Stuff Preview: North Face Spatter Jacket

In an effort to give you some insight into the products we plan to send through our rigorous testing process here at Dirt Rag, we’ve come up with the Stuff Preview series. Each week, we’ll present one product that is currently in the hands of one of our testing staff. We’ll post a photo of the product, and give you the basic skinny as put forth by the product manufacturer. These products will appear in a future issue of Dirt Rag, and you’ll have to subscribe or buy the issue to get the full review.

This week we have the North Face Spatter Jacket.

Karl, Dirt Rag Product Testing Coordinator, says: “My ears perked up when I heard that North Face was entering the mountain bike apparel market. For the 2010 spring/summer season, TNF launched a limited collection of both men’s and women’s garments. They tell me that they plan to expand the line this fall. One of their initial offerings that caught my eye was the men’s Spatter Jacket. I really liked the clean-looking design and was psyched to learn that the hood was designed to fit over a bike helmet. Bring on the rain.”

Manufacturer’s Description
The North Face Spatter Jacket is a waterproof shell perfect for defending against any spring splatter, keeping your upper body dry and mud free when you just can’t stay away from the trails. Plus, the breathable vents will ensure a social life and the rear elliptical hem has totally got your back, so to speak.

Manufacturer’s Features

  • Waterproof, breathable, fully seam sealed
  • Bike helmet-compatible hood
  • Bicep-zip vents
  • Zip hand pockets
  • Elliptical hem
  • Hook-and-loop adjustable cuffs
  • Velcro cuff closure

Manufacturer’s Specs

  • Waterproof, breathable, fully seam sealed
  • Zippered hand pockets
  • Bicep-zip vents
  • Bike-helmet-compatible hood
  • Material: 2.5L HyVent DT 2.5L

Interested in the North Face Spatter Jacket? What do YOU really want to learn about it? Leave a reply below to let our tester know what you want to read about. Your feedback will allow us to deliver a more useful review for you, our readers.


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