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Teach the Gods how to ski.
Made of magic and woven with fibers plucked from Zeus' beard, The North Face Men's Alloy Jacket is made to handle mythical backcountry conditions, from pixie-dust-light powder to wrath-of-the-gods ridgetop storms. TNF Apex Universal, which composes the body of the jacket, is a highly breathable and water-resistant softshell fabric that will protect you from the elements without restricting movement or acting like a wearable sauna. The hood and shoulders are completely waterproof, thanks to a HyVent Alpha membrane that locks out water while allowing perspiration to escape before it condenses into liquid. TNF also put reinforced grip zones on the shoulders to keep a hold on pack straps and prevent ski edges from slicing you up on the bootpack.As part of their mission to outfit the Alloy with as many breathable, durable, weather-resistant fabrics as possible, TNF constructed the underarms out of Pertex Equilibrium, which has excellent wicking properties while retaining a low weight and exceptional flexibility. To top it all off there's a DWR water-resistant coating, because when it comes to water-resistance, less isn't actually more. The hood is fully adjustable, helmet-compatible, and sports a laminated wire brim for extra protection, while hidden hem-cinch cord is located by the center zipper.
- TNF Apex Universal softshell body fabric
- HyVent Alpha 3-layer waterproof fabric on hood and shoulders
- Pertex Equilibrium fabric with DWR treatment on underarms
- Grip zones on shoulders
- Adjustable, helmet-compatible hood with laminated wire brim
- Harness- and pack-friendly handwarmer pockets
- The North Face Summit Series
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Is this jacket going to be a good ski...
Is this jacket going to be a good ski jacket in all occasions?
This is a nice jacket but in regards to all occasions, I'd be on the fence.
It's a great jacket and the Summit Series by TNF is top notch but with this particular jacket there is no powder skirt in the jacket. Unless you have a set of bibs, I'd be hesitant about recommending this jacket for deep powder days.
To help us get an idea of what your needs are, what regions do you do most of your skiing? The weather in the region you do your skiing in plays a large factor in the type of jacket or layering system that is necessary.
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