Shopping Google Guru 

X was on the verge of growing out of his first ski jacket.

I loved the triclimate system. Hence, despite studying other brands, especially the funky Spyder ski jackets which came in X’s size, I was still keen on getting back the same old, safe and boring North Face. The problem was X required a size XXS but most sites only offered XS at best which would be too big for him.

I was not getting a good set of options too.

I had to keep changing and fine tuning my keywords till I had more varied results being returned.

I trawled through pages and eventually found what I wanted on a page 5 or 6. After checking that the website was legit and with a 15% Mother’s Day discount, I was sold. Literally sold.

It sure felt like digging for gold online! The usual price was US$170, marked down to US$102 and with an additional 15% discount, it was US$86.70. Given today’s exchange rate, it was probably S$125.

As usual, I celebrated my steal a tad early and had my order cancelled!! I had to use a US credit card with a US billing address. The order had to be shipped to the billing address. Horrors and disappointments!

I had to search deeper, find another website with a steeper price tag but hey, I hope we would get it, as in no more cancellation!

Spects of the new jacket:

Impenetrable moisture barrier to guarantee dryness.

Lightweight fabrics that help regulate body temperature.


Pairs with complementing garments for layering.


  • 3-in-1 snowsports jacket pairs a waterproof shell with a removable insulated liner jacket
  • [Outer] Waterproof, breathable, fully seam sealed
  • Left-sleeve pass pocket on outer jacket
  • Zip-in and snap-in compatible with complementing garments from The North Face
  • Secure-zip side-entry hand pockets
  • Internal velcro media pocket
  • Key clip
  • Powder skirt
  • Adjustable drawcord system at hem
  • Internal glove clip
  • Goggles cloth
  • Adjustable cuff tabs
  • System map of features printed on interior lining
  • ID label
  • Internal hem-stabilization system makes it easy for kids to zip the front
  • Right-sleeve pass pocket on [Outer Jacket]
  • Fixed hood
  • Heat transfer logo on front and back of shell
  • Embroidered logo on front of insulated liner jacket


  • AVG WEIGHT: 906 g (32 oz)
  • CENTER BACK: 23.5”
  • FABRIC: outer: 75D 117 g/m² HyVent™ 2L—100% polyester micro-dobby
  • FABRIC: lining: 73 g/m² 100% recycled polyester taffeta
  • FABRIC: liner jacket: 73 g/m² 100% recycled polyester taffeta
  • FABRIC: liner jacket insulation: 150 g Heatseeker™
  • SOURCE: Imported
  • GUARANTEE: Lifetime Warranty


This waterproof, breathable technology utilizes a polyurethane (PU) coating that consists of a tri-component, multi-layer formula for waterproof protection, moisture permeability and durability. It’s been lab- and field-tested to ensure the best possible durability and function.

  • Waterproof Rating: 25 PSI minimum after 20 launderings
  • Breathability: 750-800 g/m²/24 hours average

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