Description For well-rounded athletes, the Mountain Guide aims to provide comfort and function for a wide range of activities. An abundance of pockets, bomber Ambush reinforcement in hard wear areas and enough venting options to satisfy even the most versatile multi-athletes.
Reviewed by: Lee Hopgood(Unregistered User)
Summary: This is a very good jacket, for walking, climbing, skiing and most other outdoor activities. I have had many jackets, and this one is among the best. Could do with an internal pocket. The mesh pockets are good for 'venting' if you need to cool down a little but don't want the hassle of opening the arm pit vents. Without the inner it packs down small which is good.
Summary: Product AAQJ Ladies jacket....terrible! My husband bought this for me. I am in Scotland right now. I wore the jacket and I was soaked through within minutes. So glad I hadn't gone up the cairngorm mountains in it or I'd be in a wooden box right now! Looks nice, but didn't keep the wind or rain out, and I have had 15 North Face jackets in my lifetime....this is more like something from Walmart!
Customer Service: Told me to send it back...which I will! Im just glad Im still alive to send it back! Some poor sod might not be so lucky!
Similar Products Used: Any previous North face jacket.
Review Date October 11, 2008
Overall Rating 1 of 5
Value Rating 1 of 5
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Reviewed by: maximus(Unregistered User)
Summary: The 2008 model is TERRIBLE!!! No liner can be zipped in, it feels like it's gonna rip any second and I have my 2007 model next to it and they really blew it this year. Wait until 2009 to see if they wake up.
Customer Service: SHAME ON YOU, North Face company. Is this scam done to make more money?
Similar Products Used: 2007 same jacket. The 2008 model is AWEFUL!!!
So I HAD a 2007 model of this jacket, which i was hugely impressed with, fantastic (albeit 2 layer) Gore-tex pro shell, highly abrasion resistant, stretch pannels on shoulders, powder skirt, waterproof zippers etc. etc.
now, this jacket was stolen from a locked car a month ago...so ordered the 2008 version with the insurance payout.
I'd just like to say just how dissapointed I am in TNF. the 2008 model is now single ply regular gore-tex, flimsy feeling nylon outer that wouldnt last a minute on a real rock without being torn to shreds, lower quality design with no high strength pannels, and a removal of the zip in fleece liner design of 2007. the cut of the jacket is slightly different aswell, and the 2 to 3 inch wide pannels that masked the pit vents are now gone.
this jacket is still priced at teh 2007 level though the quality and spec is now closer to a $100 jacket, all it has from what i can tell is the "Sumit Series" badge.
Needless to say its going straight back for a refund. please dont buy this jacket, spend your hard earned cash on an Arc'teryx or similar. very poor North Face.
Summary: This jacket is too heavy to carry for serious mountaineering. The usefulness of this parka in snow and sleet is limited by the fact that the lapels funnel water into the interior of the jacket.