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The North Face has re-designed an old favorite, the Thunder Micro Down Jacket. This year the Thunder is lighter and features improved baffling. The North Face also hooked it up with FlashDry Technology, which decreases dry time and increases breathability.

  • Super-warm 800-fill Eastern European goose down from Eastern European geese
  • FlashDry panels under arms dry quickly to maintain comfort
  • Simmer down chambers with deep baffles catch and maintain more warmth
  • Easy-access zip handwarmer pockets
  • Jacket stuffs into its own pocket for easy packing and convenience

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4 5

I like my Thunder Micro Down Jacket

I ordered this jacket about a month ago and have worn it often as we've had a cool spring here in mid-Missouri. I am 5'10" tall and weight 185 lbs and bought the large size and the jacket is unbelievably comfortable and sharp looking. I have full range of movement. I concur with other reviewers that this is a 3 season jacket and admit that I've been a little chilled when temps out are in the 40's with a breeze. So just layer up with fleece or down vest and you will be comfy. There are draw strings in each pocket that allow you to cinch up the bottom of the jacket which help to hold in body warmth. The draw string releases are hidden away inside the jacket below the pockets which is a very clever design feature. The stretch arm bands are really comfortable. Overall I am very pleased and am glad I got the 20% discount (paid $215). Honestly, full price is too much for this jacket.

5 5

Get it While You Can!

  • Gender: Female
  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift

Gave this as a gift (earlier this season)...they love how light weight it is (as everyone else reports); that it's not bulky and can be used as a layer, or layers underneath; and that it doesn't look bad, either. Got the dark grey...pretty sharp. Not warm enough to wear solo in our winters here, unless maybe being extremly active. Says the wind cuts through somewhat. Great for cool season wear. Just reporting feedback...

4 5

Best lightweight down jacket.

I tried all the high end brands and TNF made the best down sweater. Here's a video of my review.
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Is the north face lables printed on or are...

Is the north face lables printed on or are the embroidered?

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Looking at TNF's site, with the zoom features, it is printed. That's a good thing. Think about it, embroidering leaves a thousand little holes on the front of your jacket that can wick water in to drench the down.

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Yes, the Logo's are printed on the New (newer) jackets; for all the above reasons, and, for gross-profit margin!

5 5

Do not pass on this jacket

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

I live in the mountains of Utah where this type of jacket is always in style. More importantly, this jacket can be worn under shells or over sweaters. It has very quickly become my jacket of choice and it will remain in that position for a long time. The green color is just right for me. I would like a large inside pocket; however, the outside breast pocket is just right for a smart phone.

5 5

Thunder Micro Down

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

Great coat, super warm, lightweight. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a nice all around coat.

How much down (In ounces) is in this...

How much down (In ounces) is in this jacket?

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On the N.F. site, they simply say "a average of 14 oz., probably the total jacket weight. They go on to say that they base the "fill" amount by volume/cubic in: one ounce of product in a measured cylinder=loft or fill, in this case 800 fill. Contace N.F. for more specific details. My friend says it's a nice jacket, but still loves the McMurdo & Patagonia Primo down for serious weather...Hope this may still help.

5 5

North Face Thunder Micro Jacket

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

Just got back from a trip to India and China and the jacket was excellent! Not too heavy to layer under and warm enough for the cold in these countries during Dec. & Jan. The way it folds into small pocket is great and fit right in my trekking pack.

5 5

Great jacket

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

150lbs, 5'6", got a Medium. Fit is great.

The shell is delicate, but it's a nice mid layer piece. Very breathable and really light weight.

I"m 5'7 and 155lbs. would a S or M be...

I"m 5'7 and 155lbs. would a S or M be better? (-Wear a Marmont S)

I have heard that this jacket is rather slim fitting.Thanks

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M is your size I'm the same height and weight I tried M it was slim fit S size might be a little small

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I agree, I'm about your size and weight. I got a M and I think it's perfect. S would be too small, I think.

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Just got my thunder micro in size M. Thanks for the suggestions- fits perfectly.
It's a really nice, well made jacket and incredibly warm. The jacket is not as "poofy"as some other TNF/Marmot jackets, rather more slim fit in design. As for my size, (5'7" 155) the M fits snug in my chest area, an S would be too tight. The sleeves however are a bit too long but can easily be rolled inside.

Is the black version shiny? Thanks.

Is the black version shiny? Thanks.

5 5

Almost Perfect...

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

I just came back from Mammoth and used this jacket as my insulation layer for the first time.

The reason I bought this jacket was because I wanted an insulation layer that wasn't too bulky but still kept me warm in temps as low as 10F when paired with my Arc'teryx Theta SL Hybrid jacket -- needless to say, I was nice and toasty. Conditions were great this weekend and it snowed non-stop while we were skiing and the wind was blowing pretty good at the top and I never felt a chill wearing the Thunder Micro Down with my Theta SL.

The only thing that went wrong with the Thunder Micro was that the velcro from the back of my face mask got snagged on the neck of the jacket and it pulled enough material to cause some of the down to come out. I have a TNF Nupse jacket and vest that I've worn for years under my shell jackets and never had an issue with the velcro from my face mask snagging anything on those jackets.

Regardless of the snagging issue with the velcro, I'm still giving this jacket 5 stars because it performed really well and I like wearing it on its own when I'm going around town back at home (Irvine) or at Mammoth.

The folks at Backcountry were cool enough to exchange my jacket for a new one and you can bet that I'm going to be using this jacket for all my trips this year. I'll update this review after I come back from my trip to Alaska where I'll really put it to the test when we go Snowcat Skiing/Boarding in Chugach / Alyeska.

Btw... I also got this jacket in the women's size for my wife and she loved it.

5 5

best day to day around the town

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

This is a great coat to wear in an out of the car or to throw on to walk the dog or run errands. This coat is great for anything that does not involve getting it wet. Super slim fit and about as warm as anything I have owned. wind does not seem to penetrate. very light. does not require much layering under but stretches to accommodate bulky sweaters. the pockets are well placed and the zippers are easy to zip quickly. You need a waterproof shell if you want to use it in wet conditions.

Any thoughts on Sizing? I'm 5'11" 180 and...

Any thoughts on Sizing? I'm 5'11" 180 and in good shape.... In the patagonia the Med. is plenty big... Not sure if I would be a Medium or Large in the Thunder? it always seams like I'm on one side or the other and guess in the wrong direction :-)

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hey ! i'm 5'11' 175lbs 32 waist. med is tight under armpits. large has nice athletic fit. tried patagonia, sierra deisgns and marmot. TNF has the best fit !

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You should definitely get a Large. I'm 5'10", 175lbs, 33 waist and ordered the Medium but it was tight around the bottom and too snug around the chest and armpit areas. The Large is perfect for me and should be a comfortable fit for you.

is this down jacket can be worn in 5 F?...

is this down jacket can be worn in 5 F? and can it be washed in the water?

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For extreme cold weather: Not by itself; best worn as a Mid layer under a heavier/loftier winter coat like a Patagonia Primo Down that is also water/wind proof, for example, for extreme cold temps, such as 5F*. And in such temps., especially when factoring wind chill, don't forget proper base layers, too! Remember, these jackets are not waterproof, and not totally wind proof, either.

And yes, you CAN hand-wash and hang-dry (or lay flat on some thick towels, but it would be better dry-cleaned if possible.
Hope this still helps.

Is this jacket thin enough to wear under...

Is this jacket thin enough to wear under my north face venture rain jacket and be comfortable?

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These jackets are indeed very "thin"; you should have no problem, providing your rain gear isn't a super close fit already. Always order one size up in North Face apparel (just a F.Y.I.), they run small.

Is this jacket water proof or water...

Is this jacket water proof or water resistant?

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This jacket is water resistant at best. Due to being down I would not wear this to long without a waterproof layer over it in a situation where it was raining or heavier wet snow, it would shed light drier snow in most situations. The fact that its down increases the consequences of getting it wet as it loses all its warmth properties and does not dry fast. If you know its going to be dry and cold though this jacket is an awesome stand alone piece as its very warm even though its relatively light weight

Is this zip-in compatible?

Is this zip-in compatible?

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No this style is not zip in compatible but still an amazing layering piece. Hope that helps,

Unanswered Question

I will be interested in hearing what people...

I will be interested in hearing what people say about this jacket. I liked the thunder jacket and I like the look of this. I wonder if they are using the same pertex fabric? Would like to hear some reviews though. Has anyone purchased yet? Still wondering about fabric, if pertex is being used? Thanks