The North Face NFZ Insulated Jacket Women's
New for 2015/16, The North Face's NFZ Insulated Jacket is a waterproof/breathable, 2-layer Gore-Tex jacket that will enable you to stay on the mountain in the worst conditions. The NFZ Insulated jacket features a Gore-Tex membrane and fully taped seams to keep you dry, PrimaLoft Gold Insulation for added warmth, while ventilation zippers under the armpits allow you to vent on those warm sunny pow days. An adjustable, helmet-compatible hood is essential for cinching down in the worst storms and a two-snap, snap-down, stretch powder skirt with gripper elastic keeps deep powder on the outside where it belongs. Loads of pockets both inside and out keeps things functional, and as part of The North Face’s Steep Series, this jacket is designed specifically for big mountain and backcountry skiing and snowboarding. If you’re prone to getting too warm, check out the hard-shell version here.
|MATERIALS||75D Gore-Tex 2L (100% polyester dobby). Insulation 100g / 60g / 40g Primaloft Silver. Lining: 40D Nylon honeycomb taffeta.|
|POCKETS||Pockets - Waterproof zip chest pocket with radio holder. Flap-cover, water-resistant zip hand pockets. Flap-cover wrist pocket with goggles cloth. Internal zip security pocket. Internal stretch-mesh goggles/lens pocket.|
Gore-Tex 2-layer Fabric
Gore-Tex 2-layer fabric is not quite as rugged and robust as its equivalent Pro shell, which has a super durable and abrasion resistant outer layer, but it still has all the same waterproof, windproof and breathable capabilities, making it ideal for snow sports and a bit of backcountry hiking. The Gore-Tex membrane is bonded with a soft outer fabric and then teamed with a floating liner, for lightweight comfort, freedom of movement and performance over a range of different temperatures and activities. The Gore-Tex membrane is so effective because it is covered with millions of tiny pores, which are too small to let water droplets, but are large enough to let water vapour out. The high pressure that builds inside s sweaty jacket is what allows the moisture vapour to escape through the membrane to the low pressure of the outside world, keeping you comfortable and warm at all times.
Formerly known as Primaloft One, Primaloft Gold is a high quality synthetic alternative to traditional down insulation. Its structure creates millions of pockets of air trapped between its fibers that heat up and insulate you from the cold outside. The synthetic fibres have been engineered to be water repellent, meaning that even when wet they retain their loft and they dry quickly. Primaloft is also hypoallergenic. It is slightly heavier and bulkier than the equivalent amount of down, however due to it’s properties this compromise is worth it, especially if it’s likely that your insulating layer will get wet
Jacket to Pants Attachment interface
All The North Face snow-wear features a simple system that allows you to attach the powder skirt of your jacket to the waistband of your pants. This means less snow in your clothes and more fun in the powder!