The North Face Geosphere Jacket
14.7 oz / 500 g
70D 115 g / sq m (3.4 oz / sq yd) 100% Nylon Dobby Weave Hydrenalite™ Fabric
It is a wind jacket, that's for sure. I specifically…
Fabric: shell: 70D 115 g/m²
Price Paid: $46
It is a wind jacket, that's for sure. I specifically tested it under rather strong winds, 40-50 mph. It stood up very well. The mesh lining is just cosmetic, has no performance related functionality, other than keeping the outer shell from sticking on to you if you sweat to much.
It's not a technical jacket, but if you put some more layering underneath, it can pretty much behave like one. Seams are not taped. Shell has a water repellent finish. The fabric did not get wet under the rain, but again it was not a downpour either. The left pocket is supposed to turn to become a storage bag for the jacket, but I could not figure out how. The hood is functional but not big enough for a helmet if you wanna wear under.
Here's what other sites are saying:
Trot the globe with the The North Face Geosphere Jacket in your pocket. This wind-resistant jacket packs into its own pocket and shrugs off blustery wind with ease. A brushed collar lining and mesh interior lining add to the comfort and the standard fit leaves some room underneath for layering. Fast-packers and travelers who like to keep their kit light will love this windbreaker.
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version
On Sale. Free Shipping. The North Face Men's Geosphere Jacket DECENT FEATURES of The North Face Men's Geosphere Jacket Mesh lined Attached, fully adjustable, stowable hood Brushed collar lining Two secure-zip hand pockets Stowable in hand pocket Self fabric Velcro adjustable cuffs Hem cinch-cord adjustment in pockets The SPECS of The North Face Men's Geosphere Jacket Average Weight: 17 oz / 480 g Center Back Length: 28.5in. 50D 80 g/m2 (2.82 oz/yd2) 60% recycled polyester 40% polyester ripstop with DWR This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.
- Moosejaw refers to the men's version
Super lightweight windbreaker packs down small and stows in its own hand pocket; an ideal bring-along for overnighters in adverse conditions. Designed with rugged Hydrenalite(TM) fabric on exterior with a breathable mesh liner for increased temperature management crucial for spring. Camo brick print (on select colors). Virtually windproof thanks to a wind permeability rating of 0-.5CFM (0 CFM is 100% windproof.)
- Rocky Mountain Trail refers to the men's version
The North Face Geosphere is a super lightweight windbreaker that packs down small and stows in its own hand pocket-an ideal bring-along, mild-weather jacket. Designed with rugged Hydrenalite(TM) woven dobby nylon on the exterior, it sloughs off all but the most extreme wind; mesh lining wicks moisture and adds light warmth. Adjustable hood adds crucial protection. Full-length front zipper; brushed collar lining. Drawcord hem and rip-and-stick adjustable cuffs. 2 zip hand pockets; The North Face Geosphere stows inside 1 hand pocket. Standard, easygoing fit.
- REI refers to the men's version
The Geosphere from The North Face is perfect when you need something to take the chill out of the air. This lightweight windbreaker stows in its own pocket making it easy to take with you anywhere you go. When it gets gusty, pull out the stowable hood and cinch it down tight to keep your heat in. The mesh lining keeps air moving in the jacket to assist with breathability and moisture transport.
- Mountain Gear refers to the men's version