For the past few seasons The North Face has brought revolutionary technology, advanced insulation and impeccable style to their on-slope collection. And, rest assured, they have spared no expense when designing the Women’s Lostrail Jacket.
Let’s take a look at how this on-slope shredder came to life:
Athlete Tested – Athlete Approved:
The most crucial step in the design and development process involves both testing in The North Face laboratories and with TNF athletes first-hand experiences on expeditions around the world.
Every design aspect at The North Face begins with world-class athletes and their suggestions, recommendations and ideas. They are the inspiration when it comes to the research and development of TNF products. This is how TNF partnered with W.L Gore to create and launch GORE-TEX PacLite – the most compressible, lightest weight GORE-TEX shell fabric available on the market today.
The North Face and TNF athletes are constantly exploring the frontiers of technology for better fabrics, components and details needed to excel in extreme environments.
With a GUARANTEED TO KEEP YOU DRY Promise – GORE-TEX offers best-in-class, durable waterproof, windproof and breathable protection. While being impervious to rain, sleet and snow GORE-TEX is designed to allow moisture to pass through tiny pores while preventing water from entering the garment.
The Women’s Lostrail Jacket is constructed with a GORE-TEX 2L shell that offers 28,000mm waterproofing and 25,000g breathability ensuring you stay comfortable and dry as you tear down the frontside of the mountain and crush it in the backcountry.
PrimaLoft produces some of the most innovative insulation technologies offering all the warmth you need without any of the weight.
The Women’s Lostrail Jacket uses PrimaLoft Black Insulation that is highly breathable, packable and offers superior softness for next-to-skin comfort and a flattering fit. PrimaLoft Black is also made of 60% post-consumer recycled materials, so you can feel good about wearing it.
Now that you know about the technical aspects of the Lostrail Jacket, let’s take a look at what makes it so popular with the ski crowd.
The Women’s Lostrail Jacket has all the bells and whistles a ski enthusiast is looking for. The dedicated helmet-compatible hood is designed to easily fit over your ski helmet for additional protection from the elements, while the underarm venting is ideal when things start to heat up and you need to regulate your body temperature.
The snap-away powder skirt features gripper elastic that helps keep it in place even when you’re bouncing back and forth on moguls and in the backcountry, keeping cool air and snow out of your jacket and pants. Gusseted cuffs and wrist gaiters allow you to customize your fit and make sliding your gloves on and off easy, whether you’re at the bottom of the hill or reaching for a cold one in your pocket on the chairlift.
Other features on the Lostrail Jacket include two internal, stretch goggle pockets, two zippered chest pockets, and an internal media pocket with port so you can take your music all over the mountain. The Lostrail’s standard fit makes for easy layering in frigid conditions and the jacket-to-pant integration system takes moisture management just a step further, eliminating the gap between garments.
If you like the Lostrail Jacket, check out everything else The North Face has to offer at Skis.com. And did we mention there is also a men’s version of the Lostrail Jacket, so you and your lover can match out on the slopes.