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The North Face Arctic Down Parka - Women's

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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. 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
    • Two zippered hand pockets, one internal media pocket
    • Item #TNF00RF

    Tech Specs

    [membrane/laminate] HyVent (2-layer), [face fabric] 52% polyester, 35% cotton, 13% nylon, [lining and hood lining] recycled polyester taffeta
    550-fill down
    fully taped
    yes, removable, removable faux fur trim
    2 zippered hand, 1 zippered media
    Recommended Use
    Manufacturer Warranty

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    Best winter jacket ever!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Extra small

    I bought this coat recently and I have worn it in 11 degree temperatures with wind chill factor making it feel like -23 degrees . . . I feel like I'm wrapped in my electric blanket while out in the cold. It's super comfortable, water and wind resistant and very stylish. The removable hood fits my head snug, and keeps it warm enough without a hat under it. Love the fabric wrist cuffs, and deep zippered side pockets. Light weight, but not thin, also not overly heavy, too thick or too puffy. . . Just perfect! I'm very pickup about coats, and this one goes with work clothes and jeans. No need for a scarf with the high collar. Very well constructed with the zipper and snap closure. I'm out in the cold for 2 hours walking my dog, and I always end up freezing the last half hour . . . But not in this jacket! This is a winner. Best North Face I've ever owned!

    Nice, cute parka but sizing is difficult

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Small

    I've wanted a North Face parka for a while now. Finally took the plunge during the brutally cold weekend we had in NY/NJ and got a great deal since Backcountry was having a sale. I wavered between the S and the M since I usually wear S but many reviews said to size up. I also used the sizing chart and M seemed the way to go. On the the other hand, I didn't want a bulky parka that would make me look like a snowman. I went with M hoping that it would be more fitted. When the parka arrived (fast shipping!) I was pretty happy with it but it was not as slimming as I had hoped and I felt the S would be better. Even though it has warmed up outside and I can't truly test it out, the jacket is very warm and comfortable, and light! I decided to order a Small to compare but the price had gone up. BC price matched it for me and it is indeed a better fit. Instead of returning the medium, I gave it to my mom who loves it too. My suggestion is to not size up. If you normally wear TNF in small, go with small.

    Loved it, but too big

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large

    I had high hopes, as I had shopped around and read the reviews, and ended up ordering a size up as many had recommended...but the large was too big! Order true size, do not order up.


    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: XL

    Not NEARLY as warm as my wife's older model North Face Arctic!

    Less pockets. Is this really a first class unit or a factory second, or a knock off?

    In love with this coat!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: XL

    I live in Boston and winters can get brutal. There are days I am outside for up to 1 hour in minus degree weather. Just recently we had -9 degree day. I thought prefect just in time to try out my new parka. It worked beautifully. I wore a short sleeve shirt and a light sweater. And I was really warm and toasty. It is really comfortable and I got compliments from my coworkers. It falls right above my knees. The depth of the hood is awesome. I have thick curly hair and can never get hats to fit, so I was really excited to get a hood to cover so well. Really practical for cold weather but also staying fashionable. I definitely recommend this parka.

    Warm durable, good fitting jacket

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: S

    Very warm jacket, little thick but good fitting, durable Hyvent finish=water/snow proof, and very durable. little on the tight fit specially with layers inside(which you don't need above 20dgrees out)

    detachable hoodie w/ furs, can be little hot; Bought this for my wife she gets cold easily but she got hot several times she had to take off indoors.

    Highly recommended, this will last you years as my other TNF jackets

    I Love This Coat!!!!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: XLarge

    I Love this coat! It was 15 degrees where I live and I drove half way to work and forgot to turn my heat on in my car! Extremely warm and durable! I got a bunch of compliments as well! Runs true to size. Super comfortable!!!

    Not as nice as the old version

    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: medium

    I'd worn the old version which was great and ordered this one for myself (had borrowed the old one) and the outside shell isn't as nice. The biggest problem for me is that the sleeves are too short - I"m 5'10 and this was the main reason for the return. This usually isn't a problem for me just fyi which I mention to help someone else around my height gauge the fit for them.

    Love this coat!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: Small

    I love this coat! I'm a size 6, I got the medium first and it was too big. I ended up with the small but I do wish the sleeves were a little longer. Overall this coat is super warm and great quality.

    Amazing Jacket

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: extra large

    This jacket is amazing! I live in Chicago and have been looking for a warm jacket to protect against the wind and snow--this is it! The jacket is light-weight, has deep pockets and is super warm. I found the jacket to run true-to-size.

    I bought the gray color and have gotten many compliments on the color. If you are looking for an alternative to black, I highly recommend the gray.

    Great jacket

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium

    My wife is about 130 lbs, 5'4 and we ordered a medium for her. It has a little room to possibly wear a sweatshirt underneath but is not needed due to the warmth the jacket already provides. She loves it. Although it does seem to hold a static charge pretty well so hair and fuzz sticks to it quite often.


    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: small

    This coat is VERY warm! I put it to the test at Lambeau field - 3 hours outside in the cold pouring rain, and I was almost sweating! Its perfect for winter in Chicago. It is a little snug- so multiple layers or thick sweaters could make it uncomfortable, but so far they're not needed!

    Quality went down..

    • Fit: True to size

    I bought this jacket for my wife in Navy Blue. She's 5' 7', 115 pounds, the small fit her just right. I wouldn't not recommend someone similar to her size getting anything bigger. You don't want to wear a jacket your shoulder don't match the jacket's shoulder which I've seen so many people are wearing jacket that don't fit them. This jacket is not puffy, there are not a lot of down insulation inside the jacket. In my opinion, the past versions of this jacket is way warmer and better quality than this current version which cannot really keep your warm when temperature is dropping below 20 degree unless you layer inside. Overall, this jacket is a disappointment compared to prior versions of itself. The hood of this jacket look cheap.

    Perfect fit!

    • Size Bought: Extra Small

    This jacket is warm and long enough to keep my lower half warm but does not swallow me. I am a petite woman and the XS fits great. I have enough room for a sweater and scarf, which you really don't need with this jacket. I am cold all of the time, but the inside fleece on the sleeves hugs your wrists so the arms are actually warm! Such an improvement on any other jacket I've had. I have tried the XS petite size in almost every other brand with a jacket like this and they were giant. This coat fits wonderfully, it is warm and the colors are great. I also walk a lot, and the bottom of the jacket has an extra snap that can be undone while walking, to allow for extra movement, while retaining warmth.

    Warm and waterproof

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 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.

    Love it!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 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!

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

    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.

    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!

    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 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.

    Will you have this jacket in urban navy?

    Will you be getting the black or graphite gray in XL anytime soon?