The North Face Verto Jacket
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!
Getting caught out in the crags after dark could expose you to life-threatening cold, but since you clipped The North Face's wind- and water-resistant Verto Jacket to your harness, you can pull on its thin layer of protection and keep down climbing. This amazingly lightweight and convenient shell jacket stuffs into its own chest pocket and can provide quick shelter for your torso while climbing, hiking, or trekking through remote mountains.
On Sale. Free Shipping. The North Face Men's Verto Jacket DECENT FEATURES of The North Face Men's Verto Jacket Alpine fit Reverse-coil zips Chest pocket Jacket stows in chest pocket Stretch loop in pocket to compress and stow jacket Summit Series collection is harness and pack-compatible Windproof, ripstop nylon has weather resistant finish Elastic-bound hem, cuff and hood Zippered chest pocket doubles as compressible stow pouch Imported The SPECS of The North Face Men's Verto Jacket Average Weight: 3.30 oz / 90.72 g Center Back Length: 28in. 7D 24 g/m2 (0.71 oz/yd2) Pertex Quantum GL-100% nylon micro-ripstop This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.