Tuesday, June 3, 2014

A Review of The North Face Men’s Plasma ThermoBall Jacket

north face plasma thermoball jacket
The North Face Plasma ThermoBall jacket is the latest in go-anywhere sportswear for men. It’s casual-looking enough for a jaunt around town, but under its civilized exterior, this jacket has serious chops. What makes this jacket unique is its insulation: PrimaLoft ThermoBall — the newest synthetic alternative to down. ThermoBall has the warmth equivalent of 600-fill down, and it will continue keeping you toasty even when it gets wet. The round synthetic fibers in ThermoBall don’t clump together like traditional down, and the fiber’s innovative shape allows it to trap heat in small air pockets to retain warmth.

Besides its amazing filler material, the North Face Plasma ThermoBall jacket has an exterior made of double-layer HyVent waterproof nylon. This durable material is breathable and will keep you from getting clammy inside your jacket. The jacket’s fully taped seams protect you from drafts and leaks, and its underarm zips are great for when you get hot hiking up that ridge you’ve had in your sights all day. A removable and fully adjustable hood gives this hard-working piece of outerwear even more versatility, and its two hand pockets and single sleeve pocket have sturdy zippers to keep all your valuables safe.

The jacket is available in four colors, some of which are monochrome and some of which mix it up a bit with different-colored bodies and sleeves. The cosmic blue/asphalt grey combination is vibrant and eye-catching; if you prefer a dark-colored jacket, you can choose between a burgundy/black combination, a black-on-black option, and a navy-on-navy style.

The North Face ThermoBall jacket combines the coziness of down with the sleekness of a synthetic. The insulation is light and compressible, making the jacket excellent for stowing in a backpack on between-season camping trips. Its thin design is deceptive though; the Plasma ThermoBall is great for temperatures ranging from below zero into the mid 30s. Since it doesn’t have the bulk of traditional down, it's perfect for layering and can be worn over pretty much any normal daywear without looking bulky.

Whether you’re planning a trek deep into the mountains or just want to stay warm on a frigid night on the town, The North Face ThermoBall jacket is an excellent choice. This jacket is covered by The North Face’s lifetime guarantee, so if its features ever don’t live up to the company’s stellar reputation, they’ll repair it for free. Any item of clothing that combines comfort, utility, style, and incredibly high quality is worth checking out, so give the Plasma ThermoBall jacket a try if you want to stay warm but still look great next winter.

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  2. Are there warmer solutions like the Plasmatic jacket?

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