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There's nothing like having the Guide during nasty storms on the mountain.

The North Face Men's Varius Guide Jacket keeps you protected from weather when you're hiking through rainstorms or skiing through a snowstorm. Its HyVent 2L shell and fully taped seams scoff at nature's attempts to soak you to the bone. Plus, The North Face added stretchy HyVent 2L abrasion panels to this jacket so it's durable and flexible as well. In case you get too warm, just zip down the underarm venting and let out a bit of steam.

The Varius features an adjustable wind skirt to prevent those blustery winds from blowing up your body. Its hood cinches down tightly to cover your lower face, or you can remove it for sunny days. The adjustable cuffs and hem keep the jacket in place and make sure snow doesn't dampen your clothes. When winter comes, zip in some insulating layers from The North Face to stay protected from weather as well as the cold.

  • HyVent 2L (70D nylon ripstop) shell, fully taped seams
  • Mechanical stretch HyVent 2L panels
  • Underarm venting
  • Adjustable snap windskirt
  • Adjustable, removable hood with lower face coverage
  • Adjustable cuffs and hem
  • Zip-in compatibility with garments from The North Face

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5 5

Great Product!!

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

I use this jacket for hiking primarily and I've put it to the test. It's a great jacket. It is warm even without a liner even when the temps get below 40F. Pouring down rain and I was still dry. I'm 6 ft and 215lbs and the XL fits me perfectly. I have had issues with some of TNF lighter jackets being uncomfortably long in the sleeves for me, but this one is true. The inside of this jacket is more comfortable than some of the mesh lined jackets you'll find out there and I believe this jacket would fit me comfortably with a fleece liner in it, even while its not too baggy without one. I was a little worried the snow skirt would be in the way as I won't be using it, but honestly, I don't even notice it as it sticks close to the jacket and the elastic down there enhances the feel of the jacket in my opinion. The internal media pocket, vented pits, and option to add a liner and ski pants puts this on par with a lot of the tri-climate jackets and I choose this in lieu of those. Home run for me, can't wait to grow old with this one!

Great Product!!

I am 5"5 220 pounds, what size should i...

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I am 5"5 220 pounds, what size should i get?

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Would you please provide a few more of your physical measurements (i.e. chest, waist, hip, sleeve, etc.)? That would be most helpful.

5 5

Great Shell. Nice color.

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

Ordered this for a 13 year old boy (average size kid) as a ski shell in Neptune Blue. Opted for Medium so he has room to grow. It wasn't too large when worn over his coat. He loved it! He pairs it with his gray Patagonia Nano Puff jacket and The North Face Men's Becketts Pant in Metallic Silver. Great combo. He's one stylin' kid!

What other TNF layers are compatible with...

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What other TNF layers are compatible with this jacket? I went the their website too and they made it sound like there were certain zip-in compatible layers for this jacket. Are there certain ones or will any TNF full zip jacket work?

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This jacket is zip compatible with fleeces like the TNF Denali and down jackets like the TNF Nuptse 2. You will just need to make sure that each component is the same size for a proper match.

5 5

Amazing jacket!

  • Gender: Female
  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I purchased my North Face Varius Guide jacket this summer since I wanted a new jacket for this upcoming winter. Living in New England, it starts getting pretty cold in November, so I'm glad I have this jacket. I also just bought a new North Face Denali fleece to zip into my Varius Guide jacket since this jacket is zip-in compatible. With those 2 combined, it keeps me extremely warm! We just had a really cold day with heavy rain and this jacket handled it even better than I could have ever expected. The rain rolled right off the jacket and it dried really quickly once out of the rain. Now my husband wants to get one just like it, so we're going to get his this weekend. This jacket looks great and I look forward to getting a lot of use out of it this winter! You can never go wrong with North Face.

I have a jacket Nuptse 2 Size M. I need...

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I have a jacket Nuptse 2 Size M. I need to know what size this jacket would have to buy for use with the Nuptse 2, ie as the third layer. - Mido 1.81 meters and weight 76 kilograms. - Thanks

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Medium! Go with the size of the shell or size of the size midlayer (in your case the Nuptse 2). You can call TNF at 888-863-1968. They'll tell you the same thing!