The North Face Catalyst Micro Jacket

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When you're braving the bone-chilling temperatures on McKinley, anything less than 799-fill down is simply unacceptable. Fortunately, The North Face Catalyst Micro Down Jacket is packed with water-resistant 800-fill down, so it's ready for anything. When worn under a waterproof shell, this packable, insulating jacket keeps the cold out and your body heat in so you can keep moving through the challenging conditions. Once the storms abate, this featherweight hooded jacket unobtrusively holds off the cold on its own. Natural down is the warmest, lightest, and most compressible insulation available, but when it gets wet it clumps, stops insulating, and takes a long time to dry. The North Face uses an exclusive water-resistant treatment to solve this problem. 800 WRD, the down used in the Catalyst jacket, stays dry 17 times longer than untreated down and maintain 100% of its loft when wet. The North Face also included FlashDry panels under the arms to move moisture away quickly, and since the Catalyst stows neatly into its own pocket, it's perfect to stick in your pack even if the weather looks like it's going to hold. The athletic fit makes it easier to layer a shell over the Catalyst for really cold weather. The North Face finished the Catalyst with two zippered hand pockets and a chest pocket, elastic at the cuffs to comfortably seal out draft, and a low-profile cinch cord at the hem that allows you to customize the fit.

- refers to the men's version

Offering ultra light warmth for climbers, mountaineers, and powder hounds who get more fresh turns in a season than most have gotten in a lifetime, The North Face Catalyst Micro Down Jacket for men compresses into a tiny bundle to save weight in your pack, and lofts up big for cocoon-like warmth when you need it. The shell fabric is nylon micro ripstop with FlashDry fibers for better breathability and faster dry time, and the slimmer down chambers are stuffed with premium 800-fill Eastern European goose down for a super high warmth to weight ratio. This North Face down jacket has a sleek insulated hood that is helmet-compatible and is designed to swivel with your head to maintain a wide view. Your skis are waxed, you have enough couscous and Snickers bars for a few days in the backcountry, and conditions are looking just right for some fun turns; stuff The North Face Men's Catalyst Micro Down Jacket into one of its own zippered pockets and go.

- Altrec Outdoors refers to the men's version

On Sale. Free Shipping. The North Face Men's Catalyst Micro Jacket FEATURES of the The North Face Men's Catalyst Micro Jacket The North Face Active Fit Ideal for backcountry skiing and alpine climbing 800-fill water-resistant ProDown helps keep moisture at bay FlashDry panels on underarms allow for better range of motion and comfort Slimmer down chambers capture and maintain more warmth Sleek, fixed hood swivels with head for a more natural, unobstructed view Zip handwarmer pockets are generous and easy to access Stuffs into its own handwarmer pocket The North Face Summit Series collection is harness and pack-compatible Protected by The North Face's Lifetime Warranty SPECIFICATIONS of the The North Face Men's Catalyst Micro Jacket Body Fabric: 20D 35 g/m2 (1.02 oz/yd2) Pertex Quantum - 100% nylon ripstop Underarm Panels Fabric: 225 g/m2 (6.64 oz/yd2) 85% polyester, 15% elastane double knit with FlashDry Average Weight: 450 grams (15.87 ounces) This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.

- Moosejaw refers to the men's version

A technical classic for ski mountaineering and alpine climbing, The North Face Catalyst Micro men's jacket is insulated with water-repellent, 800-fill-power goose down. Premium 800-fill-power goose down is extremely compressible and offers exceptional warmth for its weight. Water-repellent down is natural down enhanced with a finish that lets the plumes stay drier longer and dry faster than untreated down. Slim down chambers capture and maintain warmth more efficiently than wider baffles. FlashDryZ panels under arms stretch, wick moisture and speed drying to enhance comfort. Sleek, fully adjustable, helmet-compatible hood swivels with head for a natural, unobstructed view. Zip handwarmer pockets are generous and easy to access. The North Face Catalyst Micro jacket for men stuffs into its own handwarmer pocket.

- REI refers to the men's version

Prepare for frigid temperatures at high elevations with the 800-fill goose down of The North Face's men's Catalyst Micro Hooded Jacket. Wear it as a sleek midlayer in the coldest mountain environments or pack it down into its own pocket as an emergency layer. Streamlined chambers contain water-resistant down for outstanding warmth, even if your summit assault promises moisture. Densely woven Pertex Quantum face fabric is lightweight and breathable, yet durable enough to withstand seasons of wear and tear. FlashDry underarm panels maintain mobility while while swinging an ice tool or stripping your skins before the descent.

- Mountain Gear refers to the men's version