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The North Face Men's Ceptor Jacket


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Color: Harbor Blue/TNF Black
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Jessica B., Snowboarding Expert
John Kieran, Ski Expert
By the Expert Community

Best for snowsports enthusiasts needing reliable weather protection and storage options.

Great for
  • WaterproofingFeatures DryVent 3L technology for water resistance.
  • DurabilityDescribed as the most durable and robust option.
Good for
  • AestheticsDescribed as sleek and stylish.
  • ComfortAdjustable cuffs and hem for a customized fit.
  • WarmthInsulated for warmth in cold conditions.
  • BreathabilityIncorporates breathable materials and underarm vents.
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The North Face Men's Ceptor 3L Jacket is the perfect choice for snowsports enthusiasts who demand both style and functionality.

Key Features:

  • Fixed hood that fits over helmets for added protection from the elements
  • Two oversized secure PU zip chest pockets provide ample storage space for your essentials
  • Secure zip hand pockets keep your hands warm while also providing secure storage options
  • Internal media pocket allows you to easily access your music or phone while on-the-go
  • Internal mesh goggle pocket keeps your goggles safe and secure when not in use
  • Sleek, water-repellent shell: Designed to keep you warm and dry in even the harshest winter conditions.
  • Versatile, reliable DryVent 3L technology
  • Powder skirt, pit zips and wrist pocket with goggle wipe: This jacket will help you tackle any challenge on the slopes.
Curated, Winter Sport Expert
Peter R., Ski Expert
Jasmine Lee, Snowboarding Expert
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4.98 average rating

ColorHarbor Blue/TNF Black
Age GroupAdult
Featured technologyDryVent™, DWR
FeaturesWater resistant, Hood, Powder skirt, Zippered pocket
StyleLong sleeve, Full-Zip, Hoodie, Shell
MaterialPolyester/Polyester blend
Best useSnowsports, Snowboarding, Downhill skiing
Model year2023
SeamsFully taped
Shell construction3-Layer
Insulation typeNone
Fabric75D x 160D 175 g/m² DryVent™ 3L—100% polyester with durable water-repellent (DWR) finish
Sleeve length styleLong
Back lengthHip-length

Jessica B. tested this product
The Men's Ceptor Jacket features a waterproof and breathable outer shell fabric with sealed seams. It does have a bulkier profile compared to thinner or more lightweight jackets which can impact riders freedom of movement or add extra weight when worn. The jacket includes useful features like multiple pockets for storage, adjustable cuffs and hem for a customized fit, a... Read more
Ideal for
  • Designed to provide reliable weather protection, including resistance to wind, snow, and rain.
  • Insulated to provide warmth in cold conditions, allowing riders to stay comfortable on the slopes or during winter activities.
  • Incorporates breathable materials and features like underarm vents or mesh-lined pockets, allowing for efficient moisture management and enhanced comfort during physical activity.
Not ideal for
  • Bulkier than other options
  • Can be too warm for high intensity activities depending on weather
Reviewed by:
Jessica B.
Snowboarding Expert
John Kieran owns this product
I went from an insulated jacket to this shell when my old one started soaking through. I run pretty warm, so I only wear 1 base layer under it for all but the coldest days. This jacket is plenty warm enough for me because it's totally windy and waterproof. Plus, with the pit zips, I can dump heat when... Read more
Ideal for
  • Super waterproof
  • Keeps the wind out
  • Packs up reasonably small
Not ideal for
  • Not the warmest jacket
Reviewed by:
John Kieran
Ski Expert

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