Technology Hiker

Gear Review: The North Face Thermoball Hoody

I have the honor of being part of The North Face Locals (TNF Locals) ambassador program. IMG_3354 TNF Locals is a program where avid, outdoor enthusiasts  (but not professional athletes) get an opportunity to share stories about the latest innovations from The North Face.  It is an outstanding program, and I feel honored to be a part of it.  Here’s a review I wrote about the Thermoball Hoody – my family’s go to jacket.

Outstanding for the Whole Family

Written by TechnologyHiker, Burlingame, CA

Fit – Fits true to size

Length – Fits true to size

November 21, 2014


This jacket is outstanding – versatile, warm, & compact. I received one as a TNF Locals ambassador but liked it so much, I purchased thermoballs for my wife & son. My thermoball jacket has kept me comfortable during early am Rocky Mountain hikes, foggy redwood runs, and long, transatlantic flights. Plus, it looks great. I would highly recommend the jacket (especially the hoody) to anyone for looking midweight insulation. It can be used effectively in many conditions – including as an outer layer in chilly, damp weather or as a midlayer for cold weather. #tnflocals #ambsdr

PROS: Waterproof, Packable, Warm, Breathable, Windproof, Wicking

BEST USES: Skiing, Climbing, Training, Running, Mountain Biking, Hiking