LD Mountain Centre Says:
An awesome new synthetic insulation from North Face, Thermoball is just about the best synthetic insulation you can get and the closest to down in terms of warmth and packability. So needless to say the Thermoball Full Zip Jacket which is packed with the stuff is a great lightweight slimline insulated midlayer ready to head for the hills when you are.
Men's Thermoball Full Zip Jacket Features:
The North Face® Men’s Thermoball™ Full Zip Jacket for wet and cold weight critical missions is insulated with synthetic Primaloft® Thermoball™. Thermoball™ technology is the new high performance synthetic alternative to down. Its fibre clusters closely mimics the heat retaining property of down but still perform when wet. It is also low weight and high loft to deliver great warmth with compressibility. This multi-purpose jacket has two hand pockets and elastic binding to secure the cuffs. The hem cinch cord adjusts in the hand pocket. Compact enough to stow in a hand packet. The supple nylon shell has a taffeta lining. For cold and wet weight critical pursuits choose The North Face® Men’s Full Zip Thermoball™ Jacket. Updated for 2014 with streamlined baffles contoured to fit your body.
I researched this jacket and others; I was looking for a mid layer that would both look good, stay warm, allow movement and pack small. I'm away soon for a snowbaording trip to BC. Very cold weather expected. The idea being the jacket can easily be pulled from a backpack to add warmth on the mountain and vice versa when it heats up, or I do!
The jacket is slim but provides the warmth I'm looking for. It looks durable. The synthetic material promises to stay warm even when wet, perfect for what I'm looking for. It also slides easily under my outer snowboard jacket...
For the price, an excellent piece of kit.
I'm lucky I live close to the store. I always go first to LD for all my outdoor kit. Excellent advice, choice and great value...
Just what I wanted. I'm normally a 44 so went for XL. Was concerned that it would be too big but it fits nicely. Would prefer slightly longer sleeves. Very pleased overall.