The North Face Resolve II Parka – Women’s

We’ve read the reviews across the web for the The North Face Resolve II Parka – Women’s and summarize the results below:

Universal Ranking

PeakScore: 82 (out of 100)
User Rating: 4.4 stars 
Expert Rating: 3.4 stars

Number of Ratings Reviewed: 494

Pros & Cons

Reasons to buy:

User Reviews

  • A nice looking jacket that is suitable for layering.
  • Able to withstand a wide range of elements and remain waterproof.
  • The hood is stowable, and can fold up into a stand-up fleece collar.
  • A wide range of colors to choose from.
  • Cinched waist at the back gives a feminine shape to the jacket.

Expert Reviews

  • The tech of the fabric is waterproof.
  • Useful layering-jacket in cold weather.
  • Good choice for high-elevation or winter shell.

Reasons NOT to buy:

User Reviews

  • The zipper seems flimsy and breaks easily.
  • No loop on the jacket to hang for easy storage.
  • Doesn’t have a 2-way zipper like the original Resolve.
  • The hood adjustment doesn’t stay tightened around the face in windy or rainy conditions.
  • Heavier in terms of a lightweight shell rain jacket.
  • Doesn’t compact as small for packing as a typical shell jacket.

Expert Reviews

  • Sleeves only include elastic at the wrists, leaving them exposed to the elements.
  • Zipper has a tendency to break when the jacket is tightened at the waist.
  • The jacket has mediocre breathability due to its overall fabric, as well as the construction of the neck.
  • Fabric is quite noisy and crinkly.
  • 16 ounces is pretty heavy for a shell rain jacket if it’s going to be used for more than around-town.


The Resolve II Parka is a good choice for when you aren’t too worried about facing the elements, and want a basic jacket that can be stylish and get the job done. If the zippers hold up and you don’t mind a noisy fabric, the color selection, quality fit, and waterproof design can persuade you to snag this jacket for use around town or low intensity activities.


Note: User and expert rankings were reviewed across the web, including here: 1.