The North Face Vostok Parka
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $198
The jacket is well made with quality products, rip stop material, and high quality down. The arms are slightly lacking in down.
- Heavy duty materials
- Waterproof breatheable
- Many well placed pockets
- Reaches below the hip
- Ventilation zips
- Not enough down in the arms
The fit is true to size — many complaints on sites about sizing of the parka being too large. It's an expedition parka meant to go over existing warmth layers, so it needs to be big. The hood is very large on a naked head, but with a hat and helmet on the hood fits perfectly.
It is somewhat adjustable, but not as much as other jackets I've owned. It has the ability to tighten up a drawstring around the waist and that is all from what I have seen.
Water resistant, breathable fabric that is also rip stop to keep down inside.
The pockets are easy to find and use, and it has inner pockets to store water bottles and other objects that you don't want to freeze.
This will be my go-to warmth jacket when something extra is needed on bigger mountains like Rainier and Denali.
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Here's what other sites are saying:
The North Face Vostok Parka is named for the bitter cold experienced in Vostok, Russia but this 700 fill goose down jacket will keep you toasty warm in which ever chilly corner of the world you reside. Removable, adjustable hood with faux-fur trim Two alpine pockets Two side-entry hand pockets Two top-entry hand pockets Vent zips at lower back for freedom of movement Expedition and logo patches at bicep Fully adjustable cuff tabs Inner cuffs for warmth Hem cinch-cord Internal security chest pocket with cord guide Contrast embroidery at left chest and back right shoulder
Named after a Russian weather station in Antarctica with average temperatures around -67F, the 700-fill down-insulated Vostok Parka from The North Face is designed to withstand brutally cold climates.
The North Face Men's Vostok Down Parka is there to get you across town when winter tries to freeze you to the bone. Its durable nylon ripstop shell handles the wear-and-tear of commuting, while the 700-fill down insulation keeps you nice and toasty. The smooth recycled polyester taffeta lining slides over your work clothes without creating a wrinkle, and it has a water-resistant coating so it dries quickly. The Vostok features ventilation zippers at the lower back to let out some steam as well as give you the freedom of movement you need to catch the bus in time. Its hood is removable on sunny days, and the faux-fur trim adds a bit of warmth and style to your winter wardrobe. The outer cuffs keep cold out, and the inner cuffs keep warmth in. A hem cinch-cord keeps the jacket in place when winds start to howl. And the internal security pocket has a cord guide so you can happily listen to your favorite tunes as you make your way to work.
Temperatures in your neck of the woods may not drop to -67F like they do in Vostok, Russia but the Vostok down insulated parka by The North Face will help you withstand exposure to brutally cold temperatures this winter. New for 2013, expedition and logo patches are sewn to the bicep of this rugged parka. Waterproof, breathable HyVent 2L exterior keeps wet weather at bay and protects the ample high-loft 700-fill goose down insulation. Alpine pockets add utility to this incredibly warm hooded jacket.
- Mountain Gear