The Summit L5 LT jacket comes without frills or excess - it's a simple and straightforward shell that will never slow you down. It provides ample weather protection when the going gets wet. But damn, wouldn't it be nice if a waterproof shell didn't feel like a wet grocery bag when you were moving at an aerobic pace in inclement weather? The Summit L5 LT is a stripped down to the essentials and built from FUTURELIGHT™ waterproof breathable fabric. It is ushering in a new wave in breathable waterproof technology that leaves other competitors looking prehistoric. This jacket easily packs down to the size of a grapefruit when you throw it in your bag, but you won't need to be going through the on-off layering dance nearly as much with the breathability characteristics of FUTURELIGHT™. Just put it on at the trailhead, forget that you ever had it on all day, and feel comfortable for both up, down, and during snack breaks.
This jacket easily fits over layers and has a supple lightweight feel. The hood is fully adjustable with a laminated wire brim. PU zippers provide a clean no-frills closure that helps to keep out the snow and rain. A single chest pocket on the inside and out keeps it simple and straight forward. There are easy adjustment points at the hem and hood so they can be closed/opened easily while keeping your gloves on. This jacket pairs great with the TNF L5 LT Pants to make the ultimate outer layering system for fast and light winter travel.
20D x 30D 81 g/m² FUTURELIGHT™ 3L—100% recycled polyester face fabric with non-PFC durable water-repellent (non-PFC DWR) finish
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The North Face continues to knock the ball out of the park with the Futurelight line of apparel. I love the Summit L5 LT Jacket for my fast-n-light tours. Compact and lightweight in my pack, the shell serves as my protection at the summit or if the weather turns. I love the soft face fabric and the full stretch for mobility while moving hard. I like the large chest pocket too, I just wish there was another one. Just slightly larger on the body fit, but the sleeve length is adaquate, read "long". Over all, this jacket is very close to the perfect jacket for the backcountry because the innovative, air permeable membrane lets you dissipate heated moisture faster to keep you drier. Just give us another pocket!