Girl in 1996 Misty Rose Nuptse North Face Jacket

Innovation for the modern day explorer

For over 50 years, The North Face has provided an authentic solution to the real needs of athletes.

North Face Thermoball Technology

Goose down

Thermal Insulation

Using only the highest quality goose down in all of our products, The North Face® tests each lot of down at three stages of production for loftiness, moisture resistance and ability to regain loft after compression. The fill power of goose down is an indicator of two important features: warmth-to-weight ratio and compressibility, both critical to retain warmth and furnish comfort. True fill power is measured by placing one ounce of goose down in a graduated cylinder and measuring the volume the down occupies in cubic inches. The North Face® products are insulated with exclusive, high-fill power goose down ranging from 550 to 900 fill, which represents the highest quality down commercially available.

Benefits
  • Superior warmth and comfort
  • Lightweight insulation
  • Increased loft than lesser fill downs (900 + 800 only)
  • Highest quality, high-fill power goose down


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North Face Thermoball Technology

Thermoball

The New Synthetic Alternative to Down

The North Face™ developed a partnership with PrimaLoft® to offer a new synthetic alternative to down. ThermoBall™ is a revolution in insulation technology. Unlike traditional, continuous-filament synthetic insulations, the small round PrimaLoft® synthetic fiber clusters closely to mimic down clusters; trapping heat within small air pockets to retain warmth.

Benefits
  • Lightweight
  • Phenomenal warmth in cold and wet conditions
  • Packs neatly into zipper pocket (not all styles)
  • Insulates even when wet


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North Face Thermoball Technology

Goretex®

Waterproof

The North Face® partners with GORE-TEX® to deliver the industry’s most innovative and highest performance waterproof, windproof and breathable weather protection. GORE-TEX® fabrics lead the industry in providing durable waterproof, breathable protection. The GORE-TEX® membrane is completely impervious to rain, sleet and snow, while allowing perspiration to pass through it from within. Tiny pores in the GORE-TEX® membrane allow perspiration to escape while preventing water from entering.

Benefits
  • Lightweight
  • Breathable
  • Protection in rain and snow
  • Ideal for snowboarding, skiing, and climbing


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