|The North Face Originator|
The Originator is in their Summit Series line and meant more for mountaineering and extreme weather conditions. The North Face did released a bunch of lighter FuseForm rain jackets that are pretty cool and are $100 less. But these are more meant for a walk through town or a day hike, something like that. And I know that because I went to The North Face store and talked to an employee about these jackets for a while haha. In all, I think I will be pretty happy with this guy and I can't wait to test it out. It is in the average person's price range at $300, unlike Arc'teryx's jackets (which I heavily contemplated), and was practically free with my REI dividends and an extra 20% off.
I kind of laugh at myself when I write this post because I am completely geeking out about a jacket and it's probably not as interesting to people as a post about summiting a mountain would be. No shame here though. You can imagine how I'll be when I'm thinking about buying my first car. Already did that research though.. and will eventually buy an all white two-door late 2000's Jeep Wrangler. Oooooh yeah baby. ⤲