gaseousclaywrote a review of The North Face Allabout Jacket - Men's on July 2, 2014
Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: Runs large
I had been looking to replace my Colombia rain jacket for awhile now because it doesn't keep my dry. I decided to go with TNF Allabout because the price was right and i've been a TNF brand whore for years now.
The Pros: The coat seems decent enough. I like that it has elastic cuffs to keep the rain out. My Colombia jacket only had velcro fasteners. The attached hood is also nice. Sure, I feel like a dork pulling it over my head but it'll keep me from getting wet.
The Cons: TNF's sizing has been wildly inconsistent over the years. I have TNF coats that i've purchased years ago that fit me in a size large. I had to go down a size for the Allabout rain jacket to a size medium (i'm 5',11", 185 lbs) and it fit perfectly.
Overall i'd give this rain jacket 4 stars out of 5. The coat is functionally decent and pretty stylish. I bought the High Rise Grey/Red combo and it looks great.