Charles W.wrote a question about The North Face Lost Coast Thermoball Shacket - Men's on November 20, 2015
Does it have hand pockets?
Does it have hand pockets?
I bought this for my wife, was trying to find a softshell vest similar to my TNF Apex vest for layering and spring/Fall wear (and summer since we live in Montana) and this fits the bill very well. Excellent craftsmanship, very comfortable and looks great on her. Thanks!
Nice looking and very nice feeling vest. Nice job Marmot!
Only the lack of fleece on the backs to wipe your face prevent me from giving these a 5 star rating. Warm, flexible, very high quality leather palms and wool liners.
I bought these as first snowshoes for my wife and couldn't be happier. She needed no orientation time, just a lesson on how to adjust the bindings and whoosh, off to the mountains through soft, deep snow and icy crusts alike.
I really appreciate the versatility of softshell fabrics and have several that I use regularly. TNF Apex is a little bit stiffer and heavier than my others, but suspect that will loosen up with wear. It is very comfortable and probably my warmest softshell. Also looks fine as a casual jacket.
I prefer the original Syncline shirt style instead of the newer style, but same great fabric. Very comfortable to wear, easy care, and unexpected benefit is that women love to touch this shirt! Honest! I have had a number of women ask me to touch these shirts, must be something about the perceived feel, and several asked for details on how to order for their husband/boyfriends, so TNF may have something going here.
This is a very comfortable sleeping bag, temperature rating holds true for me, but then I do tend to sleep warm. I like the extra shoulder room with the expansion section zipped open.
Well made, durable jacket for cool,windy, damp conditions and looks great
I really love these snowshoes. I've used Redfeather, Tubbs and US Army Mountain snowshoes and the Atlas are by far the easiest to adjust and have excellent build quality. Living in Montana (and 12 years in Alaska), I place a high premium on backcountry gear that is simple to use when you are tired and so cold that your fingers are stiff. These bindings pass that test very well, something I can not say about the design commonly found on MSR and Redfeather shoes (at least in my experience).
I really like the previous version, these are a major disappointment. The earlier ones were comfortable from the first, the Pittards leather much superior to the Goatskin, and even the Conduit felt more flexible/stretchy on the old ones. In general, I think Mountain Hardwear de-contented this glove in it's latest version. I would not buy another pair and may return these.