The North Face WindWall 1 Jacket
Price Paid: $73
My shell jacket has been great for shedding the rain, but when it comes to a cold, windy day, I'm out of luck with just the shell. I needed something other than a cotton hoody or a wool sweatshirt to keep me warm.
After doing some research, I found the Windwall 1 on sale at the local Hudson Trail Outfitters. There were several other more expensive options for a wind fleece, but I stuck with the most affordable one. After going on a hike over the weekend, I had a chance to see how effective the jacket was against the wind.
Needless to say, this was the perfect, lightweight investment needed to complete my mid-layer hiking/backpacking/everyday need. It kept me warm and comfortable, doing a perfect job at blocking the gusts of cold (30°F) wind.
The only thing this jacket lacks is a pocket on the inside of the jacket.
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Here's what other sites are saying:
A favorite anti-windchill fleece jacket for winter wear, this classic wind fleece keeps athletes warm beneath its durable WindWall fleece fabrication Updated design for 2012 with a more tailored silhouette for a contemporary style This product contains at least 90% bluesign approved fabric -- a standard for environmentally responsible production
- SunnySports refers to the men's version
Survive the harshest winds of the season in The North Face Windwall 1 Jacket. This soft and cozy fleece jacket boasts a flattering fit so you can stay warm in style! Standard fit WindWall(R) fabric wind permeability rated at 14 CFM (0 CFM is 100% windproof Two secure zip hand pockets Hem cinch-cord 90% Bluesign(R) approved fabric
- OMCgear refers to the men's version
Delivering athletic warmth in cold weather, and excellent insulation when layered, The North Face WindWall 1 Jacket is a great windchill-inhibiting fleece for everyday wear.
- EMS refers to the men's version
The North Face WindWall 1 men's jacket delivers windchill-inhibiting comfort during cold-weather activities. It is slightly less wind resistant than WindWall 2 and a touch lighter weight. WindWall 1 is made from 100-weight fleece and delivers wind-resistant warmth in moderate cold and provides excellent insulation when layered. WindWall 1 fabric blocks about 80% of the wind yet still allows enough airflow to ensure a dry, comfortable fit. WindWall 1 features a mesh backer fabric and a unique fabric-bonding process that allow limited external air permeability. The North Face WindWall 1 features 2 zippered hand pockets, a drawcord hem and elastic cuffs. Standard fit ensures freedom of motion.
- REI refers to the men's version