Innovation at any pace. Optimised stability. Enhanced cushioning. VECTIV™ technology. For speed and comfort on every trail.Innovation at any pace. Optimised stability. Enhanced cushioning. VECTIV™ technology. For speed and comfort on every trail.
Trapping air and body heat within high-loft clusters, down is light, compressible and provides exceptional warmth in cold conditions.
Contrary to popular belief, down is not the same as feathers. Down fill insulation is made from goose or duck plumage – the lofty, fluffy stuff underneath the feathers.
The fill power of down indicates two important features: warmth-to-weight ratio and compressibility, both critical to retain warmth and furnish comfort.
Down products with a high fill power are usually lighter, less bulky and more compressible than some with a low fill power that is equally warm.
Down works best in dry conditions and doesn't perform when wet—machine drying brings natural down back to life.
Compressible & Packable
Responsible Down Standard
The North Face is committed to improving animal welfare and traceability in the goose-down and feather supply chain.
We created the Responsible Down Standard (RDS) to help ensure that our down does not come from animals subject to harm.
Using only the highest quality down in all of our products, The North Face® tests each lot of down at three stages of production for loftiness, moisture resistance and ability to regain loft after compression.
Outer Shell layer
Outer Shell layer
How to layer
The insulating layer is worn underneath a hard or soft shell in wet weather. In cold but dry conditions, it can be worn without a weather-protecting shell.
Discover our Down products
Our Down products come with various weights and fill power, from 550-fill to 1000-fill.
DOWN FILL 1000
The highest quality down available delivers an unmatched warmth-to-weight ratio when minimal weight and maximum warmth are paramount.