This is a new model, released this year from North Face's Summit Series line, dedicated to alpine and mountaineering requirements. Usually this means, light and functional.
And it is.
Ive been rocking it for about 3 weeks now, and its awesome. Its GoreTex, which means waterproof like a rubber duckie, and its breathable, like the screen door to my trailer I keep running into.
It has full draw cords, to tighten nicely around your melon, and it has a rigid peak on the hood to let the rain fall down like a Hilary Duff song. Oh and it fits over a climbing helmet.
I like that its super light, and like most lightweight jackets, can be packed away into something the size of a McChicken. And of course it has to be black, otherwise I will soil it like a poopy diaper.
Heres a photo from the website, and you might notice me rocking out in it in a few of my own.
Its a no-brainer that its coming with me to the jungle, and Im counting on it to keep my backside dry while Im peddling around the Mexican countryside....
It retails at $299, but worth every penny when you want to keep dry during a climb, or a hot date!