Black Diamond Equipment
Mission Ski Shell
A fully featured, do-it-all ski jacket featuring waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX fabric, the versatile Mission Shell has the mobility, protection and comfort needed for any day of the season, in- or out-of-bounds. READ MORE
A fully featured, do-it-all ski jacket featuring waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX fabric, the versatile Mission Shell has the mobility, protection and comfort needed for any day of the season, in- or out-of-bounds. Learn More
DescriptionBluebird or blower, in-bounds or out, the Black Diamond Mission Shell is our go-to, do-it-all ski jacket for hundred-day seasons and bell-to-bell days. Featuring GORE-TEX shell fabric for uncompromising waterproof and breathable protection, the Mission has a soft interior lining for added comfort and extensive pocket storage for small essentials. The integrated Cohaesive cord-management hardware in the hood provides an equalized, three-way adjustment with a single pull on low-vis storm days. Extended, two-way zippered armpit vents let you dump excess heat quickly on the skin track. An integrated powder skirt acts as a second line of defense on those all-time deep days.
- Integrated Cohaesive™ cord-lock technology in hood and hem
- Ski-helmet-compatible hood
- Brushed microsuede collar
- Extended two-way armpit zip vents
- Two concealed-zip hand pockets, two concealed-zip chest pockets and zip sleeve pocket with internal stretch mesh pouch and two skin-compatible, internal stretch-mesh drop pockets
- Underarm gussets for added range of motion
- Internal stretch powder skirt
- Custom-molded cuff tabs
- Weight: 791 g
- Fit: Relaxed
- Size: S-XL
Materials : GORE-TEX® 3L, 70d nylon plain-weave with brushed backer and DWR finish (175 g/m2, 100% nylon face, 100% polyester back)
Weight : 791 g (1 lb 12 oz)
Country of Origin : China
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Mission Ski Shell is rated out of 5 by 18.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Luke from Bomb shelter for when it's nuking out I have about 10 days in this jacket over a range of conditions: cold, wet, deep, everything but blue-bird. It has a "freeride"-like fit, meaning that it's roomier than most of BD's mountaineering-oriented jackets. Typically I size up with BD shells, but with the Mission I went true to size and it leaves ample room for layering underneath. As an example I can easily wear a base layer, fleece, and puffy under it without restricting movement. The hood fits comfortably over helmet and goggles and the collar comes up to just under my nose when fully zipped. Nice for staying warm on the lift. The material feels very durable, as does the stitching, seem taping, and zippers. I shouldn't need another resort jacket for many years. My advice: get this jacket before everyone else does.
Date published: 2015-12-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mack Wa from Bomb Proof This jacket is Bombproof. What a fantastic Jacket. It's the perfect freeride jacket. pros: - Packs away into the hood pretty small rolled up - GIANT arm pit zips - Goretex Pro will stop nearly anything from coming through and is very abrasion resistant - The lining on the inside means that the goretex won't stick to your skin in the spring causing a moisture lock effect. - Hood has lots of room for any helmet and can be synched down pretty tight. Cons: - I'd like to see future versions of this jacket with a draw cord in the front of the jacket so the chin cuff can be kept out of the way - although the fit is very true, the powder skirt is pretty loose Overall: A jacket you will not regret adding to your gear collection
Date published: 2018-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by DODskis from Freeride design at it's best. I have put a lot of days on this jacket so far this season, and it is hands down, the best design with intuitive features that is matched with burly construction. My biggest problem with other "high end" shells from other manufacturers has been durability. I work on snow, year round in both hemispheres and I don't have time to deal with poor construction and I am really impressed with BD's choice of materials and function. Fit - BD has come a long, long way from the skinny style mountaineering type ski apparrel. The mission has a great relaxed fit with room for layering and I don't feel like a banana in its skin when doing spins. Material - 70D nylon used on the shell is bombproof and will stand up to just about anything. This thing will last a long time. The vislon zipper used is beefy with larger teeth and a reassuring vvvvvvvp, when done up. zippers are a major week point for any shell and I feel BD recognizes this and didn't go cheap on this feature. The brushed microsued collar is extended and great for turtling in during fowl weather. The collar itself has a really nice raised dome feel to it that easily protects your nose and ears against days and days of face shots. Features - A plethora of features have gone into this shell. the biggest one for me is the extended length pit zips. Very useful for dumping excess heat really quickly on warm days and vigorous touring excursions, running from rib cage to elbow. The jacket has more storage options that some small day packs with double napoleon chest pockets, hand pockets (microsuede on the inside) RFID shoulder zip pocket, and 2 dump pockets internally to accommodate anything from skins, beanies, hip flasks or whatever! Pockets locations and function has been well thought out. The hood is oversized to fully fit a helmet and the coahesive cord magement system works well. This was the only thing I didn't love about the shell. I personally prefer 2 chords in the front and one in the back for hood management, but maybe that's just me. Overall - It's hard to find a reason why you wouldn't give this jacket five stars. BD seem to be taking a lot of their product research and R&D straight from athletes and Industry professionals that is resulting in very durable and highly functional products. The Mission Jacket is a flagship example of this. Keep up the great work BD!!
Date published: 2018-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cameron from This is the shell you are looking for This shell is amazing. I've used the Mission Ski Shell skinning laps and slaying groomers and regardless of the activity; It has exceeded all of my expectations. The fit and finish of the jacket is stellar and the quality is far above what I expected. Some say the fit is large, I'm 5'11 and 160Lb (73kg) and I love the fit, I would not change a thing about it. Money well spent.
Date published: 2016-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jeffrey from Best Ski Jacket I've Ever Owned After deciding to replace my old ski shell, which had seen something like 700 or 800 days over a number of years, I embarked on a jacket-finding-journey across the outdoor industry. After trying--and returning--several different jackets from other major outdoor brands, I finally found the answer: the Mission Ski Shell. I'm 6'1" and 185 lbs. I'd describe my build as athletic and long-limbed (wide shoulders, long arms, long but thin(ner) torso). This jacket just fits perfect. Seriously perfect. I ordered a size Large. Not too big and baggy, not too tight, perfect sleeve and torso length. It features Gore Pro Shell (read: totally bomber) fabric which isn't super crinkly or noisy, and holds my iPhone in a special little pocket too. I especially dig the inner skin pockets, which can keep my skins warm and clear during super cold tour days. All in all, it's a dream.
Date published: 2018-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dennis from Black Diamond stands by their products This jacket has been used for all kinds of inclement weather, mostly skiing. It is a tough, water proof, sealed seams, the hood does comfortably accommodate a helmet. Making it for a great day on the slopes on the groomed or off piste, snowshoeing or hiking. The Black Diamond warranty is stellar. I am not disappointed with the price, quality and warranty of this jacket. Enjoy
Date published: 2017-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by Robert from Awesome Shell - THE only shell you'll need for years I have had a good number of supposedly all weather shells over the years. The Mission Ski shell is by very far the best I have ever used! It does exactly what it claims to do . . . keeps the elements out! It is very waterproof, while still being well enough vented to not get you wet from the Inside. It layers very well and keeps out a blustery day. My new 'go to' shell! Bravo!
Date published: 2016-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by CHG21 from Best hardshell I bought this jacket a ear ago and I can say with 100% confidence that this product will not let you down. Layers easily or stands alone with only base layer. I have owned quite a few hard shells over the years, this is hands down the best on the market. Will not disappoint.
Date published: 2017-10-11