You'll actually look forward to the commute now.
Designed to be worn over midlayers, suit jackets, or workwear, The North Face Men's Mount Elbert Parka streamlines your commute with waterproof protection. Emerging from the subway station to the blizzard-like conditions on the city streets, the HyVent two-layer membrane delivers waterproof, breathable protection for guaranteed dry comfort through the final ten blocks you need to walk to get to your office and beyond. When those frigid winds get whipping off the East river, channeled through the grid-like streets, rely on the synthetic Heatseeker and 550-fill down insulation to trap hot air and provide a furnace-like fit and feel all day long.
While the weather above ground might be whiteout, winter conditions, waiting at the platform in the depths of the subway system is another story. Which is why The North Face installed underarm zippered vents for you to dump excess heat without having to remove the entire jacket. Gusseted raglan sleeves give you unimpeded movement when you're racing to catch the next bus or train. The reflective logo on the chest and back enhances your visibility after dark to help keep you just a bit safer when braving busy crosswalks. Multiple pockets, including an internal tablet pocket and a metro-pass pocket at the sleeve keep up with your hustling, bustling life this winter.
- HyVent (two-layer) membrane/laminate
- 100% nylon/polyester face fabric (solid/heather)
- 100% polyester lining
- Waterproof and breathable
- Underarm vent zips
- Raglan sleeves
- Reflective logo
- Metro-pass pocket
- Internal tablet pocket
- Regular fit
- Item #TNF01OV
- Q & A
Awesome, Stylish Winter Coat
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: M
I own plenty of North Face jackets, and love most of them. This jacket is no different. Its a perfectly warm, stylish winter coat that looks good enough to wear on almost any occasion.
Outer layer is Hyvent, which feels like the companies usual Hyvent offerings. The down insulation is on the interior, which does give the coat a slightly larger look when you are wearing it, but still manages to look somewhat slim. Very warm. Hood is insulated as well. The parka-length is nice. Lots of interior pockets, and the exterior hand-warming pockets are easy to access.
I am 5'10", 165 lbs, wear a 39 suit jacket, and the M fits very well. Love the olive color.
Only minor complaints, the hood does not provide the all-encompassing (think sleeping bag like) coverage that their technical jackets provide, but is good enough. No interior cuffs which would have been a nice touch.
Fit was good, materials were not
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Medium
I was really excited to see a longer down jacket for men, and the Hyvent shell was a bonus. So I ordered a Navy in Medium. I'm 6'0, 180 lbs, and the fit was great. I had enough room to add another layer if I needed, but it wasn't too loose without it.
Unfortunately the first thing I noticed was the fabric - this isn't the normal Hyvent that The North Face uses on most of their other jackets - it's a rougher material that grabs at the skin of your fingers when you touch it. It likes to attract dirt, and seems like it's nearly impossible to clean. The zipper on my jacket also didn't work very well. It very light for the type of coat it was on.
My other major complaint about this jacket is the lack of interior cuffs - the type that are slimmer on your wrists to keep cold air out. It's a down filled parka, and part of the warmth of the down is negated because cold air gets in between your gloves and cuff and goes up your arm.
I hope The North Face makes improvements, and continues to produce longer jackets in their men's line.
Hi guys, i believe the parka has an elastic drawcord at the bottom, it's not seen, i believe becuase the ends are hidden in the front pockets. Can someone confirm that please? Thanks in advance!