The North Face Cipher Jacket - Women's


Sold Out
We'll tell you when there's more:


Add to CartUnavailableNotify MeSpecial Order
, - (Sku )
(% off)
  • Select an item for delivery date
    via standard shipping  
    Special Order: Enter a zip for delivery date
    Estimated to ship - details
    Enter a zip for delivery date
    Estimated to ship - details 
    Special Order - Delivery: ,  
    Estimated, via standard shipping  
  • $ extra handling fee
  • 30-day Guarantee & Easy Returns
  • Available within the U.S. only
  • CS: Ships from
  • CS: on hand


The North Face full zip Women’s Cipher Jacket is an innovative windproof soft shell with added 4-way stretch panels and underarm inserts for exceptional mobility. With an alpine athletic fit this jacket paces you through your mountain pursuits with its high performance and breathable Apex Aerobic GORE-TEX® WINDSTOPPER® shell fabric highlighted with close fitting elastic-bound cuffs and hem and bomb proof reverse-coil zippers. The TNF Cipher Jacket also features deep alpine chest pockets for quick access to power gels, sun cream, gloves and hat, or a topo.


  • Fabric: shell: 50D 268 g/m2 (7.9 oz/yd2) GORE WINDSTOPPER® soft shell 3L with DWR—100% polyester
  • panels: 90D 142 g/m2 ~(4.2 oz/yd2) 90% polyester, 10% elastane four-way stretch TNF™ Apex Aerobic soft shell with DWR
  • Alpine fit
  • GORE WINDSTOPPER® soft shell fabric wind permeability rated 0 CFM on body
  • TNF™ Apex Aerobic four-way stretch on side panels and underarms
  • Reverse-coil zips
  • Alpine pockets
  • Elastic-bound cuffs and hem
  • Centerback: 25.5
  • Weight: 410 g (14.46 oz)

Find More

Review Summary

4.8 out of 5

5 Reviews

  • Build quality: 4
  • Great design: 3
  • Ease of use: 2
  • Great value: 2

  • Cost: 2
  • didn't love the red summit series on the sleeve: 1
Comfort: 4.6 / 5
Quality: 4.4 / 5
Durability: 4.2 / 5
Wind Protection: 4.7 / 5
Fit: 3.5 / 5
Water Protection: 3.5 / 5

5 Ratings & Reviews

Comfort: 4 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
FitClothes: 4 / 5
WaterProtection: 3 / 5
WindProtection: 5 / 5

from Corvallis, OR
25-34 yrs

Highly functional but not too comfy...
June 30, 2011

My wife tried this jacket in her search for a thin, sleek, wind protective black soft shell. It is pretty stylish and definitely thin but the stretchy material almost feels too stretchy/rubbery and the lining doesn't give much softness. The fabric on the Apex Bionic for example feels more thick/substantial. The jacket is pretty warm but the kicker is that it is basically windproof. She liked it but decided to go with the North Face Ruby Raschel which is warmer and softer but still pretty good with wind. Also, she is normally a size small but the arms and chest were baggy in this and she needed the extra small.

Pros: Build quality, Performance, Cons: Cost
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 4 / 5
WindProtection: 4 / 5
from The Great Pacific Northwest
35-44 yrs

awsome purchace!
February 25, 2011

Love my northface cipher jacket. Lite weight, but wind proof and water resistant. Great for outdoor actities in the spring here in the pacific northwest. It runs a little large. Thats o.k because it allows me to wear a swearshirt under when temps are a little cooler. The shipping was super fast!

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Great value
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
WaterProtection: 4 / 5
WindProtection: 5 / 5
from Philly
25-34 yrs

My husband wants one
March 23, 2011

I've only used this jacket twice so far for bike riding which the wind stopper is great for but the weather has taken a little turn for the worse so waiting to wear it again. It is comfortable, I bought it a little large but I think it true to size. My husband thinks it's so nice, now I am shopping for one for him!

Pros: Great design
Comfort: 4 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
FitClothes: 3 / 5
from Denver, CO
25-34 yrs

Excellent wind jacket
November 08, 2011

I have had mixed results on buying NF jackets. Sometimes they are too short for my torso. However, this one as an XS fit me perfectly (5'6" and 125 lbs). It is a bit bunchy at the bottom with the elastic, but it moves well and otherwise is quite comfortable.

Pros: Build quality, Performance, Ease of use, Cons: Cost
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
FitClothes: 3 / 5
from Boston, MA
35-44 yrs

Great Jacket
May 08, 2012

I was looking for a practical, wind-resistant, comfortable jacket I could wear running and also doing errands. I purchased the cipher jacket and love it. It is very comfortable and not as stiff as other jackets I have tried. It has a sheek, form fitting look. The first day I wore I received several compliments. I got a small and am 5'4 fit great..sleeves were perfect and I liked the cut in the bottom of the jacket as well. The customer service from the live chat was excellent as I had some questions on sizing and material was I contemplating placing the order.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Ease of use, Great value, Cons: didn't love the red summit series on the sleeve

Also Available

The North Face Women's Cipher Jacket Photo

Azalea Pink/ Azalea Pink, Flamenco Blue/ ION Blue, Fuschia Pink/ Linaria Pink, Jaiden Green/ Beach Glass Green, TNF Black/ TNF Black and TNF White/ High Rise Grey.

Available sizes, while supplies last, include size xs, size small, size medium, size large and size extra large: xs, s, m, l, xl.

  • Talk to Us:
    (800) 369-3949
  • We're Available:
    Mon-Fri: 7:30am-4:00pm PST
    Sat-Sun: CLOSED