The North Face

Women's FuseForm Brigandine 3L Jacket

Grape Leaf Fuse / XS - $259.99
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Battle the elements while skinning uphill from base camp, or drop in high above the tree line with the protection of our most technically advanced waterproof jacket that integrates four-way stretch with targeted abrasion resistance using our FuseForm™ construction technique. The hyper-durable exterior seamlessly integrates midweight nylon with a heavier weight nylon in the hood, shoulders, sides and inner arms to eliminate bulk and achieve a low-profile fit that's lightweight, yet strong and durable. Fully loaded with Steep Series features for big-mountain performance.

• Fabric: 70D 197 g/m² DryVent™ 3L—100% nylon jacquard with tricot backer
• Our most technically advanced waterproof snowsports jacket with seamlessly engineered abrasion zones and four-way stretch
• Steep Series collection is fully featured for on-mountain performance
• Relaxed ergo fit is engineered with articulation and extra ease
• FuseForm™ construction seamlessly integrates high density abrasion-resistant nylon with lighter nylon
• Waterproof, breathable, fully seam sealed
• Jacquard high-abrasion zones at shoulders, pocket openings, lower sleeves, body-wraparound side panels and logo
• Jacquard mid-abrasion zones at hood, elbows, chest, front lower body and back mid body
• Adjustable, helmet-compatible, fixed hood
• Bonded brim
• YKK® matte polyurethane (PU) center front zip
• YKK® matte PU zip chest pockets with radio-holder pocket
• PU pit-zip vents
• Bonded, flap-cover, water-resistant zip hand pockets and wrist utility pocket with goggle cloth
• Thumb-loop cuffs
• Hook-and-loop, adjustable, bonded cuff tabs
• Internal water-resistant, insulated phone pocket
• Internal stretch-mesh goggle/lens pocket
• Internal stretch-mesh stash pocket
• Articulated stretch woven powder skirt with bonded tabs with silicon gripper elastic
• Clip integration easily connects jacket to pant waistband
• Adjustable hem
• Avg Weight: 650 g (22.93 oz)
• Center Back: 30''

Stay dry and move seamlessly
The proprietary fuseform construction technique vastly improves on our own innovative breakthroughs of the past. It's a revolutionary weaving process that blends thicker, more-durable threads with lighter, lower-density fibers in high-wear zones, effectively reducing overall weight and creating a seamless transition from tougher to lighter zones.
• Innovative design enhances protection and function
• Seamless fabric construction eliminates panel overlays
• Trimmer fit allows better range-of-motion
• Fabric density: 70 Denier
• Fabric density: 40 Denier
• Seamless fusion.

DryVent™ fabrics are engineered to be fully waterproof, windproof and breathable. The outer face of the textile is treated with a durable water repellant finish that helps form droplets and repel water from the surface. Each multi layered textile is engineered to allow water vapor to pass through from the inside to the outside.
DryVent™ fabrics are engineered in a variety, weights, textures and performance characteristics that allows us to provide maximum protection, performance and comfort for the user across all our active and lifestyle waterproof, breathable clothing and accessories.
All DryVent™ clothing and accessories are fully seam sealed and designed with specific features that are relevant to the user's specific activity needs and conditions. All products that are fully taped, waterproof and breathable will be branded DryVent™.

Dryvent 3L: DryVent™ fabrics using a 3 Layer construction are primarily used on high performance technical styles that are designed for the most extreme user in their activity segment. These textiles are designed to be extremely durable and breathable and are used for longer durations in severe conditions. These types of fabrications are specified for use in our most technical clothing and accessories.
Dryvent 2.5L: DryVent™ fabrics using a 2.5 Layer construction are primarily used for highly active, fast and light pursuits, where light weight and packable is an essential requirement of the user. The inner layer is finished with a functional dry touch print that helps raise the fabric from the skin to provide comfort and enable the quick transfer of vapor through to the outside of the fabric. These fabrics are generally designed into unlined clothing and accessories for maximum light weight, packable, waterproof and breathable performance. Dryvent 2L: DryVent™ fabrics using a 2 Layer construction are our most versatile and used across all our categories. These fabrics are designed into clothing and accessories that are normally lined with a secondary fabric for extra comfort and increased warmth. These lined products can also be designed with fixed insulation for ultimate warmth and versatility and can be found in a wide range of looks and finishes.