Spring is officially here, so now is the perfect time to trade in your big puffy coat or 3-in-1 ski jacket for a lighter weight option to help get you through the spring. Our top pick for this spring is the North Face Cipher Windstopper Jacket, which I have been trying out for about a week now. The Cipher is made from 100% Windproof specialized Gore-Tex Windstopper fabic, this breathable soft-shell full-zip jacket is a great choice for the unpredictable spring weather and it really keeps the wind out, despite the fact that it is very light weight. If you are anything like me and never know exactly what to wear at this time of year, the versatile Cipher will not disappoint. It can take you comfortably from a brisk sunny day, to extreme winds to a very heavy rainstorm. The water resistant exterior, quick drying protection and four-way stretch TNF Apex Aerobic soft shell fabric on the underarms, side and hood panels make if feel like you aren’t event wearing a jacket.
The Cipher is available in a variety of colors and is sold in both men’s and women’s sizes. If the Cipher is not for you, be sure to check out our complete North Face Review Page, with our favorite soft shell jackets, ski jackets, fleeces and snow pants for 2011.