Women’s North Face Fuse Brigandine Jacket
After much debate with myself over purchasing a cute insulated jacket or technical shell, I was surprised to find the perfect combination in my closet as an early surprise Christmas present. The North Face Fuse Brigandine Jacket is a waterproof technical shell that is just as fashionable as it is function-able. I have the tech blue color, which is bold and electrifying, but toned down enough to not look like a construction sign.
I have skied a total of 30 days thus far and have worn the jacket in multiple conditions from heavy snowfall in Japan to warm sunny days in the Wasatch. The Fuse has kept me dry and warm, allowing room for several layers and a micro puff. I have also used it on several tours in the backcountry and it is breathable and protects from the wind. The length of the jacket is also a plus, it is long yet takes in consideration a women’s curves.
The best thing about The North Face Fuse is that it’s got plenty of vents, plus lots of pockets inside and out, and bomb proof zippers! It’s super light weight, but also durable. This jacket is made to last and I’m stoked to have it for coming seasons. My only complaint is that the zippers were a bit difficult at first, but after some use, they’ve started cooperating. The hood is huge and will easily go over a helmet in harsher conditions.
I’d recommend this jacket to any lady shredder who gets out on mountain a good bit, rides technical terrain, or needs a jacket for versatile conditions!
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