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Keep your belly button warm.

The North Face Windwall 1 Fleece Vest is designed to keep the fire in your belly from getting blown out by Mother Nature’s icy breath. Equally at home as an under-shell mid-layer in winter or a wind-resistant addition in warmer temperatures, the Windwall Fleece Vest will keep your core toasty. Two hand pockets keep all your essentials close, and a cinch cord hem keeps icy updrafts from turning your stomach-hair into painful icicles.

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Does this vest "zip-in" to compatible TNF...

Does this vest "zip-in" to compatible TNF jackets or is it a "stand-alone" vest?

Responded on

It's stand alone. The vests that zip in are the Khumbu fleece and the Nuptse down.

Wicth item is your hard shell fleece vest?...

Wicth item is your hard shell fleece vest? Do you have it in XXXL? What is todays price?

Responded on

Check in with customer service in the "CHAT NOW" option in the top right of your screen. They will be able to answer if they have the XXXL and the pricing.

patagonia micro vest or northface windwall...

patagonia micro vest or northface windwall vest...which is the better product?

Responded on

I don't think you can say which is better because they are different style vests. The Patagonia Micro Puff vest has PrimaLoft insulation and this one is fleece.

Responded on

The biggest difference is the wind resistance. Patagonia is built more for keeping the warmth in, North Face is built more for keeping the wind out. Depending on what kind of conditions you're headed into, "better" will vary. Although I don't have the Patagonia, I do have a different insulated vest, and I find I go to this one a lot more often

5 5

Just What I Wanted...

It's exactly what I was expecting. Good fit with some room to spare. Tough. And a great layering piece for when a full fleece or softshell is just too much.

4 5

Pretty Good

Works great as a base layer or on cool days over a flannel. Only grip is the zipper is a little stiff so I usually have to unzip it when I sit down to keep it from bending in weird ways.

5 5

Skiing, Yes Skiing

For 2 Seasons this has been, would you believe my outermost layer while skiing (skied in 0 degrees many times so far) My skiing apparel has been made of various base layers then an NRS Kayak spray membrane jacket (about $30) and then this Vest. Between the wind stopping and the wrist and neck gaskets on the NRS jacket I've been warm and dry in all conditions, including rain. Not a bad set up for $100. This will be my set up again this year. Why drop 250 to 350 on a "ski jacket" when this does the job better!
A also wear this vest in every other season too! and still holds up.

Responded on

I use this for skiing and really appreciate the snug arm holes. I can move but it keeps the wind out. The vest is also long enough (I am 6' 4" and bought a large) to keep drafts and drifts out of my pants. Definitely recommend this vest.

5 5

Son Loves Vest

Our 18 year old son requested this vest for his birthday, and he has been very happy with it. He does a lot of outdoor activity and has enjoyed wearing it.
He's 6 feet and 230, and the XL fits fine.

5 5


Looking for a replacement for my 9 year old Patagonia vest and struggled to find a wind proof replacement as my sizing is always difficult (6'3" & 165 lbs) but the Windwall 1 has been perfect...a size small offers just the right amount of room but still sticking close enough to provide warmth on cool CO mornings. Overall construction appears extremely sound and the soft fleece on the collar doesn't chafe at all. Looking forward to many years of good use.

4 5

Good vest

This vest would be gold on someone that it fit. The body is a little too square for me to enjoy, so I returned it after trying it on. I wear a Medium and really prefer more athletic fitted tops. This vest is made of an awesome material, and seems like a great piece.

Does this vest block the wind? It says...

Does this vest block the wind? It says "No" in the tech specs?

Best Answer Responded on

Hey Rob,

It just says no because its not 100 percent windproof, it is just really wind resistant.

5 5

Great purchase!

Loved my purchase! Fast and easy delivery. Great customer service as well! Will buy from y'all again!

5 5

Windproof Wonder!

This is a very amazing vest, i used it everywhere and down to 20 degrees, and it kept me perfect. I felt like i was in a toaster oven. At about 18 ounces, its very light and compact too, which i like. The zip up pockets are also nice

so in all, very nice

Unanswered Question

Buying for my husband - need to know if...

Buying for my husband - need to know if runs small. He usually wears an XL in sweaters.

Unanswered Question

I know TNF typically runs this...

I know TNF typically runs this vest fitted as the others or looser...buying for my dad who is 6'3" and want to make sure it is long enough & not snug

Does this vest eqate to the Denali Vest?

Does this vest eqate to the Denali Vest?

Responded on

The general answer is no. If you plan to wear the vest underneath another jacket or shell, the Denali will be warmer due to its thick/plush fleece. But worn alone, wind will cut through if its windy. The Windwall 1 will do a better stand alone job keeping you warm b/c it will cut the wind, but if worn under something else, it will not be as warm as the Denali. It just depends on how you plan to wear the vest. If you can accept the lack of wind resistance the Denali gives up for some added warmth, go with that. Also, the Windwall 1 will probably be a bit less bulky if that factors into your purchase.