Breathable, waterproof, durable and comfortable, the Verbier Jacket blends freeride style with big-mountain performance.
First introduced to the public in 2019, The North Face’s FUTURELIGHT™ technology has shaken up the performance outerwear market. The result of a three-year development process, this proprietary material utilizes nanotechnology—so-called “nano-spinning”—to create a membrane that’s both waterproof and air-permeable. To dumb that down a bit for you ski-obsessed knuckleheads out there: Water gets out, but it doesn’t get in.
The Summit Series is The North Face’s top-shelf outerwear collection, designed to perform in the most inclement conditions for some of the world’s top athletes—so of course it’s got FUTURELIGHT™ integrated. Today we’re taking a look at the Women’s Summit Verbier jacket.
Summit Verbier FUTURELIGHT™ Jacket (WMN)
€650 on thenorthface.com
Marketed towards inbounds and sidecountry skiing, the Summit Verbier jacket aims to tick all the boxes in terms of both function and fashion. The fully seam-sealed 3L FUTURELIGHT™ shell keeps you protected from the elements while venting internal moisture, and a bevy of backpack-compatible pockets—two on the chest, two at the waist and two inside—offer plenty of stash space.
• 3L FUTURELIGHT™ waterproof-breathable shell
• Reinforced Spectra® ripstop cuffs and drop-tail hem
• Fixed helmet-compatible hood with hidden cord-lock adjustment system
• Adjustable Velcro cuffs and wrist gussets with thumb loops
• Brushed-tricot chin guard
• Drop-tail hem with internal cord-lock adjustment system