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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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.

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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:

I recently moved to Buffalo, NY. Everybody is telling me that the winter is horrible. I am trying to buy something good for snow and very cold temperatures. I looked to the Arc'teryx Thorium AR Hooded Down Jacket too but I think is better to use a larger one. what do you think? Thank you!

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Hey Ornella Salvatori,

First off, welcome to the 716! I grew up in Rochester, NY and went to college just outside of Buffalo at SUNY Fredonia. I am well acquainted with the harsh cold that region deals with on a yearly basis. Since you are so close to such a large body of water you experience a lot of wind (i mean A LOT) and with that wind comes lake effect snow which upstate New York is well known for. I would definitely suggest a down jacket - and if you are one that runs cold I would suggest a long one so that the majority of your body will be nicely insulated. This jacket is a nice choice for your average day and should not require much layering underneath. It has a waterproof membrane bonded to the outer fabric as well so it will help keep the down dry. (With down jackets, if water seeps in and gets the down fill wet it will lose its insulating power until it is dry and plush again.) I have pasted some links to other jackets I think will fit your needs well - they have different high and low points. If you want to have a detailed conversation about comparing down jackets feel free to call us at 1-800-409-4502 or click on live chat at the top of the page to chat with one of our gearheads. I hope you have a great day!

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+1 on Grants comments. I lived in Rochester for 17 years and he's right: wind will be the thing... and the air is humid so it can cool you off quick.

I was always a big fan of something with a high collar when Iived out there.

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TNF Black

We are currently in the middle of trying to change the image to this item in the TNF Black colorway. The item does not have a black hood. The hood is grey colored like in this photo.

what is the minimum temperature this coat can go ? ... -40 is ok?

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Coats don't have temperature ratings because people do different things while wearing them...

BUT.... No. Despite its name, this not really made for that sort of temperature extreme.

Tell us all a bit more so we can help. -40 is a pretty cold temp--and not the sort of thing you'd regularly encounter unless you were on a trip/expedition (..or live in the arctic circle... at which point I don't think you'd be asking!)

What are you planning? Would help to know what activity you'll be doing at that temperature? And where?

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@David Thiel
In Grand Forks, ND we can spend long periods of time (weeks) with few days above 0, highs in the -10's and windchills approaching -30 or -40. While layering is the name of the game on days like those, I would still be interested in coat and glove recommendations ... You just can't be too warm come January and February around here.

How easy is it to hike in this jacket? Does the length hinder movement?

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Hey Debra,

This jacket is not really an appropriate choice for hiking. This is for casual street wear. For an insulated down jacket that is great for hiking I would look to a different option. I have pasted some links below as suggestions.