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The North Face Women's Special Effects Jacket

$154.49 - $206.09

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The North Face Women's Special Effects Jacket

Some people assume that every coat or jacket made by The North Face only comes in solid colors with small contrast detailing, but owners of this Women's Special Effects Jacket know the truth. This insulated jacket is fun, functional and fashionable snow sport outerwear that's perfect for skiing, snowboarding and snowmobiling. The Special Effects Jacket for women features a cool stripe print design and offset full-length zipper that ignores the unwritten rules about snow apparel conformity. It features waterproof and breathable HyVent softfaille shell fabric and a fully seam-sealed construction for uniform weather protection and durability. Inside the Special Effects Jacket for women is an internal goggle pocket, snap-back powder skirt and an internal media pocket for your portable music player or cellular phone. The North Face used a uniform layer of 60g Heatseeker synthetic insulation throughout the Special Effects Jacket, which is slightly lighter than other TNF jackets. This makes the Special Effects Jacket an ideal alternative for three-season use in the high alpine, especially if you pair this outerwear with midweight fleece inner layers on frigid days.

  • Shell fabric: HyVent® two-ply softfaille stripe print
  • Lining: solid taffeta
  • Insulation: 60 g Heatseeker™ Eco throughout garment
  • Waterproof, breathable, fully seam-sealed construction
  • Fixed hood
  • Core body zip vents beneath sleeves
  • Offset full-length front zipper
  • Zippered handwarmer pockets
  • Zip collar gusset
  • Zippered internal media pocket
  • Internal goggle pocket
  • Snap-back powder skirt features gripper elastic
  • Pant-a-locks system attaches to snow pants made by The North Face
  • Adjustable hem system
  • Hook-and-loop adjustable cuffs
  • Buddy lift clip

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4 Star Rating


4 Stars chubbobubs - January 13 2012

North Face Special Effects Jacket
I've been on the lookout for a fabulous patterned, waterproof jacket I can wear while playing in the cold/wet (snow sports, hiking ,etc). I came across the North Face Special Effects Jacket a while ago and have been lusting for it ever since. Fierce! I ordered this jacket through Altrec without ever seeing it in person. The material is not quite what I was hoping for (I originally wanted something that immediately felt waterproof, like Goretex); however, I haven't had a chance to test out in wet conditions, so I have no idea how it will perform. The fit is very comfortable through the torso-- I think pretty true to size (I ordered a S). However the sleeves look incredibly loose (especially at the wrists, which are SO voluminous) and the jacket is slightly tight across my hips when fully zipped (but it might just be because I'm bottom heavy). The jacket has a one way zipper vs two zippers that would allow for bottom up unzipping, which might have alleviated this issue a bit. In case you're curious, I'm 5'4, ~125lbs, and typically wear XS/S, size 2. FYI there aren't that many pockets in this jacket. I think only the two front outer pockets, one inner zippered pocket where you can store an iPod, and one inner pouch pocket for goggles/sunglasses/etc. I do wish that there were a few more cleverly places pockets (maybe one on the sleeve?), but overall I really love the look of the jacket, and after a few wears will probably get used to the fit. I'd recommend this item to friends, especially if they're tall and thin.

4 Stars Kriski - December 16 2011

Funky Pattern, Funky Fit
I saw this jacket and was immediately drawn to its eye-catching pattern. I bought the green jacket because green is my favorite color, but I have to admit that the combination with the yellow and the stripes gives it a sort of circus-y feel to it. Nonetheless, I like the bold design. The interior is soft and is quite comfortable, while the exterior remains durable. I do, however, have to comment on the fit of the jacket. I usually wear a size 12, so I got a large, but the fit was a little snug in the hips. Also, the sleeves are very wide and loose. It's an odd fit, but not so bad that it is uncomfortable to wear. I'd recommend this if you want to stay bold, even in the cold.

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