The North Face Verto Micro Hoody Review

I picked up The North Face Verto Micro Hoody before a recent climb of Mt. Rainier to act as my “active” insulation layer (The North Face Supernatural down jacket is my base camp insulation layer).  I liked that it was made of treated down and constructed of Pertex Quantum GL fabric to make this jacket a super light weight insulation layer that can still stand up to some weather and still breathe out sweat if you are wearing it underneath something else (its got FlashDry technology under the arms and on the sides to help with this).

I generally overheat and don’t wear insulation layers while I hike but its pretty cold at the top of a mountain so I wanted something to just take the chill off and this fit the bill.  Hood is nice and thin enough to fit under a climbing helmet without any noticeable difference in helmet fit. Pockets are handy for when you are walking around camp.  I also like how high up the neck insulation goes.  You can zip it up all the way and really increase the warmth of this jacket or leave it partially unzipped to regulate temperature.


A pretty specialized jacket but if you find yourself in high output activities that still require a bit of insulation you can’t go wrong with this jacket.

UPDATE: It appears The North Face no longer manufactures this jacket.

The North Face Verto Micro Hoody