Men's Northwoods Windshell

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A hooded, pack-down wind-protective jacket made for cool starts and late finishes, featuring innovative on-bike storage straps.

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The model is 5'10 with a 39" chest and is wearing a size medium.

The model is 5'10 with a 39" chest and is wearing a size medium.

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Perfect just in case layer

This is a favourite “just in case” layer that packs down small enough to stuff in a jersey pocket or small hip sack, and the straps are a nice touch if you don’t have pockets. Really nice to keep light rain off or cut the wind chill for those cold starts or unpredictable weather days!
Nigel | Mar 17, 2023
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Windshell for Vegas & Southwest

Most only think that Vegas is a hot place and indeed it is for 4 months out of the year. The rest of the time it can get cold and windy-thus the Northwoods jacket that I've used a few times out on the trails in upper 30's low 40's layered. Jacket runs true to size, is light and easy to put away. Can handle very light rain but nothing other than that. As for the non collapsible hood it's fine you get used to it and it comes in handy. Only with the jacket had hand pockets.
Carlos | Feb 10, 2023
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Very comfy to wear, and

Very comfy to wear, and nice to store on the frame. Just look for correct size, I normally wear medium or large - here I needed a small!!
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Joachim | Nov 7, 2022
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Sorry to say this but

Sorry to say this but this must be the worst jacket I have ever bought. It is about as breathable as a plastic bag, which might just be ok if it was waterproof, but it isn't (nor is it advertised to be so that at least is ok). It is just about useful as a light windproof layer, provided you enjoy wearing a mobile sauna. Worth about CHF 20, certainly not cHF 200.
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David | Oct 27, 2022
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I don't know how I

I don't know how I managed without this. Such a versatile jacket, it looks great, feels super comfy and takes up no space. I use it for MTB and gravel but it's so good its replace my climbing and mountaineering wind shell. The fabric is tough and feels and looks good, it performs really well too really breathable and keeps out some heavy showers. I must have used it once a week for six months and it shows no signs of wear. The fit is great, the hood is perfect over a helmet the dropped back never rides up. The cuffs are also shaped well and the collar has some nice soft fabric on it so it feels comfy against your skin. The only thing I would say is compared to normal UK sizing its big. If your between sizes I'd buy the smaller one.
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Joe | Sep 7, 2022
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Fit is amazing. Tough to

Fit is amazing. Tough to find something that isn't overly baggy, but will still fit elbow sleeves, have room to move, covers your rear when descending, fits my lanky arms, and has a clean aesthetic. The fact that it rolls up and clips to your frame is so handy when the clouds go away and the sun comes out. Such an overlooked feature. Absolutely love it. In case someone else has ripped theirs: It's super lightweight material (which is great for this kind of piece), but I have taken a couple tumbles on it and it ripped a couple holes. Fortunately, the Tenacious Tape nylon patches work very well.
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Justin | Aug 12, 2022
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The fit was spot on

The fit was spot on and easy to pack and take anywhere. Great for early morning rides to keep the chill at bay.
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Dm | Jul 29, 2022
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I’ve owned many wind shells

I’ve owned many wind shells over the years and none have really stayed in rotation as I found something that bothered me about the design. 7mesh nailed it with this generation of the Northwoods. The fit is just right, a little extra room over its predecessor but doesn’t feel baggy. The hood just fits over the largest enduro helmet, but it vanishes when not in use. It takes the edge off the cold, and it’s always got a plane in my hip pack now if there’s any question about the weather. My favourite feature is the ability to zip it into itself and strap it around the top tube of your bike as shown in the photo. Some may balk at the price, I say go for it, it’s worth the premium over the competition.
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Brody | Jun 5, 2022
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I purchased the Northwoods Jacket

I purchased the Northwoods Jacket one month ago and to be honest I've only used it once since then while actually mountain biking. However, I've been using it daily on my morning commutes to work and sometimes in the afternoons as well. I'm very happy with it, it's well made, very light and comfortable, and packs up nice and small for storage when not needed. I love that it can be strapped to the bike frame with built-in straps. I've used it riding home in the rain a few times in the last month, the jacket kept me dry, the rain was moderate and my commute is about 25 minutes. The length of the arms and the body is just right for me. I'm 5'11" and weigh 185 lbs. I choose a size large, the fit is slightly big on me but not so much as it bothers me, I like the extra room so that I can fit another shirt under the jacket for cooler weather. I have purchased 3 items from 7 Mesh in the last 2 months I'm impressed with the quality of their stuff and will buy more from them in the future. I also like that the company is Canadian. I have no problem recommending this Jacket to anyone looking for a light and packable windshell to take along on your rides for when the weather turns damp or chilly. Shipping was fast and easy. The jacket was shipped out the day after Placed my order and arrived 3 days later.
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Yyc C. | Jun 2, 2022
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No more struggling to tie

No more struggling to tie my jacket to the handlebars. The creation of this shell read my mind!
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J P. | Jun 1, 2022
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