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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Will you be getting this in black or graphite in size Small anytime soon?

Responded on

Hi there,
We are expecting both colors to come in that size- we do not have an exact arrival date, but from the looks of it they should hopefully be in within the next week or two!

5 5

Fabulous parka, but does run small

  • Gender: Female
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small

I know that North Face products tend to run small (from previous experience), so I bought a Large. I am 5'9'' and 140 lbs, the Large was a perfect fit- with room for a sweater underneath. It fit my arms, bust, and lower half like it was tailored for me.

I ordered the TNF Black, which comes with a darker brown (not black) fur trip. The hood comes down low on the face, which is perfect for cold, windy days. It ends about 3 inches above my knees (because I'm tall it is not "knee length").

I had a Miss Metro North Face parka before this, and I think the Arctic is much sleeker and less puffy. It is also just as warm!

Hope these descriptions help!

Other perks:
- the shipping was very speedy! I received my package 46 hours after placing my order.
- Originally, the Large was sold out when I went to order it. The BC staff were very helpful and alerted me when the next shipment was going to be in. Kudos to the staff!

Fabulous parka, but does run small
4 5

Great coat, does not run big

  • Fit: True to size

Do not listen to the reviewers below. Perhaps it is because I am smaller chested, but this coat fits as it should, if is a bit big, so I would go with your normal size or smaller. Had to exchange a small for an XS (5'4", 125 lbs). I love the coat - Mimics the Canada Goose in style, and very warm. Simple but perfect for NE weather!

4 5

Toasty coat for NYC

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

I bought this mostly for weekends outdoors with kids and so far, so good. It's not as warm as I expected, but it's fine if you're moving around. The fit is definitely a bit odd: long in the arms with a snug bulky upper body, but from the waist down, it flares a bit so it looks kind of like a gorilla in a dress. The real downside is cold wind sneaks underneath. And the pockets aren't as insulated as I hoped. The upside is it's also waterproof and dust and grass brush right off.

2 5

Parka bad fit for me

  • Fit: Runs large

I found that the hips of this jacket are very large - too large for me . It looked like it was made for a very curvy figure - which I do not have.

3 5

TNF Arctic Down Parka - SIZE UP!

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: Runs small

Was so excited when this coat arrived! Unfortunately, the fit is terrible (I used the NF sizing guide). The look and the length of the coat and sleeves are great , and I can tell it's very warm (I was sweating wearing it around the house). But, it fits so tightly under the armpits and lower back, and oddly bunches up in the back if you have any sort of butt. Forget about if you want to wear anything other than a t-shirt under as well. I put on a big bulky sweater to test it out, and I could barely zip the thing up, it was hard to move or breathe, and I looked like a stuffed sausage! I am 5'10, 135lbs and a size 2, and the size S didn't work at all. DEFINITELY SIZE UP!!! I am returning and now the coat is out of stock. Boo! Hopefully the black size M will come back sometime soon! (judging from the comment below, sounds like it's a good possibility)

Are you getting this jacket in black.

Responded on


We do have a vendor order of new inventory on the way. In that order is a fair amount of the TNF black colorway. They should be on the site available for purchase mid-late December.

2 5


  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: Runs large

I have been looking for a knee length down coat to hopefully make the frigid Wisconsin winters a little more tolerable. I really wanted a Canada Goose, but really didn't want to pay that much for a winter coat. I have several TNF jackets and when I saw this coat, I was hopeful that it would be what i was looking for. I ordered a large based on another review that said a medium was too tight for a someone that wears a size 6, and other TNF jackets that I have fit kind of tight in a medium. Well, this coat is huge. Two of me could have fit into this thing, and the sleeves were a good 2 inches too long. I felt like Nanook of the North, with no style at all. It's going right back in the box and going back tomorrow. Sad.

Responded on

It's great that we "customers" have a voice to share our opinions and experience with your products. However, it's frustrating when I read 1 review claiming it's "too small" and the next one says, it's" huge!"Confusion factors in and I wind up passing on the item all together. Not good for anyone.
Maybe you could add a notation, "runs big, small,etc." alongside your products. As you know, sizing is the most difficult part of buying on line. Every little hint helps. Confusion hinders.

3 5

It's just OK

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

I live in Chicago and today the temperature was 10 degrees with a wind chill of -5. While this is a nice coat for temps in the 20s with minimal wind, this does not cut the Chicago temps and wind chill. So for those shopping for a coat for the ever popular "Polar Vortex" this is not the coat for us. Additionally, the hood is useless. There is no way to tighten the hood around your face so the wind gets into your neck and face.

Will you guys be stocking this in red anytime soon?

Responded on

Hey there,

Unfortunately we will not be stocking the 'TNF Red' variant.

what is the difference between black and black/white fur? The photos are identical.

Responded on

Hey Kekkles,

The TNF Black/White Fur variant has more of a white base while TNF Black is more of a brownish base. Slightly different

TNF Black/White fur should be called "Graphite Grey" - we are working on getting the name of the color changed.

I want to buy this jacket in color blue ink. when it is been available?

Responded on

Hey there,

Unfortunately we will not be stocking the Blue Ink variant

5 5


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

Bought this for my wife and she loves it! Perfect fit, and very warm! Even in single and below-zero temperatures, this jacket still keeps her warm!

what color is the fur on the coat? It looks gray, but on north face's site it says black.

Responded on

Hey Jenilee!

The color of the fur on the TNF Black variant is a greyish white (The photo we have uploaded is accurate).

Unanswered Question

are the sleeves long ? and also my last NF one the arms were very slender are they in these ? Im disabled and looking for easy on off and that i can still move in and so last question is is it ip up only, bc of my braces i like that you can have option to unzip bottom ? thank you for help

2 5

Sent back

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: Runs small

Loved the look of this coat so I finally ordered and received it. The Medium was to tight across the chest and I wear size 6 in clothing! Then there is the issue with the pockets. Strangest thing I ever saw and awkward to useless to use. Could not trust my keys in those pockets. They are not at all comfortable as hand warmers. If I tried to put my gloves in the pockets, I had Hugh bulges sticking out on my sides. Had to return it! Bought the Brooklyn version in the Moonlight Ivory and am delighted. Prettier material and none of the issues of this coat.

5 5

Great winter coat

  • Fit: True to size

I just moved to Chicago from a tropical place, and so I needed a winter coat, pronto. I decided on this one from North Face because of its down lining and wind and water protection. I have to admit that I haven't needed it yet (it's still October), but I trust that this will be a great warm coat to survive the winter. I also think it's stylish, not a puffy coat, and I can wear it over my work clothes and still look professional. It's surprisingly light - when I got my package, I honestly thought my order must have been messed up, it seemed far too light and small to be carrying a winter coat!

I work in New York City. Occasionally, I work outside during the winter. Sometimes in snow, sometimes in rain, sleet....nearly any condition you can name and I'm always cold. This year, I'm trying to change that. I need something that allows me a full range of movement, whose fabric won't tear or snag easily, something which is weatherproof (including wind) and something which is warm! Does anyone have a solution to this problem of mine? I thought this parka might work for me.

Best Answer Responded on

Hey Christian,
This jacket is waterproof, breathable and warm with 550 fill down insulation, so I think this could definitely be a good option for you.
Here is one from Patagonia with similar features, as well as ripstop fabric that will prevent snagging, as well as a removable liner which makes it a little more versatile:

Patagonia makes another one called the Tres Down 3 in 1 that could be another awesome option. It has that DWR coating on the liner AND the shell for waterproofing as well as a 2 layer polyester stretch twill shell. The liner is removable, so again this one is really versatile:

Here's one from Arcteryx that has two layer GoreTex - waterproof, breathable, 750 fill down and Coreloft insulation: