The North Face Insulated Varius Guide Jacket
I have to agree with the others that the cut and design…
Price Paid: $188
I have to agree with the others that the cut and design of this jacket falls short. It is cut in such a way that the armpits are very tight, it is so strange. I think it might have to do with a poor design/implementation the armpit zippers --after wearing the jacket for a day, you actually have chaff marks in your armpits from the zipper scrapping you! Also the hood is detachable, but there is no place to put it, and it is bulky, so if you put it in a pocket, you have to live with the bulge.
Here's what other sites are saying:
The North Face Men's Varius Guide Insulated Jacket prepares you for a full day in the winter backcountry. Two-way underarm zips vent excess body heat as you skin up the trail, and waterproof breathable HyVent shell fabric and fully-taped seams keep you dry as you reach the blistery summit and turn it downhill. The North Face added Heatseeker synthetic insulation for low-mercury days and a powder skirt to keep snow from sneaking in. The brushed collar lining comforts your face and an adjustable, removable hood provides extra warmth and weather protection on stormy rides.
- Backcountry Outlet refers to the men's version
The North Face Varius Guide Jacket is a synthetically insulated, waterproof/breathable workhorse to keep you warm and dry. Standard fit Waterproof, breathable, seam sealed Fully adjustable, removable drop hood with lower face protection Brushed collar lining Napoleon chest pocket with polyurethane (PU) zips Center-front zipper and Velcro(R) closure Pit-zips with two-way zippers Elastic wind skirt with snap closures Two hand pockets Internal chest zip pocket with hidden cell phone slot
- OMCgear refers to the men's version
Enjoy the waterproof breathability and thick, warm comfort of the Insulated Varius Guide Jacket from The North Face. While chill winds are kept out by a layer of Heatseeker insulation and an elastic wind skirt, rain can't get through the 2-layer waterproof HyVent fabric and sealed seams - leaving you well-equipped to travel the stormy backcountry.
- Mountain Gear refers to the men's version
On Sale. Free Shipping. The North Face Men's Insulated Varius Guide Jacket (Fall 2009 Discontinued) Some Discontinued Colors on Sale. The Men's Insulated Varius Guide Jacket by The North Face provides insulated warmth with a fortified, waterproof, breathable, and seam-sealed shell that delivers protection in a wide range of winter conditions. This versatile rain jacket effortlessly sheds rain and snow in wet, wintry weather, and is designed with lightweight insulation to offer comfort and warmth without the excess bulk or weight of traditional winter shells. The dual pit-zips allow you to ventilate and cool you core when the temperature rises, and the internal elastic wind skirt helps keep more harsh and chilly gusts off the body. This North Face jacket also features a pair of hand pockets to keep hands and fingers protected and dry, and the napoleon chest pocket safely stows small essentials. The Insulated Varius Guide jacket will be a loyal BFF during the damp, miserable winter months, or for a wintry adventure on the mountain. FEATURES of the Men's Insulated Varius Guide Jacket by The North Face Standard fit Waterproof, breathable, seam sealed Fully adjustable, removable drop hood with lower face protection Brushed collar lining Napoleon chest pocket with PU zipper Center-front zipper and Velcro closure Pit-zips with two-way zippers Elastic wind skirt with snap closures Two hand pockets Internal chest zip pocket with hidden cell phone slot SPECIFICATIONS: Average Weight: 1128 g (39.8 oz) Center Back: 30 inch Body Fabric: 70D x 70D 136 g/m2 (4.0 oz/yd2) dobby nylon HyVent 2L Insulation Fabric: 120 g Heatseeker synthetic This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.
- Moosejaw refers to the men's version
Shedding rain and snow, this waterproof, insulated jacket provides acclaimed protection in wet, wintry weather. Designed with lightweight insulation, this hooded jacket provides warmth without the bulk or weight of traditional winter shells. Dual pit zips let you cool your core, while an internal elastic wind skirt keeps chilly gusts at bay.
- The North Face refers to the men's version