MEC Northern Lite Hoodie - Women's



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A minimalist jacket that we kept intentionally simple. Pull on this warm layer for backcountry skiing, climbing or cold days anywhere. It's a function-first design, engineered to last, with a look that's more timeless than trendy. Blown in insulation in areas where you need mobility is light and breathes like down, but will prove more durable over seasons of use. The back, front and underarms use classic sheet insulation to surround your core with warmth. We first made the Northern Lite series back in 2001, so we can say with authority, that this re-invented style is a keeper too.

  • Face fabric is lightweight 20-denier nylon with DWR (durable water repellent) finish.
  • Insulation in shoulders, upper arms and upper chest is 100g Thermolite Pro synthetic insulation in classic sheet construction.
  • Underarms and front/back panels feature 100g Thermolite Pro synthetic insulation with sewn-through construction.
  • Helmet compatible hood with elastic edge binding.
  • Full-length front YKK zipper with internal storm flap and chinguard.
  • Insulated zippered hand pockets.
  • 2 internal drop-in pockets.
  • Internal zippered pocket doubles as a stuff sack.
  • Elastic edge binding on cuffs and hem.


Bluesign® approved fabric

Tech specs

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Ideal for
  • Alpine climbing and mountaineering
  • Backcountry skiing
Type Insulated synthetic
Technology Thermolite
Construction Sewn-through
Face fabric 20-denier ripstop nylon
Lining/backer Polyester
Insulation 100g/sq. m polyester

Waterproof garments use waterproof-breathable technologies and are fully seam-taped. Water-resistant garments use waterproof-breathable technologies but their seams are not taped. Water-resistant garments repel water and protect against wind but are not made of waterproof fabric.

  • 1 internal zippered
  • 2 handwarmer
  • 2 internal drop-in

A windproof garment does not allow any air to permeate the fabric. A garment with windproof panels has panels of fabric that are totally windproof, but the rest of the garment may not be windproof. A wind-resistant garment resists some wind, but not as much as a garment that is windproof.

Length Hip-length
Durable water repellency

Usually referred to as DWR. A treatment made to fabrics that causes water to bead and run off instead of soaking through.

Hood Helmet-compatible
Additional feature(s)
  • Stuffs in own pocket
  • Wind flap behind zipper
Product Sustainability Bluesign® Approved Material
Made in Vietnam