The North Face Men's NFZ Jacket
WE purchased this jacket for our son to go skiing in America, It s light weigh so didn't take up precious luggage weigh or bulk in his suit case. Its water proof ample big enough in size to allow layering and he was more than warm enough. Beneath each arm pit there is a zip which opens up to reveal a netted area which allows the wearer to cool down and ventilate whist active, without loosing the benefit of keeping the vital part of the body warm. Inside the coat at waist level is a elasticated section that does up around the waist to prevent drafts or snow entering inside the jacket in the event of a fall. There are several pockets inside and out all with zips to keep contents secure. Plus the hood has a small lip which hooks over a ski helmet if required. The Jacket colours stand out so the wearer can be seen from a distance against various back grounds. I was also impressed to see that the jacket also came fitted with a Recco advanced rescue reflector which allows pinpointing the wearer location in the event they may need rescuing.
Now his home his wearing the jacket for hiking etc. to complete his Duke of Edinburgh and casually out and about. A great all round jacket.
13 April 2015
Great light weight jacket but does it all!
Was a little concerned that with the jacket being so thin and light that it may not be warm enough or properly waterproof when I purchased it for the slopes, and thought it was a little expensive but all good quality ski/board clothing is,
I was super impressed with this, so light you'd barely know you had a jacket on, and the freedom of movement was spot on. Was warm when it needed to be and wind proof for the very tops of the mountains and cool with the vent zips for when it was getting hotter through the day!
Good little lense cloth in the left sleeve too which was handy!
30 March 2015
Great value & dapper gore tex jacket
Really impressed with the jacket. No issues so far. Great value for a Gore Tex jacket. Quite a loose fitting and a little tapered on the inside around the belly. Love the colouring. Don't expect a huge amount of warmth as it is a shell, however testing in Scotland with a base layer and midlayer I was never overly cold or sweating buckets.
16 February 2015
Fantastic jacket just spent 2 weeks in it skiing. Great value and great quality would recommend it.
02 February 2015
Reliable in the harshest conditions
Took this jack out to Val Thorens this winter, and couldn't be happier with it. It performed excellently in weather ranging from glorious sunshine, to violent snowstorms and -30'C temperatures.
As well as being water and wind proof, I found the jacket to be tough, and versatile both on and off piste. I took a couple of nasty falls in it (one at about 40kph), and it is still in one piece.
It has a number of pockets in useful places, a radio sling, recco tracking built in, and generally feels very sturdy and well put together. You can tell that the designers and product developers did their research!
23 February 2015
I bought this jacket specifically for a snowboarding trip. It was the perfect choice, warm, stylish, with all the features you could ask for... ie. Pit zips, ski pass pocket, snow skirt etc. It also has the bonus of being gore tex, and so ideal for those wet uk nights walking to the pub.
16 February 2015
Love this jacket. Went to South Georgia and it was nice and snug but hard wearing too.
11 November 2014