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Best time of year.
There's a special feeling in the air when the city is blanketed in snow, but it isn't all that enjoyable if you're out there shivering in the winter weather. The North Face's ThermoBall Women's Insulated Parka II is the ideal companion for those cold winter evenings spent strolling between shops downtown thanks to its form-following fit and extended coverage that helps increase the overall warmth of the jacket. For warmth, The North Face packed this jacket full of its light, lofty, and compressible ThermoBall insulation, which is comparable to 600-fill down with the one key difference—unlike down, ThermoBall won't lose its warmth when it's exposed to moisture, so you'll stay warm and comfortable as the snow continues to fall during your winter stroll back home.
- Winter-ready parka with a clean aesthetic
- ThermoBall is lofty, compressible, and water-resistant
- Form-flattering fit extends coverage below the hip
- Elastic binding at hood helps seal in heat
- Media-compatible pocket accommodates headphones
- Q & A
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
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!