The North Face ThermoBall Insulated Jacket - Women's
The North FaceThermoBall Insulated Jacket - Women's

Insulation in a stylish package.

Stroll through snowy city streets in The North Face Women's Thermoball Insulated Parka. PrimaLoft's innovative ThermoBall insulation mimics down feathers in order to provide the warmth you'd feel in most 600-fill down jackets, and it protects you from moisture in the same way that quick-drying synthetic insulation is known for. Unlike most synthetic insulation, however, ThermoBall makes this parka packable, compressible, and lightweight for traveling in cold conditions. And if you're not so much a city slicker as you are a mountain girl, the internal elastic cuff, hem cinch cord, and zip front pockets do a fine job of keeping the chill of frozen precipitation on the outside.

  • Synthetic puffy for chilly days in the city or on the trail
  • ThermoBall is lofty, compressible, and retains warmth when wet
  • Slim fit allows jacket to be worn comfortably as midlayer
  • Internal zippered chest pocket for valuables and stuff sack
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Red color is more brown

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

I know screens can alter colors, but I tried to mitigate the color issue by searching for this jacket across different sites. I had the impression that the red was a deep red, but there is a lot more brown to the color than any of the websites show. It's not very beautiful. I apologize because I thought I took a picture, but now I cannot find it.

I'm 5'6", ~130 pounds, 35" chest, 27-28" waist (depending on the time of day :P), 39" hips. The medium was a little big but would have allowed me to wear thicker things underneath. The small was a better fit everywhere but, like most jackets, was more snug in the hips. I returned both, partly because of the color, partly because of the fit. I would love someone to design a jacket that is slender in the waist and ample in the hip. I haven't found it yet. Had I kept one, would have gone with the small because I would not have used this as a big outer coat. I would have used it as a puffer-sweater, and was looking for something more trim. (I have a NF in medium for a bigger puffer that I do use as an outer coat in below freezing weather.)


    Take backcountry extra 20% OFF Coupon from:

    Versatile warmth!

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

    An instant classic from North Face. This thing is awesome, super lightweight but still surprisingly warm. Really great go to jacket for pretty every day from fall to spring. Nice feminine fit looks great and not at all boxy. Fits true size. DWR coating is great for helping to shed light moisture on those drizzly or snowy days but is not waterproof.

    What size did you order?

    I love this jacket!

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

    This is exactly what I wanted - a lightweight, well-fitting jacket. It is not meant for serious cold, but is perfect for those somewhat cold days. I have used it non-stop since it arrived. I love it.

    New Favorite Coat

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

    Really love this coat. It's warm yet light weight, making layering easy. Flattering fit, too.

    What size did you get?