The North Face Scythe Jacket

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Weight 15.49 oz / 439 g
Fabric 213 g / sq m (6.28 oz / sq yd) 100% Polyester Polartec® Thermal Pro Sherpa Fleece



I purchased the jacket about a week ago and paid about…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Fabric: Fleece
Fill: n/a
Price Paid: $111

I purchased the jacket about a week ago and paid about 111.00 (on sale). Out of the box it was thicker than I anticipated it would be. It's super soft and warm though on a cold day it may not be enough.

Size was true - I purchased a large and it fit predictably well. The sleeves are plenty long. The pockets are vented - the fabric is a kind of net material. I like it. It's not a bulky jacket... it has side panels that stretch.

It's a great design. I plan on buying 2 more in different colors and I think it's worth the full $149 price.

Manufacturer's Description

Visit The North Face's Men's Scythe Jacket page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Great as a middle layer or as outerwear on calm, cold days, The North Face Scythe Jacket for men is an excellent choice for camping, hiking, climbing and mountaineering. The Polartec Thermal Pro Sherpa Fleece insulation is exceptionally lightweight and easy to pack. The only caveat to this plush fleece is that you'll need to verify that you have the space to accommodate this jacket in your backpack or travel bag. The North Face added stretch side panels to their Men's Scythe Jacket to help optimize your range of motion while skiing or climbing. While the Polartec Thermal Pro Sherpa Fleece fabric won't repel much water, the Scythe Jacket layers and insulates well beneath a waterproof and windproof shell. Unlike some jackets made by The North Face, the Men's Scythe Jacket is not Zip-in compatible, but it remains one of the most versatile and lightweight middle layers available on the market today.

- Altrec Outdoors refers to the men's version

Description of The North Face Scythe JacketWhen the temperature drops like a rock in the sky The North Face Scythe jacket is there for you. With High Loft Thermalpro fleece and stretch panel construction warmth is not an issue and you dont have to sacrifice mobility. Bound stretch fleece cuffs and hem cinchcord trap in essential body heat without hindering its ability to breathe. Its superior warmth to weight ratio places this performance fleece at the front of the line. FeaturesAlpine fitHigh loft Polartec Thermal Pro fleece with stretch side panelsNapoleon chest pocketTwo hand pocketsElastic-bound cuffsHem cinch-cord exits into hand pocketsImportedSummit Series collection is harness and pack-compatible

- US Outdoor Store refers to the men's version

Thanks to Polartec Thermal Pro fleece, The North Face Men's Scythe Jacket protects you from icy winter chills, whether you wear it alone or under a shell. The Scythe's performance fit and high warmth-to-weight ratio make it ideal for backcountry ski tours or mountaineering trips where weight counts. Side stretch panels allow for a wide range of motion, and three front pockets hold all your essentials. Wear the Scythe Jacket alone on dry winter days, and pull a shell over it when snow storms roll in.

- Backcountry Outlet refers to the men's version

Simple in design and highly-effective at providing warmth, The North Face Men's Scythe Jacket will quickly become your go-to performance fleece. Worn underneath a storm shell, this jacket provides insulation without the burden of bulk, and when worn alone, the Scythe jacket keeps your kit streamline while it fends off the cold.

- refers to the men's version

The North Face Scythe Jacket


The Scythe Jacket has been discontinued. It last appeared in The North Face's 2011 product line.

$149.00 (men's)

The North Face Scythe Jacket is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen May 23, 2014 at River Sports Outfitters.

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