The North Face ThermoBall Insulated Jacket - Men's

Ready for any adventure.

Stay warm in the mountains this winter 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 warm while you're on the move. It even compresses down so you can stow it in a pocket and take it with you wherever you go. And because it's synthetic, ThermoBall insulation stays warm when you get wet during a misreported "powder morning" that in all actuality is rain up to 8,000 feet.

  • Insulated jacket for cold ski days and shoulder season climbing
  • ThermoBall synthetic retains loft and warmth when wet
  • Entire jacket packs down to fit in its own hand pocket
  • DWR treatment sheds light precipitation and snow
  • Zippered interior pocket holds media and essentials
  • Zippered hand pockets hold extra beanie, snacks, and map
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Nice color but loose fit, not warm

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

I thought this looked like a good layer for backcountry skiing. But after I wore it outside a bit, not very warm. Sleeves are loose fitting, and side pocket zips tend to jam pulling them up too..I am 6'2" and ordered a Large.
Fibre insulation seems to be packing out. I guess I should have bought another Patagonia Nano Puff. Nano puff insulation is warmer, slimmer sleeves are warmer, and it is a better layer for skiing.
My bad.
I went to return this but one day late for 30 day (used item) return.

I just talked to Backcountry customer service, and they will let me return it for credit ! Thanks Backcountry.

Can't go wrong!

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

Light, warm, and fits well. This is a solid option for going to work or an underlayer for a cold day on the mountain. Fit is very consistent with similar North Face apparel. it's great!

Great outer layer

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Used this jacket a few times two weeks ago hiking in RMNP worked great keeping the wind out and warmth in
Temps were in the 20's and winds over 40mph
Also packs down quite small can't go wrong for those fall
Treks in the mountains

Incredible Jacket

    Thanks to Brandon, I was able to find the perfect jacket! He had helped my wife find her clothing, so I was next. It is a perfect XL fit, very stylish, light weight so I can work around the yard, and best of all- super warm!! Can't beat the quality and pricing! Thanks Brandon, am not a shopper so you made it easy on me. Karl

    A North Face Classic

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

    This do-it-all insulated jacket keeps you warm in all conditions, even when it’s wet out. It’s perfect for casual use and packs down into its own pocket, making it ideal for traveling.

    Great lightweight jacket!

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

    This is a great lightweight jacket. It feels like a field jacket liner we wore in the Army, but this jacket is more stylish and better fitted. I see why reviewers like this jacket so much. I think it runs a little large, but that's a good thing for me. I look forward to putting it through the wringer.

    Nice technical layer

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

    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.

    As far as sizing goes these jackets seem to run large. I actually measured myself and picked my size based on the size chart. The jacket seems true to size based on the size chart. In most jackets (and all tshirts) I wear an extra large, but in this one a large is perfect.

    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

    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

    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

    Great jacket

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

    Like the coat! Very warm, light and fashionable.

    Versatile Jacket

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Versatile jacket that works for layering or by itself on cooler days. Packs down fairly small, looks great, and comes in a lot of great colors.

    Fantastic!

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

    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.

    Lightweight

      Bought this as a gift. It's lightweight, packs down pretty small, and is a cool forest green color!

      Conditionally warm

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

      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

      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.

      Fast

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

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      TNF logo not as pictured

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

      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

      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.