Pros: Generous cut, warm
When it’s cold out, you’re going to want The North Face Spilway jacket. This jacket provides all the warmth you need thanks to the recycled Heatseeker™ insulation, plenty of storage and a waterproof, seam-sealed exterior for protection from the elements.
I’m typically not the guy that jumps at an insulated jacket (I tend to like to add layers under a good shell). But my experience with the Spilway has me thinking. I was perfectly comfortable with one less layer than normal on some extremely cold mornings in Tahoe. And in the afternoon, opening up the pit-zips provided enough airflow to keep me from overheating. There’s definitely a place in the arsenal for a jacket like the Spilway.
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