$280.00
More Details Climber Eric Perlman was the first American to climb all six "classic north faces of the Alps" in a single season. And he did it while wearing the first Alpine Suit made by The North Face®. The relaxed-fit Men's Origins 86 Mountain Jacket pays tribute to his towering achievement. Recycled materials and discoverable elements take the iconic style of this waterproof, breathable jacket to the next level.
 $99.00
More Details The Men’s Antora Jacket is a modern silhouette inspired by our iconic Mountain Light Jacket. Made with 100% recycled fabrics, this water-repellent, breathable, and windproof shell features secure-zip pockets and an adjustable hood.
 $149.00
More Details The Men’s Apex Bionic Jacket is water-repellent, windproof, breathable, stretchable, and ready for adventure. For windy, cold-weather activities, this versatile shell is an easy choice.
 $199.00
More Details The Men’s West Basin DryVent™ Jacket is a waterproof-breathable rain jacket made, in part, with sustainably-conscious materials. 28% of the polyurethane in the body fabric is made from plant-based content.
 $99.00
More Details The Men's Printed Antora Jacket is a modern silhouette inspired by our iconic Mountain Light Jacket. Made with 100% recycled fabrics, this water-repellent, breathable and windproof shell features secure-zip pockets and an adjustable hood.
 $300.00
More Details The soft, quiet Men’s Flight Lightriser FUTURELIGHT™ Jacket features our premium breathable-waterproof technology. It delivers superlight, on-demand protection on the trail, and 360-degree reflectivity. Oh, and when the sun comes back out, you can stow it back into its own pocket.
 $300.00
More Details The Clement Triclimate® Jacket has the features and flexibility to be a go-to in all conditions. This versatile jacket pairs a breathable, waterproof shell with an insulated zip-in liner jacket.
 $230.00
More Details The slim-fit Men’s Dryzzle FUTURELIGHT™ Jacket features our breathable-waterproof technology, three zip-secure pockets and an adjustable hood. An internal stow pocket also gives you the perfect place to stash it when the weather clears.
 $160.00
More Details A soft, breathable high-pile backing puts the finishing touch on the Men’s Apex Chromium Thermal Jacket, a versatile windproof and water-repellent option that delivers light warmth and protection in cool conditions.
 $350.00
More Details The relaxed-fit Men's Retro 1986 FUTURELIGHT™ Mountain Jacket pairs iconic design with the performance of breathable-waterproof FUTURELIGHT™. Features like an attached hood and hem cinch ensure that you can customize your fit to your chosen adventure.
 $220.00
More Details The Men's 2000 Mountain Jacket has a style that references our first era of athlete-inspired design. Waterproof, breathable and made with 100% recycled fabrics, this sleek jacket strikes the perfect balance between city aesthetics and outdoor performance.
 $250.00
More Details The Carto Triclimate® Jacket is a waterproof, breathable and windproof DryVent™ 2L shell paired with a zip-out, insulated liner jacket. It can be adapted for total comfort in almost any situation.
 $99.00
More Details Made with 100% recycled fabrics, the Women’s Antora Jacket is a modern silhouette inspired by our iconic Mountain Light Jacket. This water-repellent, breathable, and windproof shell also features secure-zip pockets and an adjustable hood.
 $99.00
More Details Made with 100% recycled fabrics and available in extended sizes, the Women’s Plus Antora Jacket is a modern silhouette inspired by our iconic Mountain Light Jacket. This water-repellent, breathable, and windproof shell also features secure-zip pockets and an adjustable hood.
 $149.00
More Details An ideal shell for adventuring with style and confidence, the Women’s First Dawn Packable Jacket is waterproof, breathable and packs down to practically nothing when the sun makes a welcome return.
 $230.00
More Details The slim-fit Women’s Dryzzle FUTURELIGHT™ Jacket features our premium breathable-waterproof technology, three zip-secure pockets and an adjustable hood. An internal stow pocket also gives you the perfect place to stash it when the weather clears.
 $139.00
More Details The versatile Women's Voyage Short Jacket delivers waterproof, breathable protection from head to waist. A soft taffeta lining, adjustable hood and cinchable waist ensure you're comfortable and protected against wind and rain.
 $300.00
More Details The soft, quiet Women’s Flight Lightriser Jacket is made with FUTURELIGHT™, our premium waterproof-breathable fabric. It delivers superlight, on-demand protection on the trail and can be stowed into its own pocket when the sun comes out.
 $99.00
More Details Made with 100% recycled fabrics, the Women’s Printed Antora Jacket is a modern silhouette inspired by our iconic Mountain Light Jacket. This water-repellent, breathable, and windproof shell also features secure-zip pockets and an adjustable hood.
 $179.00
More Details A relaxed-fit, 100% recycled fabrics and so much throwback style will make the Women's 78 Rain Top Jacket a go-to when the clouds roll in. This waterproof, breathable layer features an adjustable hood and raglan sleeves for increased mobility.
 $450.00
More Details The Men's Summit FUTURELIGHT™ Jacket delivers our highest level of breathable, waterproof and windproof protection. This light, soft and durable jacket has the features and performance you demand when you're pushing the limits of what's possible.
 $109.00
More Details Made with 100% recycled fabrics and available in extended sizes, the Women’s Printed Plus Antora Jacket is a modern silhouette inspired by our iconic Mountain Light Jacket. This water-repellent, breathable, and windproof shell also features secure-zip pockets and an adjustable hood.
 $500.00
More Details Stand tall in the coldest winter conditions with the stylish, insulated New Outerboroughs Jacket. Featuring waterproof, breathable DryVent™ 2L and a 100%-windproof fabric, this jacket thrives in city conditions that might overpower lesser jackets.
 $220.00
More Details The Women’s 2000 Mountain Jacket has a style that references our first era of athlete-inspired design. Waterproof, breathable and made with 100% recycled fabrics, this sleek jacket strikes the perfect balance between city aesthetics and outdoor performance.
 $450.00
More Details The Summit FUTURELIGHT™ Jacket delivers the highest level of waterproof-breathable protection. This durable, windproof jacket is soft, quiet and has the features you need for next-level adventuring.
 $169.00
More Details An ideal shell for adventuring with style and confidence, the Women's Printed First Dawn Packable Jacket is waterproof, breathable and packs down to practically nothing when the sun makes a welcome return.
 $199.00
More Details The Women's West Basin DryVent™ Jacket is a waterproof-breathable rain jacket made, in part, with sustainably-conscious materials. 27% of the polyurethane in the body fabric is actually made with a plant-based material.
 $650.00
More Details The Men's Summit L5 FUTURELIGHT™ Jacket takes our most advanced breathable-waterproof technology and levels it up with a higher percentage of recycled content and woven-in Spectra®, an abrasion-resistant, ultra-lightweight but durable yarn. Whether your exploration takes you on a snowmobile, a near-vertical bootpack or out the door of a helicopter, this fully featured jacket is up for the challenge. Designed to be worn as an outer layer, it'll help you stay protected and comfortable in ...
 $650.00
More Details Our first jacket to combine FUTURELIGHT™ and Ventrix™ technologies, the athlete-favorite Women's L5 Jacket checks all the boxes: Waterproof. Breathable. Lightweight. Warm. Packable. Durable. Enough said.
 $189.00
More Details A relaxed-fit, 100% recycled fabrics and so much throwback style make the Men's Printed 78 Rain Top Jacket a go-to when the clouds roll in. This waterproof, breathable layer features an adjustable hood and raglan sleeves for increased mobility.
 $240.00
More Details The slim-fit Women’s Printed Dryzzle FUTURELIGHT™ Jacket features our premium breathable-waterproof technology. It includes three zip-secure pockets and an adjustable hood. An internal stow pocket gives you the perfect place to stash it when the weather clears.
 $149.00
More Details The versatile Women's Printed Voyage Short Jacket delivers waterproof, breathable protection from head to waist. A soft taffeta lining, adjustable hood and cinchable waist ensure you're comfortable and protected against wind and rain.
Whether you're on a backcountry backpacking trip, a long-distance hike, or just a casual walk, you want a waterproof jacket that can handle downpours without making you sweat. With a breathable jacket from The North Face, you get all that in one packable package.

Breathable jackets for on-the-go comfort

Our waterproof breathable jackets are built for life on the move. Their versatility makes them perfect for switching from city adventures to hitting the trails. Stretchy construction means you can bend and twist to get around all the obstacles in your way or set up your tent without straining at the seams. On a day hike, store your extra snacks, your phone, or your wallet in a chest pocket, with hand pockets to keep your fingers toasty in a chill wind. Our warmer jackets are perfect for snowsports, with ski goggles getting their own pocket in several styles. With underarm pit zips, you can vent right where you need it most and avoid a seat buildup that can make things uncomfortable. With some of our lightest constructions available, our hiking styles are perfect for avid backpackers to add to their other men's and women's hiking gear.

Men's and women's breathable rain jackets and more

When it comes to precip protection for all your favorite outdoor activities, we've got you covered... literally. Our seam-sealed rainwear is built to keep the wet and damp out so you can have your outdoor fun, whatever the weather. From light rain and snow to downpours and blizzards, the waterproof face fabric keeps you dry without overheating. We've also engineered our outerwear for peak comfort and adjustability. Tighten Velcro adjustable cuffs and drawstring hoods to keep out the rain, then loosen them again to vent heat when the storm passes.

What is a breathable jacket?

A breathable jacket is waterproof outerwear that offers the comfort of a softshell with the protection of a raincoat. They're designed to keep you from overheating while on the move, unlike a typical laminate waterproof rain jacket.

What is the best breathable jacket?

We've got tons of styles of breathable jackets. In cold weather, our Men's New Outerboroughs Jacket offers an unbeatable warmth and style combo. Hitting the slopes? Grab our Women's Superlu Jacket. And hikers will love the lightweight protection of the Women’s Dryzzle FUTURELIGHT™ Jacket.

Is a breathable jacket waterproof?

Yes, many of our breathable jacket styles are waterproof. Others are water-resistant, or windproof to act as a windbreaker. You can get a watertight shell jacket for weather protection of all kinds. Our waterproof shells are coated in a DWR finish (durable water repellent) to keep you comfy and dry.

We’ve made comfort a priority with our breathable jackets. When you’re ready to go adventuring, keep comfortable with a jacket that can prevent overheating.