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    Default Lining of Jacket Cracking?

    Does anyone know what causes this "cracking" in the lining of jackets? I have had a Mountain Hardwear and a Northface jacket do the same thing. It always happens around the hood. The picture is of a Northface jacket that I have only worn a half dozen times. It has never been washed or dried.

    Am I doing something wrong?

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    Just a thought: were you carrying a pack while you were wearing it? Because it looks as if something (possibly with rough edges) was putting pressure on it.

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    Hi Melanie,

    Thanks for your reply. I have not worn it while wearing my pack, only running around town while it was raining.

    When I do pack it, I roll it up and stuff it in an open space. Maybe this has something to do with it, or maybe it is just the quality of the material.

    Thanks.
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    Looks like the same material in Patagonia's Torrent shell. Mine is cracking about the collar as well.
    It has seen a few miles, but seems to be wearing pre-maturely.
    It's still the best jacket I've ever bought.

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    I don't know about Patagonia or Mountain Hardwear but North Face was real good about repairing a pair of their Paramount Convertible pants for me.
    Contact the companies and see if they will cover these items under warranty.
    "Chainsaw" GA-ME 2011

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    Thank you for all your replies. I will contact North Face and see what they say.

    Thanks again.
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    hmm could be UV degradation but it doesn't seem like you had it exposed to the sun either. Delamination is kind of a natural process when it comes to coats outdoor fabrics, but I'm a but surprised that your's did it so quickly. It generally takes a couple of years before the coatings break down on their own. They should definitely warranty this given it's little use.

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    I have a Patagonia jacket doing the same thing around the neck of the hood. I figured it was a common problem with coated fabrics. The hood gets flexed a lot, so makes sense that's where it would start to de-laminate.

    I finally bit the bullet and bought a gortex jacket shell (on sale) which doesn't have the delaminating problem and actually breaths a lot better.
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    seam seal it or some sort of sealent.

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