Ready for the worst.
The North Face Mountain Light Triclimate Jacket is just about all you need for the winter, and we're talking about a pretty nasty winter, here. The shell is a full-blown Gore Tex Mountain Light Jacket, a jacket that has become nothing less than legendary over the years for its durability and versatility. The liner is a hybrid jacket that uses down insulation to lock in the warmth when you need it most, along with TKA Superstretch fleece to offer targeted breathability and ease of layering.
The Mountain Light features a waterproof breathable, fully taped Gore Tex shell, a removable, adjustable hood, two zippered, vented alpine hand pockets, an external chest pocket, an internal chest pocket, and adjustable cuff tabs to lock out icy drafts and snow. The hybrid liner jacket features baffled 550-fill goose down for lightweight, compressible warmth. Down is so effective, it can get too warm; The North Face addressed that by adding Superstretch fleece panels along the sides and the underarms, so you get excellent mobility and breathability, even when you're all bundled up. The liner jacket also has two zippered hand pockets, and can be worn on its own as a light jacket when you're out and about around town.
- Guaranteed waterproof breathable Gore Tex shell
- Hybrid liner jacket with 550-fill down, stretch fleece panels
- Removable, adjustable hood
- Two hand pockets on shell
- Internal media pocket on shell
- Two hand pockets on liner
- Adjustable cuff tabs
- Hem cinch cord
- Comfortable bound cuffs
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Does the liner actually zip into the shell,...
Does the liner actually zip into the shell, or are you just wearing two jackets?
It zips in. If you look at the photo, the collar on the right side of the photo shows two zipper tracks ... and one is for zipping the liner to the shell.
I'm 5'9", 175lbs. What size would best fit...
I'm 5'9", 175lbs. What size would best fit in the Mountain Light? I'd prefer a regular fit; not too tight, not too loose. I don't intend on layering under the jacket unless wearing the shell on its own. Thanks
That is definitely a tricky size, but I would go with a large. It should give you the space you need in the chest.
Best to use the size chart above; you'll also want good articulation...shoulder and arm movement. Plus, even though you may not plan on layering, you never know when the temps may plunge, and you might then want to add a good base. This way, you'll not be cramped or have that "stuffed-pigs-in-a-blanket" feel or look!
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
It's a perfect product for any kind of weather. I bought it for a winter/raining season and it's great.