The North Face Downtown Parka - Women's
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Look cool but stay warm. This down parka is full length and insulated hood to hem. If you're not a fan of hoods, it zips off so you can wear your parka even when the word isn't getting blanketed with snow.
- Waterproof-breathable 2-layer DryVent is 70-denier cotton, nylon blend.
- DWR treatment sheds snow and rain.
- 550-fill-power down provides compressible and breathable insulation.
- Hood is removable, adjustable and insulated.
- Faux fur trim is removable .
- 2-way YKK® Vislon zipper with a windflap.
- Zippered pockets plus a zippered chest pocket.
- Internal fleece cuffs.
- V-shaped drop tail with split hem.
|Ideal for||Casual wear|
|Lining/backer||50-denier recycled polyester|
|Insulation||550 fill-power goose down|
Fabric waterproof rating
The standard test for waterproof fabrics uses a standing column filled with water. The figures given are the water column height. A rating of 3,500mm or higher can be considered waterproof. The higher the rating, the more durable the waterproof fabric will be over time.
Waterproof garments use waterproof-breathable technologies and are fully seam-taped. Water-resistant garments use waterproof-breathable technologies but their seams are not taped. Water-resistant garments repel water and protect against wind but are not made of waterproof fabric.
|Waterproof with fully taped seams|
A windproof garment does not allow any air to permeate the fabric. A garment with windproof panels has panels of fabric that are totally windproof, but the rest of the garment may not be windproof. A wind-resistant garment resists some wind, but not as much as a garment that is windproof.
Durable water repellency
Usually referred to as DWR. A treatment made to fabrics that causes water to bead and run off instead of soaking through.
How to measure
- Measure fullest circumference, keeping tape up under arms and across shoulder blades.
- Measure at the narrowest circumference of your waist.
- Stand with feet together and measure at fullest circumference.
- Arm length
- Bend elbow gently, then measure from centre of back of neck out to point of shoulder, down to back of elbow, and forward to wrist.