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For warmth at the extreme fringes of the world.

When you're on your way to the top of the world, whether that is one of the earth's poles or a peak above 4000m then let The North Face Himalayan Down Parka be part of your expedition gear.
  • This 800-fill down jacket is warm enough for the coldest climates on the planet Gore Windstopper ripstop shell keeps the insulation dry and fluffy, without letting wind in or down out
  • Climashield NEO synthetic insulation is used in hood, shoulders, and back to alleviate cold spots
  • The fixed hood is fully adjustable to accommodate a climbing helmet
  • Two internal water bottle pockets keep essential hydration handy and liquefied
  • Graduated center-front zip has wind flaps with clip closures for ease of access
  • Hobo mitts allow you to use your fingers without losing all the heat in your hands
  • Pockets and zippers are harness- and pack-compatible if you find yourself having to travel a significant distance in cold climates

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2 5

Warm parka but with serious problems

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

The good: It is warm. The pockets are large enough and there are enough of them. The weight of the parka is reasonable.

The bad: The zipper is perfectly awful. It takes an assistant to get it zipped to the top. I had it replaced with a two-way zipper by a private company.

The two storm flaps covering the zipper are very cumbersome and difficult to close tightly.

The "hobo cuffs" are terrible. They were too tight and when I returned the jacket to The North Face to be loosened; they were not.

The jacket has synthetic insulation in the hood and across the shoulders. My shoulders were cold in any temperature below 20 degrees F.

When I returned the jacket to The North Face because of the poor insulation across the back and shoulders in addition to the too-tight hobo cuffs and they notified me that the jacket was being returned, I questioned what had been done. They claimed to have added down to the back and shoulder area and that they had "addressed" the tight hobo cuffs.

In fact, nothing had been done to the cuffs and I seriously doubt that any down had been added to the shoulders and across the back; The back and shoulder area of the jacket was no warmer than before it was sent to The North Face and the elastic in the cuffs were still painfully tight.

After the written letters and the several emails that had been sent, I demanded a refund of what I had paid

The jacket was returned to The North Face using their pre-paid shipping label. I was told that I would receive a full refund for what I had paid (We will see.)

The hood seems warm but has very poor head-size adjustment. Tighten it snugly and the hood covers the eyes. It might work well if you wear a helmet. It is also rather uncomfortable with the insulation that was used in place of down.

Is jacket summit series

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Is jacket summit series

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Yes this is a Summit Series jacket by TNF.

Hope this helps.

Jared D.
800.409.4502 ext 4055

5 5

i want this model any color m size.

i wish your stock will be updated

I'm 6'0 and weigh 171 lbs. with long arms....

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I'm 6'0 and weigh 171 lbs. with long arms. What would be the best fit the L or the XL?

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This jacket will run true to size, so go with what you normally wear, and also check out the sizing guide just above the orange "Add To Cart" button to get a better idea of what will best fit your long arms.

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Hi. I just purchased the jacket in Large. I'm just under 6'2" and 200lbs. The Large fits PERFECTLY!!!!
I'm a 44" Long in suit jackets & this North Face Himalayan fits like it was made specifically for me. (with a little room to spare) I can't wait to test it out
Hope this helps. Enjoy!

I am 5'5 tall and weight 167lbs. M or L...

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I am 5'5 tall and weight 167lbs. M or L will fit better?

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Hey Mauro, thanks for your question!
This jacket features a standard cut from North Face, which means it should run true to size with room to layer up underneath. It's hard to tell which size would be best for you without your exact measurements. I suggest that you check out the sizing chart to compare your sleeve and chest measurments to determine the best fit. The sizing chart can be found underneath the size options, it is a little white ruler icon that you will need to click. I hope that helps, but if you have any further questions don't hesitate to call or chat in to speak with one of our awesome Gearheads.

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My opinion is that you'll be swimming in the Large. But Lexi is right, check your specs. My opinion doesn't necessarily translate into your best fit.

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Hey Mauro,

While I agree with Lexi that you should check with a gearhead, I'm basically the same measurements as you 5'6" and 165 lbs and in all garments that have standard sizing like this one, I'm very comfortable in a medium. Again, try to see what your exact measurements are but I'd bet that you're medium as well. Best of luck

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I have a TNF parka size L and fits very well despite the sleeves are a little long for me.

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The M did fit me better. Thanks guys.

4 5

As warm as it gets

For any mission where i think it's going to be cold, i make sure to have this as my final line of defense. Yes, it has a pretty price tag, but it's going to be a jacket that you can rock for the next ten years or longer. Expense it over ten years, not one season, and it becomes a bit more bearable.

As for the design flaws, I haven't experienced any of the problems besides a bit fickle of a zipper (maybe i have an updated version?) The zipper can be a bit finicky, particularly when trying to use with mittens.

I'm 5'7", 175lbs. I'm thinking about a...

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I'm 5'7", 175lbs. I'm thinking about a Medium. Anyone out there who has fitted this jacket with the same build?

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Yes, the medium would work well for you.

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If you haven't already made your purchase, i'm 5'8" and 165 and went with a large.

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Seems like there's some controversy because I'm a 5'6" and 165 and I'm a medium.

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I ended up going with a Medium and it worked out perfect. I think a Large would have been too big.

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I'm just under 6'2" , 200lbs, and a large was perfect for me.

1 5

This parka has serious design flaws.

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

The waterproof zipper is a nightmare to use. It is difficult to impossible to zip it all the way up. (And who needs a waterproof zipper in a coat that has double storm flaps covering the zipper and a shell that is not waterproof ?) I had the zipper replaced with a heavy duty double-pull YKK zipper.

The elastic in the hobo mitts is so tight that it is uncomfortable wheehe worn around the wrist and painful when the thumbs are inserted in the mitts and the elastic is around the hand.

The shoulder insulation that North Face brags about is very ineffective. Just a few minutes in five-degree weather and my shoulders and lower neck were uncomfortably cold.

The hood is poorly designed. It does not encompass the sides of the head very well. It also needs an adjustment in the back to keep the front of the hood off the face.

The North Face needs to reconsider both the design and the construction of this parka. The zipper alone is reason to avoid it.
Investigagte "Canada Goose" parkas.

3 5

Many good features with serious flaws

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

This parka has serious problems. One is the zipper. It is very difficult to move the slider and impossible to get it to the top.
The elastic in the hobo mits is so tight, it is painful. The "fully adjustable "hood is not. Adjustment is limited to a cord around the front of the hood.
This is a very warm and lightweight parka. I will keep it at least until I can tald with the North Face Warranty people next week.

The zipper slider is very difficult to move and impossible to get to the top. It is equally difficult to start. The elastic in hobo mits is so tight that it is painful.

5 5

Super warm

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Jacket is incredibly warm. In fact, I usually wear it with just a tshirt as a base layer, and it's still too hot sometimes. And this is in below zero weather! I've worn it down to -25F (-35F windchill) and still quite toasty, though my face was a bit sore from the wind.

I drive a motorcycle wearing a helmet....

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I drive a motorcycle wearing a helmet. Does the hood detach or recess enough.

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Andrew, the hood is not detachable and could be an issue on a motorcycle IMO.

5 5

so far so good

Just bought a couple of year old NF himilayan down parka and went snow camping the very first day I bought it. Kept me warm and dry all night in a snowstorm with only a summer sleeping bag. Didn't even need to pull the sleeping bag all the way up ad this jacket is like a sleeping bag for your upper body. The attention to detail on this parka blows me away and I'm sure that nothing else on the market even comes close. People like to knock North Face but I've been using their gear for over 20 years and they make the best expedition gear on the planet for the price. This jacket is huge and I feel a bit silly wearing it in town but in the cold mountains nothing compares. I can't wait to experience winter more fully now that I can be warm and comfortable the worst possible conditions.

so far so good
5 5


Put this parka on and there are no if, and, or buts you are instantly warm and comfortable. At the top of Mammoth skiing while others were freezing on the lift I was toasty, and comfortable. The wind was blowing at 50mph, and I could have flown a kite. To warm for Southern California, I bring it out only for skiing or instant warmth! Worth every cent!

5 5


This parka is super hot on any temp well below freezing. Great stuff North Face!!

When it gets dirty how do I wash and...

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When it gets dirty how do I wash and waterproof? Can I use Nikwax Down Wash & Proof?

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That would work. Honestly I'd just use a small amount of a powder detergent, and make sure to give it an extra rinse. This is NOT a waterproof garment, nor does that product actually waterproof the material. For all practical matters - if it's warm enough to be raining, it's much too warm for the Him Parka.

How do i get L-Size in Black ? and if not,...

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How do i get L-Size in Black ? and if not, when do i start finding this one?

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We are not restocking this jacket any time soon. I recommend contacting The North Face directly. They will either be able to sell you one or direct you to a retailer that still has inventory.

Large Red

Large Red

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Large Red Himalayan Parka, Summit Series. About me: I'm about 6' or 6'1" and weigh about 190-195, and the large fits perfectly.

5 5

One Word: Extreme.

2 things people: 800+ fill power, and GORE WINDSTOPPER. Real 800 fill power. So much so that wearing it will make you look a bit like a weather balloon floating around. But...given North Face's real experience equipping people for the most inhospitable places on Earth, you know this parka is a flagship and the rest are a biiit pretend. ;)

Yah that's all pretty bold, but the first time I saw a Himalayan was in a glass case at the North Face store in Minneapolis- the suit. It literally looked like a Space Suit, made for outer space, let alone terra firma here.

So, there you have it. It's overkill for most situations, but if I ever get trapped in a blizzard in Northern Minnesota with noone else around, I'd bet this parka will see me through to daylight. The clencher for me, is that I got mine, a Large Red, at the local dealer for $372. Given this past Winter in Minnesota, how could I pass it up??

A bit more news: I walked about 5 miles around a frozen lake a few days ago here in Minnesota, 15 degrees F with a decent wind blowing. Some impressions: I had it fully zipped with the hood up and was never too warm with it. It is very light and comfortable to wear (unobtrusive to wear). The hand pockets and silky soft and have down on either wide of your hands, eliminating the need to gloves if need be. I thought it would look slightly funny to wear such a parka, but it actually looks pretty normal, albeit definitely arctic type gear. I've uploaded a couple of photos. Bottomline, it's here to stay in my Winter collection.

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