The North Face Prophecy Paclite 2008

The North Face Prophecy Paclite multi-activity jacket weighs just 480g (large); Gore-Tex Paclite is extremely waterproof and extremely breathable fabric; cavernous chest pockets; fixed hood; pit zips; stiffened peak on hood with good hood movement and fit. But hood cannot be rolled down and secured or removed; front zip does not get external stormflap; Gore-Tex Pro Shell controls condensation better; no reflective pipingVerdict
The North Face Prophecy Paclite is a good general waterproof for climbers, walkers and mountaineers, but not best for biking due to the hood

First published in Trail magazine November 2008