The North Face Discontinued the Radium Hi-Loft February 2017
The North Face Radium Hi-Loft jacket is part of TNF's Summit Series, which is a line of technical outerwear designed specifically for alpine environments. It's similar to the Patagonia R2 - Women's, with high-loft fleece in the body and lighter stretch panels down the sides for less bulk and abrasion resistance. This jacket combines the softness and coziness of other raschel fleece jackets with the breathability of a technical fleece by using unique 1.5 inch baffles that are similar to those found on down jackets. The baffles create maximum breathability while retaining warmth, making this product an overall hit with our testers. It won't hold up to a light rain or windstorm like the Arc'teryx Fortrez Hoody - Women's, and it's not quite as breathable as the lightweight Top Pick for Breathability Patagonia R1 Hoody - Women's. But it did stand out as the layer we would want to wear hiking around on a cold day or under our ski jackets in winter, or for lazy days curled up on the couch, and for this we picked it as our Editors' Choice award winner.