Hawaii, Japan, Western China
Hi Rachel - the top of the boot is about 13 inches circumference. That's about average, but the lace up style also helps to adjust the boot to a proper fit. :)
Hi! No, this jacket is not waterproof. It layers well underneath a shell however. :)
Hi Jim - I've been careful with washing mine, mostly using cold water with a gentle rinse and drying them on low heat. However, my boyfriend washes his the same way he does all his clothes - hot water and high heat and he hasn't noticed them wearing out on him yet. We've had our socks since March and been white water rafting a lot this summer with them.
Hi! I agree, I like the pink mirror most of the time but they're not so great in flat light. Of the lenses listed here on BC, I like using the gold mirror when that happens. It's pretty good at increasing contrast and depth perception in flat light.
Hi Timothy - the down-filled hood is lined with coyote fur. Sooo soft. :)
Hi - I have this in XS and felt that it runs true to size. It's not baggy but it's also not a tight fit.
Hi Augustus - his size would be boys' Large.
Hi - it varies slightly depending on size. On a size 8.5 boot, it's 11.75" high with a 15.5" shaft circumference. On a size 6 boot it's a half inch shorter and an inch smaller in circumference. So give or take a little depending on what size you are.
Hope this helps! :)
Hi KC - Yes, this jacket does have the Omni-Heat thermal reflective liner. :)
Hi! Yes, this jacket will definitely keep you warm from 30-40 degrees. :)
Hi - these would work fine for snowmobiling because they are both insulated and waterproof. I would recommend wearing them with a thick sock. However, this is not the North Face's *warmest* boot - if you plan on being out for hours and your winters are cold (0 degrees is a nice day where I'm from), I would definitely recommend looking into a boot that's rated for negative temps. :)
Hi Marie - I have the same measurements as you and the large fits me perfectly. :)
Hi Steve. This is a Kids' shoe, so all the sizes are in kids' sizes - not adult sizes.
Hi Jane - TNF has Better than Naked shorts, but not pants. Here are the shorts if you're interested:
If you're looking for pants, I would highly recommend the North Face Impulse Pants:
In my experience they've worked similarly well to the Better than Naked shirt, keeping my legs warm during fall runs while also wicking away sweat very well. They are also lightweight and comfortable. :)
Hi James - the headphone system is machine washable. :)
It uses HB3 technology, which you can read more about here:
Hi - the Patagonia Down Sweater will keep you pretty warm into the teens with just a t-shirt underneath. However, you'll want to layer when the weather gets down to zero and the negatives.
Hi Evan - it weighs about a pound, at 15.2 oz.
Hi Cecilie - the Slipstream vest weighs under a pound, about 10oz. It does pack down easily too! :)
Hi Amy - Lettered glove sizes (XS, S, M, L) roughly correspond to age via their numbered sizes (XS is 4-6, S is 6-8, M is 8-10, L is 10-12). However, because kids of the same age can come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, I HIGHLY recommend that instead of estimating by age, you should find out what the child's usual size in apparel is - the apparel size will be equivalent to the glove size needed. If you're unsure what the child's clothing size is, you can refer to Columbia's sizing chart:
Hi! I can totally sympathize with you - I'm also small and skinny so I'm cold all the time too! The good thing, though, is that even the XS size jackets will let you fit more layers underneath than usual. :)
If you're concerned about warmth and trying to decide between the two, I would go with the Patagonia Pipe Down jacket. The Patagonia Micro Puff jacket is warm enough for temps in the teens but not for very much lower than that, especially if the winds are brutal. Otherwise, I would highly recommend checking out the other jackets that Backcountry offers. There are a few other options that are at least as warm as the Pipe Down jacket but at a lower cost. :)