Stay dry, lighten your load and push through the weather in comfort.
- Hyvent 2.5-layer waterproof breathable fabric keeps you bone dry when it's raining and allows sweaty moisture to escape from within
- Underarm zips provide vital ventilation to help you stay cool in muggy, hot or humid conditions
- Jacket packs down and stows into its own hand pocket for ultimate packability
- EC-specific Hyvent fabric uses recycled material to make up a portion of the waterproof membrane
- Hood drawcord system is hidden in order to offer a more streamline fit and finish
- Brushed chin guard eliminates chaffing at the chin
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The new 2.5 hyvent is much more waterproof then the hyvent. Plenty of adjustments to be made in the hood and fits nicely. I am 5' 8" and 165 lbs and got a large
Used in Florida drizzle with 75 degrees - walking the dog - not warm or sticky like some other brands...
If you are looking at this for an everyday wear around campus, look more towards the North Face Resolve jacket (or something like that). This is a technical shell and is well used for rain/wind proofing and that's it. You can't zip in a liner, it's got no insulation built in, and feels rather flimsy. Don't get me wrong, I've had this jacket in torrential downpour the other day and it was phenomenal. I wasn't wet at all (at least where the jacket covered). However there are some cons to this jacket.
Hood is constantly up, doesn't have a roll away pocket.
Very thin=no insulation
Wrist velcro will catch on jacket closure velcro with daily walking. It's kind of annoying
But the Pro's outweigh the cons for sure if you want to stay dry. Because you WILL stay dry.
I have used this jacket for a few days in light rain and heavy wind. The waterproofing seems very good; I have no reservations about rocking it in nastier storms.
The fit is relaxed, which provides good ease of motion and allows layering underneath. The underarm zips are great for high-energy activities, both because they dump heat/moisture and they increase mobility in the shoulders.
This jacket is super packable. The self-packing zippered pocket is a lame gimmick; you can get it down smaller (and deploy it more quickly) by rolling it up.
The material is very light, but it is not soft at all and it makes a lot of noise (think crinkly tarp: good waterproofing, but not much comfort). There is zero insulation; it is a straight up rain shell. It will break the wind but that is all the warmth benefit this jacket has to offer on its own. On the plus side, you can layer underneath it.
It is great and fits perfectly!
Great jacket just like everything else that the north face put out, right size, ordered large and fit excellent over my north face fleece jacket on cold mornings, roomier, just what I expected to get, thanks to the backcountry that offered it at a great price, will put the jacket to the test on my coming up backpacking trip to mount Whitney, the only problem is that it doesn't come with instructions on how to storage it in its own pocket.
The jacket serves its purpose well. It kept me dry in the rain. I previously owned the Patagonia Rain Shadow, and I liked TNF much more. The zippers moved fluidly, the hood has a visor to keep your face dry, and the cinch cords on the sides work well to keep the jacket tight. It's not very warm, so if it's cold outside where a fleece underneath. It does not pack very easily within its own pocket for storage.
The jacket was nice in windy and cold conditions. I used it while trekking in the Himalayas recently and I was happy with the result! Oh and it's packable too!
jacket is as advertised but the customer service was better..i had to return my original jacket for a wrong size
Great rain jacket keeps you very dry. Iam 6'0 210lbs and the xl fits me great. Would definetly recommend this jacket for staying dry.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
This jacket works great. I especially like the hood. The hood has a bill that angles out and that keeps the rain out of your face. The sizing chart worked out for me.
I am 6'3", 185lbs. Any recommendations if I should go M or L?
I'd say a L at the very least. I am 5'10 165lb and the M fits me pretty well although not snug. The sizing chart above (inidcated by the little ruler) might help you hone in on what size will work best.
I have a Medium denali fleece and was looking for a jacket to pair it with. Is this zip in compatible? If not what is in this price range?
I am 5'8 and 150lbs. If I wanted to wear this jacket over a fleece for colder weather and still want a "tailored" fit (not feeling like the jacket is so big it's sagging or the jacket is so small it's about to rip), should I aim for medium or small?
Go for a Medium. I'm around the same size (5'8, 155) and it has enough room for a couple of layers. I wear it with my Marmot tempo and I can definitely fit another layer without it feeling too loose (I've also worn it with just a long sleeve t).
- Gender: Female
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift, but have feedback to share
I did a lot of research and decided that this was the perfect gift for my husband. It had the features he wanted, lightweight and waterproof. Perfect for a spring or fall day. I bought this for my husband and he had to return it for a smaller size.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
I bought this jacket and was pleased with everything but the length of the jacket. It barely reached my belt line while the rest of it fit well. I returned it because I knew that if i bought larger size, it may be longer, it will also be overall larger and I didn't want that. I am 6'2" and struggle to find "tall" shirts and jackets that fit well all around. Summary; if you have a long torso and like a rain jacket to keep you covered this one is not for you if you ever bend over.
I'm 5' 8" and wt around 137 lbs, should I get a Small or Medium? Thanks
I'm 5'8" and 155 lbs and went with the medium. It fits pretty well, with enough room for a layer or two. I guess it depends on what kind of fit you want...
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
This jacket will keep you dry. I have most rescently used it high above treeline in Vail CO and it works great. No water leaks, light weight, pit zips for cooling, and large pockets make for a great jacket. I Have also used it as a shell for snow and it works just as well. It is not as breathable as some of the higher end jackets but for less that 100 its a great choice.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I use this as my "work" rain jacket persay, if I know I'm in a situation that I could ruin a piece of clothing. It works well for what it is, it's a plasticky rain jacket, with a material face. It's not breathable at all, feels like wearing a rubber rain jacket. I do like that it features pit zips for when you do get warm and clammy. The waterproof dwr coating holds up pretty well, just pop it in the dryer on high heat to reactivate if if starts wetting out. I've had to retreat mine because of the abuse I've put it through, but overall works well for what it is.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I bought this for a planned hiking trip in New Zealand (Milford Trek) which spans 33 miles over 5 days. I used this during a downpour while watching the Cincinnati WEBN fireworks over Labor Day weekend 2012. I had the jacket and also the North Face Venture side zip pants ? I was completely comfortable and dry. I am looking forward to combining these with my Outdoor Research Crocodile Gaiters & NEOS Trekker OverShoes to keep me from getting soaked through the river and rain of New Zealand!