Cut down the cold with the Scythe.

Thanks to Polartec Thermal Pro fleece, The North Face Men's Scythe Jacket protects you from icy winter chills, whether you wear it alone or under a shell. The Scythe’s performance fit and high warmth-to-weight ratio make it ideal for backcountry ski tours or mountaineering trips where weight counts. Side stretch panels allow for a wide range of motion, and three front pockets hold all your essentials. Wear the Scythe Jacket alone on dry winter days, and pull a shell over it when snow storms roll in.

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5 5

all time favorite

Ok, this one I stole from my parnter and I hide it on him so he doesnt find it before I get it. Does that tell you what I think of it? SOOOOOO soft, warm, GORGEOUS quality, fuzzy, great zippers for stashing keys, phone, ipod, etc. Just would NEVER be without one of these ! I bought a second one for him for Christmas but I suspect I will steal that one as well. I am sitting here in our Northwoods cottage after snowshoeing and I have it on as I type. HIGHLY recommend this. Nice to layer, wear it under my snow mobile jacket, over my everyday shirt or even by itself. Its just a perfect jacket.

3 5


I'm 6'2 and about 180 pounds of lean muscle not fat
would i be medium or large?

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I am 5'-11 and 193 pounds with broad shoulders and I wear a Large.

5 5

Great jacket

For 5'11" 160lb small fits great. Definitely get this light but warm jacket for this fall.

is this the one with the summit stitching...

is this the one with the summit stitching on the arm?

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5 5

Worth it!

I love the jacket...fits well. I'm 5'10" 150 pounds and i wear a small. Warm and light which tailors itself well for backpacking. Fashionable as well. good positioning on the pockets not to interfere with comfort or function. Not great for windy conditions though, definitely designed to be layered with a shell in that case. but great all around jacket, worth spending a little more for the quality

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is it possible to recieve it in in France in blue colour size M and for for how many dollars
Thanks for your answerD.Savary

5 5


I own about 18 North Face fleece, jackets, and vests. I have to say this one is the very warmest of all. My husband gets really cold all year round due to medication and even HE is warm in this! If you want a warm fleece, this is it! Made very well, looks great on, super soft and comfortable . Very worth the money , totally love it.

I am 5'8"- 5'9", 130 pounds, do i need a...

I am 5'8"- 5'9", 130 pounds, do i need a small or medium??? I am buying a North Face Jacket for moderate warmth, i need a thin jacket that will keep me warm, but not so much that i have to take it off. i live in southern indiana and Winter is over, so a good jacket for Spring and Fall, is this the right jacket, or do you reccomend a different one?? thank you

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I think this would be a great jacket for the uses that you describe - I would go with the small.

Is this fit standard or a little more...

Is this fit standard or a little more relaxed? I am wearing a med in most TNF but I would want this more trim since I wouldn't be layering except maybe thin shirt. Would a sm work out better? I am 5'10" 145lbs around 36" chest. Thanks.

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This is more on the slim side by design. It was meant to be worn under a technical shell for alpine conditions, and it really does insulate, breathe and stretch well. I would go with a medium given your height. I am 5'5" 120lbs with a 35-36ish chest and the small fits me just about right with very little go below the waistline. With your extra 5 inches I am pretty sure the small would leave your belly bare and cold!

Collar height: wich is taller?
TNF Scythe's...

Collar height: wich is taller?
TNF Scythe's or Patagonia R4's ?
They both look pretty short and I like them up to under my chin

Thank you

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It's been a long time since I tried on an R4 but if memory serves me right, it was a tight throat fit under the chin, but I have a large neck relative to my size (s) ).

I own the Scythe and love it, but the collar is....interesting. It is high, just about below my lips in the front, but it extends out with a big gap between the zipper/collar and your chin (unless you are Jay Leno ;). It tends to fold/flop down and not really cover unless an outer shell is propping it up in my experience. Hope that helps.

5 5

great fit, feel and warm layering piece

I love the fit of northface fleece. THis jacket fits me perfect and is very warm. If its real cold and windy, bust out the shell too.

pourriez vous me dire si je pourrais obtenir...

pourriez vous me dire si je pourrais obtenir cette veste en asphalt grey mais la taille 5XL MERCI d'avance

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Hi. Always under a shell (I have a TNF...

Hi. Always under a shell (I have a TNF Decagon jacket) how does it compare in terms of warmth with the Patagonia R4?
The application would be 90% static and 10% active (so no climbing, etc)
Thank you

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If you are looking for an insulator to use under a shell, the Scythe is sufficient. The reason the R4 is $100 more expensive is because it's more of a stand alone fleece with the windbloc capability.

3 5

Good looks, good fit, good weight, good feel, ZERO wind resistance

I concur with other reviewers, wind seems to blow right through this layer. Before buying I thought to myself "Hey, how bad could it be?" Well, it's bad. This product would only be good for brisk fall or spring day on its own, haven't tried it in a shell yet.

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Fleeces are not designed to resist wind. Soft shell's would be what you are looking for if you want wind resistance from a light jacket...

5 5

The perfect layer

I wear this under ArcTeryx Stinger Shell in the NE skiing & boarding - nice trim fit - the perfect layering piece. Great breathability. The Denali shell is far to bulky for a good layering piece. I have Patagonia Caliapine 2 & 3 tops, so I use the Calipine 2 for warmer days, the 3 for colder days, North Face Scythe Fleece Jacket, and my Arcteryx shell on top - I'm good for all conditions! I used to ski 75 days a year in CO and if I was still spring skiing there (April through June), I might need a lighter layer, but otherwise great - I'm 6' 190lbs fyi, and a large is perfect

5 5

Warmer Than Expected

I got this looking to improve my layering system and also hoping to use it as a casual jacket as well. I have to say that I am quite impressed. While hiking in 20 degree weather, this jacket with a performance shirt keeps me really really warm; almost too warm. Even with a good breeze, it holds up well. Judging by the reviews on here, at first I was expecting to be cold in a few situations on some ridges here but I never needed to break out the shell. Sure, in a stiff wind, a shell is definitely needed but that is to be expected seeing as this is a technical piece of gear.

Overall, I'm glad I chose this over the MH Monkey Man jacket. I'm a fan of the Summit Series by NF so I'm glad this is working out perfectly.

BTW, I am 6'4" 240lbs and the XL is a nice slim fit. I tried the large but it was too snug and too short.

5 5

I like mine

Probably the warmest fleece I own. Definitely not a stand alone jacket for the cold, but it provides great warmth underneath a shell during the winter. It also breathes really nicely. The fit is just a bit odd in that the sleeves run kind of long and the torso is a bit short.

Hi gurus of clothing! how this compare to...

Hi gurus of clothing! how this compare to the classic denali and the windpro denali? thanks!

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I'd say its warmer than the classic denali and probably more technically functional but ultimately less windproof than the windpro. Depends upon what you want to use it for. With a shell, you'd be just fine with this. If you wanted something to wear in the cold/wind/no rain or snow...I'd go with the windpro

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Honestly, the Windpro is not as wind-resistant as people claim. I had one for a while and got rid of it. This jacket will let wind go right through it. Don't wear it without a shell.

3 5

Good looking, but kind of off piece of gear

it looks great, nice colour and fit cut, now ... its a bit too warm for a semi cool day, but on a cool day the wind blows thru it, so it doesnt really serve another purpose but to be used as a layering piece, its not really packable as it takes about the same space as a Millet belay jacket.

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... on a second thought and adding to the previous review, ... i have grown on it,.... even if its not really packable its great as a mid layer... actually it shines there... so great fit, good looking, great on a non windy day... and fantastic underneath a shell

5 5

Great looking, great fitting fleece for Insulation/layering purposes

It looks really good in person, with a good athletic fit. Not designed to be worn without a shell of some wind blocking ability in my opinion, but neither is the Denali which everyone wears anyway. This provides excellent warmth indoors, and it provides the best insulation you could ask for when paired with a shell (heaviest weight grade Polartec Thermal Pro). I purchased this jacket to layer with one of TNF flight series shells for the fall, and the Sentinel Windstopper for insulation during cold rainy days.

3 5

Decent Jacket

This is a decent jacket, but not exactly technical. Very stylish, fits great and looks good too. Works well to keep you warm if you wear it under a waterproof/windproof shell. Will not keep you warm without a shell as the wind blows right through it. Best use for fall hikes in comfortable temps with no wind.