Northeastsurfingposted an image about The North Face NFZ Jacket - Men's on November 29, 2016
Ronnie Lees - "Life is short so live it."Climbing mountains, Surfing waves, Skiing everything. "Winds - Surf - Snow" http://www.northeastsurfing.com
Owning 25,000 worth of North face over 25 years doesn't make me an expert but I have owned what feels like it all. Out of my many shells this is my new one. I was attracted to the price when is fair for the technology. I normally like the 3 ply gore-tex because the old 2 layer seemed heavy and damp at times. This new north face 2 layer is nice. Pros: Nice pockets, warm, great martial and in sweet locations. 2 layer gore-tex really repels water, I feel room temp in jacket, hood is nice and the adjustment is perfect doesn't slip, nice colors with a clean look, the Adjustable cuffs are tight, the powder strap is not cheap. Cons: At my height and weight the jacket seems long (bought a medium) There is an indent around jacket like a 3 quarter length coat has, but no string to loosen or tighten. I do not like the three quarter length look seems to long, it does not feel relaxed fit. All this aside and it could just be my style, (I seem to light jackets that stop at waist) this is a solid jacket. I do not think I would take hiking or backpacking. More for skiing I believe you feel like you do not want to get it dirty lol. I have my 3 layer gore-tex for that. Which also comes down below the waist again it could be my height. Skiing this is fun and flexible enough, nice coat in a rain storm in the city to. I actually like the inside layer on this feels warmer. Ronnie Lees.
I bought this sweet glove. I love it. Wore only a few times but very warm once you create heat or put hands in this glove in a warm area then head out. I was surprised though that it is gore-tex sense everything read hyvent. That aside I rather the gore-tex.
Nice and Dry after sweating all day, threw on Down jacket and was warm.
Kept me warm and dry over an 8 hour mountain climb in 50 degree temps. Vents well I am happy.
Not sure how this would work on the ground but on the wood platform I kept sliding off this pad all night long. Seems when I was on it it was kinda of comfortable. Sometimes the air bumps (thats what they can feel like) were digging into my back. Think I will stick with another sleeping pad. My son in the photo.
In dry cold these gloves are amazing. In damp cold My hands got cold. I tried an insert but seems to defeat the purpose of a mitten. Under a sunny sky in the mid west dry and cold I was nice and warm. IN the northeast when it got cold and cloudy I was not warm any longer. I think I am going to really put to the test this winter. I did feel if I kept moving I stayed pretty room temp which you want no sweating, and conformable. They seem made well and strong I wish I got a size smaller they are a run a little big. Not sure if worth the money but I will use them and update if they seem to work better this coming season.
Coming from a North Face guy I always knew Osprey had good packs.. but this pack is amazing. Pockets everywhere. Took on some one nighters and fit everything I needed, I broke the tent down and put on bottom of pack, the sleeping bag fit as well but was tight. I also took on a plane as a carry on and loved traveling with it. I can't wait to backcountry ski with this pack because that what it seems it was made for. The back opens the front opens love it. Pockets and helmet spots make it even better.
Put to the test in the steeps, cold, deep snow, bumps and glades. These TNF Pant are awesome, reliable and amazing. The best deal on Backcountry as well. The store wanted full price. Though they would have been worth it. I stayed so warm with only under amor base layer under them. When the sun came out the inner vents were awesome at allowing extra venting. I even dropped some water on them from my bottle and it ran right off. The size are a little long for me at 5'7 168 I bought the large and use a belt. But in ski boots they fit right after I boot in. I wish I got the Medium though.
These are great gloves and even a better deal on backcountry. Also just note they run a little larger then the size chart. This can be good and bad. The inserts are nice and have windproof on knuckles when I got to hot I took the leather shells off. Yet they really vent well. Warm after the first run and you create heat and holds heat well. Hands never sweat and I did feel a little cold when first walked outside, yet once I warmed up I was good to go.
No mater what I am wearing from jeans to ski pants this belt does the job wow I am so impressed and I really can't feel the belt either. Very comfortable and seems strong. I wear with my north face shell pant and they are a little big for me yet I don't ever feel sagging.. Love this belt.
Great pants and a great deal from backcountry store.. I was wearing a hyvent Ski pants and always felt sweaty after some hard activity. These pants vent nice and look sharp. Random warm day in Decrmber brought rain and I didn't feel it. The pockets are sweet and placed perfect. I bought the large but at 33-34 waist 5'7- 169 I could have gone for a medium I think. Length wise with boots I have to wear additional gators or they drag. Been cuffing up while walking to resorts. With ski boots perfect they come down just over the back of the boot and have a nice look to them. I like the extra room and wear a belt from back country (check my other reviews) that's awesome and hold them up. Again I believe I could have gone with the medium but I do like the baggy feel. I felt they were warm with just a base layer u set then like winter body armor but you have to crate the heat first so it holds. Will upload a pic soon.. I recommend these.. Ronnie Lees.
Love this helmet just skied a few days and was so warm and conformable. I had my headphones in it and the pads come out so there is more room and your ears are not being pushed in like other helmets. Love that feature also the vents work nice I got a little warm and the vents cooled me down for a run or two. It fits perfect.. Love it, Ronnie Lees.
Fits nice true to size this is M and I wear M in other helmets. It feels really warm, conformable and light.
Love them sounds great but better they fit into my helmet very nicely. I am using a smith helmet a newer one and with the zip in pads and they fit and do not feel tight with the Audio Chips in them. Easier to use and sounds great with a fair price. I ski a lot will update with how they do on the mountain.
Is this a dry pack? can I pack it wear it on my paddleboard out in the ocean to travel to other camping spots and if I fall in it will completely keep my gear dry???
Hoping it comes back in the fall, love it. Went skiing and placed in bag in lodge or dropped on floor not sure. But either way when I got home it was gone. I loved it so much like a portable tent. I once spent the night inside it with matching pants because of a wrong turn. It was raining hard and I was so dry it was amazing. I even feel asleep. I also use for skiing and it keeps heat in and allows the sweat to leave. Backcountry has a great deal if you can find your size. I felt the jacket runs small. But I recommend it to anyone looking for a great ski jacket or mountain shell. It is a little heavy I had the Alpine and that was supper light compared to this jacket. But if you are wearing it most of the time its great. Maybe to much for mid summer protection.
Bought this jacket after my North Face Kichatna was lost or stolen at a ski resort. So bummed and wanted something to get though summer hikes. The Kichatna was awesome like a portable tent, but heavy. What I like about this jacket here its light. It seems made well but not a fan of the inside material. It feels rain jacket like which are know to be claimy. Yet went for a hike in the pouring rain and I was so dry and not sweating. I like some hyvents but rather Gore-tex so paid for this in hopes it vents better then hyvent. It is true to size love the fit more then anything. I wear a large and it is perfect for a large. With the Kichatna I was forced to get a XL and it always felt a little to big. Over all a great jacket for the price. I am planing some fall climbs and hoping I can bring this light packable jacket to protect me from any of the winds, rains or other elements I come across.
Want to recommend it to my cousin will you be getting some more in stock.