John Torrey wrote a review of The North Face McMurdo Down Parka - Men's on March 7, 2012
The parka is average for warmth. Where it really lacks is the hood, The North Face dropped the ball big time on it. It's like they've never designed a hood for use in the wind or to just wear and be able to see out of. The draw strings for the hood are terribly hard to find and adjust with any gloves or mitts on and it lacks a very important pull on the back to adjust to the size of your melon. It's hangs way over your face. It'd be nice if the extra fur at the bottom would draw up around the bottom of your face and form an anti wind tunnel for protection from the freezing wind.
I gave it 3 stars since the parka itself is average, but without a good hood, a parka isn't very useful out in full on winter conditions.