The North Face Women’s FuseForm™ Brigandine 3L Jacket review. OnTheSnow reviewed this shell jacket as part of its 2016/2017 Jacket Buyers' Guide.

Favorite Features: This teched-out jacket is certainly more than meets the eye, and a gal only need try it on to discover all the hidden features, including pockets within pockets for small items, a radio strap for serious backcountry pursuits and easy pant integration for powder lockdown.

Room for Improvement: All those bells and whistles come with a weight price, though it’s not much, but not as featherweight as others in its class. We’re digging the subtle tonal design but wish TNF would also punch it up with some bolder color options.


Fit: Flattering in every way.

Manufacturer Description: Developed with athlete Angel Collinson, this DryVentTM jacket has fewer seams, an equipment-driven design and seamlessly engineered abrasion zones that reinforce high-wear areas to integrate seamlessly with backpacks. Relaxed ergo fit / 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 / Bonded, flap-cover, water-resistant zip wrist utility pocket with goggle cloth / Thumb-loop cuffs / Hook-and-loop.