The North Face Himalayan Parka
Price Paid: $500
This jacket is hands down the most expensive jacket I've ever bought. It's also the warmest.
I've worn this in negative degree weather, without any layers underneath, and it still felt like a furnace.
The monkey hand gloves are awesome. They allow you to take your hands out of your gloves without your hands freezing and the neck zippers up far enough to keep heat from escaping through the collar.
My only advice to a would be buyer is to buy it for what it was intended to be used for; frigid outdoor temperatures. It's not the kind of coat you wear to the mall.
As far as complaints about it...my only complaint is that it doesn't come in women's sizes. My wife would love one.
Fill: Goose Down
Price Paid: 600 CD
I have one of the original Himalayan Parkas made by the North Face way back in the 80's. It has helped keep me warm through some long Arctic winters, with temperatures dropping to -50C and colder.
It compresses well, into a small bundle, great for packing, yet when unstuffed it regained its loft quickly. The hood is exceptional and fits like a good sleeping bag. The outer material is both windproof and down proof, seams are all tuck-stitched eliminating snags.
Full baffling throughout has maintained the loft of this parka at about six inches and after 25 years of hard use I’d say that was pretty good. However, mine is an old “Brown Label” item made in the USA and I can’t say much about the newer models in particular or the direction the North Face has been heading in general.
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The North Face Himalayan Parka has gotten revamped this year to be even lighter and offer batter protection from the elements on the highest peaks in the world. Expedition fit Designed for pinnacle protection on remote expeditions 800 fill goose down offers superior warmth yet remains extremely compressible Welded baffle construction eliminates cold spots and weak points that accompany needle holes Adjustable hood is fully baffled for reliable warmth and zero cold spots Magnetic collar clip manages venting amid high winds and foul weather Thick, warm draft yoke around neck and shoulders seals cold out and warmth in Two enormous chest drop pockets with external or internal access Tough grip zones on shoulders and hips keep pack in place Abundant reflectivity for safety on alpine starts and in vicious weather Summit Series(R) collection is harness and pack-compatible
Designed for those aiming to reach the top of the world, The North Face Himalayan down parka for men keeps elite alpine mountaineers protected during demanding ascents to the summit. This ultra-warm parka is built with lightweight Pertex(R) Endurance ripstop nylon that is 100% windproof, highly water resistant, and breathable. HyVent(R) Alpha 2-layer nylon fabric reinforces high-abrasion areas; tough grip zones on shoulders and hips keep a pack in place. Premium 800-fill-power goose down is extremely compressible and offers exceptional warmth for its weight. Welded baffle construction eliminates cold spots and weak points that accompany needle holes. Fully adjustable hood preserves visiblity; thick, warm draft yoke around neck and shoulders seals cold out and warmth in. Magnetic collar clip manages venting during high winds and foul weather. Two enormous chest drop pockets offer external or internal access; also includes zippered hand pockets, 2 internal stretch water-bottle-size pockets and a zip security pocket. Rip-and-stick adjustable exterior cuffs and internal stretchy cuffs with thumbholes seal in warmth. The North Face Himalayan down parka for men has an expedition fit and features a drawcord hem to adjust fit and warmth. Abundant reflectivity increases visibility on alpine starts and in vicious weather. This item is part of the North Face Summit Series(TM), apparel designed and tested for use in harsh environments.
When you're on your way to the top of the world, whether that is one of the Earth's poles or a peak above 4000 meters, let The North Face Himalayan Down Parka keep you cozy and comfy, so you can enjoy your hardwon view. This epic puffy is stuffed with 800-fill goose down for ultra lofty warmth. Welded baffle construction keeps it all evenly distributed to eliminate cold spots. And HyVent Alpha 2L waterproof, breathable protection keeps you dry in harsh storms. Lightweight Pertex Endurance ripstop delivers smooth, tough coverage over the main body area. Tough grip zones on the shoulders and hips prevent your pack from slipping or abrading this jacket. To keep you comfy and allow layers, this jacket has a roomy expedition fit. The magnetic collar clip manages venting when the wind is whipping, and the fully baffled hood keeps your whole head equally warm. A big, cozy draft yoke around the neck and shoulders seals out the cold and keeps in the warmth. This is the parka in the remote expedition line that Conrad Anker helps design.
Free Shipping. The North Face Men's Himalayan Parka DECENT FEATURES of The North Face Men's Himalayan Parka Remote expedition 800 fill goose down offers superior warmth yet remains extremely compressible Welded baffle construction eliminates cold spots and weak points that accompany needle holes Adjustable hood is fully baffled for reliable warmth and zero cold spots Magnetic collar clip manages venting amid high winds and foul weather Thick, warm draft yoke around neck and shoulders seals cold out and warmth in Two enormous chest drop pockets with external or internal access Tough grip zones on shoulders and hips keep pack in place Abundant reflectivity for safety on alpine starts and in vicious weather The SPECS Average Weight: 52.55 oz / 1490 g Fit: Expedition Body: 30D 56 g/m2 (1.65 oz/yd2) Pertex Endurance-100% nylon ripstop Abrasion: 40D 100 g/m2 (2.95 oz/yd2) HyVent Alpha 2L- 100% nylon faille weave This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.