Reviewed – the North Face Resolve Jacket for women. The perfect lightweight jacket for Spring and Autumn walks and hikes to keep you warm and dry.
The Mister and I have been dog-sitting for the past couple of weeks so we were more than happy that the day Havana came to stay the rain stopped and the sun came out. Havana (aka Princess Yum Yum) is a Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier and not a sheep or teddy bear (if you were wondering). Cute isn’t she?
It was excellent timing that Blacks had just asked me check-out out a North Face Resolve jacket – perfect for dog-walking in the Sussex countryside in this fresh, breezy spring weather.
The Resolve jacket is waterproof, breathable and seam sealed for wet weather and it’s made from a durable Ripstop HyVent™ fabric. The jacket comes with 60g Heatseeker™ synthetic lightweight insulation for extra warmth. It allows your body to breathe whether you’re trekking, walking the dog or even out in the snow.
There’s an adjustable stowable hood, brushed chin guard and mesh lining. The centre zip has a Velcro storm flap for added weatherproofing, two zipped pockets and tailored styling and it weighs just 410g.
What’s to Love?
The jacket is totally waterproof so that when it rained the water just rolled straight off, without soaking into the fabric, keeping me completely dry.
The hood is adjustable so didn’t blow down in the wind and kept my hair dry too. My hair frizzes and doubles in size in the slightest drizzle so that was a big plus and it wasn’t really cold enough to be wearing a hat. When not in use the hood stows neatly away in the back of the collar without being bulky.
The funnel necked chin-guard looks great and had the added bonus of stopping the wind whipping around my throat. There’s a cinched hem so no unwanted drafts there either.
I love that this jacket is tailored for women to give a neat fitted look and is light enough to slip into a rucksack or bag without being bulky. Despite being very lightweight the jacket kept me really warm and as it’s breathable I didn’t get hot and clammy. Basically this jacket has the cold, wet weather sewn up.
What’s not to love?
I wasn’t keen on the elasticated cuffs. An adjustable cuff with velcro or fastener to keep wrists snug would have been preferable and would give the sleeves a more structured, finished look. But that was just a minor point in what is otherwise a really good walking and hiking jacket for spring and autumn.
I took the North Face Resolve jacket with me on a trip to Iceland in August. It was perfect for the changeable weather and light enough to squeeze easily into my bag when the sun came out.
Disclaimer: My ‘North Face’ Resolve Insulated Jacket was kindly provided by Blacks. However, all views and thoughts are entirely my own.
Suzanne Jones is creator, writer and photographer at The Travelbunny. When she’s not indulging her wanderlust you’ll most likely find her enjoying coastal walks in her home county of East Sussex, UK.
Suzanne co-writes Sussex Bloggers which showcases the best of East & West Sussex.