- April 3 2011
Great all around rain jacket
The first thing I noticed when opening the package was that this jacket is much lighter than any other Goretex jacket I've owned. I can throw it in my backpack when I'm expecting rain, and I barely feel the extra weight. I'm 6'3", 200lbs and the XL was a perfect fit. I have plenty of room to layer up underneath, and it doesn't look too big when I wear it by itself. I've only worn this jacket out in the rain once since I bought it, but I was very happy with the performance. The zipper that connects the hood to the jacket only goes 50% of the way across the collar. I was initially worried about wind blowing through the back of the hood, but this didn't end up being an issue. The hood and collar overlap by about 2 inches, and that was sufficient to stop wind from penetrating. I was able to stand in wind that was strong enough to blow over metal patio furniture without feeling so much as a breeze through the jacket. It's basically like walking around in a tent. I haven't owned this jacket long enough to speak to the durability, but from what I've seen so far I would definitely recommend it.
- April 3 2011
I have two TNF Mountain Light Jackets. I had to send my first MLJ for a repair and didn't want to go without one for a month, so I bought a second. I use the jacket for snowboarding mostly and am very happy with the performance. The newer one feels lighter in weight and has the new feature of a stow away pocket. The newer MLJ has a ripstop type quality to the material. I miss the sleeve pocket from my first jacket, but that's about all I miss. I purchased a large. I am 6 ft tall and 175 pounds. I use a TNF Denali fleece as a zip in. Sometimes, that combination is too warm, especially if I have my long underwear on also. The MJL is a fantastic shell.
- March 21 2011
This jacket is a great product. The rain protection is awesome. It was out in a downpour and didn't feel a drop. My north face denali jackets zips in easily. The collar is roomy without being bulky. The only downside is the absence of a zippered chest pocket.
- February 4 2011
Great TNF product
I recently purchased the Mountain Light jacket to compliment my other TNF products. I really like the fact that I can zip-in my Denali jacket, and my Nuptse vest; thinking about adding the Massif jacket also. I have tried both of them and they work great together to help keep me warm during the frigid temps outside. I am 6'3", 205 and the XL fits the best, even the arms are long enough: I usually run into a problem with arm length and have to go with a XXL and then the body of the jacket is too big. I also like the fact that the jacket is Gore-Tex; best waterproof material I have come across. It is an investment, but one that will last you for a long time.
- January 16 2011
The North Face Mountain Light Jacket is the gold standard for Men's Alpine endeavors. Its Goretex technology is often imitated but never duplicated.Totally windproof, waterproof,and warm.I always come back to it. Only minor issue is that it runs a little bit large.