Get excited about the snowy weather.
The North Face's Thermoball Insulated Parka II gives warm protection from the bitter cold that dominates urban winters. Thermoball Insulation acts just like down, offering the same warmth and compression but without the loft reduction that occurs if the insulation gets soaking wet. The slight drop tail hem, as well as a mid-thigh length lends itself to a modern style while providing additional coverage to help keep you warm. As you wait at the bus stop, the DWR finish repels light rain and snow so you can enjoy the snowy weather in comfort.
- A modern parka for cold weather in an urban landscape
- Synthetic Thermoball insulation mimics down's lofty warmth
- Mid-thigh length offers extra coverage from the cold
- DWR finish stands up to light rain and snow
- Internal media pocket storage so you can listen to music on the bus or subway
- Item #TNF04NC
- Q & A
Great fit! Have yet to test in CO winter
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Medium
- Height: 6'
- Weight: 142lbs
I loved the fit. I'm 6ft and slim. It's the perfect length too. I looked it up on North Face's website today too; currently part of their summer sale for $138 as a past season Thermoball Parka, so I still saved almost $20 buying it through Backcountry! Thank you! I love it.
- Height: 6'0"
- Weight: 190lbs
I got this as a daily use parka for the girlfriend, it has a well cut fit. It seems to have no cold spots unlike a lot of other models of northface stuff.
Fit is a bit off, otherwise great
I was looking for a three quarter length hooded jacket to serve as a step down from my down parka for those cold-enough but not-quite-arctic-cold fall/winter days, as well as for winter car commute when a bulky coat is a hussle. This fits the bill. I particularly like the hood design - when zipped all the way up the hood easily stays on (many winter coat hoods tend to slide off during use for some reason). My only issue is the fit, it truly is a slim fit, I tried my usual size L first which looked good but didn't leave room for any layers. I went with XL which is plenty roomy but looks more sack-like. I wish there was a way to have room for layers and still preserve a flattering, more tailored fit.
Doesn't retain its warmth
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Small
- Height: 5'4"
- Weight: 130lbs
I bought this jacket in December 2015. I was ecstatic at first and was raving about it to everyone for how warm but lightweight it was. Fast forward to less than 2 years now and the jacket has significantly lost its warmth. I contacted backcountry.com and all they could tell me was that it was outside their 30-day return policy window (really short), and how they don't have any warranty policies in place. Not helpful! I would invest a little more and buy a jacket that will retain its warmth years down the line!