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If there were a hall of fame for jackets, The North Face Denali would be hanging over the entrance. The Denali has been around for years, because The North Face got it right the first time. And to make sure that there's a Denali for every kind of condition, including cold, windy days, TNF made the Men's Denali Windpro fleece jacket.

The Denali Windpro's main body fabric is Polartec Wind Pro windproof breathable polyester fleece. This completely windproof fabric breathes well to allow sweat vapor to leave so you don't get a nasty, clammy feel. On the chest, shoulders, and upper back, The North Face added Polartec Power Shield to resist abrasion from packs and pack straps. The athletic fit makes it easier to layer a shell over the Denali Windpro for really cold weather, and the fleece is also compatible with zip-in specific jackets from The North Face. The North Face finished the Denali with two zippered hand pockets and a chest pocket. Elastic at the cuffs comfortably seal out draft, and the cinch cord at the hem allows you to customize the fit.

  • Polartec Wind Pro fleece main body fabric
  • Polartec Power Shield abrasion panels
  • Athletic fit, hip length
  • Two hand pockets
  • One chest pocket
  • Zip-in compatible
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TNF Denali Windpro

  • Familiarity:I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
  • Fit:True to size

I bought this jacket for my son for Christmas and let him choose between regular Denali and Denali Wind Pro. The jackets were a bit more different than expected. 3 differences that I could notice.

1) The Denali Wind Pro definitely seems like a warmer jacket with a different lining.

2) The Denali Wind Pro does NOT have pit zips where the Denali does. Not a big deal for my high school son.

3) There is one less upper chest pocket on the Wind Pro. Denali has 2 and Denali Wind Pro has 1.

I recommended the Wind Pro to him as I've noticed in my own Denali that when used as an outer layer, the wind seems to cut right through the Polartec 300. I think the Denali Windpro will be significantly warmer as an outer layer for that reason along with the lining.

As far as size, the cut is generous so for a Men's Medium (which is what he typically wears), there was plenty of room to layer.

Quality definitely there like all TNF products.

Takes a beating

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit:True to size

Ive rocked mine in a lot of places over the last 10 years or so. Never an issue. Still looks good. Wore it today for the first cold (cold for New Orleans anyway...) front of the year.

The North Face Denali Wind Pro Fleece

  • Familiarity:I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
  • Fit:True to size

There's a reason why the Denali is the most recognizable and best selling product that The North Face has ever made. The Denali is made from a polyester fleece and keeps your body warm in a range of climates. It's box shape design hides beer bellies and makes even the un-fittest man look like an athletic beast.

Speaking of Beasts... Denali National Park is home to hundreds of bears. Like face tearing off bears. Lets just say that if this jacket is named after a place that is home to a breading ground of beasts then this jacket must be better than the best thing on earth. Like the original Denali Jacket.

This jacket will not protect your pretty face from bears but it will at least bounce off wind gusts when heading to the movies or apres skiing Denali. I highly recommend this jacket as a guaranteed must have for any guy that you might know.

This jacket runs true to size and came pictured exactly like the photo.

The North Face Denali Wind Pro Fleece

Alright fleece

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

Decent fleece. Let's a good amount of wind through it during those cold winter months. Definitely need to layer under this to stay warm. The look is alirght, kinda traditional and boring

As several reviewers note, Polartec Wind Pro seems to have limited wind blocking ability. The North Face Pamir Windstopper jacket used Gore Windstopper fabric, and is great. But I think the Pamir is being discontinued, with clearance sales in progress. I own two and use them for xc skiing, steelhead fishing, and other cold weather pursuits. Highly recommend the Windblocker fabric. Pamir also has velcro tabs on wide cuffs for adjusting air flow, versus the closed elastic of the Denali. Just FYI for those seeking real wind blocking fleece.

Expected more from TNF

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times
  • Fit:True to size

I have worn this jacket for the past two weeks as the weather in NH has grown colder and windy. I have been disappointed in both the level of warmth it provides as well as its wind protection. I have owned much less expensive fleece jackets that provided significantly better protection against the wind. I expected better from TNF.

Great Jacket

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times
  • Fit:True to size

Denali WindPro is a great jacket. Warm, faily windproof. Much better than my regular Denali (which I gave away). Regular Denali has Zero windproof properties. Slightest breeze cut through it. WindPro takes care of all but the more extreme wind. Comfortable, it articulates well.

First NF Jacket

  • Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit:True to size

This is my first jacket from NF and love it. It has a nice look to it and appears to be warmer than the traditional Denali because of the wind sheer fabric. Having paid roughly $60 less (being on sale) than retail stores was another bonus.


  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit:True to size

Everything about this jacket is great. Guess that's why it is a timeless classic. Fits great, keeps you warm, has good pockets, looks good too. By far the oldest jacket in my closet which means it is built to last.

Which North Face shells are compatible with the Denali Windpro?

According to TNF chat, Mountain Light (light insulation) and Varius Guide (no insulation). Got the Varius Guide (from of course) and zip-in was simple and clean. Combination fits great, little bulk, great warmth. Definitely sold on TNF!

Unanswered Question

My husband hates that there is only a thin nylon lining in the pocket area which allows the wind to flow through when your hands are in your pocket. Are there any fleece styles that have more wind protection in this area?

Should this jacket be purchased to fit snugly, or larger to fit layers underneath?

Hi there,

It's entirely dependent on how you would like to wear it! It is not a very good external layer for stormy weather (snow/rain) so it would need to be worn under a hardshell in that case. I personally would wear this layer pretty snug over a shirt or a light midlayer so it doesn't get to bulky. Feel free to get in touch with me with any further questions!

im 5:11 170,and have 33 inch sleeves. I...

im 5:11 170,and have 33 inch sleeves. I want the jacket to fit pretty loose do you think i should go with the medium or large?