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The North Face Men's Makalu Insulated Jacket




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The North Face Men's Makalu Insulated Jacket

Rapid ascents and fast-and-light approaches call for the high performance and lightweight warmth of The North Face Makalu Insulated Jacket for men. Combining the waterproof/breathable protection of a 2-layer HyVent Alpha shell with the warm-when-wet insulating power of PrimaLoft One synthetic fill, this North Face jacket is designed for alpine climbs in cold, wet conditions. The insulation is mapped to the body, giving you thicker warmth where you need it and cutting out bulk where you don't. Part of the Summit Series collection, the Makalu has an Alpine Fit for a streamlined, low profile silhouette, and a sleek, fully adjustable hood that fits over your helmet. The hood is designed to swivel with your head so your view is never obstructed, and the pockets are harness-compatible for easy access comfort. Named after the fifth highest mountain in the world, you don't have to travel to Nepal to appreciate the high altitude skills of The North Face Men's Makalu Insulated Jacket.

  • Shell fabric: 40D 100% nylon 99 g/sq m (2.87 oz/sq yd) HyVent® Alpha 2L shell
  • Insulation: 133 g PrimaLoft® One
  • Waterproof, seam-taped nylon HyVent® Alpha shell
  • PrimaLoft® One insulation is warm even when wet
  • Mapped PrimaLoft® One insulation levels to provide the greatest warmth to packability ratio possible
  • Sleek, fixed, fully adjustable helmet-compatible hood swivels with head for a natural, unobstructed view
  • Zip handwarmer pockets are generous and easy to access
  • Interior pocket–accessed bottom cinch
  • Summit Series: Athlete Tested. Expedition Proven. Best-in-class outdoor gear and apparel. Period.
  • Alpine fit
  • Length from center back: 29 in
  • Weight: 1 lb 10 oz, 755 g

Buy the The North Face Makalu Insulated Jacket for Men from Altrec.com. Orders over $45 qualify for free shipping.

4 Star Rating

Reviews - The North Face Men's Makalu Insulated Jacket

5 Stars Robsta - 2013-01-30

In-depth Review
I bought this jacket about two weeks ago, and am very glad I did! I bought the TNF black in Medium. For reference, I am a lean build at 6'0" and 130 pounds. I bought it because of the quality of TNF products and their lifetime warranty. I also own TNF Hooded Denali fleece jacket and TNF HyVent DT Venture rain jacket. This jacket is perfect for those that want a warm, weather-proof jacket without the bulk and weight of a snowboard/ski jacket. The jacket is very lightweight for a winter coat, which was a must for me as I do not like the bulk and weight of winter jackets. Tech: The jacket uses Primaloft One, which is one of the best insulators out there. The water-proofing on this jacket is very impressive as well. It uses Hyvent Alpha, which is on par with Gore-tex, using a membrane system for the shell. I live in the Pacific Northwest, with rainy and semi-cold winters, and it has held up to the weather here. It keeps me warm in 30-40 degree weather and I'm always dry! It's so warm that I no longer have a need to layer for the colder nights. Just a shirt and this jacket does me fine. Wearing a sweatshirt underneath makes it a bit too warm, and little bulky. The fill does stay warm when wet, but I cant see why the inside would ever get wet. Design: The jacket is very stylish and I wear it out all the time. That being said it is not as long as a ski/snowboard jacket, if that is what you are expecting. That was not a problem for me, as I was looking for something to keep me warm and dry out in the city, not at the slopes. I would not say it is too short, but rather it is more of a technical/casual jacket. It is about the same length as their popular jackets such as the Denali fleece or Venture rain jacket. A good description would be if you took the Venture rain jacket, added more pockets, upgraded the waterproofing material, and added insulation, you would then have this jacket. All the pockets are zippered. There are two hand pockets, one napoleon pocket, and one security pocket on the inside. The hood is very well made and insulated as well. It has a firm curved bill and can be tightened around your face. The hem cinch cords are all internal, which prevents it getting snagged on anything. The hem is tightened through cords in the pockets, and loosened with a pinch along the zipper at the bottom. The main zipper has two zippers for opening it from the bottom. Some people have complained about the main zipper not working well. I have found that when I have trouble with the zipper, it is mostly because that the pin is not in the box all the way. If the pin is not fully depressed into both zippers when trying to zip, it will not zip. It doesn't become a problem once you figure out the zipper. Customers should know that the TNF Black that is pictured on Altrec, is a picture of last season's jacket, and that they are shipping this season's. It is essentially the same design with a few differences. The cinch cords for the hood and all the nylon zippers pulls are red, except for the napoleon pocket which remains black. The left side of the jacket does have the summit series badge. I think it looks better with the red pulls because it gives the jacket some contrast, instead of being all black.

5 Stars redrocker - 2012-12-19

Mens North Face Makula Jacket
Excellent quality, very warm and not confining. With a name like North Face you can't loose. I may buy one for my whole family. The colors are many to choose from. Your sizes are always available which is a huge factor as most others sell out of sizes and colors.

4 Stars GearUp - 2012-12-31

Nice Jacket ..
I liked every aspect of this jacket so I purchased it, its very light and warm. Other than the neck being a little wider that what I typically like, eveything else fit great and was top notch.


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