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Women's Rain & Wind Jackets

The North Face Defender Jacket - Women's

Product Details

Just because you're moving quickly doesn't mean you can't get cold, especially if the wind is whipping. That's why The North Face made the Defender Women's Jacket, a lightweight, breathable, and wind-resistant shell that's designed to cut the breezy chill on fast hikes, mountain runs, and climbs. Its nylon ripstop fabric helps block the wind, and the DWR coating sheds light moisture to keep you dry; but it's the perforated collar, side, and back panels that really make the Defender stand out by giving it nearly unparalleled breathability. There are also knit internal cuffs that form a tight seal around your wrists, a pre-cinched hem that keeps drafts from sneaking up your back, and harness- and pack-compatible pockets that hold maps, energy gels, and your phone.

Price : $178.95

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Rain Jacket Checklist

Rubber is for Tires : Don't even think about getting a rubber rain jacket. Why? Read below..
Get a Rain Jacket That Breathes! Unless you enjoy being wet in your own perspiration, get a rain jacket that breathes, letting your sweat escape.
Go Gore-Tex. There are a number of different fabrics that keep rain out but let your sweat escape. But, the best is still Gore-Tex.
Packable? If you plan on taking your rain jacket into the boonies, make sure it's packs down tightly and into a small package. The best ones are those that "fold" into their own pocket.
Three Jackets in One! By getting a good Gore-tex rain jacket that is also packable, you now have a jacket for wet weather, windy weather and cool weather. So congratulations!

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