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The North Face McMurdo Faux-Fur Hood Waterproof Parka II Coat

      The North Face McMurdo Faux-Fur Hood Waterproof Parka II Coat

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      The North Face McMurdo Faux-Fur Hood Waterproof Parka II Coat
       
      4.5

      (based on 169 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (121)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (28)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (12)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (4)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (4)

      93%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Warm (129)
      • Comfortable (99)
      • Windproof (98)
      • Waterproof (90)
      • Stylish (75)

      Cons

      • Heavy (20)
      • Bad zippers (17)
      • Restricts movement (10)
      • Poor fit (9)
      • Zipper puckers (6)

      Best Uses

      • Cold / extreme (115)
      • Casual wear (45)
      • Wet weather (32)
      • Hiking (14)
        • Chest Size:
        • Feels too small

           

          Feels true to size

           

          75% 

          (3 reviews)

          Feels too big

           
        • Fit:
        • Feels too small

           

          Feels true to size

           

          84% 

          (102 reviews)

          Feels too big

           
        • Sleeve Length:
        • Feels too short

           

          Feels true to length

           

          91% 

          (113 reviews)

          Feels too long

           
        • Gear Usage:
        • Cold weather living (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual/ recreational (77), Enthusiast (14), Rarely work out (12), Gym rat (10), Competitive athlete (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (100), Yes (31)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Overall, a very good jacket

      The McMurdo is a very nice jacket. I ended up snagging it in the Grey tweed color after I bought and then returned the Gotham in the same color (was not a fan of...Read complete review

      The McMurdo is a very nice jacket. I ended up snagging it in the Grey tweed color after I bought and then returned the Gotham in the same color (was not a fan of the fit/number of pockets on the Gotham). I am far happier with the McMurdo. The number is pockets is excellent, although the two upper chest pockets are essentially useless as handwarmer pockets, as they are very small and have zippers on them that dig into your wrist when your hands are in the pockets. The two bottom pockets are far more practical for use as handwarmer pockets, and they are partially lined (on only the front portion of the pocket-not fully lined, for reasons unbeknownst to me) with soft fleece. The only problem with this is that they are fairly low on the coat, and so if you have short arms using them could be problematic.

      The sizing on this coat is pretty much spot on. Contrary to what TNF's sizing chart recommended (Medium), I went with my usual size Large after reading others' reviews regarding the sizing (I am 5'9, around 185 lbs with broad shoulders) and the fit is excellent: not too loose, but also not too tight so I still have room for layering on ultra cold days. The coat is fairly long, but that is to be expected when buying a parka like this so the length is just fine. The lack of a two-way zipper had me worried when initially buying the coat, but it hasn't really been a problem; had I purchased the Medium as the site recommended, it might have been too tight around the hips and then I could see the zipper being a problem when kneeling down, getting in the car, etc. Bottom line-go with your usual size on this one, don't listen to people who say it runs gigantic-it doesn't.

      The jacket is very warm-I have worn it as far down to 2?F so far (-10F with windchill) with a T-shirt underneath, and it kept me warm. It is not quite as "puffy" as it used to be (I have an older 2002 McMurdo model that definitely has at least a little more down in it) but the warmth feels similar (the older one is probably marginally warmer). But the new version feels less gigantic on your body, and is definitely easier to move around in, so I'm fine with that tradeoff. As far as I can tell so far, the jacket is VERY wind resistant, and as close to windproof as pretty much any jacket I've owned. The waterproof factor is also excellent-water beads right off. The hood keeps your head warm, and although it is detachable (for some reason), it does a good job keeping wind out compared with detachable hoods I've seen on other jackets.

      Overall, this jacket is a very good deal. I managed to get it for $230 on one of TNF's authorized online dealer sites, but even for the original price of $330 it's still a lot of jacket for the money

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      2014 McMurdo Parka

      I bought a new McMurdo parka to replace one that I had bought 3 years ago and was severely torn. My old McMurdo parka had a two way zipper to open and close the...Read complete review

      I bought a new McMurdo parka to replace one that I had bought 3 years ago and was severely torn. My old McMurdo parka had a two way zipper to open and close the parka. The new one has only a one way zipper. A parka of this caliber, price and especially coming from The North Face has to have a two way zipper for when you have to kneel down or get in or out of a transport vehicle. The Hyvent material was also thinner than my old McMurdo parka. The thinner material is acceptable if the parka still keeps the heat in and can be considered an improvement. However, the lack of a two way zipper in unforgivable. Raise the price if you have too, but keep the product the same.

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      4.0

      Great coat, but horrible zippers

      By 

      from Pittsburgh, PA

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Warm

      Cons

      • Bad Zippers

      Best Uses

      • Cold Weather

      Comments about The North Face McMurdo Faux-Fur Hood Waterproof Parka II Coat:

      I have just received this parka from North Face, so I have not used it yet for the cold weather I got it for. My first impression is that it has Horrible zippers. The main zipper is very difficult to zip. The zipper is too small and petite for this coat. The zippers on the chest pockets are on the outside (rather than the middle) of the coat. You need to be a contortionist to work the zipper and to get anything into or out of the pockets. I'm not sure why it was designed like this, but it is a really poor feature.

      • Fit:
      • Feels true to size
      • Sleeve Length:
      • Feels true to length
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Bought this parka for my son

      By 

      from New York

      Comments about The North Face McMurdo Faux-Fur Hood Waterproof Parka II Coat:

      I bought this parka for my son two sizes bigger, he's usually a M and I went with XL. I wanted him to have a long parka and at XL it hits just above his knees and there's plenty of room for extra layers underneath.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      McMurdo Parka III is an outstanding value

      By 

      from Toronto

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Stylish
      • Warm
      • Waterproof
      • Windproof

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Cold Weather

        Comments about The North Face McMurdo Faux-Fur Hood Waterproof Parka II Coat:

        Good value, but I see that TNF has removed the hem adjustment. This leaves quite a big gap at the bottom for slimmer users. There seems to have been a re-fit for 2018 as I used to fit a medium, now that's a bit large and the small is too big. Warm enough for the coldest days you'd typically experience in Toronto, Canada.

        • Fit:
        • Feels too big
        • Sleeve Length:
        • Feels too short
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Good Jacket but too Bulky

        By 

        from Chicago, IL

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Warm

        Cons

        • Heavy
        • Poor Fit
        • Zipper Puckers

        Best Uses

        • Cold Weather

        Comments about The North Face McMurdo Faux-Fur Hood Waterproof Parka II Coat:

        I bought this jacket and ending up returning it to go with the Outer Boroughs Parka instead. I had two issues with the McMurdo 1) It's quite bulky (better suited for extended winter exposure vs. commute to work) and 2) its absurdly difficult to use the zipper they put on the jacket. I'm sure the McMurdo is quite warm but the Outer Boroughs has a more slim fit while still providing enough insulation. The McMurdo also runs a size large - I'm 5'10/185 and the Medium was too big for me.

        • Fit:
        • Feels too big
        • Sleeve Length:
        • Feels true to length
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Perfect

        By 

        from Chicago

        About Me Competitive Athlete

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Stylish
        • Warm
        • Windproof

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Cold Weather

        Comments about The North Face McMurdo Faux-Fur Hood Waterproof Parka II Coat:

        If you live in a cold weather city it is a must have. Before any overprised Canada Goose, this jacket is the best option for both daily use or any outdoor experience.

        • Fit:
        • Feels true to size
        • Sleeve Length:
        • Feels true to length
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        YES!

        By 

        from queens, NY

        About Me Rarely Work Out

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Lightweight
        • Warm
        • Waterproof
        • Windproof

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Cold Weather
          • Wet Weather

          Comments about The North Face McMurdo Faux-Fur Hood Waterproof Parka II Coat:

          Nice

          • Fit:
          • Feels too big
          • Sleeve Length:
          • Feels true to length
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          YOU NEVER FEEL THE COLD

          By 

          from LOS ANGELES,CA

          Comments about The North Face McMurdo Faux-Fur Hood Waterproof Parka II Coat:

          YOU NEVER FEEL THE COLD.

           
          4.0

          Warmth and length are perfect

          By 

          from NY

          About Me Rarely Work Out

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Warm
          • Waterproof
          • Windproof

          Cons

          • Bad Zippers
          • Zipper Puckers

          Best Uses

          • Cold Weather

          Comments about The North Face McMurdo Faux-Fur Hood Waterproof Parka II Coat:

          This is the first parka that I bought and I love how it's extra long so it covers your lower body. The warmth is perfect for the Boston weather where I will spend most of my time in. The hood fits my head nicely but the gaiter is too tight for most people. The only annoying con is the zipper. Because this is a long parka, you will have to look down to zip up and sometimes it's very difficult to get the zipper to allign.

          • Fit:
          • Feels true to size
          • Sleeve Length:
          • Feels true to length
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Value for money.

          By 

          from California

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Stylish
          • Warm
          • Waterproof
          • Windproof

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Cold Weather
            • Hiking
            • Wet Weather

            Comments about The North Face McMurdo Faux-Fur Hood Waterproof Parka II Coat:

            I have looked for a longer warm parker to travel Alaska in for quite some time finally found the McMurdo II after doing some research this was the parka for me.

            • Fit:
            • Feels true to size
            • Sleeve Length:
            • Feels true to length
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            First North Face and I love it!

            By 

            from Alpharetta, GA

            About Me Gym Rat

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Warm
            • Waterproof
            • Windproof

            Cons

            • Poor Pocket Location

            Best Uses

            • Cold Weather

            Comments about The North Face McMurdo Faux-Fur Hood Waterproof Parka II Coat:

            First North Face jacket and I love it. Normally I'm a Medium but had to return the Medium and buy a Small. They tend to run large for men. Overal l like. Would give it a 4.5 if it had that rating but had to dock for pocket locations. as they're a little too high and also not very comfy to leave your hands in when outside on a cold day.

            • Fit:
            • Feels true to size
            • Sleeve Length:
            • Feels true to length
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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