We think The North Face Women's Thermoball makes a fantastic walking and hiking jacket that works extremely well in cold, windy conditions as well as those grey, drizzly days keeping you dry even when you think you are getting soaked through. This versatile, insulating layer is popular with climbers as it feels light even with the thickness of the 15 denier nylon outer giving it a tougher exterior and has a cinch hem drawcord which keeps out the way of climbing harnesses or the waist belt of a rucksack.
This durable and highly packable jacket features a new bottleneck quilting pattern and ultralight ThermoBall™ insulation for an excellent warmth-to-weight ratio and fewer cold spots.
Thermoball is an excellent synthetic down alternative made using Primaloft fibre clusters which trap air within small pockets retaining heat. This enables a jacket to compress down really well and perform even if it gets a good soaking. This synthetic technology makes this Women's Thermoball Jacket a versatile mid-layer to keep you cosy and agile in very cold weather. A cinch-cord at the hem will help lock in the extra warmth and this Thermoball Jacket has three zipped pockets to keep essentials nice and safe. When the sun comes out and you get a little too hot, you can stow this jacket into its own pocket for great space-saving convenience and get on with your day.
This women's microlight insulated hiking jacket compresses down into its own pocket which is a great space saver especially when you have a decent amount of other kit to carry and we have found that it is sized big so worth considering what you might wear underneath before ordering.