The North Face Mountain Guide

The North Face Mountain Guide waterproof jacket offers plenty of adjustment. Mesh lining means it feels superb worn over just a base-layer, and the two-layer Pro Shell Gore-Tex fabric is soft and rustle-free. Bomb-proof weather protection and tough enough to last a while, too, but it’s expensive, very bulky in the pack and weighs a ton.



Verdict: A weatherproof, durable jacket (but rather heavy) that will do the job for winter walking.