The North Face WindWall 1 Jacket
24.7 oz / 700 g
75D 292 g / sq m (8.6 oz / sq yd) WindWall® Polyester Fleece Bonded to a Fleece Backer
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My shell jacket has been great for shedding the rain,…
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.