• The North Face Dryzzle FUTURELIGHT jacket
    The North Face Dryzzle FUTURELIGHT jacket

Great Walks goes for a wet walk with The North Face Dryzzle FUTURELIGHT jacket.

"Where I live on the South Coast of NSW it’s often windy and rainy, and I always need a good jacket handy that’s designed for the elements.

My morning routine starts off at 6.30 am with a dog walk – or more truthfully, a dog chase (we really need more lessons!) – and the last thing I want is a jacket that’s going to make me feel sweaty and clammy that I’ll just want to take it off within 15 minutes. Fortunately the Dryzzle has a good balance of breathability and waterproofness.

I really like the seam sealing on the Dryzzle. It’s all been done to a high quality as you’d expect from a TNF jacket. The L size fit was just right for me and even wearing a thick hoodie under it I had plenty of movement in my arms and shoulders.

One gripe I have with jackets is zippers they’re often too small or too cumbersome or worse they have a double zipper (I still don’t know what the point is) which is always a drama trying to line them up to insert into the pin at the bottom. Fortunately the Dryzzle’s zipper is on point. No snagging, no fluffing about.

The last time I wore the jacket it poured with rain but the water easily beaded off the jacket thanks to the non-PFC DWR finish for added water repellency. The body fabric is made with recycled polyester and nylon so it gets a green thumbs up for that. I also liked the three zip-secure pockets and adjustable hood which moulded into my head and baseball cap really well. The jacket will be going on our next dog walk for sure."

More info: thenorthface.com

Review_Brent Mckean

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