NOW: £189.00 WAS: £240.00

NOW: £189.00 WAS: £240.00

NOW: £189.00 WAS: £240.00

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This rugged, warm, yet light jacket is the perfect mountain companion

The North Face Men's Makalu Insulated Jacket is a Summit Series technical jacket for severe climbs in severe weather.

A HyVent Alpha shell blocks out rain and snow while Primaloft One insulation locks warmth in. The insulation is concentrated in the critical areas to achieve the optimal balance between warmth and packability. An alpine climbing fit allows an excellent range of motion without an excess of fabric that could snare winds or pointed rocks.

The hood is fully adjustable to ensure a close fit and is compatible with mountaineering helmets. The laminated brim stands proud to keep the weather off your face.

The handwarmer pockets are carefully placed to ensure easy access when you are wearing a backpack or a climbing harness and the chest pocket provides quick access to small essentials.

Like all Summit Series products, the Makalu Insulated Jacket has been athlete tested and expedition proven.

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Product Features

  • Weight: 708g
  • Fabric: HyVent Alpha 2-layer (100% nylon shell)
  • Insulation: PrimaLoft One
  • Alpine climbing fit
  • Fully adjustable, helmet-compatible hood with laminated brim
  • Zipped handwarmer pockets
  • Zipped chest pocket
  • Internal zipped security pocket
  • Cuff tab adjustment
  • Hidden hem drawcord adjustment

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5 Customer reviews for this product

Great jacket overall
Reviewed By Serban, 15 Jul 2014

Bought this jacket two weeks ago and last week I got the chance to test it in the Alps.
Great jacket overall. Very light, waterproof and wind proof and very warm. However this is to wear more when you are camping rather than climb as it will make you sweat. I did find the hood very good without the helmet. No wind or rain got inside and my head is quite small.
Unfortunately I have discovered a small pinch and a stitch coming out in the outer layer and I will have to exchange it. I hope that was just a factory error that I did not see at purchase and does not reflects the quality of the material. Also I have noticed the lining has some stains from where the sweat wet it. Tried to wash it but it still remained with a darker colour than the rest.



Reviewed By Brian, 12 Feb 2014

Everything I wanted, waterproof, light weight and warm. All boxes ticked!



Perfect jacket
Reviewed By Tom, 05 Feb 2014

I have tried so many jackets out and the minute I tried this on, I knew it was right for me.

It's really warm, waterproof, light and looks good.

Definitely recommend.



Very light, impressive quality
Reviewed By Dan, 05 Jan 2014

The very first thing you notice is the lightness of the jacket. It's incredibly light and almost feels too soft to be of any good against the cold, but it's microfibre synthetic insulation is actually pretty impressive. Although not as resilient against torrential rain as Gore-tex, it's still perfectly suited for most downpours. Where the hood is concerned, the hood has a lining to grab to your head or helmet with a pretty rigid peak, so that's cool, but against wind it's not so good unless you have a helmet because you can't manually tighten the sides against your head. The splashes of red with all the zips and ties are a welcome change to the ordinary black of the other similar jackets, too. My only gripe is the length of the coat, where it could do with being a few centimetres longer. If you want rigid protection from wind and rain then it makes sense for the jacket to drop slightly below the waistline. Then again, I am 6.2" so maybe it sits lower with others.



A revelation
Reviewed By Simon, 23 Jun 2013

I own a couple of other TNF jackets and this was my first Summit Series one and it's amazing at how much more advanced it is in comparison. The Hyvent Alpha material is much more waterproof that the regular version and is quieter, too i.e. it doesn't rustle like a paper bag. The jacket is warm enough to wear with just a base layer and the hood is toasty warm, too. This brings me to my one complaint; with the hood being helmet compatible, it is far too big to fit a human head that is minus said helmet. You can pull on all the drawstrings and cinch cords, but to no avail, the wind just gets inside and puffs it up like a balloon meaning its insulating properties are lost. The massive size means that the stiffened peak covers your eyes anyway, so even if you do happen to have a massive noggin it's unlikely that you'll be able to see where you're going!