The North Face Sedition II Stretch Jacket

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It's okay. This is a skiing shell; I don't think any…

Rating: rated 2.5 of 5 stars

It's okay.

This is a skiing shell; I don't think any other use is really appropriate. It is a warm piece (with a thin layer of what I think is microfleece), it has an interior snow skirt, and it has a Recco reflector. It has a good selection of pockets -- two side pockets, plus a sleeve pocket, zip up interior pocket on the left, and outside left chest pocket.

However, it's a very heavy garment; if you are using it for anything but lift skiing, you are probably going to come to feel resentful about its weight.

Yet even if you can overlook the weight issue, it had some unfortunate quirks for lift skiing.

1) I only began skiing with a helmet this year (I had to get them for the kids, they were on sale at EMS, I'd heard a radio report about a couple of terrible ski accidents at Whiteface...), and the hood for this jacket (bought only two or three years ago, after helmet use was widespread) simply did not accommodate the helmet; I certainly missed using my hood while I was on the lift with 15-20 MPH winds whipping away at me.

2) It's cut too slim. While a warm piece, it is certainly not warm enough to keep you warm in single digit F temps with only a base-layer and light mid-layer, which is what it accommodates easily. It needed to be cut to accommodate a real insulation layer (down, fleece -- whatever).

Lastly -- I am not convinced it is as waterproof as it should be. In one wet snowstorm (temp = 30F), I think some moisture got through in the shoulder seams. And there was a fair amount of "smearing" on the shoulder and upper chest where I would have expected the DWR to make all the wet stuff roll off. I have to use it in wet conditions a bit more to verify this, though.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

The North Face Men's Sedition II Stretch Jacket rebels against cold, snowy weather. Waterproof breathable Gore-Tex softshell material and fully sealed seams keep you bone-dry. Comfort mapping technology means this jacket has fleece to keep you warm where you need it like on your back but not where you give off body heat, such under the arms. If a storm rolls in but you want to keep ripping, flip up the fully adjustable hood, adjust the powder skirt, and hook the Sedition Jacket to your The North Face pants for a one-piece barrier against the elements. When it turns bluebird, drop heat through Underarm zips and turn up your tunes, which you have stored in the internal media pocket. An asymmetrical closure keeps your chin chafe-free. A RECCO avalanche rescue reflector might help ski patrol find you in case of an avalanche.

- Backcountry Outlet

The North Face Sedition II Stretch Jacket : Built to perform in gnarly conditions, a waterproof, breathable Gore-Tex jacket with top-flight insulation. Available In: Black Indian Clay Red The North Face Sedition II Stretch Jacket Features: Fully seam sealed Thermal enhanced comfort mapping technology Recco avalanche rescue reflector PU waterproof laser cut bonded zippers Fully adjustable, drop hood Left Napoleon pocket Handwarmer pockets Pit-zip vents Left forearm pocket with goggle cloth Internal media pocket Adjustable gripper goggle powder skirt Pant-a-locks Adjustable cuffs Hem cinchcord Buddy lift clip Asymmetrical closure Materials: Body: Gore-Tex Soft Shell stretch 3L with micro-check fleece backer, 16.6 oz nylon polyester back Underarms: gore-Tex Soft Shell stretch 3L with waffle backer, 13.2 oz nylon front, polyester back Pockets & Hem: Gore-Tex Soft Shell stretch 3L with tricot backer, 9.8 oz nylon front, polyester back

- OMCgear

On Sale. Free Shipping. The North Face Men's Sedition II Stretch Jacket (Fall 2007 Discontinued) Men s Sedition II Stretch Jacket by The North Face is an enhanced version of a stand-out favorite: performance-fitting, waterproof, breathable Gore-Tex soft shellFeatures:Fully seam sealedThermal enhanced comfort mapping technologyRecco avalanche rescue reflectorPU waterproof laser cut bonded zippersFully adjustable, drop hoodLeft Napoleon pocketHandwarmer pocketsPit-zip ventsLeft forearm pocket with goggle clothInternal media pocketAdjustable gripper goggle powder skirtPant-a-locksAdjustable cuffsHem cinchcordBuddy lift clipAsymmetrical closureFabrics:Body: Gore-Tex Soft Shell stretch 3L with micro-check fleece backer, 16.6 oz/yd2 nylon polyester backUnderarms: Gore-Tex Soft Shell stretch 3L with waffle backer, 13.2 oz/yd2 nylon front, polyester backPockets & Hem: Gore-Tex Soft Shell stretch 3L with tricot backer, 9.8 oz/yd2 nylon front, polyester back

- Moosejaw

Description of The North Face Sedition II Stretch JacketA waterproof Gore-Tex 3L stretch soft-shell with micro-check fleece fabric and Thermo enhanced comfort mapping technology this North Face Sedition II Stretch jacket intends to overthrow mountainous c

- US Outdoor Store

The Sedition II Stretch Jacket is a performance-fitting soft shell that's an enhanced version of a stand-out favorite.

- Altrec Outdoors

The North Face Sedition II Stretch Jacket

Discontinued

The Sedition II Stretch Jacket has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$164.69 - $549.00

The North Face Sedition II Stretch Jacket is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen August 17, 2009 at Backcountry.com.

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