Fashion & Beauty

Woods or North Face Parka

  • Last Updated:
  • Dec 25th, 2019 10:01 pm

Poll: Which Parka to keep?

  • Total votes: 13. You have voted on this poll.
1. Woods Parka
2. North Face Parka
Feb 7, 2019
210 posts

Woods or North Face Parka

I recently bought these 2 parkas and I am trying to decide which one to keep based on their warmness factor.

Woods Women's Alsek Arctic™ Down Parka
Keep warm and stylish while braving the elements in the Women’s Alsek Arctic™ Down Insulated Parka. Built to shelter you from Canada’s winter conditions, this parka utilizes the warmth of 600 Fill Power Allied Feather & Down® Duck Down along with the waterproof technology of Canatite® Active to provide a protective barrier that can withstand anything the elements throw at you.

Canatite® Active waterproof, breathable and windproof membrane
600 Fill Power Allied Feather & Down® Duck Down
80/20 Fill Weight
Fully seam-taped
Adjustable hood with removeable faux-fur trim
Adjustable waist and cuffs to seal in warmth
Zippered internal pocket with media port
Internal mesh pocket for gloves
Zippered hand pockets
Side snaps for comfortable fit when sitting
Two-way front zipper

Shell: 100% Polyester
Lining: 100% Polyester
Fill: 80/20 Duck Down / Duck Feathers (Allied Feather & Down®)

The North Face Women's Arctic Down Parka:

Make tracks and set trends in this weatherproof, 550-fill down insulation parka that’s designed to deflect rain, wind, sleet and snow all winter long. Darting and elastic at the waist create a flattering shape for warmth without weight.

Ultra-warm, weatherproof, down parka with a feminine shape
Slim Fit
Waterproof, breathable, seam-sealed DryVent™ 2L shell
100% windproof fabric
Removable, fully adjustable hood with removable, faux-fur ruff
Tall stand collar for added protection
Stormflap covers two-way, lightweight VISLON® zip
Darting at front and back waist for a better fit
Covered, secure-zip handwarmer pockets
Raglan sleeves for extra mobility
Encased elastic on sides of waist for added shaping
V-shaped drop-tail hem for added coverage

Avg Weight: 1300 g (45.86 oz)
Centre Back: 37.75"
Solid: 70D 176 g/m² DryVent™ 2L—59% cotton, 41% nylon twill
Heather: 160D 168 g/m² DryVent™ 2L—100% polyester herringbone
Lining: 76 g/m² 100% recycled polyester

The Woods Parka seem warmer because it's 600 fill power with 80 duck down and the North Face only 550 fill power with 75 goose down. But some sources say goose down is better than duck down.

Look wise and price wise is about the same so which jacket will you keep?

**I couldn't post the direct link to the parka so I only copied their description.
4 replies
Jr. Member
Dec 11, 2017
164 posts
Both seems equally warm. I would keep the one with the more vibrant colour so you are more visible when it's dark outside.
Sr. Member
Aug 17, 2018
652 posts
NGL the woods parka's look so legit especially the older ones. The colors are also fantastic.
Dec 13, 2019
4 posts
1 upvote
Which one is longer? I’d go for the one that covers my butt more. I’m trying to decide between the exact two parkas. My friend says North Face all the way. She swears by the warmth. This is an investment, leading me to stick with a neutral navy blue so I don’t get tired of the colour. I will accessorize with colour.
Feb 7, 2019
210 posts
Thank you to all those who replied and voted. Shortly after this thread, I kept the North Face parka and returned the Woods because I like the way it looked more. However, after seeing the majority of votes is leaning towards the Woods parka, I wanted to keep the Woods parka. Unfortunately, it is sold out now