The North Face Thermoball Triclimate Insulated Jacket – Men’s

We’ve read the reviews across the web for the The North Face Thermoball Triclimate Insulated Jacket – Men’s and summarize the results below:

Universal Ranking

PeakScore: 83 (out of 100)
User Rating: 4.4 stars 
Expert Rating: 3.6 stars

Number of Ratings Reviewed: 91

Pros & Cons

Reasons to buy:

User Reviews

  • The layers work well separated or as a unit.
  • Breathes fairly well.
  • The outer layer is both waterproof and wind resistant.
  • Packs down very well.
  • Quiet material.

Expert Reviews

  • Highly weather resistant.
  • Good for resort skiing.
  • The shell alone provides more warmth than similar shells, and the warmth can be improved by also wearing the liner.
  • The adjustable hood fits helmets well.
  • Allows for free movement.
  • Offers good ventilation and temperature adjustment.
  • Offers lots of little details like pass holders and goggle wipes that make it especially handy for resort skiing.

Reasons NOT to buy:

User Reviews

  • Not warm enough for truly cold days.
  • The liner gets easily pushed out of the shell when putting the jacket on.
  • The jacket feels low-quality for the price.
  • Fits a little long.
  • The zippers are difficult to use with gloves on.
  • The front pockets are not lined.
  • The fit seems oversized for many users.

Expert Reviews

  • The fit is a bit boxy in the torso.
  • The jacket liner is not compatible with the powder skirt, although that is a common problem with 3-in-1 jackets.


The North Face Thermoball Triclimate Insulated Jacket for men is a relatively light but highly weatherproof jacket well-suited for resort skiing. This jacket is good for layering, although on its own is best suited for spring-skiing days, and not long exposure to the cold. With thoughtful details, a stylish fit, and good ventilation, this is a well-designed jacket that works for around-town or resort skiing, but is not necessarily suited for more extreme adventures.


Note: User and expert rankings were reviewed across the web. Some expert reviews include these: 1, 2.