The North Face Potosi Jacket - Waterproof (For Men)

Closeouts. A fully featured expedition-proven, shell from the Summit Series, The North Face's Potosi waterproof jacket offers no-holds-barred protection and versatility for the most arduous climbs in the most extreme conditions. HyVent® Alpha technology provides a reliable waterproof barrier, and a body-mapped Alpine fit ensures comfort all the way to the top.

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  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Leroy from Dallas area on Wednesday, April 23, 2014
    So far it appears excellent. Time will tell if it really keeps the water out. I like the feel of it and the venting. I ride a lot of motorcycle miles in all sorts of weather. I bought this as an all purpose rain top for use while riding and out and about. A fellow I know highly recommended it.
  • Reviewed by AK mountain boy from Alaska on Wednesday, October 30, 2013
    For a shell it's decent. I feel it could breath better. The way it opens up to breath is either too little or too big. I love the front zipper system on it. The fitting could be better. The pockets could be different, they are too big and gaping. I like the jacket so my criticism is in hopes to revise it. I like the idea of a lightweight shell, you don't find this often. I don't want a heavy weight rain jacket. Yet I don't want a thin jacket that won't keep warmth in.
  • Reviewed by HStephen from Rockies, baby! on Tuesday, February 05, 2013
    I recv'd this jacket last week as a replacement for a defefective Columbia Lezoosh jacket( zipper teeth pulled out at the neck). I wore THF Pelosi not 24 hours(to and from work in Denver, hardly taxing on EXTREME gear)and the the hem drawstring clasp broke.

    I am going to try this jacket again.

    STP has been absolutely excellent re: customer service, I think the aforementioned defects were flukes.So far, I've got a week's worth of wearing the the Pelosi, and it nice.
    * Remember, it's a technical shell, and should be used as such - layering is essential...

    I'll post an update...
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Danoindenver from Denver, CO on Wednesday, January 30, 2013
    As in my headline my Mountain Lyte needs replacement. I can see where North Face saved money in this design. Stamped logo, stamped "Summet Series, mimal labeling etc. They replaced the Gortes with I rhink their own propritary system. I have yet to wear it as I have other alternatives for the cold weather as it is still winter. I am generally pleased But time will tell.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by kang tak gyun from seoul, south korea on Tuesday, January 22, 2013
    my daughter and i was to take a walk on the beach
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Soccer Ref from Fairfax, VA on Saturday, January 12, 2013
    It can be hard to zip because of the fine teeth. However, when zipped there is NO air leakage past the zipper.
  • Reviewed by Crebbinator from Whidbey Island, WA on Wednesday, August 29, 2012
    OK, so size matters.

    I'm 5'10" 185# and I got a large. It fits fine over the several layers I have for alpine climbing and hiking. It is also fine as a single shell. Arm length is perfect for me. My shirt size sleeve length is 33"

    If you want a trim fit, and don't plan on wearing it over layers, then a person my size may want a medium. (Unless you have long arms)

    I have not tested the performance yet, but you can research that online and see this coat does what it is designed to do.
    • Best Uses: Casual Wear, Hiking and Camping, Skiing/Snowboarding, Wet Weather
    • Chest Size: Feels true to size
    • Describe Yourself: Avid Adventurer
    • Fit: Feels true to size
    • Pros: Breathable, Comfortable, Durable, Lightweight, Waterproof
    • Sleeve Length: Feels true to length
    • Was this a gift?: No
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