Basin and RangeNorth Star Down Parka - Women's

Shine bright all season long.

The North Star has helped sailors and explorers find their way for hundreds of years. While your Basin and Range Women's North Star Down Parka can't navigate frosty winter streets for you, it will keep you toasty and warm while you enjoy the quiet magic of winter. Stuffed with 550-fill down insulation, the North Star is light and compressible and made from a windproof fabric to keep the harsh winter chill out.

  • A cozy parka for casual winter wear
  • 550-fill down is warm and highly compressible
  • Windproof fabric keeps the chill out
  • Hand and chest pockets secure small essentials
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

odd fit

    this is a beautiful and SOFT coat. I loved it's slightly longer length. But -- for me -- it was too roomy around the hips, and too tight across the chest. I am 5'9", 125 lbs, and wouldn't have fit a sweater underneath the medium. Beautiful quality though if it is a fit for you! am returning.

    So warm!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: Large

    I ordered this parka for some leg covering and warmth during my cold, windy, and snowy walks to work and it works perfectly. I wear it all the time! I'm 5'6 and 150 lbs with broad shoulder, small bust, thin waist, and curvy hips. I usually wear a medium in shirts and jackets; including north face and marmot, but I decided to size up on this one due to the reviews of it being a bit smaller in the shoulders and arms. I'm glad I did! It fits perfectly through the shoulders and length of arms. It may be a bit large in the body area, but it's also a parka and meant for cover. It goes directly down to my knees and provides perfect coverage against the cold. I love the olive/green color. It can go with black or brown shoes/boots. The fabric and style of it makes it good to wear during the day running errands, to work, or out on a cold night. I'm definitely happy with my purchase!

    Very flattering coat

      This coat is a very flattering cut through the body, and the color is lovely but the arms and shoulders are cut very slim. Boo.

      Beautiful coat, odd fit

      • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
      • Fit: Runs small
      • Size Bought: XL

      I fell in love with the color and style of this coat but sadly, it is going back. I usually wear a size L in Basin and Range, and purchased an XL after reading the reviews. However, I couldn't even zip the coat up and the arms were oddly tight (not in the shoulders, but in the elbows and upper arms). The coat did look to be of quality construction and seemed like it would be toasty warm. For reference, my recent purchases of The North Face and Mountain Hardwear were in size L with perfect fits.

      Great Coat!

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: Runs small
      • Size Bought: Medium

      Just purchased this coat a little more than a week ago, and like it so much I've worn it everyday. It's very well constructed with great materials. I love the high collar and the length works well with both pants and dresses. Nice color, too! I am petite and usually wear a small but ended up buying a medium as it fit a bit tight in the shoulder/arm area. Great quality at a great price. Highly recommended.

      Favorite coat I've had

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

      I lovvvvve this coat. I bought it for the color because I wanted something other than black and I've received many compliments so far! In some lights it comes across as a green/grey and it has a slight sheen to it that gives it a high quality appearance. The length is everything I needed. Covers long sweaters and is perfect over the typical winter wardrobe. The weight is comfortable and a medium feel, compared to my previous NorthFace down jacket. My roommate also told me that it made me look skinny, who doesn't love to hear that?! Bomb price for this coat, if you're considering getting it, I would say you should. #treatyourself

      New go-to coat!!

      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: L

      The quilt pattern is so unique and different. The shape fits this curvy girl and that is hard to find! I can wear a light sweater under and still have room to move.... also love the high neck, keep me warm in windy weather. Great for day or date night out!!

      Great purchase

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

      Great purchase. I bought a north face coat similar to this one a few years ago which was 2x the price. This jacket is a more affordable version of that coat. I am 5'7 and 120lbs and got a size small which allows me to wear a sweater under it. So happy with this coat, very light weight but keeps you super warm. Water wicking outer material on the coat. Definitely recommend!!!!!

      I'd like to buy the Basin and Range Northstar Down Parka for my daughter that lives in the Shenandoah Valley in VA. Temps can get cold but they don't stay that was too long. She's also almost 5'11" and has long arms. Would this be a good style for her? She's long and lean and about 140 pounds. I was thinking a medium. What do you recommend?

      Hey Evelyn, sounds like it would be a great option for her. You're correct in your sizing, I'd recommend a medium for her. Feel free to reach me at or my direct line 801.204.4547 and I'd be happy to help out! Cheers, Connor

      Great Quality at an Affordable Price

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

      This is a true bargain for what you get. The quality of this coat is on par with all the other top outdoor brands yet it's easily 20-40% in price. At 550 fill down it's warm and the baffle pattern is stylish & feminine. The olive color is also very sophisticated and pairs well with all color tones so if you're looking for something outside of a traditional black/gray/navy option, this is it . The full collar zips up so you keep your neck warm and note there isn't a hood so pair it with your favorite beanie.

      Very Nice

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

      I bought this for my mom who was looking to replace a similar down The North Face jacket. She loves it - likes that the cuffs are hidden when wearing it she likes the unique patterning of the down channels that make it stand out from your average long puffy coat. She likes that it is a smooth flattering fit and not too bulky and the length was perfect.