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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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
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!
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. Windproof ripstop nylon has a durable water repellent finish to bead up light rain. Articulated elbows provide a natural fit and movement. Elastic-bound hem, cuffs and hood makes the Verto quick and easy to put on; no fiddling with cords. Zippered chest pocket doubles as a compressible stow pouch. Men's Verto Jacket from The North Face packs down to the size of an energy bar. The North Face Summit Series(TM) apparel is designed and tested for use in harsh environments.
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.