The North Face Thunder Jacket
14.2 oz / 402 g
20D 35 g / sq m (1.0 oz / sq yd) 100% Nylon Ripstop Cire, DWR Finish
800 Fill Goose Down
I just spent a week dogsledding/cross-country skiing…
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.
I purchased this jacket yesterday and I love it. It…
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.
I've had this jacket a lil over 2 yrs and it's amazing.
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.
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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
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
This athlete-favorite, ultralight, mid-layer jacket is insulated with 800 fill down and is highly compressible for multi-purpose backcountry use. Two secure-zip hand pockets. Stows in left-hand pocket. Elastic binding at cuffs. Hem cinch-cord. Fabric: body: 20D 35 g/m2 (1.23 oz/yd2) 100% nylon. insulation: 800 fill water-resistant down. Length from center of back: 28". Weight: 430 g (15.17 oz).
- Rocky Mountain Trail refers to the men's version
Redesigned with a slightly longer length and a little less weight, The North Face Thunder Jacket for men is an exceptional down-filled insulating piece for cold backcountry conditions. Part of The North Face Summit Series, this Men's Thunder Jacket features a close performance fit with elastic-bound cuffs and a hideaway hem cinch cord to seal in thermal warmth. The North Face treated the exterior ripstop nylon face with a DWR (Durable Water Repellent) finish to minimize rain penetration, but you can also layer the Thunder Jacket beneath a waterproof climbing or skiing jacket or parka for all-weather protection. Easy compressibility makes the Thunder Jacket a huge favorite among cold weather hikers and backpackers--this ultra-lightweight down jacket stuffs inside its own hand pocket for convenient portability.
- Altrec Outdoors refers to the men's version