The North Face always adds a little extra to its functional gear made for determined outdoorsmen and women — the North Face Ventrix Jacket should sit at the top of your list if you’ve got your eye on a big outdoor excursion in the coming weeks or months.
The special Ventrix ventilation system for which this jacket is known provides what the brand calls a balance of warmth and breathability — a tricky balance to nail that one would expect a great brand to get right. And get it right they do, resulting in an affordable, high-quality jacket available in 11 colors and made to hit the mountain then come back down with ease.
Helpfully, the brand finishes this jacket off with a DWR finish, durable reinforced forearm fabric and a slim fit for a bit of hiking-centric style. It’s one jacket that’s worth the higher price tag — and it’s still an affordable find, at that. – $199