The North Face Impulse 1/4 Zip-123291 - Women's


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The North Face Women's Impulse 1/4 Zip is a technical, lightweight go-to layering piece with convenient storage pockets, mesh ventilation panels and thumb holes. Body-mapped fabrics for increased comfort and temperature regulation


  • Fabric: body: 198 g/m2 (5.8 oz/yd2) 88% polyester, 12% elastane—wicking
  • Left Napoleon chest pocket
  • Flat-locked seams
  • Wrapped seams
  • Thumb loops
  • Drop-tail hem
  • Reflective logos

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Review Summary

4.9 out of 5

14 Reviews

  • Great design: 9
  • Build quality: 8
  • Ease of use: 8
  • Great value: 3

  • it is cut short for my taste: 1
Comfort: 4.8 / 5
Wicking: 4.8 / 5
Quality: 4.7 / 5
Durability: 4.5 / 5
Fit: 3 / 5

14 Ratings & Reviews


from Seattle, WA

Great top!
April 26, 2011

I love this top and have few of them in different colors. They are wonderful top and base layer. They are so stylish, technical and comfortable. I use it for a wide range of activities.


October 23, 2010

Has all the features I want for cool weather runs: lightweight long-sleeves; 1/4 zip for venting and easy on-and-off; and BEST OF ALL two (2!) small pockets for stowing necessities!

from Kansas City

Comfort at its best
April 16, 2011

This 1/4 zip is so comfortable. It doesn't have that really tight fit that other 1/4 zips do. You can wear it on a run, but you can wear it all day too.

from Wisconsin

My First
April 15, 2011

My first official running shirt! Its very exciting and I love putting it on to go for my runs. I bought it in Black but all the colors are super cute. The fit is a little short for my taste but it functions well regardless. I would recommend!

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
Wicking: 5 / 5

North Face Impulse 1/4 Zip--a great choice
May 20, 2012

This is a great shirt--it met all of my requirements. Basically, I was looking for a long-sleeve shirt that would be lightweight and breathable in warm weather, but would also provide adequate sun protection. Not only is it UPF 50, but it also has thumb holes so it can protect the backs of my hands when I'm outside. The fit is very nice--sporty is the best way to describe it. I bought the white and teal version, because I like the dual-tones. I do wish that there were other dual-color options available rather than all purple or all pink or all black. The fit seemed true to szie.

Pros: Great design, Performance, Ease of use
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Wicking: 5 / 5

55-64 yrs

favorite shirt
April 02, 2012

I love the ladies impulse 1/4 zip performance shirt. Super comfortable and durable. The color is beautiful and vibrant. Superior wicking. Would recommend this to anyone who is active.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use
from Tacoma, WA

Love it!!
January 27, 2011

Very comfortable, durable, soft and most importantly does great when you work up a sweat!! Runs true to size. I cant wait to go and buy another one!!!

from New Hampshire

December 30, 2010

Great top. It is good for winter running or as an intermediate layer for skiing.

from San Francisco, Ca

January 11, 2011

Super comfortable and it is really flattering, great design! I love this top!

from VA

Good Intermediate Layer
January 22, 2011

Bought this as an intermediate layer over my base layer for downhill skiing. Fabric was thinner and "slicker" than I had expected, but fit was great & I wore it the next day on the hill. Worked very well, sometimes I felt like I had to pull it down but I had so many layers on I don't think there was anything wrong with it. I was very comfortable out in the cold for 6 hours straight - between this & the merino wool base, did not get sweaty or cold. I am 5'6" and about 150lbs, usually take a Medium but bought this in a Large because I have found North Face products to feel too short & snug on me in Medium. I also love the bright Ischia Blue color, that was my main reason for choosing it. :)


June 09, 2011

I bought this in white. It's so stylish and comfortable. Perfect for inside jacket or vest. Good for outdoor activities or just for casual walking. I recommend it.


Great shirt
June 01, 2011

I bought this shirt in white and love it. It provides good comfort when I play sports. The fabric is not too thin but not too thick either. I expect that this shirt will protect my skin from getting too much sun. I was out during the day for a few hours and I did not get any sunburn. It is a bit slim fit for me (5'2, 120 lb) so I can wear in town with leggins. I am satisfied with my purchase.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Wicking: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 4 / 5

March 13, 2012

Although a little lighter than I expected (it is very thin), this is a really cute and comfy base layer. I got a small, and the sleeves are actually long enough for me to comfortably stick my thumbs through (I'm 5'7'' and have kinda long arms) without any stretching.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Wicking: 5 / 5
from Atlanta, GA
45-54 yrs

You can't go wrong with this pullover!
June 15, 2012

I bought this pullover to wear when I am finished working out and need to run errands. I didn't want a heavy jacket, just something lightweight to keep me from getting chilled. It is very flattering and the cut is very slimming. I wear it all the time. I have recieved so many compliments, I plan on buying it in other colors. You can't go wrong!

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

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