The North Face Stretch Diad 2010

The The North Face Stretch Diad weighs 324g (size M); HyVent fabric provides good performance; two good chest pockets that are positioned above hipbelts; pit zips; hood has good fit and movement. But higher price brings even better fabric performance; hood peak cannot be reshaped as it has no wire, which is a drawback.

Good features and a great price make the The North Face Stretch Diad a good lightweight option for the hill-goer, but other jackets just pip it in the ratings.

First published in Trail magazine November 2010