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  • Highly compressible ThermoBall synthetic insulation offers warmth equal to 600-fill-power down and insulates even when wet
  • Shell has a durable water repellent finish to repel light moisture
  • Zippered hand pockets
  • Internal elastic cuffs; hem cinch-cord
  • Stows in its own zip pocket

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Specs

Best Use Multisport
Fabric Ripstop nylon
Lining Fabric Ripstop nylon
Insulated Yes
Insulation Type Synthetic
Insulation PrimaLoft ThermoBall polyester fibers
Hood No
Packable Yes
Back Length Hip-length
Gender Men's
Weight 12.3 ounces, 12.7

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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 Very Warm Light Weight Jacket I bought this before traveling to Europe because I didn't want to pack a bulky winter coat and the temperatures were going to be cold. I love this jacket because it is so light weight but incredibly wind resistant and warm. The fact that it packs into a football size bundle when you pack in it's own packet came in very handy when perusing indoor attractions like museums. We were in Paris with 20 degree "F" temperatures with wind chills in the teens and this jacket along with a t-shirt and sweater under it kept me toasty warm. The other thing I like is that in moderate temperatures it's not too hot. Very happy with this purchase.
Date published: 2015-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thermoball surprise I was skeptical about this jacket when I bought it. I still have not fully put it to the test but I took it out today in a pretty good east wind. Anyone from Portland will know what I'm talking about. It was cold and the wind chill was down there. All I had on underneath was a t-shirt. I was totally blown away at how warm I stayed. This jacket is pretty surprising. I have some more testing to do, have to try it in the rain then see how cold I get or maybe not. The only down side so far is I wished it had some kind of stash pocket maybe on the inside for glasses or the phone. If your thinking about this jacket, I would say try it out.
Date published: 2014-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth every penny I bought this jacket in TNF Red a couple weeks ago prepping for a late season trip to Mt. Whitney. Honestly the biggest selling point was the color and claim that the jacket performed better in damp conditions than regular down. It was the perfect weight/size for a mid layer, but I was skeptical about the warmth because its so ridiculously light and fairly thin. After 10 minutes on the mountain I was blown away. While the jacket retains heat during normal light wear, this thing comes into its own during high activity. If you're generating heat, this jacket traps it, locks it in and keeps you cocooned in warmth. I used it in temps between 10F-20F in dry-to-snowy conditions and would highly recommend it as an essential piece of gear.
Date published: 2013-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far... WOW I initially bought this jacket for it to be my every day, just throw on and go jacket for around town, and for a warm ski day if the opportunity would arise. I was hoping that it would be warm enough for myself to be comfortable to about -15C... but man was I ever wrong... Yesterday I was cleaning off snow, shovelling, and just walking in ~-20C with a pretty decent windchill of ~-30C and i was completely and totally and wonderfully comfortable. I was blown away by how warm this jacket is considering how incredibly thin and light it is. I am so happy I purchased this jacket and would recommend it for anyone that is looking for an impressively light, yet incredibly warm jacket for whatever life throws at you
Date published: 2013-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great mid-weight jacket or winter insulator I bought this jacket to work as an insulator under my hard shell for winter as well as my outer layer during the fall and winter. By itself this jacket is pretty warm, but it really shines when you start to move in it. I use it while climbing mountains in the Cascades and it's often the only jacket I need in cooler temperatures because it keeps me very warm while I'm moving. I went for a synthetic because all of my climbing in the PNW and it's really handy to have something to doesn't give in to water and moisture. When it gets really cold out, this will make a great layer in between my base layer and a snow shell. It is extremely light weight and fits into it's own pocket, which makes it convenient for backpacking.
Date published: 2014-11-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not for ONtario Winters I bought this jacket for cold fall and spring days and it did the trick. A large fit perfect and I am 6'2 and 200lbs. I can wear a base layer zip up underneath making walks/hikes in temps around 0C very light and breathable. I will say that the marketing is a little off-it's not a viable witner jacket for Ontario during Dec-early March where temps get down to -20C+ windchill. If you wore only this in that weather you'd freeze your tail off in 5 minutes. Overall its an excellent jacket from temps down to -5C so for what I purchased it for I am very happy with the qualiy and amazing light weight of the jacket.
Date published: 2013-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far, so good I've had my Thermoball for a little over a month and I'm finally enjoying its benefits now that the temperatures in the northeast have started to drop. The jacket is super lightweight and I've used it in most conditions so far (rain, wind, cold) for walking, hiking and running. I'm impressed with how warm it has kept me on some of my colder hikes and runs. I'm interested to test the optimal temperature range for staying comfortable in this jacket during active use. So far, it's been great between 20 - 50 degrees. I'm wondering how low I can go while still staying warm. I need a polar vortex to hit New England. TNFLocals #AMBSDR
Date published: 2014-11-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Active vs Regular Size I ordered my Jacket on line and the experience was good along with ground shipping went well. When I opened the package and tried on the Size Medium it felt snug under my arms and shoulders. I removed the Jacket and found I was shipped a Active Medium. When I ordered the Jacket I assumed I would get a regular size Medium since I didn't notice anyplace to mark regular or active. The jacket performs well if the temperature is 40F or above. If its colder and I put a sweater on under the jacket the tightness in the shoulders is really not comfortable.
Date published: 2015-01-29
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I'd like to know the denier number for the ripstop nylon outer layer.  This relates to tear resistance.

Asked by: JSE
The outer shell of the ThermoBall is a 15-denier ripstop nylon.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-27

Is there a difference between this jacket and the Thermoball that comes with the 3-n-1 North Face jacket? The sleeves look different. Also will the North Face Nuptse Down jacket zip into TNF Venture rain jacket?

Asked by: barrel roller
ThermoBall liners that come with 3-in-1 jackets do not have baffled sleeves. You should not see a significant difference in performance as the fill weight will be the same in all of the ThermoBall jackets. The Nuptse can be zipped into the Venture rain jacket.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-27

Seems these new lightweight insulated jackets are all the rage now. How much difference in warmth and performance are they compared to your typical soft shell? Something like the apex bionic. Just wondering if the thermoball is warmer then a soft shell

Asked by: Ride92
​An insulated jacket performs very differently from a softshell, which generally has no insulation. Soft-shells fill a need for a breathable, unrestrictive outer layer, that can still provide some weather protection. While they can certainly help close out the cold and wind most are not insulated to provide warmth. Jackets like the Thermoball provide warmth, but are not wind or water proof and are an excellent part of a layering system or work alone on cool, dry days. In summation, an insulated jacket will be warmer than a soft-shell in most situations.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-12-22

This looks like a pretty trim fit. Got a bit of a middle these days. Should I be looking at something else or will this be comfortable, even with a sweater underneath?

Asked by: Yeshe Dorje
This jacket actually has a decent amount of room in the body. It will accommodate some extra weight in the mid-section.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-27

Is the thermoball jacket zip-in compatible with the NorthFace Triclimate jacket?  In other words, could I zip out the fleece that came with the 2014 Triclimate jacket and zip in the thermoball for added warmth?

Asked by: PortlandKen
No, the ThermoBall jackets that are not part of the 3-in-1 system do not have the same zipper. The North Face Nuptse Down jacket does have the correct zipper for zipping into these shells: http://www.rei.com/product/870005/the-north-face-nuptse-down-jacket-mens
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-27

Is this the same product as C762 on North Face's website?

Asked by: Dubajaba
Yes, this is the same jacket.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-27

How does this jacket compare to the new Patagonia nano puff one in terms of warmth and wind resistance? comparable? They seem quite similar; any big differences in performance?

Asked by: Happy Traveller
These jackets are constructed with very similar shell fabric and the same synthetic insulation fill. They offer nearly identical performance due to these similar components.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-26

Is this the updated 2014 version of this jacket? Is that what I would be getting? Nothing on your site says 2014. Your specs are slightly different than what the mfr. has on their site and I don't see where you have a style number listed to verify.

Asked by: tlyn
Yes, this the new 2014 version of the ThermoBall. The model number on the tag is C762.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-27
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Please select a color/size.

View all The North Face Men's Synthetic Insulation Jackets

Size chart

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.

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Warm Light Weight Jacket I bought this before traveling to Europe because I didn't want to pack a bulky winter coat and the temperatures were going to be cold. I love this jacket because it is so light weight but incredibly wind resistant and warm. The fact that it packs into a football size bundle when you pack in it's own packet came in very handy when perusing indoor attractions like museums. We were in Paris with 20 degree "F" temperatures with wind chills in the teens and this jacket along with a t-shirt and sweater under it kept me toasty warm. The other thing I like is that in moderate temperatures it's not too hot. Very happy with this purchase.
Date published: 2015-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thermoball surprise I was skeptical about this jacket when I bought it. I still have not fully put it to the test but I took it out today in a pretty good east wind. Anyone from Portland will know what I'm talking about. It was cold and the wind chill was down there. All I had on underneath was a t-shirt. I was totally blown away at how warm I stayed. This jacket is pretty surprising. I have some more testing to do, have to try it in the rain then see how cold I get or maybe not. The only down side so far is I wished it had some kind of stash pocket maybe on the inside for glasses or the phone. If your thinking about this jacket, I would say try it out.
Date published: 2014-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth every penny I bought this jacket in TNF Red a couple weeks ago prepping for a late season trip to Mt. Whitney. Honestly the biggest selling point was the color and claim that the jacket performed better in damp conditions than regular down. It was the perfect weight/size for a mid layer, but I was skeptical about the warmth because its so ridiculously light and fairly thin. After 10 minutes on the mountain I was blown away. While the jacket retains heat during normal light wear, this thing comes into its own during high activity. If you're generating heat, this jacket traps it, locks it in and keeps you cocooned in warmth. I used it in temps between 10F-20F in dry-to-snowy conditions and would highly recommend it as an essential piece of gear.
Date published: 2013-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far... WOW I initially bought this jacket for it to be my every day, just throw on and go jacket for around town, and for a warm ski day if the opportunity would arise. I was hoping that it would be warm enough for myself to be comfortable to about -15C... but man was I ever wrong... Yesterday I was cleaning off snow, shovelling, and just walking in ~-20C with a pretty decent windchill of ~-30C and i was completely and totally and wonderfully comfortable. I was blown away by how warm this jacket is considering how incredibly thin and light it is. I am so happy I purchased this jacket and would recommend it for anyone that is looking for an impressively light, yet incredibly warm jacket for whatever life throws at you
Date published: 2013-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great mid-weight jacket or winter insulator I bought this jacket to work as an insulator under my hard shell for winter as well as my outer layer during the fall and winter. By itself this jacket is pretty warm, but it really shines when you start to move in it. I use it while climbing mountains in the Cascades and it's often the only jacket I need in cooler temperatures because it keeps me very warm while I'm moving. I went for a synthetic because all of my climbing in the PNW and it's really handy to have something to doesn't give in to water and moisture. When it gets really cold out, this will make a great layer in between my base layer and a snow shell. It is extremely light weight and fits into it's own pocket, which makes it convenient for backpacking.
Date published: 2014-11-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not for ONtario Winters I bought this jacket for cold fall and spring days and it did the trick. A large fit perfect and I am 6'2 and 200lbs. I can wear a base layer zip up underneath making walks/hikes in temps around 0C very light and breathable. I will say that the marketing is a little off-it's not a viable witner jacket for Ontario during Dec-early March where temps get down to -20C+ windchill. If you wore only this in that weather you'd freeze your tail off in 5 minutes. Overall its an excellent jacket from temps down to -5C so for what I purchased it for I am very happy with the qualiy and amazing light weight of the jacket.
Date published: 2013-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far, so good I've had my Thermoball for a little over a month and I'm finally enjoying its benefits now that the temperatures in the northeast have started to drop. The jacket is super lightweight and I've used it in most conditions so far (rain, wind, cold) for walking, hiking and running. I'm impressed with how warm it has kept me on some of my colder hikes and runs. I'm interested to test the optimal temperature range for staying comfortable in this jacket during active use. So far, it's been great between 20 - 50 degrees. I'm wondering how low I can go while still staying warm. I need a polar vortex to hit New England. TNFLocals #AMBSDR
Date published: 2014-11-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Active vs Regular Size I ordered my Jacket on line and the experience was good along with ground shipping went well. When I opened the package and tried on the Size Medium it felt snug under my arms and shoulders. I removed the Jacket and found I was shipped a Active Medium. When I ordered the Jacket I assumed I would get a regular size Medium since I didn't notice anyplace to mark regular or active. The jacket performs well if the temperature is 40F or above. If its colder and I put a sweater on under the jacket the tightness in the shoulders is really not comfortable.
Date published: 2015-01-29
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Questions & Answers

I'd like to know the denier number for the ripstop nylon outer layer.  This relates to tear resistance.

Asked by: JSE
The outer shell of the ThermoBall is a 15-denier ripstop nylon.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-27

Is there a difference between this jacket and the Thermoball that comes with the 3-n-1 North Face jacket? The sleeves look different. Also will the North Face Nuptse Down jacket zip into TNF Venture rain jacket?

Asked by: barrel roller
ThermoBall liners that come with 3-in-1 jackets do not have baffled sleeves. You should not see a significant difference in performance as the fill weight will be the same in all of the ThermoBall jackets. The Nuptse can be zipped into the Venture rain jacket.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-27

Seems these new lightweight insulated jackets are all the rage now. How much difference in warmth and performance are they compared to your typical soft shell? Something like the apex bionic. Just wondering if the thermoball is warmer then a soft shell

Asked by: Ride92
​An insulated jacket performs very differently from a softshell, which generally has no insulation. Soft-shells fill a need for a breathable, unrestrictive outer layer, that can still provide some weather protection. While they can certainly help close out the cold and wind most are not insulated to provide warmth. Jackets like the Thermoball provide warmth, but are not wind or water proof and are an excellent part of a layering system or work alone on cool, dry days. In summation, an insulated jacket will be warmer than a soft-shell in most situations.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-12-22

This looks like a pretty trim fit. Got a bit of a middle these days. Should I be looking at something else or will this be comfortable, even with a sweater underneath?

Asked by: Yeshe Dorje
This jacket actually has a decent amount of room in the body. It will accommodate some extra weight in the mid-section.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-27

Is the thermoball jacket zip-in compatible with the NorthFace Triclimate jacket?  In other words, could I zip out the fleece that came with the 2014 Triclimate jacket and zip in the thermoball for added warmth?

Asked by: PortlandKen
No, the ThermoBall jackets that are not part of the 3-in-1 system do not have the same zipper. The North Face Nuptse Down jacket does have the correct zipper for zipping into these shells: http://www.rei.com/product/870005/the-north-face-nuptse-down-jacket-mens
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-27

Is this the same product as C762 on North Face's website?

Asked by: Dubajaba
Yes, this is the same jacket.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-27

How does this jacket compare to the new Patagonia nano puff one in terms of warmth and wind resistance? comparable? They seem quite similar; any big differences in performance?

Asked by: Happy Traveller
These jackets are constructed with very similar shell fabric and the same synthetic insulation fill. They offer nearly identical performance due to these similar components.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-26

Is this the updated 2014 version of this jacket? Is that what I would be getting? Nothing on your site says 2014. Your specs are slightly different than what the mfr. has on their site and I don't see where you have a style number listed to verify.

Asked by: tlyn
Yes, this the new 2014 version of the ThermoBall. The model number on the tag is C762.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-27
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