The North Face is a solid, staple snowsports brand from which we've come to expect warm, well-made products at reasonable price points. This killer mid-layer is no exception.
A lightweight, packable performance layer, TNF's Desolation Thermoball has just a hint of stretch for a fantastic fit. We love the hybrid design that stuffs PrimaLoft® ThermoBall™ insulation where it counts for optimal warmth and performance. The cavernous zip hand pockets were a total surprise! You'd never expect to find that much space in such a streamlined style. Bonus: the entire jacket packs into said pocket for backcountry/cramped car/carry-on convenience.
Designed to be worn in combo with a complementing Steep Series jacket, we had zero issue layering under an unaffiliated insulated jacket. The result? A bulletproof barrier against single digits before windchill even entered the equation. It moves, it breathes, and it does so well in these conditions, we've got nothing but the utmost confidence it will also rise to the occasion under a shell on warmer days.