The North Face Cipher Hybrid Jacket
Price Paid: $149
This is a great jacket for multiple sporting/aerobic activities. It's my opinion that the Cipher Hybrid is a better jacket than the Mammut Ultimate Hoody.
I returned the Mammut Ultimate because it wasn't warm as advertised. I was standing around in 50 degree weather awaiting my cross-country runner to finish a race and I was chilled in the Mammut Ultimate Hoody.
The North Face Cipher is about $100 less and made better. Just feel both jackets and you'll see what I mean.
The only 'knock' I have about the North Face Cipher is that the jacket could use an internal zip pocket, but overall this is the perfect jacket for hiking, snowshoeing, and utilizing as a mid-weight under a shell for temps in the 20's or lower.
I use a Patagonia Capilene base layer, the Nano Puff Pullover, and the Cypher Jacket when I'm out snowshoeing. Within a mile I'm unzipping the long front pull zips for ventilation. The Cypher sheds light rain and the hem cinches to keep in warmth.
This is a great piece of equipment for any outdoor enthusist and a great value too. I can't say enough good/positive things about the North Face Cypher Hybrid jacket.
Note: the Mammut Ultimate Hooded Jacket recieves positive results, but I've owned both jackets and the North Face is much superior in so many ways from fit, to warmth, to function, etc.
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Here's what other sites are saying:
CLOSEOUTS . Don't let a vicious headwind interfere with your training schedule. The North Face's Cipher Hybrid jacket features Gore Windstopperand#174; soft shell fabric and a form-fitting hood for highly breathable wind protection. Available Colors: ASPHALT GREY, TNF BLACK, ATHENS BLUE, SUBLIME GREEN, ASPHALT GREY/TNF BLACK, RED CLAY/ASPHALT GREY. Sizes: S, M, L, XL, 2XL.
- Sierra Trading Post refers to the men's version
Description of The North Face Cipher Hybrid JacketThe ideal windproof soft shell for aerobic assaults, this hooded jackets body is constructed with GORE-TEX Windstopper fabric thats rated at 0 CFM 100 windproof for uncompromised protection in windy conditions. Side panels are engineered with TNF Apex Aerobic soft shell fabric that has a slight stretch for unrestricted range of motion.FeaturesAlpine pockets Non-abrasive, molded cuff tabs Hem cinch-cord Alpine fit GORE Windstopper soft shell fabric wind permeability rated at 0 CFM 100 windproof TNF Apex Aerobic soft shell fabric wind permeability rated at 10 CFM on underarm, side and hood panels Adjustable, attached hood with elastic-bound edge Reverse-coil zips
- US Outdoor Store refers to the men's version
Part of the Summit Series, this Hybrid Jacket is perfect for crushing peaks in the Spring. A soft shell with GORETEX Windstopper is the best thing to own for the Spring ski season. Weight: 460 g (16.23 oz) Shell Fabric: 50D GORE Windstopper® s
- Teton Village Sports refers to the men's version
Everyone worries about the rain or snow when they head out to play, but the wind, well the wind can turn a warm day cold in a hurry. Put an end to wind with The North Face Men's Cipher Hybrid Jacket. Stretchy, breathable softshell material blocks the heat-robbing wind, moves with you as you hike or run and easily layers under or over another piece of gear. What more do you really need'
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version