The North Face THERMOBALL Fill Zip Jacket TESTED + REVIEWED
New for 2013, the Thermoball is a nice lightweight jacket from The North Face. While this jacket was designed for outdoor adventures such as hiking, climbing camping, it is also somewhat of a fashion item and can be found for sale at both trendy and outdoor retailers. The jacket comes in a wide variety of colors and is available in hooded and vest options.
What makes the Thermoball such a big deal is the synthetic PrimaLoft insulation it uses which, unlike down, will not absorb water and will retain its loft. While this jacket is not waterproof, I found that it did keep me dry on cold rainy nights. Light, convenient to grab as you are on your way out the door and warmer then it looks, its easy to scrunch up into its pocket and I have actually used it as a pillow one time. Having only two non-fleece lined pockets, the Thermoball is quite minimal, yet I could not find any real drawbacks. If you can find any, please mention them in the comments. Watch the video.
- Two hand pockets
- Elastic binding at cuff
- Hem cinch-cord system in hand pockets
- Stowable into hand pocket
- Three-color zipper-pull detail
- bluesign® approved fabric
- Fabric: body: 15D 33 g/m² (1.16 oz/yd²) 100% nylon (bluesign® approved fabric) / insulation: PrimaLoft® ThermoBall™
- Avg Weight: 330 g (11.64 oz)
- Length from Center Back: 28”
- Source: Imported
- Guarantee: Lifetime Warranty