North Face Pulls One OutBy Rocky Thompson on September 4th, 2006
While the premier pieces in the North Face Snowsports line are a total joke (the unvented Down Apogee or â€œSteep Techâ€ anything, really), they did manage to make one jacket that absolutely rules it for most days on the mountain and itâ€™s even reasonably priced. The North Face Verdi is a 600-fill down jacket with a waterproof-coated shell. Itâ€™s well articulated for skiing and incredibly comfortable. You also donâ€™t need to layer under it, and since down works for a wide range of temps you can use it from the arctic Northeast to mild Utah.