Price US $169

The North Face Turn It Up 2015 Review by A Better Ski

The North Face Turn It Up jacket is fantastic for park or pipe riding or anywhere else on the mountain. The feature we love most about The North Face Turn It Up jacket though has to be the option for a 30 inch long classic fit, or a Super Park fit with adjustable waist length. This Super Park fit can add up to 3 inches on the length of the jacket. I absolutely love this because although I don’t necessarily love a baggy park fit, I do want my jacket to be longer. This helps keep snow and cold out, and offers more protection from the elements. The fit is also not as baggy as most park jackets, but it stills allows for a big range of mobility. I was on the cusp of small and medium, and if I were to use this jacket on a regular basis I’d probably opt for the medium. The small would work fine as well, but it does make it a bit more snug. If I’m wearing a freestyle jacket for park riding, I’d like to have the extra room. The North Face Turn It Up has a durable water repellent on the outside and Hyvent 2L waterproofing. Hyvent 2L is found on most of The North Face’s lower end jackets, but it provided ample weather protection for moderately heavy snow. If you’re only riding in the wet conditions, then you’ll probably want to spend the little extra for Hyvent Alpha or Gore-Tex jacket. I do wish there were some chest pockets on this jacket, but the two hand warming work fine. The North Face Turn It Up has an adjustable hood, adjustable powder skirt, and is compatible with North Face pants. The North Face Turn It Up is a solid no frills freestyle jacket for the resort. It’s not going to offer any highly technical features, but rather it offers solid protection in a classic freestyle fit. I’d recommend this to any park rider on a budget, or anyone else who likes a slightly baggy and longer fitting jacket.

Jacket Size – S

Matt’s Specs:
Normal Specs– 5’10”, 160 lbs,
Upper Body– 34.5” Chest, Torso Length 23” (collar bone to pant button), Shoulder Width Approx 22”, Arm Length 18.5” (pit to wrist)
Lower Body– 30” Waist, 38” Hips, 30” Inseam,  22” Thigh
Turn On’s: Active fit jackets that fit well around my chest and torso, but don’t restrict movement. Size S Pants that have a bit more room in my thighs, that way I can actually use my pockets. And of course getting first chair with 12” of fresh powder on the mountain.
Turn Off’s: Size S Jackets that are too tight, and Size M jackets that are too loose in the waist. I really don’t like a loose waist that can allow cold air in, and I don’t like having to cinch down the waist. I also don’t like jackets that ride up when I’m skiing, The jacket should stay in place. Pants that fit too tight in the thigh, and I can’t use my pockets.

 

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Type

Shell

Primary Waterproofing

Hyvent

Outer Layer Waterproofing

DWR

Insulation Type

None

Taped Seams

Fully Taped

Waterproof Zippers

No

Hood Type

Contoured

Powder Skirt

Yes

Jacket to Pant Interface

Yes

Venting

Pit Zips

Meshed Vents

Yes

Layer Count

2 Layer

Waterproof Rating

Proprietary

Breathability Rating

Proprietary

Manufactured in

Imported

Fit

Baggy

Packability

Normal

Waterproofing

Good

Breathability

Average

Warmth

Average