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For when Arctic conditions hit home.

When just walking a few blocks to the coffee shop feels like an Arctic expedition, slide on The North Face Women's Arctic Down Parka to warm your bones. Its HyVent 2L fabric is waterproof and breathable so you stay dry and comfortable while you stroll through snowy storms, and the lightweight 550-fill down insulation keeps you toasty in the dead of winter.

A regular fit with a knee-length parka cut and an insulated hood keeps you warm from your knees to your ears. The hood is adjustable so you can cinch it down when the winds really start to blow, and it's also removable so you can ditch it when the sun's out. Integrated hidden stretch mittens prevent frozen fingers when you forget your gloves, and an internal media pocket and cord guide let you enjoy your tunes while you explore the city.

  • HyVent 2L fabric
  • 550-fill down insulation
  • Regular fit with parka length
  • Recycled polyester taffeta lining
  • Removable hood with zip-off faux fur trim
  • Hidden stretch mittens integrated into cuffs
  • Two zippered hand pockets, one internal media pocket

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Vaporous Grey looks like an ivory color in the picture? Please advise. Thank you.

It is more ivory in color than gray so it is very light but still a great choice

Unanswered Question

I just purchased this jacket and received it yesterday. I do not think it comes with the hidden stretch mittens integrated into cuffs. Is that an error in the description?

Having a tough time with which color to or the graphite gray. The gray (on other websites, like Zappos) looks a lot lighter than on Backcountry. Don't want it too be too light. Otherwise will order black. Also noticed the Brooklyn Parka is similar is that just an older version of this coat?

Best Answer

Not sure if you ordered yet, but the gray for this season is almost like a linen textured look vs. a solid gray. Not light in color, but different, just in case that helps in your decision making. =) I got the green, after trying to decide between that and gray.

Thank you Jessica! I ended up going with the green too! It just arrived and I love it. Will go with everything! The grey "linen" texture I don't think I would like too much.


Warm and waterproof

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times
  • Fit:True to size
  • Height: 5'5"
    Weight: 115 lbs
    Size Purchased: small

Good- It is warm, waterproof, and does its job. The sleeves fit right and have a nice tighter part around the wrists to keep snow out. The length and the waist tapering is right as well. It looks good and I don't feel like a marshmallow. I bought the navy and it is a great color. I wore this outside to a football game and could sit comfortably and it kept my pants from getting wet on the seats.

Bad- The zipper can be finicky. It is hard to zip with gloves on (as most zippers are). Watch it because you can easily get it off the little zipper guide. The hood fur can also be a bit scratchy since it is fake and there is no way to tighten the hood around your head. I think this is because the fur part can zip off so you can't tighten it.

Sizing- I am smaller in the chest (B) and it fits right with a sweatshirt underneath. If you have a bigger chest, you might want to size up. I normally wear an XS in shirts (i.e. Banana/Loft/etc.), but I got the small so I can wear a sweater underneath it comfortably. I definitely would size up from a sweater like most winter jackets, but I would check some measurements if you have a bigger chest. It won't swallow you, if you size up.

Overall- This is a pretty great jacket. For the price range, it is the best waterproof jacket on the market for daily use. I shopped all over for a jacket and this is the one that I got and I am happy with my purchase. While there are negatives, this is by far the best jacket that I could find in this price point. I would say buy this one (or 3 for the price) instead of the $1000 jacket range since this measures up on almost every category.

What is your return policy if it does not fit?

Hello Teresa!

Just as long as something is brand new with tags and packaging, you may return at any time for a refund. If used, there is a 30 day period to return for a store credit. Feel free to give us a call or chat in to speak with a gearhead if you have any more questions or concerns!


Love it!

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times
  • Fit:True to size
  • Height: 5'7"
    Weight: 140 lbs
    Size Purchased: medium

I bought this jacket in forest green and I absolutely LOVE it! I am a pretty casual person and this jacket goes with everything I wear! It is soft, warm and stylish!


Go to Parka

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit:True to size

It's a jacket, so size how you would for any other. If you like to layer obviously go big, if not no stay to your sweatshirt size. Only con for me is that it is not the most flattering, anything to help taper the waist would make this 5 stars for me.

Unanswered Question

What is the warmest jacket you have? Looking for something at least to the thighs, longer is better. I want it windproof. I know I should be thinking about the weight of the down and the baffling size. Please help.

Im 5'6 and the description says this coat is knee length. Is there a chance this coat could fall above my knees?

I'd say there's a very good chance this would be above the knee on you - Center back length is 37.5”. Here's a picture from TNF's site to show length on their model!

I'd say there's a very good chance this would be above the knee on you - Center back length is 37.5”. Here's a picture from TNF's site to show length on their model!

Is this last years model? The Vaporous Grey?

No, this is current. Check out the same options available on TNF's site!

Unanswered Question

What is the weight of the down insulation in grams for the parka? Thanks!

I am looking to order this jacket in black for my girlfriend. She would prefer a brown or more natural color for the fur trim, and I've read a review below that says the black color comes with a brown trim. The photo suggests black on black. Before ordering, I would like to confirm whether I can get a black jacket with the natural/brown faux fur. Thanks!

Hey Bruce,

Unfortunately we are sold out the black Arctic Down Parka that comes with the lighter colored fur and we will not be getting more from The North Face since they were last year's model. I would recommend checking out The North Face Brooklyn Down Jacket (Item # TNF02GK) and The North Face Nitchie Insulated Down Parka (Item # TNF01LD) since both come in Black with a lighter fur hood. Feel free to contact me directly with any more questions on The North Face Jackets or if you are interested in setting up an order.

Do you deliver to uk? If so what are the delivery charges? Thanks

Hey Maja,

Unfortunately, we cannot ship The North Face outside of the US. Provided below is the list of brands that we are not allowed to ship outside of the US.!PAGETYPE?sc=120&sp=94&sf=101133&documentid=239527&action=view&VisitorProfile=BCS2&MESSAGEVAR!home=yes&MESSAGEVAR!cookie=no&MESSAGEVAR!docid=239527

Where can I get the belt that is on the picture?

If you're talking about the one in the Urban Navy/Urban Navy picture, it looks like that is actually an incorrect image. The pockets are different on that jacket and there should not be a belt. Thank you for pointing that out! I'll pass that tip along to have that image corrected.

Hi, I'm looking to get an M for this - will you be getting additional colors soon? I'm 5'4 and prefer a coat that ends mid-thigh to just above my knees - will the M be too long?

Hi C,

It looks like we do have more colors on order-- Black and Navy-- that should be coming in as we get closer to winter. The length should be okay for you in a Medium at 5'4''. Definitely give me a shout if you need anything else-- 801.736.6399.

Will there be any other sizes or colors available in this coat? Looking for a medium or large.

Hi there,

We do not have any more of this model ordered to come into stock at this time, we probably won't be getting any in until next season. Sorry about that!

Will you be getting in any more of these coats in XL.. any color?


I am sorry, at this time we do not have any vendor orders for new inventory.



  • Fit:Runs small

oh my god, this parka runs small. I ordered an ExtraSmall and it fits super snugged on me. I am a petite woman 5'1. DD bust Size, Size 4 in pants size. I have the North Face Metropoloish 600 jacket in Extra Small and I can fit into a girls XL large arctic parka. I spoke to a north face representative and he told me that I should fit an XS if that was the case. Well....I could zip up the jacket. I can put the sweaters in my arctic parka and still zip it up, but I feel super snug in them like really really SNUG. in comparison to my metropolis 600. However, this is definitely warmer than my Metro 600 since it has a protected sleeve layer and a great hood that can protect me from the Michigan Wind Chill.