User Review: The North Face Denali Jacket
Fabric: Windblock Microfleece
Price Paid: free
This is a decent piece. I cannot complain about price because mine was given to me for free, but after two years of use I am not sure that I would tell someone that it is worth the $165 price tag.
The one shining characteristic of this piece is the durability. I have worn this fleece day in and day out for two years and its wear and tear is minimal. I must give The North Face credit for quality construction.
In terms of functionality, it is very warm when there is little or no wind, but the Windstopper technology is not the best on the market. It works well, but not $165 well. I have a Mountain Hardware shell, and I wish that I had the money to buy their Windstopper fleece. Several of my friends have it, and they say that it is not even comparable to the Denali in terms of functionality.
In conclusion, the Denali is a great lightweight fleece for not so harsh weather, but for cool spring and fall activities it works great.