The North Face Summit L3 Down Hoodie

Heat-hoarding jacket

Specs

Weight 12 oz

 

Want to stay warm in camp without carrying a bulky parka? This toasty puffy helped our tester stave off the shivers during single-digit nights on Denali (she wore a fleece and midweight baselayer underneath), but the Summit L3 still weighs less than a pound and packs down to the size of a loaf of bread. Credit 6 ounces of 800-fill down arranged in thick baffles. After we spent a season mountaineering and rock climbing in the jacket, our sample’s 10-denier nylon fabric only suffered a small rip on one arm. The jacket has two hand warmer pockets and two internal drop pockets, which can each fit a large pair of gloves or climbing skins. (w’s S); m’s XS-XL, w’s XS-XL