User Review: The North Face Men's McMurdo Parka
Price Paid: £250
I bought this jacket for the first time in October 2006 and found it excellent, so well designed and warm and good quality that in fact it was usually too hot to wear in most UK weather.
However unfortunately I was the victim of a house break in over Christmas 2008, so went out to buy a new one today.
First of all it was difficult to find one in stock, then when I found one in Blacks, I was disappointed to find that it is now a completely different jacket!!
It seems lighter in the fill of down, the collar is not insulated as it used to be and leaves a big gap for cold to get in, the hood is very hard to wear and see out of and the collar cannot be tightened, as another reviewer has said, there are not any inner cuffs on the sleeves any more, and I just did not get the impression that this is half as warm a jacket as the 2006 version, despite the man in Blacks somewhat disingenuous protestations to the contrary.
I think it is a case of North Face getting complacent and offering us a poor quality replacement under the guise of "new model"!!!! This is NOT the way to keep their reputation as a quality outdoor gear manufacturer.
Very disappointed and annoyed.