When you're braving the bone-chilling temperatures on McKinley, anything less than 799-fill down is simply unacceptable. Fortunately, The North Face Catalyst Micro Down Jacket is packed with water-resistant 800-fill down, so it's ready for anything. When worn under a waterproof shell, this packable, insulating jacket keeps the cold out and your body heat in so you can keep moving through the challenging conditions. Once the storms abate, this featherweight hooded jacket unobtrusively holds off the cold on its own.
Natural down is the warmest, lightest, and most compressible insulation available, but when it gets wet it clumps, stops insulating, and takes a long time to dry. The North Face uses an exclusive water-resistant treatment to solve this problem. 800 WRD, the down used in the Catalyst jacket, stays dry 17 times longer than untreated down and maintain 100% of its loft when wet. The North Face also included FlashDry panels under the arms to move moisture away quickly, and since the Catalyst stows neatly into its own pocket, it's perfect to stick in your pack even if the weather looks like it's going to hold.
The athletic fit makes it easier to layer a shell over the Catalyst for really cold weather. The North Face finished the Catalyst with two zippered hand pockets and a chest pocket, elastic at the cuffs to comfortably seal out draft, and a low-profile cinch cord at the hem that allows you to customize the fit.
Prepare for frigid temperatures at high elevations with The North Face Catalyst Micro Jacket, an 800-fill goose down insulated jacket that can be worn as a sleek midlayer in the coldest mountain environments, or compressed into its pocket and carried as an emergency layer. Part of the Summit Series, the Catalyst Jacket features water-resistant down and offers outstanding warmth, even if you’re exposed to moisture during your assault on the summit. Densely woven Pertex Quantum exterior is lightweight and breathable, yet durable enough to withstand seasons of wear and tear. FlashDry underarm panels maintain mobility while securing skins to the bottoms of your skis or wielding climbing tools.
Prepare for frigid temperatures at high elevations with the 800-fill goose down of The North Face's men's Catalyst Micro Hooded Jacket. Wear it as a sleek midlayer in the coldest mountain environments or pack it down into its own pocket as an emergency layer. Streamlined chambers contain water-resistant down for outstanding warmth, even if your summit assault promises moisture. Densely woven Pertex Quantum face fabric is lightweight and breathable, yet durable enough to withstand seasons of wear and tear. FlashDry underarm panels maintain mobility while while swinging an ice tool or stripping your skins before the descent.
A technical classic for ski mountaineering and alpine climbing, The North Face Catalyst Micro men's jacket is insulated with water-repellent, 800-fill-power goose down.
|Back length (in.):||Unavailable|
|Body Fabric:||20D 35 g/m2 (1.02 oz/yd2) Pertex Quantum - 100% nylon ripstop|
|Fabric:||Nylon / nylon blend|
|Fabrics/Materials:||20D 40 g/m2 (1.18 oz/yd2) 100% nylon micro-ripstop (bluesign approved fabric) / Underarms|
|Hood:||Sleek, fix, fully adjustable, helmet-compatible hood|
|Insulation:||800 fill goose down (water resistant down treated)|
|Insulation Material:||820 Fill Down ProDown|
|Pockets:||Two zip hand pockets, napoleon chest pocket|
|Shell fabric:||(Body) ripstop nylon / (under arms) 85% polyester/15% spandex|
|Shell lining fabric:||Unavailable|
|Suggested use:||Ski mountaineering, backcountry skiing, alpine climbing|
|Underarm Fabric:||225 g/m2 (6.64 oz/yd2) 85% polyester, 15% elastane double knit with FlashDry|
|Weight:||450 grams (15.87 oz)|
|Weight [with packaging]:||Small: 0.85 lb, Medium: 0.9 lb, Large: 0.95 lb, X-Large: 1 lb|