The North Face Surgent Full Zip Hoodie

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Specs

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

Reviews

3

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

Summary

Thin insulation at its finest.

Pros

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

Cons

  • 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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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. 


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

G00SE MODERATOR

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!)


8 months ago
FromSagetoSnow

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


8 months ago
Ashleigh MODERATOR

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


8 months ago
Alicia TRAILSPACE STAFF

Nice work, Sage. I like the color too.


8 months ago

rated 5.00 of 5 stars All Surgent Full Zip Hoodie versions

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