The North Face Upper West Side Down Womens Jacket
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The Women's Upper West Side Down Jacket from The North Face is a real looker. The Upper West Side comes as a 3/4 length coat with an attached insulated hood. There are diagonal down baffles over the jacket which look fantastic but also give a great barrier against the cold. The Upper West Side Jacket has 700 fill power down to keep the cold out while the body fabric is nylon rip stop with a DWR treatment to allow rain or snow to be repelled. Weighing only 560g the Upper West Side Jacket is light but will be very effective at keeping you warm this Winter, North Face have managed to keep the weight down by using a stitched through baffle construction which helps reduce weight while maximizing heat retention. 700 Fill Power in this down provides a very high level of warmth to weight keeping you warm without being heavy and bulky. Products made with 700 fill power down will be extremely compressible ensuring they take up as little room as possible in your pack. DWR - Durable Water Repellent, is a coating added to fabrics to help add to their water repellency and shed water and snow more effectively. Rip Stop - This is a lightweight nylon fabric with interwoven ripstop reinforcement threads in a crosshatch pattern. It is woven with a coarse, strong warp and filling yarns at intervals so that tears will not spread. Ripstop is used in construction of hot air balloons and yacht sails but in this case very effectively on outdoor clothing. Stitched Through Construction - Down garments and equipment constructed using a stitch through construction which helps keep down in place and reduce clumping. This construction is used mostly on mid to low weight down items. You have made the right choice with this Upper West Side Down Jacket for warmth, function, quality, style, looks and fit.