pennylesswrote a review of The North Face Metropolis Parka - Women's on February 7, 2013
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I have bought two metropolis parkas by The North Face. One parka I purchased about 4 years ago and another 2 months ago on sale from Backcountry. The one I bought 4 years ago is far superior. It is soft, lightweight, and very warm, has more fill, and never loses any feathers. The zipper with a pull tag and snaps are made with quality metal. My new parka, the stitching is rough, the coat is still lightweight, but not quite as warm, and loses feathers. The zipper sticks because the mechanism does not quite fit correctly.