The North Face Vostok Parka

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Specs

Weight 54.3 oz / 1539 g
Abrasion Fabric 159 g / sq m, DWR Finish, Microporous Coating, 2L 100% nylon
Body Fabric 115 g / sq m (3.39 oz / sq yd) 100% Nylon
Insulation 700 Fill Goose Down

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The jacket is well made with quality products, rip…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $198

Summary

The jacket is well made with quality products, rip stop material, and high quality down. The arms are slightly lacking in down.

Pros

  • Heavy duty materials
  • Waterproof breatheable
  • Many well placed pockets
  • Reaches below the hip
  • Ventilation zips

Cons

  • 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.

Manufacturer's Description

Visit The North Face's Vostok Parka page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

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.

- Backcountry.com

On Sale. Free Shipping. The North Face Men's Vostok Parka DECENT FEATURES of The North Face Men's Vostok Parka 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 cinchcord Internal security chest pocket with cord guide Contrast embroidery at left chest and back right shoulder The SPECS Average Weight: 58.9 oz / 1670 g Center Back Length: 33in. Body: 40D 115 g/m2 100% nylon ripstop Lining: 50D 76 g/m2 100% recycled polyester taffeta with WR Insulation: 700 fill down This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.

- Moosejaw

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

- OMCgear

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.

- EMS

The North Face Vostok Parka

Discontinued

The Vostok Parka has been discontinued. It last appeared in The North Face's 2011 product line.

MSRP:
$349.00

The North Face Vostok Parka is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen May 27, 2014 at Backcountry.com.

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