket out in heavy rain this spring and it worked perfect. I think my favorite part of this jacket is how roomy it is. This is great when you have several layers on underneath. The large sleeves make it easy to slide over gloves. Also super light weight for how well it performs. I'll take this jacket with me anywhere since it packs nicely and won't weigh down my pack. Great job developing this jacket!

On 2012-05-09, Joe Healy wrote


Ok, so first off I DO not have this jacket (yet), but I've tried it on and looked it over heavily in the store and I just wanted to comment on how tough the material is. I can't attest to its waterproofness or long term durability, but I know plenty of people have. What I can say is that for being as light as this jacket it, the material just feels super tough (so much so that it inspired me to comment here in case anyone had the same concerns I do). That being said i'll stop since i can't stand when people write reviews for stuff they don't have. haha. Either way I plan on getting one, and with the return policy/guarantee of EB stuff its a safe bet either way!

On 2011-08-17, Robert Vas wrote


Exellent jacket, I've used it on a trip to Oregon , was doing some crazy ppg in wet conditions, ( flying high in the clouds) not only was I dry, but wind protected as well. After a few flights it looked like I touched a muffler with the hood. Vent back to Eddie Bauer store for repairs and guess what... I've got the new one . wooow. Love Firs Ascent will DEFFINATLEY buy again. Robert

On 2011-06-14, Ben Fraley wrote


The shell I took along was not geared for the conditions on Rainier. After finishing class the 1st day it was soaked and weighed a ton.This shell weighed next to nothing and I was still dry after 3 more days on the mountain. LOVE IT!

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