An excellent jacket, made from a very light and breathable Gore-Tex Paclite fabric that feels good and performed impeccably. The hood is excellent with easy adjustment and a useful stiffened peak; and the pockets, which double as vents, are a good size and are well-placed for easy access when wearing a pack. Velcro adjustable cuffs and a drawcord at the hem, finish it all off nicely. Expensive, though.
Women’s version: Yes
Contact: 01539 822155; www.thenorthface.com/eu