The North Face Thunder Jacket
Price Paid: recieved it as a gift
I just spent a week dogsledding/cross-country skiing in the Boundary Waters of Minnesota, and this jacket was put on every time it got truly cold.
This jacket instantly warms you, and I highly recommend it. It is also very good for stuffing into your sleeping bag at night for extra warmth.
Price Paid: $200
I've had this jacket a lil over 2 yrs and it's amazing. the sewn patterns trap heat and make this jacket very warm. it will also repel water, not a downpour but lite drizzle also has a very warm fleece collar, 2 nice hand pockets and inside pocket as well. this jacket will also fit inside a more waterproof shell if need 2 be.
Price Paid: $229
I purchased this jacket yesterday and I love it. It keeps me really warm and it is so light I barely notice I'm wearing it. I recommend getting this if you want a light warm jacket.
The only sh**ty part is no inside pocket, but that isn't that much of a problem.
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The North Face Thunder Jacket is an outdoor enthusiasts best friend. Super lightweight, this jacket provides optimal insulation without sacrificing weight. Because this jacket compacts down to almost nothing, you can take it with you everywhere! Two secure zip hand pockets Internal pocket Stows in left-hand pocket Bound cuffs
- OMCgear refers to the men's version
An athlete favorite for multipurpose backcountry use, The North Face Thunder Jacket delivers the ultralight, compressible warmth of water-resistant goose down. Water-resistant down provides improved performance and versatility in a wider range of conditions.
- EMS refers to the men's version
A favorite of hard-working backcountry athletes, The North Face Thunder down jacket delivers the warmth and versatility of water-resistant down along with packability and low weight. Premium 800-fill-power goose down is extremely compressible and offers exceptional warmth for its weight. Water-resistant down is natural down treated to stay drier longer and dry faster than untreated down. The North Face Thunder down jacket packs down small and stows in its left-hand pocket. Zippered hand pockets; elastic cuff binding; adjustable hem.
- REI refers to the men's version
If you live anywhere near the Canadian border, you know that the geese that used to head south in the winter now just stay put. Apparently cold and slush doesn't bother them anymore. And like the geese, you won't need to use frequent flier miles in the dead of winter with The North Face's Men's Thunder Down Jacket. Down is known for its warmth, and the Thunder features 800-fill -- the highest quality and count available. What sets this jacket apart from other 800-fill jackets is that the feathers themselves were given a waterproof treatment. Even if you're caught in slush and drizzle, this prevents the down from clumping into wet wads. Dry down improves the jacket's insulating performance. As an insulating layer, this jacket provides a high warmth-to-weight ratio, so you can fight off the cold without breaking your back mile after mile. The entire jackets fits into its own hand pocket to keep on hand as an emergency layer. It's finished with two secure-zip hand pockets, elastic binding at cuffs, and a cinch cord at the hem.
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version