The North Face Evolution Parka 2010

The The North Face Evolution Parka general-purpose jacket uses Hyvent 2-layer fabric with mesh lining; double stormflap over main zip; Napoleon chest pocket; two hip pockets; pit zips; hood rolls into collar; hood has stiff peak and good fit. But 746g (size L) is heavy; pocket access could be slightly better while wearing a rucksack; hood movement could be better.

The The North Face Evolution Parka is a good low-priced jacket, but it’s heavy compared to similar-priced options.

First published in Trail magazine November 2010