Price US $199

The North Face Inlux 2015 Review by A Better Ski

With 100g of insulation, The North Face Inlux Insulated Ski Jacket is built to keep you warm when the temperatures drop. The fleece lining is comfortable, but doesn’t allow the jacket to breathe as well. North Face claims 60psi waterproofing after 20 washes with Hyvent fabric, but I’m not sure if that was for all Hyvent products or just Hyvent Alpha (Found on the high end North Face Jackets). The lower end jackets don’t feel quite as waterproof, but still good for most conditions. It’s plenty to keep you dry most days, but may not be the best in really wet conditions. The seams of the The North Face Inlux are fully taped which helps with waterproofing. The fit feels true to size, but may be a little short for those with a longer torso, or like to have a longer jacket. This is even more important because the The North Face Inlux does not have a snow skirt. The outer chest pocket is great for a phone or other small items, while the two side pockets allow for extra storage or warming your hands. Overall The North Face Inlux Insulated Ski Jacket is a good value for its price. It’s best suited for everyday wear, but can be used as a ski jacket for those cold dry days on the slopes where ventilation and waterproofing aren’t that important.

Jacket Size – M

Cindy’s Specs:
Normal Specs– 5’4”, 150 lbs,
Upper Body– 36” Chest, Torso Length 18” (collar bone to pant button), Shoulder Width Approx 16.5”, Arm Length 18.5” (pit to wrist)
Lower Body– 29” Waist, 41” Hips, 29.5” Inseam,  26” Thigh
Turn On’s: Active fit jackets that fit well around my chest and torso, but don’t restrict movement. Size M Pants that have a bit more room to fit my thighs and big butt but fit well in the waist.  That way, not only can I utilize my pockets, I can also ride freely and comfortably on the hill.

Turn Off’s: Size M jackets that are too tight in the shoulders and hips while being boxy in the waist. I really don’t like a tight fit at the hips that rides up and allows snow in my jacket and pants.  The jacket should stay in place!

 

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Type

Partially Insulated

Primary Waterproofing

Hyvent

Outer Layer Waterproofing

DWR

Insulation Type

Other

Taped Seams

Fully Taped

Waterproof Zippers

No

Hood Type

Detachable Contoured

Powder Skirt

No

Jacket to Pant Interface

No

Venting

Pit Zips

Meshed Vents

Yes

Layer Count

2 Layer

Waterproof Rating

Unpublished

Breathability Rating

Unpublished

Manufactured in

Imported

Fit

Semi Tight

Packability

Normal

Waterproofing

Good

Breathability

Average

Warmth

Great