The North Face Women's Summit L5 FUTURELIGHT™ Jacket
The Women's Summit L5 FUTURELIGHT™ Jacket is TNF's ultimate hardshell for backcountry travel. This outer layer features FUTURELIGHT™ 3L fabric that finds the sweet balance of waterproof and breathable while remaining shockingly durable. This is a high-end shell that you can put on at the car, leave on for the entire day, and get back happy, dry, and warm. The jacket has a standard fit - designed to be layered with a baselayer, fleece, and midlayer down hoodie underneath (check out TNF's full layering system here). Internal elastic thumb loop at the cuffs help keep sleeves in place while layering all of the Summit Series garments. On the jacket, there are two large chest pockets and one horizontal pocket on the exterior. Two chest pockets and one horizontal pocket are mirrored on the interior of the jacket as well. There is plenty of storage to keep close-at-hand items close at hand while on the move.
Cripple Creek Backcountry gives the Women's Summit L5 Jacket a huge stamp of endorsement if you're looking for an all-season option that performs extremely well in harsh conditions and will hold up for years to come. The fabric breaths, keeps moisture on the outside of the shell (where it should be), and holds up to backcountry use and abuse. What else? It was worn during the most cutting edge ski mountaineering mission to date.