The North Face redesigns its iconic parka for the jacket's 50th anniversary

Just in time, now that the cold weather started to creep in

The North Face redesigns its iconic parka for the jacket's 50th anniversary
(Image credit: The North Face)

The North Face has a well-earned reputation for creating some of the most iconic cold-weather gear in existence, such as the Nuptse Jacket, which are both functional and good-looking. The brand is also well-known for redesigning its most enduring garments on their anniversary, and this is exactly what happened to The North Face Parka for its 50th anniversary.

The North Face: Parka Collection includes three winter jackets: the throwback  ’73 The North Face Parka, the does-it-all McMurdo Parka and Arctic Bomber, the latter which is made with 100% recycled fabric and 600-fill recycled down. 

The star of the show is the beautifully versatile ’73 The North Face Parka (retailer link), especially the women's version, featuring the old-school The North Face logo on the sleeve. The jacket features WindWall fabrics and 600-fill recycled down and comes in both women's and men's versions. (Although the men's version misses out on that lovely logo detail.)

The North Face redesigns its iconic parka for the jacket's 52th anniversary

You can just about make it out the cool logo on the sleeve.

(Image credit: The North Face)

The McMurdo Parka (retailer link) is a more functional piece as it provides more than just protection from the cold. To clarify, the jacket will keep you warm thanks to its 600-fill recycled down insulation, but it's also windproof, waterproof and highly breathable, making it the ultimate all-purpose jacket for winter adventures.

The Arctic Bomber's (retailer link) 100% recycled fabric and 600-fill recycled down construction is also breathable and waterproof. And thanks to its shorter cut, the Arctic Bomber is the sportiest of the lot, letting you move freely without losing any heat.

The collection is available to purchase from 17 October 2023 at The North Face UK, The North Face US, The North Face AU and in select The North Face stores. Prices from £360 (approx. $438/ AU$ 693).

Matt Kollat
Section Editor | Active

Matt Kollat is a journalist and content creator who works for and its magazine counterpart as an Active Editor. His areas of expertise include wearables, drones, fitness equipment, nutrition and outdoor gear. He joined T3 in 2019. His byline appears in several publications, including Techradar and Fit&Well, and more. Matt also collaborated with other content creators (e.g. Garage Gym Reviews) and judged many awards, such as the European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance's ESSNawards. When he isn't working out, running or cycling, you'll find him roaming the countryside and trying out new podcasting and content creation equipment.