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    Synthetic that steals the best properties of down.

    Snowshoe through the Rockies this winter in lightweight, toasty comfort with The North Face Men's ThermoBall Full-Zip Insulated Jacket. PrimaLoft ThermoBall insulation mimics the look and feel of down, trapping warmth to keep you cozy, even in extreme temperatures. It even compresses like down, so you can stow it in a pocket and take it with you wherever you go. And because it's synthetic, the ThermoBall stays warm, even when you get wet during backcountry ski session through powder.

    The ThermoBall features a nylon shell that's durable enough to be worn on its own and slides easily under other layers. Its cuffs have an elastic binding to keep your sleeve from riding up your arms, while the adjustable hem tightens to prevent drafts. Pockets keep your hands warm when you reach the lookout point, and can be zipped closed to keep essentials secure on the return trip back to the car.

    • An insulated jacket for versatile outdoor protection
    • Durable, water-resistant shell for long-lasting use
    • ThermoBall insulation mimics down for intense heat, even when wet
    • Stand up collar offers extra protection
    • Adjustable hem and elastic cuffs seal out drafts
    • Zippered pockets keep essentials secure
    • Item #TNF00V3

    Tech Specs

    Material
    15D nylon
    Insulation
    ThermoBall
    Fit
    regular
    Length
    hip
    Center Back Length
    28 in
    Hood
    no
    Pockets
    2 zippered hand
    Thumbholes
    no
    Claimed Weight
    12.3 oz
    Recommended Use
    skiing, snowboarding, hiking & camping
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

    Tech Specs

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    Nice technical layer

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large
    • Height: 5'11"
    • Weight: 220lbs

    This is my second thermoball jacket, my first having been damaged by barb wire. I liked it enough to replace it.

    This jacket works over a tshirt on chilly days, but when temps drop into the 30s I have to layer properly. It is thin so it isn't a great stand alone jacket in Winter.

    It's a technical piece. I've worn it on Winter backpacking trips where evening temps hit freezing. On the trail in 38 degrees I have worn it directly over a thin baselayer and had to half unzip it to keep from overheating. 32 degrees in camp with a fleece midlayer underneath left me just warm enough to not be cold. Had conditions worsened I'd have gotten cold. The jacket does block some wind, but not all of it.

    I considered going with down this time around, but decided against it. Our Southern Winters are very wet so synthetic insulation seemed the better choice. I looked into the performance of different synthetic insulations and thermoball is among the very best. Just keep in mind that there isn't a lot of it in this jacket.

    These jackets are cut a little better than a lot of competing designs and so look sharp. When layering I can comfortably wear midweight base and 150 weight fleece quarterzips. My heavyweight full zip fleece is a bit bulky under this jacket, but thats just me.

    I rate this jacket a 4. My only wish is that it had another ounce or two of insulation. Too much would mess it up for what it is, but I think a little more would help.

    Love this Jacket

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large
    • Height: 5'11"
    • Weight: 190lbs

    I love this jacket. Not only does the jacket fit me perfectly but it also looks oh so fine. It's the perfect blend of an outdoor/semi formal look. For how light it is, it keeps you very warm. It's a must buy for the price and a great investment for wearing out doors.

    Maybe my expectations were to high ?

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Size Bought: Small
    • Height: 5'11"
    • Weight: 156lbs

    I normally wear size medium however having bought other North Face jackets medium is too big
    Even with the small the arm's / sleeves are still too long.
    The jacket isn't as warm as I had hoped.
    I am an early riser taking my dogs out come hell or high water, rain or shine
    That along with being a Scout Leader with the odd hike and camping trips.
    I don't dislike the jacket I just thought it would be warmer

    Fantastic!

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: Large
    • Height: 6'2"
    • Weight: 200lbs

    Love it. Lightweight but warm. Streamline enough to wear under a heavier garment. Note: I've been traditionally an XL in TNF clothing but I had to exchange the XL for an L in this instance. I'm 6'2" 200lbs with a 37" sleeve length and the Large is PERFECT. Backcountry was fantastic with the exchange too.

    Conditionally warm

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large
    • Height: 6'0"
    • Weight: 180lbs

    If used on a windless, dry and cold day, or if used under a shell it is very warm and comfortable. I bought a Dryzzle (which is kind of a Gore-Tex windbreaker/rainjacket) and this works very well with it. The flaw in the design is the large amount of seams where cold air can move through. Super lightweight, but so far I am not sure if I like the style or not.

    Very loose in the arms!

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: Large
    • Height: 6'0"
    • Weight: 170lbs

    I originally purchased the large, and it was VERY large (it fit me like a potato sack!). So I exchanged it for the medium, and it was almost identical to the large except that it was shorter in height and arm span. The jacket is way to loose for my tastes, so I returned it. Very nice looking jacket though.

    Really warm

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size

    I have only worn this once, with the weather in the mid 30s, but it is really warm and comfortable! The elastic wrist cuffs being about an inch or so higher than the end of the sleeve is not terribly noticeable, but could be seen as annoying to some.

    TNF logo not as pictured

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 5'11"
    • Weight: 167lbs

    I ordered the asphalt grey/baked red colored jacket. I was very anxious for it to arrive and loved it when I did. Although, it was to my surprise the North Face logo was not red as pictured and this was disappointing.. Although I sent the jacket back, I must praise Backcountry's customer service for a great interaction and smooth return process!

    Fades Fast

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 5'11"
    • Weight: 160lbs

    I was so excited when I got this product. It worked great! I brought it with me on the AT and for the first 400 miles it was a great midlayer. Then...

    The insulator packs down to almost nothing, leaving large unprotected gaps where wind can whip through. Even a small breeze can negate the fact that you have a jacket on at all. I'm replacing this piece with Patagonia's Nano air.

    thermoball

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 5'10"
    • Weight: 172lbs

    Great jacket. Fits as described. Just finished digging out my vehicle during a blizzard (a foot so far). Couldn't be more pleased with it's performance.

    bang for your buck!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Height: 5'5"
    • Weight: 140lbs

    What a great, lightweight option for most of your day to day winter outings. Pack-able enough to throw in your pack for a day of hiking, wear under a shell for a day or skiing or fishing. Obviously when the mercury dips into the teens or below, you'll want another option. Stylish, light and warm

    Cardinal Red color is orange

    • Fit: Runs large

    This jacket was nice, but the Cardinal Red color is more of a burnt orange, not as pictured. Also the jacket was too loose in the body. If I went down a size it would be too tight in the arms.

    Nice Jacket

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Fit: True to size

    Gave this jacket as a gift and my friend really likes it. Good true to size fit and lightweight style.

    Great lightweight jacket

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size

    The office is cold many days, this is a perfect wearable indoor or outdoor jacket, great style and fit.

    Great Midlayer or Light jacket

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Height: 6'2"
    • Weight: 210lbs

    Got this for my brother and he loves it, he needed a new midlayer and the thermoball was a perfect solution. He normally wears XL in all jackets and he got the XL in this and it fit great. Wouldn't recommend wearing this as a everyday winter jacket because it is so thin, but it is great on a warmer day.

    Is this jacket machine washable?

    Yes. I wash mine all the time with warm water, under a gentle cycle. The DWR finish will probably come off-unless you use a specialty cleaner like Nikwax. I use the little detergent balls and toss this in with some microfiber towels to aide in re-fluffing this jacket during the dry cycle. Oh, and you can dry it with low heat. Its loft bounces back to normal much easier than any down jacket I've ever owned.

    what temperatures does this jacket handle? (rough guess is fine) and is it good for an outer jacket for skiing in relatively dry ski conditions? (ie not snowing or raining)

    I run a hair cold, but heat up fast. I'm comfortable sitting still wearing just this and a cotton t shirt in roughly 40-50 degree weather. If I'm setting up camp/unpacking or arranging pads/brushing holds/putting shoes on, I have to unzip it or take it off. With a R1 fleece underneath I'm solid down to the 30's just chilling as well.



    I don't have an answer for your second question :(

    Erick - I have used this jacket snowshoeing in light dry snow and it was perfect. I was a lot more wet on the inside from sweat than on the outside from any precipitation. Even at the end of the day when there was a fair amount of moisture in the jacket, it still kept me plenty warm.

    Unanswered Question

    Hi! I'm 6'3" and 185 pounds. I'm muscular, but nothing crazy and I've got a short upperbody compared to my long legs. I don't like baggy jackets but I would like to fit a college sweater under the jacket without it looking way too tight. I must be able to move in it and on a side note I have really long arms aswell. What would be my best fit?

    Hi I am a 5`9`` height and 176 lbs rather muscular, but not that much, should I get a small? I dont like baggy stuff

    I actually tried these on in a store and was surprised to see how well a small fit on me. (5'10" 195lbs.--athletic) If you are going to use this as a midlayer underneath and not anything much underneath you may want the small. My only advice is if your waist is above 34" definitely size up. 32 waist is good with small.

    Hi, Im 6'3" and 160lbs. What would be my the best fit for me? I think a medium looking at the size and fit.

    Hey James,



    At your height and weight, I'd avoid getting a Thermoball since the fit won't be on par for your build.



    Shoot me an email anytime you have questions!



    Jared D.

    Expert Gearhead

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    jdowns@backcountry.com

    A medium good for me, being 5'8" 155? Buying as a second layer on top of base, under shell for snowboarding. Also can anyone give a size reference when packed, will be tossing in my pack for winter hikes.

    A medium is probably a good size for you, especially as a second layer. Slightly smaller than a nalgene bottle when packed into its pocket. However, you can still compress it a lot more; so if you need it to occupy an even smaller space, you can make that happen.

    Hi,

    I'm looking at a middle layer for layering. I'm 6' tall and weigh about 235. Just wondering if this would layer well under my Columbia rain jacket.

    Thanks!

    How's the breathability on this jacket (say as compared to fleece or down)? Looking at it as a midlayer for skiing.

    Best Answer

    Not bad. It's not waterproof, so that allows your body to breath better than other materials. For skiing you would be just fine. High-exertion activities will make you sweat a bit more--especially in warmer temps. But, if you get too warm, you can take it off and stuff it (literally) in your pack with no worries.

    Is this Jacket the one included with the Men's TNF Thermoball Triclimate Insulated Jacket ?

    http://www.backcountry.com/the-north-face-thermoball-triclimate-insulated-jacket-mens?CMP_ID=sm_twitPDP

    I am looking for a mid-layer. I live in Edmonton, Canada, and it gets pretty cold here. I want the jacket for daily use, skiing, and hiking. I current have my arcteryx alpha LT (size large)as a shell. Do you think this would work as a mid-layer? If not can you recommend another jacket?

    cheers,

    Joel

    PS very user friendly website

    Best Answer

    Hey Joe

    Whether or not this jacket will meet your needs really depends on what you plan on using it for. I don't think there is such thing as a one size fits all / perfect for every condition jacket. That being said, I was impressed by how warm the thermoball is for as light as the jacket is. This isn't going to be a severe weather jacket. If you're wanting something to insulate on the coldest days, I would look for something else - I recommend looking at the Arcteryx Cerium or Thorium (again, depending on needs).

    Where is TECH SPECS for this jacket?

    Best Answer

    Awesomeness! :) here are the specs:



    Style:C762

    Fabric:15D 33 g ThermoBall™—100% nylon insulation Avg Weight:350 g (12.34 oz)

    Length from Center Back:28”

    Source:Imported

    Guarantee:Lifetime Warranty



    You can find them here: http://www.thenorthface.com/catalog/sc-gear/men-8217-s-thermoball-8482-full-zip-jacket.html

    Hi guys, I know there are a lot of new synthetics going onto the market these days, and I was wondering which one had the highest warmth to weight ratio? The TNF Thermoball here, (supposedly the same as 600-fill down), the Mountain Hardwear Thermal Q. Elite or good old Primaloft One?

    Curious to know the answer,

    Thanks

    Best Answer

    Hey Lance,

    I don't know how helpful this is to you since I haven't tried Thermal Q Elite, and I'm still a fan of Primaloft One, but as far as synthetics go, I was actually impressed with the warmth of the TNF Thermoball. I used it as one of my go to jackets for cold mornings in Northern Utah last year. It seemed to be very packable and lightweight as well. I don't know that you can go wrong with a new piece that uses any of these three insulators so I'd definitely look at the other features on the jackets and let that help you decide as well. Our gearheads would be happy to go through some options with you if you give them a call or initiate a live chat.

    I think the Thermoball has great functionality in wet environments or when it might get soaked. Gear Junkie did a review and literally dropped it in a creek then wore it on a hike and was fine. If you can keep it completely dry the Thermal Q is going to be warmer. Its warmer because it’s designed to mimic the structure of goose down – rigid stems that form a matrix of gaps and softer fibers to fill those gaps. The result is a warmer synthetic whose structure gives it better compression rebound.