The North Face Dryzzle Hooded Jacket – Men’s

We’ve read the reviews across the web for the The North Face Dryzzle Hooded Jacket – Men’s and summarize the results below:

Universal Ranking

PeakScore: 87 (out of 100)
User Rating: 4.5 stars 
Expert Rating: 4 stars

Number of Ratings Reviewed: 277

Pros & Cons

Reasons to buy:

User Reviews

  • Multiple reports of the chest size, sleeve length, and fit being true to size.
  • Multiple reports of being breathable, comfortable, and drying quickly.
  • Waterproof, windproof and lightweight due to the Gore-Tex Paclite material.
  • Easy to layer due to relaxed fit.
  • Durable and moves well.
  • Material is quiet and provides mobility.
  • Pit vents on the jacket for added breathability.
  • Athletic fit for easy layering underneath.
  • Hood fits well and doesn’t impede peripheral vision.
  • Inner pocket cinches for secure storage.

Expert Reviews

  • Lightweight Gore-Tex waterproof fabric.
  • Easily to store and is breathable.
  • Versatile to use in both warm and cold climates.
  • Durable despite being thinner material.
  • DWR works well, lasts very long, and efficiently beads water.
  • The hood offers adequate weather protection.
  • Micro fleece on the top zipper against the chin for comfort.
  • Features two hand warmer pockets and one chest pocket for ample storage.

Reasons NOT to buy:

User Reviews

  • Many reports of not being as waterproof as The North Face claims.
  • Some reports of the zipper getting stuck on fabric
  • Some reports of the zippers not being very durable and being too tight to use quickly.
  • Some rain will come through the jacket due to this being a lightweight breathable rain jacket, and not a multi-layer or thicker option.
  • Sizing runs large, so may need to try on before buying.

Expert Reviews

  • Offers good mobility, but not the best, since the sleeves can ride up on overhead motions.
  • Hood doesn’t fit well over a helmet.
  • Pockets get covered by a waist belt or harness.


The North Face Dryzzle Hooded Jacket for men is breathable, comfortable, and relatively lightweight. While there are lighter and more waterproof options on the market, the Dryzzle is a solid all-around (and affordable) choice for non-technical pursuits.


Note: User and expert rankings were reviewed across the web. Some expert reviews include these: 1, 2, 3, 4.