Make things easier on yourself.
there's a lot to think about when you're tackling objectives high in the alpine. The North Face's Women's Respirator Fleece Jacket makes backcountry travel a little simpler thanks to a moisture-wicking fleece material that keeps you warm and dry while you're toiling up the skintrack. This breathable midlayer has a slim, low-profile fit and an under-the-helmet hood that you can put on and leave on. The stretch fabric moves with you while you're maneuvering through tricky kick turns and the secure-zip chest pocket makes it easy to access that chocolate bar without taking your pack off.
- A tough midlayer for high-output days
- Grid fleece wicks moisture to keep you cool
- Stretch fabric moves with you for unrestricted mobility
- Low-profile slim fit won't get in the way
- Chest pocket is easy to access with a pack on
- Thumbholes keep your sleeves in place
- Half-zip design for quick ventilation
- Item #TNF03CE
- Q & A
Loved this, ordered a second.
The Northface absolutely nailed the design on this one. I originally ordered this top directly from Northface and loved it, so when I saw it again on backcountry I ordered another. This is the perfect mid-layer for spring or early fall to pull on under a water proof or shell jacket. The material doesnât constrict your movements or cause weird bunching underneath your coat, so the end result is always comfortable. As someone who is taller, with slightly longer arms, I was really pleased that the sleeves actually fell to the proper length and that the hem came down a bit longer. I did order this larger than I normally would so I could wear another layer under it and not feel claustrophobic. If you plan to wear it as a true mid-layer and not a base, I would advise sizing up.