ACwrote a review of The North Face Better Than Naked Jacket - Women's on February 27, 2016
Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: Runs small
I'm looking for a super lightweight wind shell for running on days when I don't need any warmth, just protection from the wind. I ordered this jacket and the Mountain Hardwear Ghost Lite jacket to compare.
I love the feeling of this fabric, but there are three huge, gaping holes on the inside of the elbow area of each sleeve. Basically, when running, they will be facing forward to catch the wind. You can see them on the photo of the "Budding Green" but I ordered black and didn't notice because there's no mention of them in the description. It's a really weird place to put ventilation- I would expect them in the underarm area or in the center back where the wind won't be going straight in.
Also, this jacket definitely runs small. I have a lot of TNF pieces and they are all size small, but this barely zipped over my chest and was definitely too tight in the shoulders to be a comfortable running jacket. I'm returning it and keeping the Mountain Hardwear one.