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Ultralight alpine insulation for any day in the backcountry.

Chilly belay ledges, all-day ski tours, and cold nights in camp all require the superlight, highly compressible warmth of The North Face Men’s Thunder Down Jacket. When you’re skinning up or out on the sharp end, stow the Thunder Jacket in its own pocket and clip it to your harness or stuff it in your pack. At lunchtime or during a quick re-rack, the Thunder’s 800-fill down fluffs up quickly for a toasty shot of core warmth.

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5 5

Warm and good looking

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

Im happy with this product, keeps me warm and its very light confortable to wear it at any time

4 5

Really good

I really liked this jacket. Compared to others in its class it is higher than average quality and also higher than average warmth. It has a really good (non bulky) fit and uses better face fabrics than most other down jackets in its class. The sleeves were about an inch too short and so was the torso. I am 6 foot 3 and 230 pounds. this would not be a big deal but the arms are not articulated so reaching above my head forces the jacket to rise to about my rib cage and lets out all the warmth. If the north face made this jacket a little longer and articulated the arms it would be the ultimate jacket. The pertex shell is also very durable and breathable.

5 5

Everest Base Camp Jacket

You can wear this around Everest Base Camp while your Sherpa is getting your gear in order. I'm in Maryland and our wind (sailing capital of the world) plus cold weather makes our winters tough sometimes. This 800 fill jacket is perfect for shoveling out your car, looking great around town, or just keeping warm while being outside. This is an alpine fit....that means it is a slim fit. If you are looking for a down jacket without the Michelin Man look well this is the one. I wore a long sleeve dri-fit shirt under it in 24 degree weather while shoveling my sidewalk. I was wrapped up in my own heat. This jacket stays close to your body to trap your own heat in while the down keeps the heat from escaping and stops the wind from penetrating. This jacket has its place within your cold weather wardrobe. Worth the money 100%. It's Summit Series y'all...Nuf Said!!!!

5 5

Luck of the Zipper!

The good and bad news on this jacket is that I was very happy with the fit and look of this jacket; but, when the zipper malfunctioned it rendered the jacket useless. I would have been happy to get another one like it; however, the color was no longer available. Thank you, for your awesome warranty department.

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Anymore coming in for this season? Please.....

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Anymore coming in for this season? Please.. I'm sure they would sell out.

5 5

perfect

I've had this jacket for three years now and it is still amazing. It is warm, lightweight, and packs small. I agree with the user below that it is hard to wear above freezing....I had my doubts when I got it out of the box, because it it packs so small and the material doesn't feel that durable. It didn't take long to change mind...it has been used on a lot of backpacking trips and it still looks brand new. Another plus, it packs down to the perfect sized mummy-bag stuff pillow.

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5 5

Perfect Jacket.

This is an incredible jacket. It's exactly what I was looking for. Durable, yet super light weight and breathable. It is also very, very warm yet on moderate days you don't overheat while you wear it. The packability is great as well.

Is this where the production of clothes&...

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Is this where the production of clothes?

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This dress is 2011 where produced? Please tell me friend bought.

5 5

Do it!

Love this jacket. Exactly what I was looking for. A very light, comfortable, warm jacket. The fact it folds up into its own back for storage is also extremely handy. It fits in my small hydration pack with ease.

It runs larger than I thought it would. I originally ordered an XL, and ended up needing a large. (which was made very easy to switch by backcountry) I probably could have even gotten away with a medium. Take measurements before you order and follow the fitting chart.

5 5

Do it!

Love this jacket. Exactly what I was looking for. A very light, comfortable, warm jacket. The fact it folds up into its own back for storage is also extremely handy. It fits in my small hydration pack with ease.

It runs larger than I thought it would. I originally ordered an XL, and ended up needing a large. (which was made very easy to switch by backcountry) I probably could have even gotten away with a medium. Take measurements before you order and follow the fitting chart.

so for you guys that have this, is the...

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so for you guys that have this, is the material for this season the Quantum Pertex? I saw this in a local store and the tags say it is but the specs just say 20D nylon. thanks.

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it is quantum pertex. for 100% sure.

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It is for 100% sure, quantum pertex

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ok thanks, that is what I thought. Even NF site doesn't list it as that. BC may want to change the specs on this so people are aware.

Hi, color Deep Water Blue it's lined in...

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Hi, color Deep Water Blue it's lined in red or in blu?
http://www.altrec.com/the-north-face/mens-thunder-jacket

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It's lining is red around the torso and neck, with blue in the sleeves.

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so for you guys that have this, is the material the Quantum Pertex? I saw this in a local store and the tags say it is but the specs just say 20D nylon. thanks.

Would this jacket keep me warm in like 10...

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Would this jacket keep me warm in like 10 F - 20 F New York city winters?

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Yes, the jacket will keep you toasty and comfortable at these temperatures. I find I cannot wear the jacket comfortably unless it is below freezing outside, and that is only wearing a t-shirt underneath. Jacket is super-cozy and it weighs almost nothing. I love it.

If you will use the thing exclusively for in-town (i.e. not as 'active wear'), maybe you might consider something with a hood as well to keep out icy city gusts...

what is the perfect shell to go along with...

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what is the perfect shell to go along with this jacket??if possible something under 200bucks

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Depends on what your doing - there is no "prefect" shell for everything.

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what is the perfect shell to go along with...

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what is the perfect shell to go along with this jacket??if possible something under 200bucks

What is the difference between this and...

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What is the difference between this and the diez?

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you should get some good answers here, but I know they different fabrics, the Diez has less fill but 900 quality fill (this year) and a shiny fabric. I wanted the diez but I can't order it with that trash bag look. They differ between the years and I show the thunder uses the pertex quantum fabric from looking at them at a store.

5 5

Best down jacket ever!!

I bought this jacket for my husband birthday. He lovesss it..it's soft, light and keeps you warm. It's definitely worth the price! Great customer service from backcountry as well!
Fast delivery!

4 5

Smallish but great

Just received my Thunder jacket her in Australia and I am happy. It runs on the small side. I have a few other TNF items, all in Large, and this is a smaller cut. I think it's intentional though. It fits snug without being tight. I am 6"1 and 210 pounds.

To give you an idea it fits comfortably under my TNF Apex Bionic Soft Shell (Large) and also under another TNF insulated shell.

I just tried it on over a 260 Icebreaker Merino sweater and its comfortable but there is definitely no room for another layer.

Had I tried it in a shop I may have gone for the XL but I will get plenty of use for it as is as long as I don't develop a gut which is why I am off to the gym right now!

I'll be skiing with it under a Goretex shell which should give me more than enough warmth.

Hope this helps.

4 5

The North Face Thunder Jacket

It is a great Jacket, very warm. Feels soft and comfortable.
TNF might add a two way zipper and an elastic or something like it at the waist.

I am 5 10 209lb
will a large be big enough...

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I am 5 10 209lb
will a large be big enough or should i go for the extra large

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Pete,

With jackets, it's always better to go a little too big than too small. Sizing up gives you more layering options, better mobility, and more coverage in nasty weather. If you get an XL and decide it's simply TOO baggy, backcountry.com is really good about returns on sizing issues.

Happy trails!

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BC is really good about returns for whatever the reason, best online company I have found for outdoor gear.

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I am 6-2 185 and the large fits me pretty well. I wear a 17-35 dress shirt. The sleeves are long enough, it is a little short on me (by design, for pack straps), but there is definitely some room in the middle for layering.

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