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The North Face Cryos Expedition GTX Parka - Women's

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Tech Specs

Material:
[membrane/laminate] Gore-Tex (2-layer), [face fabric] 70D (72% nylon, 28% polyester), [lining] 100% polyester
Insulation:
800-fill down
Fit:
slim
Length:
knee-length
Center Back Length:
38in
Hood:
removable faux-fur ruff
Pockets:
[external] 2 hand, [internal] 1 media, 2 stretch mesh stash
Venting:
chest, back
Claimed Weight:
4lb 4.5oz
Recommended Use:
casual
Manufacturer Warranty:
lifetime

Stand up to the wrath of Mother Nature.

The North Face designed the Women's Cryos Expedition GTX Parka for conditions that human beings were definitely not designed for. Whether you're actually hunkering down for the winter on Baffin Island or your walk to the store just feels like a mission through the tundra, enjoy a cozy escape from Mother Nature's harshest in this heavy-duty parka.

The Gore-Tex shell repels snow and rain, with fully taped seams to keep moisture from sneaking in. The North Face stuffed this parka with toasty 800-fill goose down, so you can enjoy sleeping-bag level warmth while you're out and about. The adjustable hood features a soft and stylish, faux-fur ruff, and the knee-length fit adds a little extra warmth while you're navigating subzero temps.

  • A heavy duty parka for winter's harshest conditions
  • Gore-Tex shell fights off snow and rain
  • Fully taped seams
  • 800-fill down is warm and compressible
  • Adjustable hood with a removable faux-fur ruff
  • Knee-length offers extra protection
  • Flattering slim fit
  • Invisible chest and back vents so you don't overheat

Best jacket I've owned

  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: XL

First off I ordered it 2 days ago and recieved it today! It's so comfortable. It's long enough to keep me warm. It has spacious pockets. The only down side is the hood it's a bit to big. But I know I will get a few years out of it! Actually looking forward to the winter just so i can wear it. Plus it comes with a dust bag to keep it in!

Poor design for the expense

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: small

If this jacket were a third its price then I could excuse some major design flaws but for $800 it needs to deliver and it just doesn't.

1) The hood is the biggest problem for me. It is massive and lacks any structure whatsoever so it flops down completely over your eyes and you literally cannot see. Even snapping the little adjustment tap on it's low setting doesn't help. I can't understand how this made it through product testing.

2) There is no soft lining at the collar where it would cover your face -- just smooth bare nylon. As anyone who spends anytime in the serious cold and wind knows this is an instant recipe for sore, chapped skin.

3) The closure design is fine but aesthetically I don't like it because you need to do up all the snaps all the time in order for the jacket to look ok -- otherwise it looks very odd because the storm flap is actually 2 flaps, unlike the usual 1 and if you don't do it all the way up then it is gaping open. See photo

Poor design for the expense

Mixed feelings

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: small

What I liked-- great quality and warmth
What didn't work -- I am usually a size small and the small did fit though just a bit tight right under the arms. The back is considerable longer than the front which makes sense from a practicality point of view, but as I am 5'2 the proportions just looked off. And the coat just looked and felt like too much coat -- the waterproof shell makes it somewhat stiff. This was the warmest coat I tried (and there were many including a couple of Geese) but it just didn't work for me. I could tell I would not look forward to putting it on because of the weight, and the stiffness combined with the snug fit. I am used to wearing puffers or more unfitted coats. I decided to return this and look for a warm more comfortable coat even it it is not as waterproof and fitted.

Finally found my warm winter coat!

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: Large

Took me three tries to find exactly what I wanted: warmth, 4 outer pockets, wind and waterproof, roomy, great hood coverage. This coat even has pit zips/ vents at the outer chest near armhole seam. And elasticized stash pockets inside. Yay!
I’m often between size M & L in active styles, being 5’6.5”, 145 lbs hourglass athletic. For me, most coat brands are tight in the hip and huge in the shoulder/ sleeve length so I size up and it’s sometimes looks like I’m swallowed up in coat (this industry really needs to review its specs- not everyone is 5’10” and sans curves. (What about the fact that the average woman in the USA is only 5’4” tall?) Yes, this coat is a tad big on me, but it’s WARM! And it comes down to mid- knee (most coats I’ve tried are mid- thigh). Yes, as some reviewers have said, it’s a tad heavy, but I don’t care because it’s WARM and wind/waterproof. I’d rather be inconvenienced carrying a heavy coat when indoors vs. freezing outdoors. BTW: I have an old 8 yr old TNF Arctic Down Parka, and this is definitely warmer. And it’s Gore-Tex, so it’s wind and waterproof.
Others mentioned the width at the bottom hem- it is a little A- line, but I prefer that vs. being too slim. There is a zippered slit at the hem near both side seams- ostensibly for venting and movement, but w/ the wide hem I’m unsure how necessary these are.
The look on this coat is fairly stylish- not dressy and not utilitarian looking. It is a little bulky at 800 fill power, so it can’t be a svelte fashion coat. I prefer the flat outer fabric and the down baffles inside as is here, because it looks a little dressier than a puffer coat. The black fabric is a matte twill texture, looks classy. The grey fur looks real and is silky feeling, doesn’t look like cheap imitation.
Extra surprise bonus: it came w/ a black nylon carry sack- for storage or travel, I guess, tho it’s almost sleeping bag size :-).
Before trying this, I tried:
1-the Arc’teryx Patera coat (L looked out of proportion on me, and the coat was just blah and had minimal pockets).
2- Parajumpers Long Bear Down coat (M too small, back it went. Lovely coat, warm, very stylish in a sporty way, gorgeous fur inside and around hood.)
3- Parajumpers Long Bear Down coat (L still tight around the collar- I could barely close it- between the down collar and the hood’s fur trim and lining it was too bulky-so I returned that too.)
So this TNF Cryos Expedition coat was my last try , and it’s perfect. Backcountry is a great site, and the Gearheads are really wonderful. And patient. I was going to give up if this coat didn’t work, as I was feeling embarrassed by the waste of buying/ returning so many times. Thanks, guys. I’m an even more loyal customer after this.

Wide at the hemline

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: Medium

I was freezing when I traveled to Sweden and Iceland during the wintertime and I want a good warm jacket for future travel. I love this jacket because it has lots of pockets and it seems like it would keep me very warm. I’m 37-28-37 and normally wear a M in Northface but this M was too big on me and the bottom hem

was so big I think the draft would blow up into my body. I’m not giving up on this jacket though. I’m returning it for the S to see if it fits better.

Wide at the hemline

hello, where did the length of this jacket end up for you? Also, did you find the Small a better fit?

hello, where did the length of this jacket end up for you? Also, did you find the Small a better fit?

Top tier style and warmth

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

We had a cold snap in mid-September this year, which reminded me how much it sucks to be freezing. I decided this winter I would get my act together and buy a very serious coat. I was looking for extreme warmth but also some style. After looking through LOTS of options, I settled on The North Face Cryos Expedition GTX Parka. It was a great decision. This jacket is very serious but also very stylish. The materials are beautiful, and it is very chic with super subtle logo placement (no big TNF logo or seal on the arm - you can't see a logo unless you're looking for it). I also like that the faux fur is very high quality, and that it's animal friendly. This jacket is WARM - 800 fill down and gore -tex. Multiple pockets (on the side, in the front, and in the inside of the jacket) add to the smart design. Better yet, you won't be wearing the same jacket as everyone else.