Full speed ahead.
Prepare for low temperatures, wet conditions, and a heck of a lot of fun in The North Face Men's Maching Hooded Jacket. This two-layer Gore-Tex shell is waterproof, breathable, and fully sealed to keep the elements at bay so you can shred in peace. Lightweight insulation keeps you warm by trapping body heat, while zippered underarm vents help you regulate temperature after particularly exhausting runs.
A variety of a mountain-specific features make the Maching Jacket a pro on the slopes. A removable, two-way adjustable hood helps seal out wind and snow, and it fits over your helmet so you don't have to sacrifice safety for weather protection. The integrated powder skirt keeps you comfortable by sealing out wind and snow, and a variety of pockets provide storage for easily accessible snacks on the mountain.
- A resort jacket fit for a full day of shred
- Gore-Tex shell is breathable and waterproof
- Underarm vents dump heat quickly
- Helmet-compatible hood provides extra protection
- Zippered hand pockets keep snacks close by
- Media pocket lets you jam out to tunes on long lift rides
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- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: Runs large
- Size Bought: XL
- Height: 6'0"
- Weight: 225lbs
I picked this jacket up last winter and used it throughout that winter and at the beginning of this winter. It is a very clean looking jacket and very functional. The Gore-Tex outer shell on this jacket is EXTREMELY durable and waterproof. The shell also makes this jacket windproof. This jacket only has 80g of Heatseeker in it so for really cold winter days you might need to use a layer underneath (I know warmth is very subjective....but I would say the biggest downside to this jacket is how warm it is which is why I only gave it four stars). I like the durable hood, the wrist/thumb cuffs, all the pockets on the jacket, and the powder skirt. While this is a ski specific jacket, I do not ski but I picked up the black coat and it does have a little bit of grey in it, but I think it dresses up and down very nicely. It is an expensive jacket but I would consider this one of The North Face's 'premium' jackets (you know..the ones you read reviews on the internet about that can last for decades). As a ski jacket I am sure it is great, but for everyday winter activities it is also very good, just make sure you size it so you can put on a layer underneath if you are in cold climates (I live in Minnesota for reference).
Great for the resort and the backcountry
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Large
- Height: 5'10"
- Weight: 185lbs
I hate hoods, so having to option of removing the hood was a winner for me. This is a classy jacket for the minimalist that just needs a waterproof jacket with a couple well placed pockets, pit zips for when you overheat on the skin track, and a powder skirt to keep the snow out.