The core of the Denali Jacket is Polartec 300 with additional fabric on the chest, neck, underside of the forearms, and elbows. Polartec 300 is the thickest form and is utilized for frigid expeditions. Nonetheless, I have found that the breathability of this textile combined with the zippered, underarm vents make this coat perfectly suited for chilly summer nights. Moreover, the extra, abrasion-resistant fabric prevents this fleece from becoming a wet sponge every afternoon (as summertime in Florida is the rainy season).
Currently, the Men’s Denali Jacket is available in 13 colors; yet, The North Face has implemented a novel idea by allowing customers to create his/her completely custom coat. While other manufacturers consider the word “custom” to be adding one’s name (much like a novelty license plate), the Custom Denali Jackets allow all of the following to be personalized:
• Fleece - 21 colors
• Taslan / Abrasion-Resistant Fabric - 14 colors
• Zippers – 17 colors
• Zipper Pulls – 17 colors
• The North Face Logo Stitching – 23 colors
• Custom Label Message up to 15 Characters (letters, numbers, and/or spaces)
A permutation calculation of just the color options yields a mind-blowing 1.9 million+ combinations.
Thankfully, the customized version of the Denali Jacket is identical to the archetypal model. Thus, it possesses the same features as the original, such as zippered pockets (Napoleon-style chest, horizontal chest, two hand pockets), elastic-fitted cuffs, and a cinch-cord waist.
Rating: 5 out of 5