The North Face Xenon waterproof jacket review

Excellent performance at a price

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £160.00 RRP | USD $255.02

Our review

Expensive but material, fit and performance are all excellent
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Already established in the outdoor industry, The North Face will launch a new range of cycle wear in 2011 – and if the Xenon is anything to go by, we can’t wait. Manufactured using Gore-Tex Paclite, it passed our waterproofing tests with flying colours and felt surprisingly breathable.


The women’s top has an excellent female-specific fit, which is close cut and ideal for riding hard. We particularly liked the shaped fleece-lined neck and magnetic storm flap closure. However, our tester commented that, given the option, she would have sited the main pocket somewhere other than on the breast.

Product Specifications


Name Xenon jacket (11)
Brand The North Face

Manufacturer's Description MENS S-XL WOMENS XS-XL COLOURS: Fuchsia, green blue, black
Clothing Material Gore-Tex Paclite
Clothing Sizes Available L M S XL XS
Available Colours Black fuchsia Green
Available In (Mens/Womens) Mens Womens
Waterproof Yes