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Mountain Jacket

 

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Mountain Jacket

Manufacturer: The North Face

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Page By: GuitarWIzard

Created/Edited: Apr 28, 2002 / Apr 28, 2002

Object ID: 251

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Ideal for technical climbing and mountaineering, this parka offers reliable weather protection.

2-Layer Gore-Tex® XCR/Blizzard Failleweave nylon is durably waterproof, windproof and extremely breathable
Hood fits over a helmet; rolls up and secures with no-snag Velcro® when not needed
Two core vents with water-resistant zippers allow internal jacket access
Adjustable, gusseted Velcro cuffs, plus powder skirt with elastic and Velcro/snap closure keep the snow out
Features two exterior Napolean pockets, small sleeve pocket and zippered stretch mesh internal pocket for map or other items
Two lower handwarmer pockets with water-resistant zippers; can be used to access single-pull hem drawcord
Shoulders, elbows, arms and sides are reinforced for added abrasion-resistance
Soft, moisture-wicking Fieldsensor® polyester-lined upper half enhances comfort; nylon taffeta-lined lower half protects against backpack abrasion
Factory hot-taped seams ensure waterproofness


Reviews

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boulderpeteUntitled Review

Voted 4/5

Owned this product now for 2 years, used it in Colorado , Scotland and many times in the Alpes.

I liked it , it keeps you dray , and transports moisture quite well.

Only con. quite heavy 1.1 kg and relativly high packsize
Posted Jan 19, 2004 6:25 am

PCHoranUntitled Review

Voted 4/5

The North Face Mountain Jacket is true to its name--a legit mountaineering jacket. It is tough, weather resistant and sheds weather. It has valuable features like good venting and an inner skirt to keep the snow out while glassading. The big downside is the weight. You pay the price for features and durability. I have also had to reapply the DWR finish about once a year.
Posted Mar 24, 2004 4:06 pm

pippo52Untitled Review

Voted 4/5

The North Face Mountain Jacket is a quite good jacket. The weight and the packsize are realy a problem.
The hood fits over a helmet; rolls up and secures with no-snag Velcro® when not needed but when rolled it isn't confortable for your neck!

Posted Sep 10, 2004 10:12 am

IceMonkeyUntitled Review

Voted 3/5

Good jacket. Keeps you warm and dry, but its far to heavy and its pack size is to large.
Posted Aug 2, 2005 10:15 am

AltitudeSicknessBest Shell Ever Made

Voted 5/5

I have owned this jacket for years, have worked it to death, abused the crap out of it. Dirt, Gravel, Ice, Snow, all of it and more, this jacket has passed the test with flying colors. Easy to revive the Gore-Tex with proper care after the abuse. Especially love the flexibility of the hood and zippers. When hot it lets you vent under the arm pits, when cold it lets you seal yourself in for warmth and comfort.
Posted Jan 4, 2008 9:43 pm

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