The North Face Surgent Full Zip Hoodie

2 reviews
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4-star:   1
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0


Fabric 210 g / sq m (6.2 oz / sq yd) 100% Polyester Jersey Face fleece, UPF 50, Sanitized® Silver Anti-Odor Treatment



Thin insulation at its finest. When I spend my own…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $62.95


Thin insulation at its finest.


  • Warm
  • Very lightweight
  • Long sleves
  • Hood fits under helmet
  • Long tails
  • Close fit but not tight
  • Dries almost instantly
  • Stretchy


  • No zippered chest pocket
  • Media pocket is small

When I spend my own money on clothes I am pretty particular about what I get in trade for my ducats. In an effort to lighten my pack and keep myself warmer I picked up the Surgent Hoodie for my spring hikes this year.


This is my "far away" look. The farther away, the better I look ;)

The design isn’t groundbreaking, it’s a hooded light jacket meant to be worn under a shell or alone as long as it’s not windy. What I do like about this particular item is its cut, I am 5’ 10” and 195# and it fits my long arms, covers my hips without climbing up and is snug in the chest, but not so tight that I can’t wear it in public.

I also like the fit of the hood, again snug but not Apollo 13 tight. The hood has no elastic or draw closure and I never felt like I needed it because it fitted to my melon so well.



The sleeves are longish and the thumb hole/hand warmer feature works but makes the jacket fit rather snug across my shoulders, another inch of material might have been nice.



The pockets have no zip closure and there is no chest pocket so carrying stuff isn’t its forte.  There is a tiny inside pocket for an mp3 player if you have a really small one. The hand warmer pockets are sewn so they create inside dump pockets large enough for a pair of light gloves.


What I absolutely loved though was that, after I washed it I could wear it straight out of the washer and it dried really quickly from my body heat.  Its no windbreaker, it breathes like a fleece which can be nice when you are moving and don’t want to stop to change.

Is it durable enough to rage through the brush without a snag?  No, but it's not that kind of jacket, it's insulation, stretchy warm and soft insulation. Saying that I will say that workmanship is as you expect from TNF, top notch. 

I like wearing this on those 'tweener days when its below freezing in the morning and above during the day. It's a good insulator under a shell or alone when its warmer or moving. If you get snowed or rained on in it it will retain your warmth. 


So, for a really light and warm insulating layer this is yet another great option among many.


Alright, Sage, you should know that on principal I don't read TNF reviews. But since you posted it, I decided to open the review and look at it. Very nice review. (Still not buying anything TNF, but nice review!)

4 months ago

I usually feel the same way GOOSE, thanks for taking a peek.

4 months ago

Nice review, Sage! I really like the look of that fabric. It looks super comfy!

4 months ago

Nice work, Sage. I like the color too.

3 months ago

Warm and versatile for general use. My son is really…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $36 (sale)


Warm and versatile for general use.


  • Warm, repels light water
  • Stylish
  • Good pockets

My son is really enjoying this hoodie. Hiking on a cool mountainside, it kept him warm head to waste. Repelled drizzling rain. Soft feeling. Stylish too. He likes that the outside pockets do not have zippers. No zippers could be a problem but the jacket has inside pockets on each side for storing things more safely and saving the outside pockets for hands.

As the day warmed up, it was eventually too hot, and tied nicely around the waste. Great price too! All-around great product so far.

Manufacturer's Description

Visit The North Face's Men's Surgent Full Zip Hoodie page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

The North Face made its Men's Surgent Full-Zip Hoodie because bright days can be brisk too. This polyester fleece provides lightweight warmth for the shoulder seasons and chilly summer mornings and evenings. It also shields your skin from the sun's harmful UV rays, and the kangaroo pocket has an internal media pocket for your phone.

- refers to the men's version

Free Shipping. The North Face Men's Surgent Full Zip Hoodie FEATURES of The North Face Men's Surgent Full Zip Hoodie Durable, soft stretch fleece Double-layered hood with drawcord Plastisol screen-printed graphic at left chest Kangaroo hand pockets with hidden interior media pocket Self fabric at cuffs and hem SPECIFICATIONS of The North Face Men's Surgent Full Zip Hoodie Average Weight: 15.2 oz / 430 g Center Back Length: 28in. 210 g/m2 100% polyester fleece This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.

- Moosejaw refers to the men's version

The North Face Surgent Full Zip - Men's. A bold graphic on the left shoulder and hood freshens up this technical hoodie crafted of durable, soft stretch fleece. This performance layer features an internal media pocket to house your MP3 player during your warm-ups, cool downs and everything between. Thumbloops on the cuffs guarantee extra coverage during training. Hand pockets. Hidden interior media pocket. Thumb loops. Three-piece hood. Embroidered logo. Screen-print graphic. Fabric:210 g/m2 100% polyester knit fleece. Length from Center Back: 26 in. Source: Imported. Guarantee: Lifetime Warranty. FlashDry: As a leader in the outdoor industry, The North Face has developed innovative, proprietary fabrics that incorporate microporous particles to improve moisture management and temperature regulation during outdoor activity. FlashDry fabrics feature a microporous particle additive that accelerates the removal of moisture from the skin and speeds evaporative drying. FlashDry enables the user to stay drier, more comfortable and out performing longer in a wide range of weather conditions and environments. FlashDry doesn't add weight or bulk and never washes or wears out. BENEFITS:. Accelerates evaporation and keeps you dry. Most effective moisture management. FlashDry is permanently embedded in the yarn and won't wash out. 100+ different products with FlashDry technology within our running, snowsports, climbing, and hiking apparel, baselayers, and accessories. Available Color(s): Asphalt Grey

- Tahoe Mountain Sports refers to the men's version

A versatile hoodie for training, workouts, or hanging out, The North Face Surgent will chase a chill when you're cooling down or temperatures drop.

- EMS refers to the men's version