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We review The North Face Brigandine, a great-looking jacket packed with excellent features

tnf fuse brigandine jacket gigreen
Overall Score
rock solid build, stacks of features
not as light and flexible as some of the competition

The Brigandine uses TNF's award winning FuseForm construction, a lightweight, breathable and waterproof fabric which is also abrasion-resistant in critical areas.

The fabric isn't as soft and flexible as I was expecting but it's tough as old boots that's for sure.

The Brigandine is also a great looking garment, with so many features we can but give a list of them here. So, you get fully taped seams, adjustable, helmet-compatible fixed hood, Recco reflector, two zipped chest pockets (note all zips are waterproof), pit zips, zipped utility pocket, flap-cover, zipped hand pockets, flap-cover, zipped wrist pocket with goggle cloth, abrasion zones at shoulders, sides and inner arms, thumb-loop cuffs, adjustable cuffs, internal water-resistant, insulated phone pocket, two internal mesh stash pockets, powder skirt and adjustable hem. Phew!

That's a lot of jacket, specifically designed for big mountain riders who hammer their kit. If that sounds like you, we recommend checking it out.

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