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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
Specification
Description
Best use
Multisport
Ripstop nylon
None
Yes
Yes
Gore-Tex PacLite 2.5-layer waterproof breathable laminate
No
Yes
Hip-length
29 inches
14 ounces
Men's
Shell fabric
Shell lining fabric
Windproof
Waterproof
Type of waterproofing
Insulated
Hood
Back length
Back length (in.)
Average weight
Gender

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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