The warmth of down, minus the Achilles' heel.
The North Face Men's ThermoBall Hooded Insulated Jacket has the warmth of a 600-fill down jacket coupled with the wet-weather performance of synthetic insulation. Primaloft Thermoball synthetic insulation looks and acts like the round clusters that make up down insulation, retaining body heat so you stay warm in a lightweight and lofty jacket. It also compresses like down so you can stow it in its own pocket and pack it without sacrificing much space. The ThermoBall features a durable nylon shell that makes layering easy. Elasticized bindings around the cuffs and hood help retain body heat, and a hem cinch-cord tightens so warmth is retained while you ski, climb, hike, and play all over the mountains.
- Dependable insulation for the trail, crag, or slopes
- Primaloft Thermoball insulation is comparable to down in warmth
- Water-resistant fill retains insulating properties when wet
- Durable ripstop fabric with DWR resists wear and moisture
- Drawcord hem and adjustable hood can be drawn tight to trap heat
- Compressible design allows jacket to pack down small
- Active fit layers well under shells and looks good on its own
- Item #TNF00V2
- Q & A
Bottom of the Barrel Construction
Attached are a few photos of how poorly constructed the jacket is. The Zipper wasn't like that before I sent it in for warranty to North Face. So, they actually sent it back worse for wear with the blown seams still jacked up and the zipper now fraying.
This is the last North Face product I'll ever buy.
Is it SUPPOSED to look like this?
Just got my order of this jacket, but...is it supposed to be blotchy with what looks to me like bleach splatter stains on the inside of the jacket?
The North Face Thermoball Video
I have 46" chest.. What size should I get? Large or xl
Hi Noum, With a 46" chest I would go with the XL. If you have any other questions, let me know. - Matthew Pizza - Expert Gearhead
I want to buy this jacket for my husband for Christmas, but i have already returned 3 jackets to Columbia as their sizes run very large. So here I am trying North Face. My husband is 6 ft tall and 154 lb. He has athletic slim figure, but always buys medium for all his clothing. I read conflicting reviews here...some say it runs large, some say true to size. Should I buy small or medium of The North Face ThermoBall Hooded Insulated Jacket for him?
Hi. I'm 6ft 2in and 200 lbs. I was thinking a large for me. What do you think? I have long arm too. Thanks.
Get the large for sure. I will shoot you an email to see how it fits!
Eric Watford - Expert Gearhead
I'm buying the ThemoBall as a gift for my college-aged son. He is 6 ft. and 175 pounds but he has a really long back. Should I get the medium or the large? He hates when coats "ride up"...
Go with the Medium. The jacket will run a little roomy. Contact me directly if you need help.
Eric Watford - Expert Gearhead
If I am 6 ft 2 255 lbs should I get a xl or xxl
XL should work for you, but if it doesn't, let me know and I will set up an exchange order for you. Just call or email me directly.
I am 5''9' 140 lb, usually I were M, what size should i choose for this jacket
I would recommend you go with a Small in the TNF Thermoball. Feel free to contact me directly with any more questions.
How does this jacket hold up in rainfall and wind? I'm looking at the Mountain Hardwear Quasar for $300 but would love to save the money if the ThermoBall would be as good.
I absolutely love this jacket. Unfortunately it isn't water proof. However because of the type of insulation they use (Primaloft) It will keep you warm in wet conditions, and will hold up after those wears in wet conditions.
As for being wind proof: It is completely windproof . It also offers elastic inside the sleeve to prevent wind from creeping up your sleeve into the main cavity of the jacket.
Let us know if you have any additional questions!
Does anyone know how the stitching of this jacket holds up compared to the stitching of the Patagonia Nano-puff? I've lost stitching pretty easily and often with the Nano-puff.
What is the color of the inside of the TNF Black colorway?
Is this jacket warm enough by itself for everyday wear in Michigan winter?The temperatures range here from 40F to -10F with the average being around 20 F.
I'd like to find a winter jacket that's good for everyday wear (to classes, run errands, etc) in Michigan. If you have any other recommendations, please let me know. My budget is under $200
Probably not. I think you'll find that the wind cuts through this pretty quick and you'll lose a lot of heat through convection. Better to go with something with a little sturdier shell.
This piece is more intended to go under a shell... or as an outer layer on dry days without wind.
Hey Ish, So you're going to want something with a lot of insulation. I'd suggest going with something like a "belay jacket" made to be super warm and go over anything you're wearing. Also, down will keep you warmer than synthetic. A good 650 down jacket should be in your price range.
Good luck, I hear its cold out there..