The North Face Valkyrie Jacket

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I searched long and hard to find this jacket and eventually…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $70

I searched long and hard to find this jacket and eventually found it as a run-out from Backcountry for $70! Fortunately the size (m) and colour (tan/orange) was what I wanted so no second thoughts regarding purchasing.

I have had the jacket for about a year and have had 3 occasions to really test its water resistance. On each occasion I have been in mild to fairly heavy showers, but not pouring for a maximum of 45 mins. The jacket has kept me dry continuously although on the last downpour I was getting damp in my upper back which was starting to make my base layer wet, but this is pretty good for a middle of the road soft shell.

Breathability is OK and I am able to get a tight fit with the hood, so well done!

My only 2 gripes are as follows: 1) When wet the jacket becomes heavy and takes some time to dry, 2) the velcro cuffs with the male pile scratch your butt when you go to the toilet...If I had an extra $100 to spend on full retail I'd look at something from Arc'teryx but this is a pretty solid purchase.

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On Sale. Free Shipping. The North Face Men's Valkyrie Jacket FEATURES of The North Face Men's Valkyrie Jacket Mountaineering and alpine climbing Gore Windstopper Soft Shell fabric wind permeability rated at 0 CFM Fully adjustable, helmet compatible hood with hidden cord locks and laminated wire brim Harness and pack-friendly handwarmer pockets Pit-zip vents Hidden hem cinch-cord at center front zip The SPECS Average Weight: 18.69 oz / 530 g Fit: Active 75D 190 g/m2 (5.6 oz/yd2) Gore Windstopper 3L-100% polyester plain/brushed tricot backer This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.

- Moosejaw refers to the men's version

When the weather rages like a Wagner score, hunker down in The North Face's Valkyrie Jacket. This this windproof soft-shell jacket will protect your upper half from exposure to strong winds and squalls. WINDSTOPPER guarantees multi-layer windproof protection at the highest altitudes while remaining breathable during stages of aerobic activity. Pit-zips allow you to instantly dump heat for immediate ventilation. The fully adjustable hood is helmet compatible for extra protection in the worst mountain environments.

- Mountain Gear refers to the men's version

In The North Face Men's Valkyrie Softshell Jacket, you should survive the battle between man and unrelenting wind atop the summit. Rugged WindStopper 3L fabric stops wind in its tracks, but still lets excess heat and sweat escape when you're working hard to reach the next hold. When you're slogging through wind-scraped sun-kissed alpine obstacles or dominating hard mixed routes, the Summit Series Valkyrie won't let squalls slow you down. WindStopper 3L combines a micropore-dense membrane with two additional layers of material, creating a laminated fabric. This structure ensures maximum breathability without compromising an ounce of wind-rebuking strength. Integrated into the membrane is a hydrophobic substance that repels external moisture. A version for the 15-second spot on your favorite nighttime sports show: hot air and sweat won't collect inside your jacket, and the techy fabric won't let gale-force winds through. If things are really getting heated, you can unzip the underarm vents to help cool your core. The hood accommodates your helmet and sports a laminated brim so drizzle-based rivulets won't cloud your vision. Hand-warmer pockets are situated mid-chest so you can access the pockets (and the goodies within) when you're wearing a pack or a harness.

- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version

The North Face Valkyrie Jacket is ideal for high-alpine adventures. Whether you're ascending towards summit on technical showshoes or crampons, this windproof soft-shell jacket will protect your upper half from exposure to strong winds and squalls. GORE WINDSTOPPER soft shell fabric wind permeability rated at 0 CFM (100% windproof) guarantees multi-layer windproof protection at the highest altitudes while remaining breathable during stages of aerobic activity. Pit-zip vents allow you to instantly dump heat for immediate ventilation. Fully adjustable, hood is helmet compatible with hidden cord locks and laminated wire brim for extra protection in the worst mountain environments. Active fit for mountaineering and alpine climbing. Harness-and pack-friendly handwarmer pockets. Hidden hem cinch-cord at center front zip. The North Face Summit Series collection is harness and pack-compatible. Heading up a mountain? Pack your The North Face Valkyrie Summit Series jacket. Fabric: 75D 190 g/m2 or 5.6 oz/yd2 GORE WINDSTOPPER 3L-100% polyester plain/brushed tricot backer. Avg Weight: 530 g or 18.69 oz. Source: Imported. WINDSTOPPER Soft Shells offer total wind protection and maximum breathability, combining the comfort of a soft mid-layer and the water resistance of a shell, all in one garment. WINDSTOPPER Soft Shells keep you comfortable and provide the freedom of movement you need for enhanced performance in a wide range of activities and weather conditions. BENEFITS:. Total wind protection. Maximum breathability. Soft and lightweight. Warm and dry insulation. Water resistant. Ideal for cold and windy conditions. Available Color(s): Bomber Blue, TNF Black

- Tahoe Mountain Sports refers to the men's version

Whether you re ascending towards summit on technical showshoes or crampons, this windproof soft-shell jacket will protect your upper half from exposure to strong winds and squalls. Gore Windstopper guarantees multi-layer windproof protection at the highest altitudes while remaining breathable during stages of aerobic activity. Pit-zips allow you to instantly dump heat for immediate ventilation. The fully adjustable hood is helmet compatible for extra protection in the worst mountain environments.

- The North Face refers to the men's version