The North Face Meru Gore Jacket

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The most technical, waterproof, breathable shell from The North Face. A new highly technical, GORE-TEX Active Shell jacket designed for success on the ultimate alpine testing ground, the Shark's Fin of Meru in the Himalayas. Constructed with extra-breathable, waterproof, seam taped material on the exterior, this surface provides the most critical protection without impairing breathability. Alpine-fit hard shell features grip on the shoulders and hips to keep technical packs in place while navigating a route, or attempting a summit push. Helmet-compatible hood and harness-compatible pockets and zippers. Extra breathable, waterproof, seam-taped GORE-TEX Active Shell. Large, intuitive harness and pack-friendly chest pockets. Sleek, fixed, fully adjustable helmet-compatible hood swivels with head for a natural, unobstructed view. Formed, fitted and structured brim on hood unheard of in such a lightweight design. Going up? This Summit Series jacket was designed for the top, and then some. GORE-TEX Active Shell: Provides extreme breathability along with durable waterproof and windproof protection for all-weather, high-aerobic activities. GORE-TEX Paclite shells use a specific membrane with a protective internal layer made of an oil-hating/carbon hybrid - eliminating the need for a separate lining, making this lighter, smaller, and easier to pack away. GORE-TEX Performance Shell: Specifically engineered to form an impenetrable barrier against wind and water while maintaining breathability, this waterproof material uses a two-layer construction for a lighter, softer feel - and in a three-layer construction for a more heavy-duty alternative. Fabric: GORE-TEX Active Shell - 20D 62% nylon, 38% polyester 94 g/m2 (2.73 oz/yd2). Fabric: GORE-TEX Active Shell reinforcements - 40D 68% nylon, 32% polyester 120 g/m2 (3.48 oz/yd2). Avg Weight: 11 oz (315 g). Length from Center Back: 27". Country of origin: China. Color: Barberry Pink

- Tahoe Mountain Sports

Extra breathable, waterproof, seam-taped GORE-TEX Active ShellTough grip zones on shoulders to keep pack in placeLarge, intuitive harness and pack-friendly chest pocketsSleek, fixed, fully adjustable helmet-compatible hood swivels with head for a natural, unobstructed viewFormed, fitted and structured brim on hood unheard of in such a lightweight designbluesign approved fabric

- River Sports Outfitters

The North Face's athletes attempted the Shark's Fin of Meru in the Himalaya, spent 19 days on the wall, and came back with design ideas for the Women's Meru Gore Jacket. This thing was made with the serious outdoor enthusiast in mind. From the guaranteed waterproof breathable Gore-Tex Active Shell to the harness-friendly cut to the tough grip zones on the shoulders and hips to keep your pack firmly in place, the Meru is a no-nonsense piece.

- Backcountry.com

A highly technical Gore-Tex Active Shell jacket, The North Face Meru is conceived and purpose-built for success on the ultimate alpine test piece, the Shark's Fin of Meru.

- EMS

Built specifically for the first ascent on the Shark's Fin of Meru, The North Face Meru Gore Jacket is tough enough to take on the worst weather in the world. Using GORE-TEX Active Shell, this jacket is extremely breathable without sacrificing the impenetrable weather wall that we have all come to know and love from Gore. Grip zones on the shoulders and hips keep your pack in place to reduce movement and uncomfortable bunching with heavy loads.

- Mountain Gear