|Outer Layer Waterproofing||Other|
|Taped Seams||Fully Taped|
|Hood Type||Detachable Articulating|
|Jacket to Pant Interface||No|
|Layer Count||2 Layer|
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The North Face Inlux Insulated 2016 Review by A Better Ski
The North Face Inlux Insulated ski jacket is a solid option for the casual resort skier. It’s just a standard insulated jacket with all the features that skiers need for a jay at the resort, and would be good for those who get out several times a season.
The North Face Inlux Insulated Jacket Review
Matt’s Specs: Sizing Info
Waterproofing and Breathability: The North Face Inlux Insulated jacket has a 2L Hyvent waterproof and breathable layer. Hyvent is a pretty decent waterproof fabric for the price. It’s typically found on The North Face’s lower ticket items, but it actually provides above average protection from snow and rain. Breathability isn’t quite as good, and more on par with the entry level standard.
Warmth: The North Face Inlux Insulated jacket has 80g of Heatseeker insulation. This is a moderate amount, and would be okay for cold days on the mountain. You’ll most likely need a good mid-layer underneath for the coldest days of the season, but would be pretty good throughout the rest of the season.
Fit: The North Face Inlux Insulated jacket has a comfortable fit and good feel to it. The fit is a relaxed fit that is pretty true to size. I didn’t find it overly loose like some relaxed fits can feel. I found I was in-between a small and medium. The medium fit really well for a relaxed fit. Often times they are really loose in a medium, but this one was not. The small was also a good fit. I think I liked the slightly more form fit. Length was good on both sizes. I did find the neck and hood to be a little too tight, and I’d like to see a bit more room there.
Features: The North Face Inlux Insulated jacket is a pretty standard casual resort jacket. It has two hand warming pockets and an internal media pocket. It has a removable hood, and pit zips without mesh. The Inlux does not have a powder skirt, and could use a few more pockets.
Bottom Line: The North Face Inlux is a good casual resort jacket for colder days. It’s a casual jacket that you could wear to the mountain, and then wear out to dinner after skiing.
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