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27-12-2019, 13:37   #1
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Are north face jackets worth the price?

Are north face jackets worth the price?

Are they that warm or are you just paying for the brand price?
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27-12-2019, 13:39   #2
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Depends on what you want to use them for. For casual wear, not worth the price imo. They do some specialist wear that is worth the price. (No finer activewear rain jacket than the North Face Hyperair for example).
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27-12-2019, 13:40   #3
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Are north face jackets worth the price?

Are they that warm or are you just paying for the brand price?
They are technical wear.
They're worth the price if you're using then for their intended purpose, being light and breathable while hiking/climbing/skiing/etc.

If you just want a warm winter jacket there are infinitely better value options that will in all likelihood probably keep you warmer in a more sedentary situation.
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27-12-2019, 13:43   #4
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Genuine NF Jackets do work exactly for the purposes specified, I got the Thermoball Hoodie for around €200 and it does work as it's supposed to, i.e. light and warm, whereas a fashion item of less than half the price won't be insulating, you'll most likely have to wear another fleece under it and will be heavier...it looks "fashionable" as in can be worn everyday and not just a technical item..
Fleeces are around €100...

Plenty of cheap knock-offs with the printed logo on them which won't work...

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I've two, one puffy jacket filled with goose feathers to be worn in extreme temperatures (-30). This jacket preserves my body heat and is indispensable to me. Well worth the cost, although you'll look a bit thuggish or fat.

Second North Face is a rain jacket, zipper broke, the cords with which you tighten the hood unravelled, so in this case it was not worth the ninety dollars
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Plenty of better brands available that probably aren't as well known to the average joe. In saying that NF products are very good but they also seem to have developed a high street product along the way.
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Yah and make sure if you buy a piece of fleece, a scarf, a snood, underclothes, that you pinch the fleece together between your fingers and rub it together, you can tell a lot about the quality of a segment of fleece like that
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Go for a Bergahus.
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Sure 100's of teenage scumbags can't be wrong. They need them for all the cold and wet corners and lanes the hang out in.
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17-01-2020, 15:54   #10
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Sure 100's of teenage scumbags can't be wrong. They need them for all the cold and wet corners and lanes the hang out in.
They wouldn't be seen "dead" in North face clothing these days, it's all Canada Goose now.
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Well we know one teenager was recently seen dead in Canada Goose.
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Sure 100's of teenage scumbags can't be wrong. They need them for all the cold and wet corners and lanes the hang out in.

Never seen a scumbag wearing NF - Canada Goose yes plenty of them.
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well, depends on what it is for. sitting here in my North Face half zip as its -10C outside, when I leave I will have my arc'teryx parka on....

In Ireland North Face is a rip off. I was in Kildare village and the prices for "last season" gear were double what I pay in the States.

For Seriously good winter sports and cold weather gear (not Irish weather) North Face do some good stuff, I prefer the above and also Canada Goose myself.... just a personal choice.

(and no... I am not a scumbag..)
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Canada goose is simply not needed in Ireland.
Just not cold enough
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