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The North Face Futurelight

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Wanted to create this topic so folks can post any opinions or reviews once it comes out in October. Any folks have privately tested the fabric prior to official retail and can share the details?
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Was in the TNF store in Cham during the UTMB week and thought they might have some but did nt see any.
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Not much yet except this post. I'm considering it for my next kit.

https://gearjunkie.com/the-north-face-futurelight-review

Official launch next Tuesday.
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It's just a slightly different version of goretex, working on exactly the same principles. Smart move by north face as means they can produce independently without having to go through goretex. I'm not expecting anything significantly better or groundbreaking.
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Interesting to see that the reviewer says he still sweated in it*... rolling eyes

* when he "redlined." (I've not heard that before. Probably better than flatlining, however).
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Like the reviewer said though, there is no material that is waterproof and breathable enough to not sweat in. Goretex is generally considered the gold standard of highly waterproof and most breathable, but not breathable enough to not sweat in all conditions. To be fair I don't know many people that keep their shell on for uptrack, let alone zipped up in those conditions so maybe a little harsh method to judge it.
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These are the breathability specs according to... https://outdoorsmagic.com/article/north-face-futurelight-summit-series-l5-waterproof-jacket-preview/#ZdzZF8cKpXJCv2vZ.97

..."FutureLight therefore gives a claimed moisture vapour transmission rate of 80,000 g/m2. To put that in perspective, Gore-Tex Pro achieves 28,000 g/m2, and Polartec Neoshell is around 30,000 g/m2."

Thats almost 3 times better than goretex which is great if true!

Again, if youre working that hard then no amount of breathability will stop you sweating!
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After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
I have a Mountain Equipment Neoshell jacket which I use for general hill walking and dog walking. It is very breathable but I'm sure I can feel the wind moving thriugh it at anything over about 30mph so I wouldn't want to wear it in high mountains.

Whether Futurelight feels the same time will tell.
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Is Futurelight windproof? There’s no where (that I could see) in the marketing that states it is.

Is that one of the reasons Neoshall is not used much in winter sports clothing because it’s not windproof?
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It has been officially launched, available in the north face website... jackets ranging from £400 to under £700, I don't think I will invest on it yet Smile
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There are events in Chamonix in October (every Saturday) where you can test it out - if anyone is around there.

Details here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/futurelight-flight-series-running-jacket-test-tickets-74800886465

Edit: and also this Saturday in Manchester! https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/trail-run-exploration-and-futurelight-product-testing-tickets-74541564827
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There seem to be quite a few of these free events happening if you search Eventbrite for futurelight, even in the centre of the universe, London.

Any early adopters going to along and reporting back?
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