The North Face Women's Thunder Jacket

Priced: $173.95 - $249.00 Rated:   - 5 stars out of 5 by 14 reviews.
The North Face Thunder Jacket -
Reach for The North Face Women`s Thunder Micro Down Jacket when you need an extra layer of warmth to combat the frigid winter air. Its 800-fill down insulation keeps your core toasty, while the Thunder`s compressible design allows it to stow easily in its own hand pocket when you ski tour or snowshoe. 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 Thunder jacket, stays dry 17 times longer than untreated down and maintain 100% of its loft when wet. The athletic fit makes it easier to layer a shell over the Thunder for really cold weather. The North Face finished the Thunder with two zippered hand pockets, 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.

• Nylon ripstop construction.
• Water-resistant 800-fill down insulation.
• Women-specific athletic fit.
• Two zippered hand pockets.
• The North Face Summit Series


  • Chevron baffle construction
  • 20D nylon ripstop with DWR finish
  • Nylon; machine wash.
  • Lightweight 20D nylon ripstop shell fabric
  • Hem cinch cord to seal in warmth
  • Nylon or polyester lining.
  • Dual hem drawcords


  • ~ Keeps down dry 17 times longer than untreated down
  • Water-resistant, high-loft 800-fill goose down for lightweight, compressible, and durable warmth
  • ~ After several launderings, stays 10 times dryer and retains 100% of loft compared with untreated down


  • 25 1/2" length (size Medium).


  • Zip hand-warmer pockets.
  • Front zip closure.


  • Stows in hand pocket


  • Women's Active & Swim.
  • Elastic binding at cuffs
  • ~ A bluesign approved, environmentally responsible process

The North Face Women's Thunder Jacket is the perfect compressible, insulating layer to keep on hand for when the weather takes a turn. Weighing in at under 13oz, this puppy packs a lot of extra protection at a minimal weight. The 800-fill down traps your warmth close to your body and is protected by a water-resistant treatment to shed light rain/snow. The Thunder jacket stows into its own hand pocket when not in use and makes and excellent pillow at night (where the water-resistant treatment can shed some light drool).

FEATURES of The North Face Women's Thunder Jacket.
SPECIFICATIONS of The North Face Women's Thunder Jacket.
Bringing the noise this winter, The North Face Women’s Thunder Jacket is what all the hype is about when it comes to staying warm. Favorited by alpinists annually, the Thunder is back for another clap. Thermal insulation is at an all-time high thanks to 800-fill down to keep you incredibly warm no matter how far the thermometer has plummeted. Backcountry excursions have never been better than with this piece that also features exclusive water-resistant technology. One of the best parts of this stealthy slice of warmth is its ability to pack all the way down into one of its own pockets for some sweet packability. Storm through this season with the unstoppable Women’s Thunder Jacket from The North Face.
The North Face Thunder Jacket is 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.
Two secure-zip hand pockets, Stowable in hand pocket.
Elastic-bound cuffs, Hem cinch-cord.
Stay warm and dry even when your down jacket gets wet; the womens The North Face Thunder Jacket has water-resistant down you can rely on.


The North Face Thunder Jacket for Women is the ultimate, ultra-lightweight, high-power down jacket for outdoor athletes to sport in cold and damp conditions. This highly-compressible coat is a classic mid-layer or outer jacket for the cold season. Constructed from a durable nylon ripstop exterior treated with DWR (durable water repellent) finish for added weather resistance, this thermal down jacket has a true sweater-like fit that stows into it own hand pocket, making it ideal for backcountry overnighters.

The cold usually makes your muscles tense and your bones ache, but The North Face Women's Thunder Down Jacket locks in body heat so you feel cozy, comfy, and ready to play. During cold, clear days, the baffled 800-fill down keeps your core temperature steady and comfortable for everyday wintertime errands. When you're getting ready for a chilly, snowy day at the resort, this jacket slide easily under a waterproof shell.

A DWR finish repels light moisture so even if you get caught in a sudden flurry, that 800-fill down won't lose its power to keep you warm. Inverted chevron baffle construction evenly spaces down to eliminate cold spots while adding an element of modern style. Dual hem drawcord,  a high collar, and elastic cuffs keep cold air out, Plus, the packable design mean you can stuff this jacket into its own pocket for easy packing.

Ultralight and highly compressible, The North Face Women's Thunder Jacket is easy to pack and ideal for rugged backcountry use. Boasting natural, 800-fill-power goose-down insulation, enhanced with a hydrophobic finish, the down plumes resist becoming saturated with moisture, and ensure that you stay warm and dry. Elastic-bound cuffs and hem-cinch cord provide a near-custom fit that seals out bitter wind and cold. Secure-zip hand pockets for convenient storage. Stowable in hand pocket. Imported.
Sizes: S-2XL.
Colors: Greystone/Passion Pink, High Rise Grey, Spicy Orange.

Mountain Gear
The North Face has reinvented the down fill in their women's Thunder Jacket to tackle down's greatest enemy - moisture.

Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS)
An athlete favorite for multipurpose backcountry use, The North Face Thunder Jacket delivers the ultralight, compressible warmth of water-resistant 800-fill goose down. Water-resistant down provides improved performance and versatility in a wider range of conditions.

Fiber Content: 100% nylon ripstop.
Country of Origin: Imported

Angled, contoured quilting, and narrower insets down the sides, enhance the trim, sweater-like fit of an ultra-lightweight packable jacket insulated with 800-fill down for optimum warmth with minimum weight. A water-resistant finish ensures you stay as dry as you do warm.
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Also available for: Men
Available Color(s):Brilliant Blue/Prussian Blue, TNF Black
Back Length:26 in.
Body:20D 35 g/m2 (1.03 oz/yd2) 100% nylon ripstop
Center Back Length:26"
Center-back length:26 in.
Closure:Full Zip
Fabric:body 20D 35 g/m2 (1.03 oz/yd2) 100% nylon ripstop / insulation 800 fill water-resistant down
Fabrics/Materials:100% Nylon Ripstop
Guarantee:Lifetime Warranty
Hem:Hem cinch-cord
Hood Type:No
Insulation:800 fill water-resistant down.
Insulation Material:800 Fill Down
Insulation Rating:Warmer
Insulation Type:Down
Length:27 in
Length from Center Back:26 in
Material:100% Nylon
Pockets:Two secure-zip hand pockets/Stowable in hand pocket
Removable Liner:No
Snow Skirt:No
Waterproof Material:N/A
Weight:12.7 oz. (360 g)
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The North Face Thunder Jacket Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

I had not seen this jacket in person and ordered based on reviews and research. I received it within 2 days from Zappos with exceptionally fast shipping. Initially, I was underwhelmed with the looks of the jacket. It was so light weight and couldn't be a pricey jacket. However, I tried it on and it fit very well. I am 5'7" 130 pounds and purchased the medium. The sleeve length is longer than most and felt great! The jacket is tapered and slimming but is not restrictive in any way. I can easily wear a thick sweater under this jacket. Next I wanted to test it out. My husband and I walked in 32 degree weather and I wore only a long sleeved tee underneath. I added TNF fleece scarf, gloves, and hat and walked approximately 2.5 miles. I can honestly say that this jacket kept me warm! No wind goes through this coat! I also purchased TNF Aconcagua jacket as well. I wanted to have both in order to make my choice. I found the Aconcagua to be a jacket that felt more substantial. The nylon seemed thicker. I was confused as to why it was the cheaper of the 2 jackets. I found it to be tight in the arms and overall uncomfortable. It was an easy choice to keep TNF Thunder! I purchased the black and happy with my choice! And I love Zappos provides free returns so I can easily return the Aconcagua.
Angie K - customer at on 01/08/2014
I was hesitant about joining the bandwagon and purchasing a North Face jacket. But this arrived just in time to truly test it out in the chill that hit Chicago last week. It fits true to size and with the North Face Thunder Vest as an additional layer, not only has it kept me warm but stylish also! I think there is something to feeling well dressed that helps you deal with these dreary winter months! So essentially I am sold on North Face and I have finally figured out why it seems to be the outer wear of choice here in Chicago. But more importantly I am sold on Zappos! There was a slight glitch in the delivery of my first order from Zappos. Nothing to do with Zappos but they helped make the experience only better! Bravo to a company that not only preaches excellent customer service but lives by it! That is why the Zappos phenomenon is studied by many!
Eno - customer at on 12/15/2013

Stylish Warmth!

I did quite a bit of research and window shopping before I got this jacket. I live in Aspen, CO and it can get pretty chilly here. I chose this jacket because I can wear it alone. The other micro jackets are thinner but it's necessary to wear a shell underneath. This one is very flattering and slimming. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because the color is not at all like the picture. The true color is like a purpulish- gray/ dark silver. I actually like the color though. If your looking for a warm jacket that doesn't make you look like a giant marshmallow , this us the jacket for you. I'd definitely recommend this to a friend!
NatInAspen at The North Face on 10/24/2013

This is my wife's go-to jacket for 6 months out of the year in Boise, Idaho. The jacket has an excellent warmth-to-weight ratio and is available in a variety of great colors. The arms are longer than similar jackets in other brands and the overall fit is flattering for a down jacket. She is 5' 6", 118 lbs and wears a size S. She had an issue with the seams ripping in a few places after several years of tough use but TNF replaced the seams without any hesitation. She would absolutely recommend or buy this jacket again.

Blake Carley at on 09/25/2013
I ordered this jacket one day and received it the very next day. I find that it is super warm and very, very lightweight. I disagree with other reviewers that said the sleeves were too long. I am a true medium and I order medium and it fit perfectly and the sleeves were just right. As always Zappos was super fast in getting me my merchandise. I live in the Northeast and this jacket is warm enough to wear in really cold weather. Thanks again Zappos for excellent service.
Anonymous - customer at on 01/06/2014

I purchased a black one for myself and a gray one for my daughter in college last year for Christmas. It's our go to jacket! It's so lightweight and love the fact that it stows in it's pocket. It's great for temps in 40's down to the 20's. Only con is this one didn't have a hood for a rainy walk to class. Otherwise it's great, give it 5 stars!

marp122558 at on 10/29/2013
I've had multiple compliments on this coat. The pattern is extremely flattering. I'm tall and skinny and often times find it difficult to find a coat that is long and slender enough with long arms. This coat fits great. It also keeps me warm without being overly puffy. And I absolutely LOVE the color!
JenNielsen at The North Face on 11/19/2013
My first time to purchase this kind of brand, I am a happy camper to wear such a thing, very light not bulky but warmth. The best jacket ever! And of course, Zappos - you never failed my expectations about your shipping services. Thumbs up to your website. Keep up the good work!
Alice - customer at on 12/09/2013
I absolutely love my new jacket, it is VERY light but don't be fooled, it is warm. I have worn it in minus 0 temps, if it is layered with a sweater I can stay outside sliding with grandkids until they get tired.
Pattie D - customer at on 01/20/2014

I got my mom this jacket for Christmas, she wanted something very warm yet packable. She wears this jacket all the time and says that so far it has done everything of it she would expect or want.

Sean Muschamp at on 01/13/2014

Negative Reviews:

This jacket is not warm unless you wear a shell over it. Super cute and looks great, would be good for a early spring jacket but not the dead of winter like it is right now. Def not warm enough for 15 degree weather :-/ I returned and purchased the NorthFace Boundary which is amazing!

emip1140983 at on 01/21/2014

Neutral Reviews:

this jacket is adorable, however it is lightweight, like a windbreaker. I wanted something more for cold evenings at sporting events etc.

stap1127605 at on 01/22/2014