The North Face Men’s Thunder Jacket is a water-resistant down jacket to keep you warm while hiking the backcountry. The baffles are packed with water-resistant treated 800-fill down, which stays dry longer in wet weather. No more need to fret about the snow setting in. The lightweight nylon fabric helps make the jacket highly compressible, as it can stuff into its own pocket and pulled out for use as a mid-layer when temps drop even lower.
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.
The North Face Men's Thunder Jacket.
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).
Fiber Content: 100% nylon.
Country of Origin: Imported
A perennial athlete favorite, this baffled jacket features 800-fill water-resistant down for reliable insulation during backcountry excursions in wet weather. The exclusive water-resistant treatment allows the large clusters of goose down to stay dry longer for improved insulating performance. This highly compressible, thermal mid-layer can be stowed in its hand pocket and carried out-of-bounds as an emergency layer for when the temperature drops.
|Avg. length:||28 in.|
|Back Length:||28 in.|
|Body:||20D 1.23 oz/yd2 / 35 g/m2 100% nylon ripstop|
|Center Back Length:||28"|
|Center-back length:||28 in.|
|Cuffs:||Elastic bound cuffs|
|Hem:||Hem cinch cord|
|Insulation:||800 fill water-repellent ProDown|
|Insulation Material:||800 Fill Down|
|Length from center back:||28”|
|Material:||body: 20D 35 g/m² (1.23 oz/yd²) 100% nylon / insulation: 800 fill water-resistant down|
|Pockets:||Two secure-zip hand pockets|
|Weight:||15.17 oz. (430 g)|
|The North Face Thunder Micro Jacket||$174.99 - $270.00|
I got to say, TNF has one of the best quality down jackets ever made. I also own a Marmot down jacket that is comparable to this one; however, I must say that TNF's thunder jacket is really soft,extremely warm and very well made. I bought a size small, being only 5'7" tall and about 155 lbs. I've had this jacket for under a year, and it has seen moderate to cold temperatures (20-30's Deg. F). I highly recommend this jacket to anyone looking for a high quality and warm winter jacket.