The North Face Verto Jacket
3.2 oz / 90.71 g
7D 24 g / sq m (0.71 oz / sq yd) Pertex®, 100% Nylon Micro-Ripstop
Surprisingly breathable, durable, water resistant…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $100
Surprisingly breathable, durable, water resistant jacket.
Have had this piece for a season now and I am thoroughly impressed. It is much more breathable and water resistant than expected. Even held off water in the shower test (other than the seams, which for weight are not sealed) to a surprisingly high degree.
It is fairly wind resistant, but not to the extent I thought it might be. Have felt wind when above 20 mph. Not bad, but not its strongest suit. It does make up for it though in how breathable it has proven through hard sweat soaked rides.
Of course the ultra light packability is really amazing. The hood is a nice plus for a variety of conditions. Pertex material has proven to be much more durable than it appears.
One weakness is the ease of the zipper. Have fought with it until being right handed, I realized I had to anchor it with my left hand on the right side, to get it to zip. All zippers I've ever used are anchored on the lower left. A very annoying quirk.
Overall though, I would give this a solid 8+ for its intended design intent. An excellent super light jacket!
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Wind kicks up just before your crux lead? Pull out and put on the featherweight, windproof men's Verto Jacket from The North Face. Weighs only 3.5 ounces and can save your day.
- REI refers to the men's version
When you're in need of an ultralight, weather-resistant shell look no further than The North Face Verto Jacket. This shell compresses down to the size of your wallet, making it the perfect piece to never leave base camp without. Wind and water-resistant Alpine fit Reverse-coil zips Chest pocket Elastic-bound hem, cuffs and hood Jacket stows in chest pocket Stretch loop in pocket to compress and stow jacket Summit Series(R) collection is harness and pack-compatible
- OMCgear refers to the men's version
The North Face Men's Verto Jacket weighs three ounces and compresses down to the size of an energy bar so you can take it on all your climbing adventuresjust in case. A DWR coating covers the windproof ripstop shell to shed water and help keep you dry in rainy conditions. The North Face elasticized the hem, cuff, and hood in order to seal out bad weather without adding much weight. Stow the jacket away in its zippered chest pocket once the sun pokes out.
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version
A member of The North Face's elite Summit Series,the men's Verto Jacket packs down to the size of an energy bar yet still offers windproof weather protection. The featherweight ripstop fabric holds up to the rigors of rock climbing and with its weather-resistant finish, repels misting rain and snowmelt. A zippered chest pocket doubles as a stow pouch, use its biner loop to stash your Verto until it's your turn on belay and you need instant coverage.
- Mountain Gear refers to the men's version
You can pack more into your day when you're not bogged down by heavy clothing and gear, and The North Face Verto Jacket for men is the perfect ultra-lightweight piece for your alpine collection. This hooded jacket weighs in at just over 3 ounces, and it packs into its own chest pocket, shrinking to the size of a Clif Bar that you can stow in your pack or pants pocket. The Verto Jacket is made from resilient, feather weight nylon micro-ripstop fabric that's water and wind resistant. When you're on a day-long multi-pitch climb in the Sierras and weather blows in, pull on the Verto jacket and notice that it's harness and pack-compatible, so it won't interfere with your other gear. When the weather breaks and you've stowed the jacket in its own pocket, you'll find a stretch loop that allows you to easily clip the jacket to a carabiner on your harness and climb on.
- Altrec Outlet refers to the men's version