The North Face Verto Jacket
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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Free Shipping. The North Face Men's Verto Jacket FEATURES of The North Face Men's Verto Jacket Rock climbing Windproof ripstop fabric has a weather-resistant finish Elastic-bound hem, cuff and hood Zippered chest pocket doubles as a compressible stow pouch SPECIFICATIONS of The North Face Men's Verto Jacket Average Weight: 3.5 oz / 99 g Center Back Length: 28in. 15D 32 g/m2 100% nylon ripstop with DWR This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.
- Moosejaw refers to the men's version
Carry less and climb higher with our featherweight, hooded jacket that packs down to the size of an energy bar and weighs an incredible 3.5 ounces. The durable windproof ripstop fabric has a matte finish and a DWR (durable water repellent) treatment to shed moisture upon contact. Zippered chest pocket doubles as stuff sack for easy carrying as an emergency layer.
- The North Face 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
At 3.2 oz., The North Face Verto Jacket is an ultralightweight wind- and water-resistant wonder that packs down to the size of an energy bar!
- EMS refers to the men's version