List Price US $299
Type Fully Insulated
Primary Waterproofing Other
Outer Layer Waterproofing Other
Insulation Type Primaloft
Taped Seams
Waterproof Zippers
Hood Type Contoured
Powder Skirt Yes
Jacket to Pant Interface Yes
Venting Pit Zips
Meshed Vents Yes
Layer Count 2 Layer
Waterproof Rating Above 20k
Breathability Rating 15K
Manufactured in
Waterproofing Great
Breathability Good
Warmth Good
Fit

Semi Baggy

Packability

Thick

2018 North Face Sickline Jacket 2019 - 2018 Review by A Better Ski

 

Lets take a look at the North Face Sickline jacket.  My first impression of this jacket was I thought it looked and felt really cool. I’m a huge fan of blue and brown together even though some fashion people will tell you that they don’t go together. But enough about trivial matters. . . This is a serious jacket.

 

Special thanks to Kittredge Sports in Mammoth Lakes

Tester: Dan

Size: L

Waterproofing and Breath-ability:   The North Face Sickline jacket claims to have a 25psi rating after 20 washings.  This is pretty waterproof. Rain comes down between 1-7 psi so this jacket should keep you dry even in a rain storm. I’ll see if i can test this out  and I’ll get back to you.  This jacket also has good breath-ability and two meshed pit vents to for extra versatility.

Warmth:  The North Face Sickline jacket has an 80 G Mapped PrimaLoft® Black Insulation In Body; 60 G In Hood And Sleeves.  This is plenty of insulation for days down below freezing.  If temperatures drop down into the 20’s or below, make sure you have a couple functional under-layers for extra warmth..

Fit:  I liked the way this jacket fit and felt.  The North Face Sickline jacket had a large and loose feel to it allowing for unrestricted movement. It fit my shoulders well and hung low past my waist line. I joked in the video that it has a “snowboarder” feel to it since it felt so big (even though it felt like it fit me).  Also i really liked the way the hood fit with my helmet on.  There was virtually no movement restriction for my  head and no rub on my chin which is rare.

Features:  Standard fit; Dedicated, helmet-compatible hood; Snap-away powder skirt with gripper elastic; Zippered chest and hand pockets; Internal media pocket with media port; Two internal, stretch goggle pockets; Underarm vents; Zippered wrist pocket with goggle wipe; Jacket-to-pant integration

Bottom Line:  I think North Face nailed it with this jacket. It has a great cut and look while providing all of the amenities a good ski jacket needs like warmth, breath-ability and weatherproofing.  It has a nice easy fit and a stylish look.  One of my favorite jackets so far this year!

 
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