User Review: The North Face Men's Mountain Guide Jacket
Source: bought it new
The jacket that hooked me on Gore-Tex.
This is the original jacket that hooked me on Gore-Tex products. I have the original versions from the late '90s. I used if for a ski jacket along with an everyday jacket for many years. While not as breathable or light as today's Gore-Tex jackets this was definitely a great jacket for it's day that is still being used today.
I still use it anywhere I want to stay warm and dry but don't want to worry about getting another jacket ripped or dirty like snowblowing the driveway, trimming trees, etc. The only wear and tear is that the color has faded and the outer DWR coating is gone, but that doesn't stop me from staying dry.
I love the location of the handwarmer pockets and the napoleon pocket is perfect for storing a phone and keys. The Gore-Tex keeps the wet out but the inner lining does inhibit some of the breathability. It is also a bit heavy for the warmth.
Overall it was a great purchase despite the initial high price.
As a disclaimer, I am affiliated with Gore for product testing of Gore-tex products for the purpose of product review and recommendation. I do receive items from Gore for these purposes.