The North Face Atmosphere Jacket
Fabric: Gore-Tex LightFast
Price Paid: $250
A fair jacket, nothing amazing. Improved styling that is hardly seen in the North Face. The jacket has similar styling to Arc'Teryx jackets but this is no Arc'Teryx. I own a Theta AR and this is a backup. I wore this jacket for three months and it held up for most conditions.
Breathability is not comparable to Arc'Teryx and though durability of the Gore-Tex fabric is almost comparable. Also, this jacket feels much heavier than Arc'Teryx Theta AR. I call this a cheap knock-off to Arc'Teryx's short and slim fitting jackets. Just at least it is made out of Gore-Tex and not Hyvent. I wish it has better fit. Save your money and buy Arc'Teryx instead.
Fabric: Light - Fast from the makers of Gore-tex
Price Paid: $249
The best breathable waterproof shell I haved ever purchased! Ideal for backpacking when conditions are wet and windy. Lightweight and easy to pack at only 18.5 ounces! Kept me dry as a bone for three days of rain and wind. During colder weather, used as an outer shell combined with a capilene base and a polartec 200 mid-layer, you have the ultimate gear in staying dry and warm during the worst weather! Highly recommend for serious backpackers who are worried about weight and staying dry. I will not leave home without this garment.
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During the spring months, wet and windy weather can show up at any time. With The North Face Men's Atmosphere Jacket stashed in your pack, you can avoid being caught off guard by biting winds and April showers. The lightweight nylon shell fabric has a DWR finish for weather protection and the the soft mesh lining helps you stay comfy even when you break a sweat.
Head downtown or out of town with The North Face Atmosphere jacket. As you navigate the urban landscape, this packable weather-resistant jacket is perfect when the weather gets sketchy. Tightly woven nylon fabric sheds wind and light rain; it's treated with a Durable Water Repellent finish for water resistance and quick drying. Breathable mesh lining is comfortable against skin or other clothing layers. Low-profile, unlined hood has a rear drawcord to secure the fit. Internal windflap keeps cold drafts and water from penetrating through front zipper. Smooth reverse coil zippers throughout. Drawcord hem and elastic-finished cuffs. Zip hand pockets and chest pocket; chest pocket has a convenient cord exit for headphone wires. North Face Atmosphere jacket easily stashes in your pack until you need it.
This jacket will keep things super comfortable, while maintaining durability standards The North Face requires within its company. Stowable hood. Napoleon zip pocket with media egress. Zip hand pockets. Elastic at cuffs with Velcro(R) adjustability. Screen-printed logo at left chest and back right shoulder. Fabric: body: 50D x 100D 85 g/m2 100% nylon faille weave with DWR. lining: 75D 120 g/m2 100% polyester mesh. Length from center of back: 28". Weight: 397 g (14 oz).
- Rocky Mountain Trail
Set your playlist, slide your MP3 player into this weather-resistant jacket s newly added media pocket, and head downtown handsfree. As you navigate the urban landscape, the colorblocked woven nylon with DWR (durable water repellent) finish withstands everyday exposure to the elements. This versatile jacket can be stowed in its own pocket and stashed in your daypack for easy acess when weather conditions get sketchy. Breathable mesh lining is comfortable against the skin or knit layers. Zippered pockets throughout secure smaller personal items. Elastic cuffs are easily pushed up and locked in place with Velcro tabs.
- The North Face