Normally Caner is fan of The North Face products and i am the Salomon geek 🙂 But this time i got a ultra light windproof jacket of TNF from US and reviewed it. Normally this jacket is retailed around 80-110 USD. How ever i decided to get the Women`s version XL which was on sale fo 49 USD 🙂 It is functional almost the same as Mens version as in London a light windproof jacket is essential for my runs which it protects me from chill, wind and sudden short showers.
TNF expalains this jacket as an alpinists emergency jacket to use it quickly due to its packable size almost the size of a medium apple. The jacket is Water resistant not a Goretex jacket but at least could make you survive a sudden shower while you get to aplace to hide yourself.
The fabric is used in this jacket is made from seven denier fabric (the lightest fabric ever used in The North Face Summit Series). The Men`s version is packe inside the zipped pocket that is on chest. Women`s version is packed on the zipped key gel pocket on the left arm. Average weight is 3.2 oz / 90.71 g Fabric: 7D 24 g/m2 (0.71 oz/yd2) Pertex-100% nylon micro-ripstop.
One of the most important thing about this ultra light jacket is it`s hood. This is crucial if you use it with your Buff or Hat which can really make you happy during a windy rainy situation. You know i got and tested here the World`s lightest wind proof jacket with out hood which is Montane Slipstream GL. They are almost very close to in terms of shape when packed.
That and TNF Verto is made from the same material which is called Pertex Quantum GL. The GL stands for ‘gossamer light’ and is made from incredibly fine, tightly woven yarn, so it’s not only windproof but also very, very light and packable.
The only negative bit that i found is the waist and hood can not be adjustable by some cords, so i am planning to fix this by modifying the jacket. Normally other tests suggest that the price should be lower than 100 USD but as bought it for almost half the price with a sale opportunity, i find it quite lucky and cheap for my pocket.