rickevam wrote a review of The North Face Thunder Micro Down Jacket - Women's on January 10, 2013
Familiarity: I've used it several times
This is definitely one of the coolest NorthFace jackets I have ever owned! I saw this jacket for the very first time when US Magazine reported Angelina Jolie's December 6th 2012 visit to the Jordan-Syria border. At that time it was only a mystery jacket for me because nobody knows exactly where to find the same one. So many media outlets had reported the wrong info about Angelina Jolie's jacket and ALL the web links they provided always automatically got rerouted to the NorthFace regular "Thunder Down Jacket"which is totally different in style and pattern (*Hint: missing word MICRO in the name) After noticing the pattern and style differences on the regular NorthFace "Thunder Down Jacket" and comparing numerous jackets with the picture of Angelina Jolie in US Magazine, my persistence and extensive research finally paid off! Even though all the NorthFace products are still made in China, I think this Thunder Micro jacket is very cool, super flattering with sexy slimming cut and it's extremely light (*hint: micro jacket). Frankly, I am still hesitant to wear it around the campfire due to its delicate material so I've been trying to "baby" this jacket to death. Trust me, it's very hard to find a nice winter jacket that doesn't make you look like Michelin Man. I ordered SMALL when my actual size is EXTRA-SMALL as the NorthFace size usually runs small and it's fits me perfectly! I am still unsure whether this Thunder Micro jacket can travel far in high mileage adventures. My all time favorite NorthFace down jacket is called "ERICA" (but sadly--it has been discontinued) That jacket has been keeping me warm in so many different countries without complaint because it was crafted with more durable material and tons of smart hidden-pockets that I am crazy about. This NorthFace Thunder Micro Jacket is definitely very cool, stylish and highly packable, so far I am loving it. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves looking awesome and fashionable on a backpacking trip!