The North Face Blaze Jacket

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The puffy jacket far exceeded my expectations. It…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $89

Summary

The puffy jacket far exceeded my expectations. It packs down small into its own pocket, is very lightweight, and is warm. Great for around town, hiking, or backpacking. Highly recommend this jacket.

Pros

  • Warm
  • Packs down small into its own pocket
  • Lightweight
  • Wicks moisture away from body
  • Water repellent
  • Quick dry

Cons

  • Elastic cuffs
  • Somewhat delicate fabric

I have used this jacket in snow, as a warm layer under a hard shell jacket, and in chilly to cold conditions while hiking or just at rest with excellent results. After a winter's worth of use the jacket shows no wear and remains my favorite cold weather layer. 

Comfortable fitting puffy jacket that will keep you warm. Very lightweight and packable, can be stored in its own pocket. Sleeves end in an elastic cuff, would have preferred a velcro closure for adjustability. 

Though not meant for the rain, it does repel water during misty conditions. Breathable construction allows moisture to be wicked away from the body and quickly dry. Both of these characteristics result in consistent warmth without any dampness. 

The fabric seems somewhat delicate, I would not subject it to abrasion other than normal wear. Jacket overall is constructed and sewn well. 

You get a lot of bang for your buck and a lot of value for the weight with this jacket. I highly recommend it for casual use, hiking, camping and backpacking. 

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The North Face Blaze Jacket provides optimal warmth with minimal weight. Ultra compressible, this jacket offers emergency insulation wherever you go! Perfect for both layering and as a stand alone jacket. Two secure zip hand pockets Stows in hand pocket Binding at cuffs Center front three-color VISLON(R) zip closure

- OMCgear refers to the men's version

Two secure zip hand pocketsStows in hand pocketBinding at cuffsCenter front three-color VISLON zip closure

- River Sports Outfitters refers to the men's version

The North Face Blaze Micro Hooded Insulated Jacket is amazing because of what it isn't. It isn't heavy and it isn't bulky. That means you can layer over it and you won't look like you've spent the last month at the ice cream shop. It also means you can stash it in your pack and you won't even know it's there until the temperature drops and you need it.

- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version

On Sale. Free Shipping. The North Face Men's Blaze Micro Hooded Jacket FEATURES of The North Face Men's Blaze Micro Hooded Jacket Two secure-zip hand pockets Stows in hand pocket Bound hood and cuffs Center front three-color Vislon zip closure Hem cinch-cord The SPECS Average Weight: 12.35 oz / 350 g Center Back Length: 27.5in. Body: 20D 40 g/m2 (1.16 oz/yd2) 100% recycled polyester Insulation: 60 g 100% polyester insulation with FlashDry This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.

- Moosejaw refers to the men's version

The North Face Blaze Full Zip Jacket for MenThe North Face Blaze Full Zip Jacket for Men is an ideal choice for those cold winter days. You can rely on this jacket to keep you insulated even in cold, damp conditions. This is due to the FlashDry thermal technology, which ensures evaporation of moisture from your skin. It features two secure zip hand pockets to keep all your basic essentials within reach. The binding at the cuffs seal out the cold with maximum efficiency. This jacket has a full-length zipper which gives you the option of leaving your jacket open so that you can soak up some sun or zip it up when the temperature drops. The North Face Blaze Full Zip Jacket for Men is a great addition to your winter wardrobe.

- SunnySports refers to the men's version