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The North Face Meru PacLite Jacket - Men's

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The North Face Meru PacLite men's jacket is highly compressible for easy packing, and designed with Gore-Tex® PacLite® for lightweight protection from the elements.

  • Minimally featured Meru makes an excellent emergency shell
  • 2.5-layer Gore-Tex PacLite is engineered to be light, packable and more breathable than other 2- or 3-layer Gore-Tex fabrics
  • A waterproof membrane is laminated to the shell fabric and then covered by a thin, durable protective oil-resistant coating
  • Lack of need for a separate lining allows fabric to be light and compact; combines durable wind- and waterproofness with exceptional breathability
  • Fully adjustable hood features a laminated brim and hidden drawcord locks that allow good visibility in all directions
  • Smooth reverse coil zippers
  • Low-profile, adjustable cuff tabs and hidden hem drawcord
  • Core-venting pockets are strategically placed for accessibility when a pack is worn; they offer ventilation when your body temperature rises
  • The North Face Meru PacLite jacket is semifitted to enhance performance and minimize bulkiness


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The North Face Meru PacLite Jacket - Men's Specs
Best use
Ripstop nylon
Gore-Tex PacLite 2.5-layer waterproof breathable laminate
29 inches
14 ounces
Shell fabric
Shell lining fabric
Type of waterproofing
Back length
Back length (in.)
Average weight

The North Face Meru PacLite Jacket - Men's

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The North Face Meru PacLite Jacket - Men'sis rated4.0out of5by4.
Rated2out of5byfromSome corners cut in the designI was excited when I saw this jacket on sale as I've been looking for a Gore-Tex jacket after my North Face Hyvent shell gave out after just one year of medium-heavy use. I really wanted to like this item but ended up returning it because from what I can surmise, cost cutting measures were implemented to make this jacket extra affordable: - The sleeves at the wrist do not have an elastic band like most other shells. This makes it impossible to slip on and off without having to undo the velcro. -No pockets. Other North Face shells generally have pockets AND two vents under the armpits on each side. This jacket tries to combine the two. As a result you have these large vent/pockets on the front that doesn't work very well for either purpose. -No flap over front middle zipper (main zipper) for wind protection.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated4out of5byfromNFC jacket reviewThis is a great jacket for the price. I got it on sale so I couldn't pass it up. Very warm and light as well as being durable. Wore it on my Mt Rainier summit and, with a good base layer, never needed my puffy even with 70+ mph winds at the summit. I would recommend this to a friend. The only two cons are no hood and its not waterproof.
Date published: 2013-09-05
Rated5out of5byfromGore-Tex for SureGreat product for wet, icy, or snowy conditions. I just used this product in the mountains around Valdez, AK. The snow was around 2-5 feet deep. We climbed for around 3-4 hours and when all was said and done I was bone dry, at least in the areas this product covered (i has cheep pants thats soaked though). The coat is only a shell, it does not have any insulation. I prefer that because I can always layer underneath. It also worked great with my harness and did not interfere or bunch up. For Gore-Tex this product is also fairly inexpensive. So thats a thumbs up!
Date published: 2013-05-21
Rated5out of5byfromSo far so goodPurchased this in NYC for wind/rain protection. I plan on using it for cycling to class and work as needed. It's a great product, water and windproof. I'm a tall skinny guy with a long torso and the medium fits me really well (I'm 6'2"). It is made to be lightweight and is therefore much thinner. Sometimes I worry it could rip but it never does so I would say it is quite durable. It has basic customizability in the head and waist. Not meant for a helmet to be worn inside the hood. The color is nice (nighthawk; black/gray). While most would buy more extreme waterproof/ breathables for "extreme" conditions, i would be perfectly happy using this in almost any circumstance. It is a good buy. Will update this review as needed. I give it five stars for doing what it is made to do and doing it well.
Date published: 2013-04-17

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