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The North Face ThermoBall Insulated Vest - Men's

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    Save a goose, wear a ThermoBall.

    Even though it looks like it's stuffed with fluffy down insulation, The North Face Men's ThermoBall Insulated Vest is made without so much as plucking a single feather from a goose. Instead of relying on down insulation, it's packing Primaloft ThermoBall synthetic insulation, which mimics the lofty structure of down for maximum heat retention, without succumbing to the wet and damp like traditional down. Since it's a vest, you'll find it's ideal for layering over your favorite fleece and flannels in cool-to-freezing conditions.

    Seeing ThermoBall's highly resistant to outside moisture and built-up perspiration, you'll find it's an excellent choice for backcountry skiing, climbing in the cold, and hiking on brisk autumn days. The lightweight nylon shell provides a streamlined look and feel, while withstanding the regular abuse you're bound to dish out while enjoying the outdoors. Zippered hand pockets come in handy for thawing out frozen fingers and double as a convenient stuff sack for transporting the vest in your pack. Also, there's an internal chest pocket for keeping must-haves close by, as well as a hem cinch cord for tightening it down securely.

    • Lofty insulated vest traps warmth during outdoor activities
    • ThermoBall insulation retains warmth in wet conditions
    • Lightweight nylon shell with DWR finish for water-resistance
    • Zippered hand pockets double as a convenient storage sack
    • Internal chest pocket for everyday essentials and snacks
    • Hem cinch provides a secure fit that keeps out chilly drafts
    • Item #TNF03JN

    Tech Specs

    Material
    [solids] 15D nylon ripstop, [matte and printed colorways] 30D nylon, DWR finish
    Insulation
    PrimaLoft ThermoBall (synthetic)
    Fit
    regular
    Length
    hip
    Center Back Length
    27in
    Pockets
    2 zippered hand (stowable inside), 1 internal chest zip
    Claimed Weight
    8.1oz
    Recommended Use
    all-mountain skiing, backpacking, hiking, sport climbing
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

    Tech Specs

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    Takes chill off, activewear/casua

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs large

    Came back for a second color. I'm using the thermoball vest for winter snowbiking for some warmth and wind protection on my core (its the outer layer), under ski shell for resort skiing and even as a 'sweater' with a collared shirt for the office. Does it all. Get one.

    Fantastic Vest!

      First off... sizing: I am 6’2”, 195 pound male. Very broad shoulders, but slim waist with no belly. Ordered the medium because I like a more fitting feel from my vests. The Medium was too tight in the armpit area and a tad too short in the body length. Of course Backcountry is amazing and has the best customer service of all time, so exchanging for a Large was no issue whatsoever. Large fits me perfectly, just have to synch the waist cord a bit and it’s good to go. I usually wear it over a 1/4 Zip or over a thicker sweater. I can see this vest keeping me warm and cozy from 25-45*F. Weather in Michigan is extreme so I expect a lot from my outerwear and I feel that this piece will be up for the challenge.

      Best vest ever

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: medium
      • Height: 5'10"
      • Weight: 175lbs

      This is the best vest I've found for layering under a ski shell. Haven't worn it for anything but skiing in cold temps, but I give it a big thumbs up. I think it will be versatile for all conditions - worn alone in spring and summer, worn as a layer for colder adventures.

      Warm and Comfy

      • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: large
      • Height: 5'10"
      • Weight: 195lbs

      I am writing this review for my husband (Lol!), this was a Christmas gift and my husband loves the vest! He is 5' 10", 195lbs, so I bought him the the large. It fits, but it could be slightly less boxy, and that is his only complaint - that's why the 4 star rating. This is a great vest under a ski jacket or a coat on a really cold day. He wears it around the house too. Great vest!

      Very efficient

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: XL
      • Height: 5'11"
      • Weight: 225lbs

      I bought this to use as a layer under my shell for colder days on the mountain, but I find myself using it for various reasons off of the mountain almost everyday in the colder weather. I put it on under or over my sweatshirts in temps between the 15-30 degrees F, and I stay warm without the bulk of a winter jacket. I expect to be able to use it over a T-shirt or a long sleeve in the early spring and late fall hikes, because it heats up significantly more when you are doing anything active in it. However, even if you get too hot in this you can pack it into its own pocket, which turns into a self storage pouch that zips and has a leash so you can pack it away or hang it off of your pack while hiking (small enough to attach to your belt loom if you don’t have a pack with you). Overall I couldn’t be happier with the product and I intend to buy the long sleeve jacket version of this next.

      Vest I didn't think I needed

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Medium
      • Height: 5'10"
      • Weight: 165lbs

      Was never a big fan of vests before -- I think they look dorky -- but I finally got over that nonsense after I got tired of dealing with sweaty arms from layering long sleeves. This fleece is nice and light. Would have liked a chest zip pocket, but the two side zippered ones will do. I'm 5'10, 165lb (sometimes) and a Medium fits me great. Not baggy, but not super slim fit as I can wear a midweight fleece layer underneath with no problem.

      Outstanding!

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Small
      • Height: 5'9"
      • Weight: 140lbs

      This is by far the best vest that I have ever owned. It's light weight, fits great, looks great!

      Awesome Vest!

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Large
      • Height: 6'1"
      • Weight: 190lbs

      I bought this vest a few months ago anticipating the colder weather. It fits very well with a sweater or sweatshirt underneath. I wear a large in just about every shirt/sweatshirt I wear and the large fits perfectly. It's nice and warm as well, I wear it every day at the ice rink and it keeps me nice and toasty. On the coldest windiest days this vest has been my go to. It's super versatile and can be worn just about everywhere (which I do). I couldn't ask for a better product!

      Slim fit and comfy

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Medium
      • Height: 5'10"
      • Weight: 185lbs

      The small ribs on this puffy helps it keep the slim fit, or at least keep my belly appearing slightly slimmer. I'm an all around large in anything that North Face makes with sleeves, but I fit perfectly in the medium vest. I have large shoulders, lats, and pectorals.

      Very nice, toasty

      • Size Bought: Medium
      • Height: 5'9"
      • Weight: 175lbs

      Grabbed one of these to bolster my layering system and couldn't be happier. I like the fact that I can add it under my wind shell or hardshell and still have plenty of room in the arms of my jackets. Have used it down to about 18° F with a long sleeve powerwool base layer and BD coefficient fleece (very light fleece) and was plenty comfy when static (no wind). I'm impressed with the NF thermoball insulation.
      Got the medium (5'"9", 175 ish) and fits well. Plenty of room for layers under and can easily get a shell over it.

      Versatile and light

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: medium
      • Height: 5'10"
      • Weight: 180lbs

      Great vest. Warm, weightless, comfortable, doesn't take up much room packing. Works as a pillow when stuffed into its own pocket.

      Best in the Vest!

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

      Great vest, super warm and cuts the wind, excellent core layer. I got a large and it fit great considering I wear a large in about everything. Can't go wrong w/ this purchase.

      Great Vest

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: Runs large
      • Size Bought: Med
      • Height: 5'9"
      • Weight: 150lbs

      The vest is extremely light, packable, and warm. I would say it has a taller narrower fit, which I find most favorable. It makes a great ski layer and does well when wet.

      The best.

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: Runs large
      • Size Bought: Medium
      • Height: 6'0"
      • Weight: 185lbs

      Honestly, the most versatile, warmest, lightest, and durable garb I have. I wear it all the time no matter what I'm doing. Working in the office, fishing, skiing, backpacking, going to a football game: you name it. Spend the money, it is well worth it. I got the medium because the large was just a little to big. the medium fits my slim frame really well and I wasn't interested in wearing it over the top of my jackets. I wanted it fitted so that I could layer up with it. I love this vest!

      Dad Approves

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: XLarge
      • Height: 5'11"
      • Weight: 210lbs

      Here is some feedback on a gift given for my father. Pretty intense stuff but nothing less than impressed.

      "I received a North Face Thermoball vest last week and I have found the garment to be extremely light weight and well constructed. After owning several Spyder thermal vests, The North Face vest is lighter in weight and better in warmth. It is so light, it does not feel as you are wearing it.

      My daughter had given me the TNF Red with the black logo and zipper and it coordinates well with the gray and black color winter garments I wear, including The North Face thermal pants. It contains a high quality zipper that functions smoothly regardless the temperature.

      I really am impressed with the durability of the Thermoball nylon and fabric. I have a North Face black Thermoball Full-Zip Jacket I have owned for a year and have been very pleased with it's weight, texture and dark color. It still looks as good as the day I first wore it.

      The Thermoball material beads moisture and the quilted pattern has a futuristic look and feel. I have received numerous compliments on the Thermoball vest occasion I wear it"


      The end.

      Great for cool active days

        This vest fits nicely and is a perfect layer for active days when it is cold but you will warm up quickly while moving. Adds enough warmth you could get by with a lightweight puffy on top when you are not as active. It has a slightly roomy fit so you can wear it on top of some fleece layers if need be.

        Dad uses this to golf on cool mornings

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
        • Fit: True to size

        I bought this as a gift for my dad and he loves it. It keeps his torso warm on cool spring mornings when he is out playing golf and doesn't restrict his swing. He also wears it in place of a light jacket at night. Even though my dad isn't heavy, the fuller cut looks good on him and it isn't too tight. He also likes the fact it will compress down into one of the pockets which makes it easy to fit into his golf bag.

        Great Vest

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
        • Fit: Runs large
        • Size Bought: Large
        • Height: 6'0"
        • Weight: 170lbs

        Purchased:
        Red, Large

        My uses:
        Extra insulation, stand alone jacket

        Pros:
        Did help keep me warmer in the dead of winter than my jacket alone. Very lightweight.

        Cons:
        Not slimmer fit.

        Parting thoughts:
        Wished it was a little thicker, might help against wind when using as standalone.
        Will look into getting the full jacket this fall.

        Great vest BUT HAS ZIPPER PROBLEMS

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times
        • Fit: True to size
        • Height: 6'0"
        • Weight: 225lbs

        I love these vests, I have 3 of them. That said?..I brought two of them ( never worn) to Breckenridge for a ski trip in March. The high rise grey (which I call white) zipper on the left pocket kept hanging and getting stuck. Unfortunately, it is now stuck to the point that it will not go up or down and the only way to get it loose is to probably rip it. I love TNF products but have had zipper problems in the past. I am returning the vest for a refund. YOU CANNOT GO WRONG WITH BACKCOUNTRY. THEY ARE THE BEST AT WORKING WITH YOU.
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