This jacket review is archived from a 2016 review. The text below reflects our comparative assessments of this jacket versus the best models available at that time. For our favorite picks and award winners of the market's top models today, click over to our completely updated Best Fleece Jacket for Men review.
The North Face Khumbu 2 Jacket is their classic and most basic fleece. It is much lighter than the The North Face Denali Jacket and feels almost as warm. It is also quite comfortable for leisurely activities such as doing things around town, walking the dogs, and sitting next to the fire on cool autumn days. However, our testers did not find that this fleece worked well doing more aerobic or technical activities. With an inexpensive price tag, this fleece is best used as a second "beater" fleece around camp or town so that your more expensive technical fleeces live longer.