The North Face Triumph - Hard Shell Jackets: Reviews

Nov 1, 2010
Outside Magazine
The North Face Triumph - Hard Shell Jackets: Reviews

   Photo: Terry Heffernan


On those days when the forecast is for full sun, take the Triumph. Extremely packable and weighing in at an obscene five ounces (a bit more than a bag of potato chips), the Triumph is as spartan as they come—there's one tiny front pocket and a basic but slightly stiffened and functional hood. It takes up almost no space in your pack and will save your ass when the weatherman gets it wrong. On several occasions, this bantamweight anorak—made of two panels of TNF's proprietary waterproof-breathable nylon—easily beat back summer squalls that caught testers off guard in northern New Mexico's Pecos Wilderness. 5 oz;

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