The North Face McMurdo Parka
Released July, 2006
The Pros:Lots of pockets including one for media player and water bottle. Available in lots of sizes and colors, including a boy's version. Great for non-extreme environments - will keep most users warm for extended periods of time.
The Cons:No way to tighten the collar. Doesn't protect the neck - wind will easily penetrate the coat. Not as much down insulation at the back of the shoulders running down the arms.
The North Face McMurdo Parka is a winter coat named after the largest community in Antarctica, McMurdo Sound, which is home to McMurdo Station, a US science facility capable of housing 1258 residents. This Parka is longer than the similar Ice Jacket, and also features a removable hood with detachable faux fur trim, as well as sporting a 550 fill power density of down filling.
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The outer shell is made of The North Face's HyVent 2L material as well, which features a protective outer layer to repel moisture and rain yet is still breathable, and an inner layer made from polyurethane foam capable of drawing wetness away from the skin to the outside. It also features a key clip in the hand pocket to secure your keys when active, adjustable Velcro cuffs and Velcro enclosed front zipper, and an array of interior and exterior pockets as outlined below, including a media player pocket. Unlike the Ice Jacket, the McMurdo is also available in Boy's which is about one hundred dollars cheaper, as well as Men's sizes up to 5XL.
- Adjustable removable hood
- Detachable faux fur trim
- Two alpine pockets
- Internal and media pocket
- Internal water bottle pocket
- Two hand and cargo pockets
- Internal glove pocket
- Sleeve pocket
- Front zipper with Velcro closure
- Velcro adjustable cuffs
- Waist and hem cinch-cord
- Key clip in hand pocket
- Outer: 210D x 300D 170 g/m²(5.0 oz/yd²) 100% nylon oxford HyVent 2L (Solid)
- Length from Center Back: 35"
- Insulation: 550 fill down
Sizes and Colors
- Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL(5XL only available in black)
- Colors: Bittersweet Brown, Black, Graphite Grey, Swamp Green,
- Sizes: XXS, S, M, L, XL
- Colors: Asphalt Grey, Bittersweet Brown
User Reviews (3)
Lots of pockets including one for media player and water bottle
available in lots of sizes and colors, including a boy's version
great for non-extreme environments - will keep most users warm for extended periods of time
no way to tighten the collar
doesn't protect the neck - wind will easily penetrate the coat
not as much down insulation at the back of the shoulders running down the arms
drawstrings hidden inside the pockets are difficult to use
faux fur used doesn't drop temperatures like real coyote fur does
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