User Review: The North Face Himalayan Parka
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.