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  • Highly compressible ThermoBall synthetic insulation offers warmth equal to 600-fill-power goose down
  • Unlike down, ThermoBall insulates even when wet to keep you warm
  • Shell has a durable water repellent finish to repel light moisture
  • Zippered hand pockets
  • Hem cinch-cord
  • The North Face ThermoBall Vest stows in its own pocket
  • ThermoBall jackets were thoroughly tested by The North Face athletes, including Conrad Anker and Jimmy Chin, during summit trips on Denali and Mount Meru


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Best Use Multisport
Fabric Ripstop nylon
Lining Fabric Ripstop nylon
Insulated Yes
Insulation Type Synthetic
Insulation PrimaLoft ThermoBall polyester
Hood No
Packable Yes
Back Length Hip-length
Gender Men's

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Sizing notes

TALL: Some shirts, pants and jackets are available in tall sizes, which generally means an inseam that is 3 inches longer and a rise that is 1 inch longer, a shirt or jacket body that is 2 inches longer and sleeves that are 2 inches longer than regular sizes.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Vest The Thermoball vest is a great add to my outdoor wardrobe. I purchased the vest, in particular, for an elk hunting trip into northern Colorado. I wanted something light for my backpack when not being warn. This vest exceeded my expectations. When not in use, it weighed virtually nothing in my pack, but when needed (and it was often), it was very warm, yet still breathable. I wore it with just a long sleeve shirt and also as layered clothing under various jackets. It performed perfectly. Now it's my go to vest for all occasions. The deep pockets are a nice feature and the YKK zipper performs without a snag everytime.
Date published: 2013-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm absolutely in love with these vests! I love these vests. I live in freezing upstate NY where I'm constantly changing layers. I have one of these on from October - April at almost all times. I basically take it off when I go to bed. I bought everyone in my family one for Christmas this year and explained that the vest "will change their life". I am not a person that needs to be wearing brand names - just love quality and these vests are as good as they get. I don't even know I'm wearing them until someone compliments me on my vest at which time I take it off and say "FEEL HOW LIGHTWEIGHT THIS IS!!!" Did I say I'm obsessed?
Date published: 2016-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the new Thermoball! Bought the jacket with hood for my husband. He no longer wears any other jacket in his closet. It is functional and sleek. When it is too warm for the jacket, he now reaches for his new Thermoball vest. Much more sleek than prior vests and a good value relative to competitive brands that offer less technology at higher prices. Can't recommend the Thermoball vest and jackets more highly.
Date published: 2013-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Five stars I bought this product because a friend recommended that I buy a lightweight vest for skiing, and have worn this item every cold day since. whether I am working around my farm or skiing or hiking, I keep warmer while wearing this vest whether by itself or under other jackets, and I am in love with this vest to the point that I want to buy another as soon as possible. Even for the price this vest is absolutely worth every penny.
Date published: 2016-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fly!!! Never bought a vest before. This vest is warm and stylish. Its very light. You almost forget that it's on
Date published: 2013-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product I also have the thermoball jacket. I can recommend both! Great for travel, as they squeeze into their own pocket pouch. I've traveled the world, in many conditions with these products, and they never fail to keep me warm!
Date published: 2014-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Style with function I have been very pleased with the fit and comfort of my thermoball vest. It provides the perfect balance of breathability and insulation as well as protection from outside elements.
Date published: 2014-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Insulated Vest I'm a very early riser, since I received the vest I've worn it every day walking my dogs. I used it as an under layer during a recent trip to the Sierras when it was in the upper 30s at night, it kept me warm without the weight. Looking forward to see how it works on a late 3rd quarter backpacking trips. I do have a fall back though I bought the same style in a long sleeved jacket. The vest is quite versatile worn alone or in combination with an outer ware jacket or rain gear. I have always been a big time proponent of down, it's 'magic' how you developed this light weight synthetic filler that efficiently holds in body heat. I'm 5'10" / 147lb with average proportions and it fit better than perfect.
Date published: 2015-06-25
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What's the pack size? Does anyone have an image of it compressed with a banana for scale?

Asked by: peria
The packed dimensions of this vest are 12 x 8 x 4 inches.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-12-12

How much does the The North Face ThermoBall Vest weigh?

Asked by: Outdoordavid
The North Face Thermoball Vest weighs approximately 8.9 ounces.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-20
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