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In the world's most vicious climates, Mother Nature desperately wants to get into your jacket. We don't blame her, it's cold out there. But you don't want snow and cold air getting in to drop your core temperature and, ultimately, kill you. The North Face Glitchin Down Jacket is an expert at keeping your warmth in and Mother Nature out. Two-layer waterproof breathable HyVent shell fabric takes care of moisture and lets water vapor out so you don't get that nasty, clammy feeling, and 800-fill Eastern European down locks the heat in to keep your core temperature right where you want it. A fully adjustable storm hood and warm draft yoke around the neck and shoulders work together to keep you warm while locking the cold out permanently.

  • Waterproof breathable HyVent fabric keeps you dry
  • 800-fill down insulation is warm and extremely packable
  • 3 front pockets for tons of storage and hand warmth
  • Elastic cuffs seal out the snow
  • Hem cinch cord keeps drafts from getting inside
  • Interior security pocket for valuables doubles as a stuff sack
  • Warm, thick draft yoke around the neck and shoulders locks cold out and warmth in
  • Interior water bottle pocket so you can carry water without it freezing
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bitchin glitchin'

  • Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

bought this about a month ago. its just starting to turn fall in flagstaff and ive taken the jacket out a couple times at night so far. great style and good fit. im 5'9, 170 lbs. i got a large. its a little loose around my frame and falls below the waist a bit, but i like my winter jackets a little big. its got nice and easy cinch cords in the front pockets that work well for the updraft. I cant wait to get up in the alpine regions while snowshoeing in this jacket. hood is a bit big but no big deal, only problem is the inside zipper is busted after one zip. kinda weak for the price of this jacket. definitely the most expensive jacket i've ever bought. but it gets cold up here in and you gotta be ready.

My second glitchin!

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

I purchased this jacket from the North Face website last year and absolutely love it because of the lightweight warmth and the fact that it doesn't have the usual baffles in most down jackets. It's got plenty of pockets as well. Unfortunately, the Napoleon pocket zipper broke and I had to return the jacket. I was waiting for TNF to restock my size in my preferred color, but to this day for the whole season they haven't. I decided to buy it from Backcountry instead since they are a great and reputable company as far as these products go. I am very pleased again. The only negative I would point out that the hood, although adjustable overall, doesn't fit tightly enough to provide protection for the ears. It is a little on the loose size. Other than that, it's my favorite extreme cold/waterproof winter jacket, bar none!!

Extremely Warm

  • Familiarity:I returned this product before using it

I returned this jacket because it was clearly way to warm for even the coldest days in the Midwest. This jacket is for extreme temperatures, mountain climbing comes to mind. Although I absolutely LOVED the wrist area of this jacket. The cuff has elastic inside the shell which is awesome and makes the jacket fit really well.

If I ever need a super warm jacket this would be it.

So does this have more down than the Thunder...

So does this have more down than the Thunder jacket? It doesn't look to have much loft. Thanks.

A few questions: Is the hood insulated? Is...

A few questions:

Is the hood insulated?

Is there insulation in the hand pockets to keep hands warm?

Is the shell windproof?

Will it be comfortable to wear at 45F? 0F?

Also, I think the description about the cuffs being hook-and-loop (velcro??) is wrong. TNF site says it is pre-cinched cuffs (elastic), which seems to be the case by looking at the pics.


Best Answer

I have last years version that I have used for hunting and a couple cold days in the city. Yes the hood is insulated with several adjustments. The pockets are large and warm enough for me, inside the shell and lined but they are not inside the down layer. The shell is windproof, but you may need to cinch the hip drawcord (inside the pockets). You could wear it at 45F if you are idle (and great if it is a windy, rainy 45F), if you are active at that temp it would be overkill and too warm. I used it in the teens sitting in a tree stand for several hours with a lightweight cotton shirt underneath. I think it would be fine at 0F or colder, especially if you are active. Last years varsion has elastic cuffs, IDK if the current version has velcro or not.