Goose Down Fill
The North Face is committed to improving animal welfare and
traceability in the goose down and feather supply chain. We created
the Responsible Down Standard (RDS) to help to ensure that
our down does not come from animals that have been subject to any
unnecessary harm, such as force-feeding or live-plucking, and to
provide a traceability system to validate the original source of down
used in The North Face products.
RDS-certified down will be rolled out this fall in select products
with the ultimate goal of converting all of our down products to
RDS-certified down by 2017.
To learn more about our commitment to the Responsible Down Standard,
visit our Innovation section.
Using only the highest quality goose down in all of our products,
The North Face® tests each lot of down at three stages of production
for loftiness, moisture resistance and ability to regain loft after compression.
The fill power of goose down is an indicator of two important
features: warmth-to-weight ratio and compressibility, both critical to
retain warmth and furnish comfort. True fill power is measured by
placing one ounce of goose down in a graduated cylinder and measuring
the volume the down occupies in cubic inches. The North Face® products
are insulated with exclusive, high-fill power goose down ranging from
550 to 900 fill, which represents the highest quality down
- Superior Warmth and Comfort
- Increased Loft Than Lesser Fill Downs (900 + 800
- Highest Quality, High-Fill Power Goose Down
Goose Down Fill 900
900 fill down is the highest quality down commercially
available and considered the absolute gold standard of insulation—with
an unmatched warmth-to-weight ratio, it is highly compressible,
ultralight and amazingly warm. Available in extremely limited
quantities, The North Face® utilizes 900 fill down exclusively in its
premier Summit Series® outerwear and gear, where minimal weight and
maximum warmth are paramount.
Goose Down Fill 800
Outstanding warmth from a high cluster-to-feather ratio, 800
fill down features increased loft and compressibility for superior
warmth and performance.
Goose Down Fill 700
700 fill down features a strong warmth-to-weight ratio and
provides lightweight insulation across a range of temperatures.
Goose Down Fill 600
600 fill down is warm, lightweight and durable. Ideal for
general outdoor and day-to-day use.