Chase the untouched.
Whether you're prepping for a bucket list trip to the Canadian Rockies this winter or looking for a new puffy to wear to work and around town, The North Face's Immaculator Down Parka will do it all. Made with plush 800-fill that's earned a Responsible Down Standard certification, the Immaculator comes prepared for blustery winter days and frigid temps, and it's light and incredibly easy to pack along on all of your adventures.
Trust the rugged polyester and nylon shell to handle unexpected snow showers on short notice; its DWR finish kindly repels water in the event that you don't have a waterproof shell at hand. Bearing winter trips in mind, The North Face carefully designed the Immaculator's pocket placement so you can still access your stuff while you're wearing a harness, and it made the hood helmet-compatible so you can easily layer the Immaculator under a shell to chase deep lines at the resort or in the backcountry.
- Versatile down jacket as eager as you are for your next trip
- Classic style adapts to casual or technical situations
- 800-fill RDS down is ethically sourced and extremely light
- Multiple internal and external pockets are harness-compatible
- Regular fit adapts to your layering system
- Item #TNF02JK
- Q & A
Super warm, Super light Down Jacket
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Large
The North Face Immaculator down parka is a super warm and super light down jacket that blends the line between highly technical and extremely versatile. The Immaculator is stuffed with 800 fill goose down - remember, higher fill number = higher warmth-to-weight ratio. The average down jacket is probably stuffed with 500~ fill power down... if the Immaculator was filled with 500 fill power down, you would need to stuff 38% more feathers into it in order to get the same warmth as the 800 fill power. 38% more feathers equates to at least 38% more weight, so that is why the Immaculator Parka's 800 fill power goose down gives it such a high warmth-to-weight ratio.
Since it's warm, comfortable and light, you just might find yourself wearing a lot, and that's a good thing. It's as comfortable walking the dog as it is belaying from a high alpine shelf, and doesn't mind being stuffed into your pack (higher fill down, is also more compressible).
As some people have noted, this jacket is Relaxed Fit, so it's perfect for accommodating layers - if you are looking for a more technical fit, you may want to size down.
Hood Fit Poor
There are hood adjustments at the chin, but not one at the crown of the skull in the back of your head. Therefore, there is no way to keep the hood off your eyes. This is a basic feature on jackets which I find indispensable.
Overall, the jacket fit very loosely around the midsection. I understand that might be for layering, but it's just way too much.
Solid materials and REALLY puffy/warm.
The hood thing was a deal breaker for me so I had to return it...
How would this compare in terms of warmth to a Cerium SV or Thorium SV?