The zipper is on the wrong side (right instead of left) which made it difficult to do up quickly. Otherwise fitted fine, and comfortable overall. A simply styled jacket that did the job well. One of the lightest, too. It has two big pockets, which doubled as vents, and a really comfy lining. Keenly priced and looks smart.
Colours: Rubix red, bittersweet brown, deep water blue, asphalt grey, black
Fabric: WindWall polyester fleece
Women’s version: Yes
Contact: 01539 738882, www.thenorthface.com/eu
Verdict: A good jacket let down by a design quirk. In cold, severe conditions it’s important that gear works simply and without a second thought. The zip on this could drive you up the wall!