Lives up to its name.
The North Face Women's Better Than Naked Jacket wears like a light T-shirt and functions like a windproof suit of armor. Body-mapped jacquard mesh ventilation uses FlashDry panels under the arms, down the forearms, across the upper chest, and down the center back to provide superior moisture management and breathability. With an athletic, women's-specific tailored fit, this jacket moves with you and provides an excellent fit through your entire run. The North Face added stitch-free seams at the back and shoulders to eliminate chafing from hydration packs and allow you to wear this comfortably for longer periods of time. A zippered chest pocket with a media port lets you jam out to your favorite tunes while you crush the miles. 360-degree reflectivity and reflective seams let you be seen by drivers when your workout takes you into the wee hours.
- Polyester ripstop fabric
- FlashDry moisture-wicking technology
- Athletic, tailored fit
- Hip length
- Stitch-free critical seams
- 360-degree reflectivity
- Reflective logos
- Music-player compatible
- Zippered chest pocket
- Item #TNF01D3
- Q & A
Love this jacket!
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
I absolutely love this jacket! I ordered a S in the blue and it fits perfectly. I do not notice any sort of gaping issues as identified by another reviewer. There are no elbow/arm vents on the blue/green version.
I have worn this jacket on several 2 to 3 hour trail runs, and it's my go-to jacket in cooler weather. I also love the TNF Better Than Naked running shirt. I might buy both the jacket and the shirt in duplicate.
Nice fabric, but gaping "vents"
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: Small
I'm looking for a super lightweight wind shell for running on days when I don't need any warmth, just protection from the wind. I ordered this jacket and the Mountain Hardwear Ghost Lite jacket to compare.
I love the feeling of this fabric, but there are three huge, gaping holes on the inside of the elbow area of each sleeve. Basically, when running, they will be facing forward to catch the wind. You can see them on the photo of the "Budding Green" but I ordered black and didn't notice because there's no mention of them in the description. It's a really weird place to put ventilation- I would expect them in the underarm area or in the center back where the wind won't be going straight in.
Also, this jacket definitely runs small. I have a lot of TNF pieces and they are all size small, but this barely zipped over my chest and was definitely too tight in the shoulders to be a comfortable running jacket. I'm returning it and keeping the Mountain Hardwear one.