The North Face Redpoint Optimus Jacket - Women's


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For inspired athletes whose adventures challenge the cold, the classic Women's Redpoint Optimus Jacket from The North Face is the premium layering, insulating piece crafted for a wide range of inspired endeavors. This unrivaled layering piece that is DWR (Durable Water Repellent) protected is insulated with 100 g PrimaLoft® One for exceptional warmth without the bulk, and lined with soft, comfortable silken fleece for ease of movement. This performance jacket features weight saving seamless shoulders and yoke, while its attached hood with peripheral adjustment is just a cinch away from a cozy weather seal. Packing down easily into its internal zipper chest pocket, there's plenty of additional storage in its Napoleon chest pocket and two hand pockets for holding essentials. Stash the TNF Redpoint Optimus Jacket inside a summit pack, ski bag, or cycling panniers to keep its lightweight warmth close at hand when traversing the undulations to a compelling landscape.


  • Fabric: shell: 100% nylon ciré, 30D 54 g/m² (1.59 oz/yd²)
  • DWR (Durable Water Repellent)
  • Lining: silken fleece
  • Insulation: 100 g PrimaLoft® One
  • Light PU kiss coat for water resistance
  • Seamless yoke and shoulders
  • Attached hood with peripheral adjustment
  • Napoleon chest pocket
  • Two hand pockets
  • Internal chest pocket
  • Jacket stows in internal zipper chest pocket
  • Elastic bound cuffs
  • Hideaway hem cinchcord
  • Alpine fit
  • Center Back Length: 26.5 in
  • Weight: 560 g, 19.75 oz

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Review Summary

4.6 out of 5

19 Reviews

  • Great design: 6
  • Build quality: 5
  • Ease of use: 4
  • Great value: 4

  • Cost: 1
  • zipper is hard to use: 1
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Warmth: 3.7 / 5
Fit: 2.3 / 5

19 Ratings & Reviews


Nice but fits small across chest
December 27, 2010

I bought the Redpoint Optimus jacket for my daughter in size small. She has several TNF jackets and fleeces and always wears a small. This jacket however was tight on her across the chest . My advice- This is a nice jacket but you may want to size up.

Almost the perfect jacket
December 02, 2009

I bought this jacket (2009 version in black) because my 'significant other' continually raved about his North Face jacket that is the men's equivalent. I love many things about it - looks great (fitted, not bulky), sits below the waist and has a cinch cord to keep the cold Northeast wind out, very light yet warm, lots of pockets with concealed zips for clean lines, great price. I really wanted it to work for me (finally a functional jacket that looks cute!), but two things made me return it. The hood was too big (as for all NF jackets I have tried), which was improved by cinching the pull on the hood back (which nicely conceals under a flap unlike my SO's jacket). This doesn't do anything for the hood opening, though, so the wind and cold still got in. The deal-breaker was the reinforced zipper backing on the collar. Presumably the reinforcement is to keep the collar standing up to keep your neck warm, but it was so stiff that it jabbed into my chin, whether the zip was fully up or pulled down a bit. Maybe most people won't mind this... I'm sensitive to itchy fabric, scratchy seams, etc... and maybe it softens over time, but I didn't want to take the chance. If not for this, I would have given 5 stars. I'm hoping that North Face changes this feature on the 2010 version, in which case I will definitely buy it.

from Seattle, WA

Great Jacket!
February 24, 2011

This jacket is very light yet warm and very comfortable! I don't like some of the other North Face down jackets that are too bulky but this one is a winner.

Comfort: 4 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
FitClothes: 3 / 5
Warmth: 4 / 5

Overall A Good Jacket
January 30, 2013

The good -Surprisingly warm -Pretty thin/not bulky -Very wind resistant -Very soft The bad -Stiff collar -Front zipper is pretty difficult to zip up -A bit flimsier than I was expecting Purchased a size S: I'm 5'1", it was a bit too big. Should have gotten the XS

Very warm and light wt.
December 06, 2009

It's very warm without feeling like you are wearing heavy thick jacket. I wish it was a bit tighter fitting, but it's still cute.

Comfort: 4 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 2 / 5
Warmth: 3 / 5
from boston, ma
18-24 yrs

great early spring jacket
May 29, 2012

i got this jacket the other day and LOVE IT! Although the fit is smaller it still is a great jacket. The jacket has a very feminine cut to it I ordered a medium and it fits smaller than I thought it would. Still a great jacket.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Great value, Cons: zipper is hard to use
from Pacific Northwest

Daughter loves it!
December 12, 2010

Bought for my daughter. She loves's not too warm and the attached hood is great for the Northwest. Couldn't be happier!

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Warmth: 4 / 5

from Chicago, IL
35-44 yrs

Amazing versatile jacket
February 26, 2012

Wow, this is really a versatile jacket! Bought this for my wife. She is usually very finicky about jackets and clothing in general. She really likes the fit and finish of the Redpoint Optimus. Not a fan of the logo ( she states it's everywhere), but she doesn't mind the jacket in black. We've had a mild Chicago winter thus far, this jacket has been very handy for day to day activities in the City. 5'6" 120lbs. The medium fits well -- not tight at all with room for layering. Unlike some comments for other reviewers, the zippers work well, better than the Plasma Thermal which has similar Primaloft insulation. The jacket has even done well in the rain although this is only the first season. The jacket can be worn in Temps from the high 40's to about 20F but will need layering below that as well as being active. Good wind protection.

Pros: Build quality, Performance, Ease of use
from michigan

Best coat ever!
November 29, 2010

If you want a warm coat that isnt too bulky then this is the coat for you! It is so light weight you can wear it everywhere and stay warm. You can also dress this coat up. Best coat I ever bought.

Comfort: 4 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Warmth: 4 / 5

Women's Redpoint Jacket
November 15, 2012

I got the Kodiak Blue color and loved the color. I am 5'5 120, and got the medium. The length and arms were good but overall the jacket looks a bit boxy.

Pros: Performance

light weight and insulated!
April 05, 2010

you want a jacket that keeps you warm, and dry, and weighs like softshell? look no further. this is it!. i was comparing this jacket to Arc'teryx, but this one stands out in just so many ways. 1) price 2) the fit is better 3) quality - for the same price level Arc'teryx, you can only get a softshell (doesn't give you warmth at all) 4) look - i love the red zipper detail on my black jacket. something interesting without being a fluorescent stick in the park. i would highly recommend this jacket to anyone without any reservation!

from Seattle, WA

Excellent Coat!
December 05, 2010

I just bought this coat and it is perfect! It is plenty warm, and when fully zipped up with the hood, you stay nicely bundled. It's a great weight, not too bulky, but without sacrificing any warmth. I definitely recommend it

Well Made Jacket - Size Up One
December 20, 2009

This jacket is well made and quality through and through. My recommendation is to size up one as it does run tight through the shoulders.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 3 / 5
from Colorado

Great Jacket - Zipper issues
December 01, 2011

I really like this jacket. Very sleek, very comfortable and warm. My only complaint is that the zipper can be somewhat of a challenge to zip up since there are two.

Pros: Great value

Solid Jacket
January 11, 2009

I was a little hesitant about getting this jacket because it didn't look too amazing online, but it looks really great on! The waist is nice and fitted, the insulation is extremely warm but not bulky, and I like that the hood is insulated so my head stays warm. I'm in Chicago and have worn it down to 0 degrees so far with only a light fleece and t-shirt underneath it and was very comfortable. The zippers work great as well. The arm length might be a tiny bit short for some people but it's good for me because I like the cuffs right at the wrist. I'm 5'6", 120lbs. and the small is perfect.

The Perfect Jacket
December 16, 2009

I searched for a long time for the perfect jacket. I get hot easily, so I did not want a super bulky coat. This jacket is lightweight (less than 20 oz!) but absolutely does the job of keeping me warm, dry, and the wind out! It has a down feel to it, but the inside is synthetic which I prefer and think is superior in many cases. I live in the Seattle area, so it's imperative that I have a water resistant jacket. Some of the features that I like the most : The double pull zipper- I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and this feature makes it really simple for me to pull the zipper up, while pulling the other zipper the opposite direction as to save my hand from a lot of pain that other jackets have caused without this feature. The Napoleon zippers on the outside and inside of the jacket make for storing personal items very convenient. The material is very nice to the touch. It's not itchy or "cheap" feeling. The cuffs around the wrist are loose and not restricting. There is a cinch cord on the back of the hood to ensure that the hood fits around your head as customized as you want it to be. The material and quality of this jacket is high quality. Absolutely worth the price. The manuf. website has this same jacket listed for $250. Wow! Overall, I love this jacket. It's absolutely perfect for my purposes. If this is your first North Face purchase, don't hesitate. It's well worth it. This is a jacket that you can keep for life. It has a fitted look that is very classic looking. Not trendy in the least.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
from Boston
45-54 yrs

Great purchase
December 19, 2012

Bought for myself-when my daughters saw it -they started fighting over it. Needless to say-one daughter is wearing it all the time. It is warm and dry-she loves it!!

Pros: Build quality, Cons: Cost

Great coat
August 12, 2010

I love my new coat!!! It's lightweight yet warm. It's also tight fitting yet has enough room to wear something like a sweatshirt under it! I would definatly recommend this coat!

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Warmth: 4 / 5
from mexico
25-34 yrs

great for traveling light and warm
January 01, 2013

I bought this jacket looking for warmth and lightness. The jacket is actually what I was looking for. Fits perfect, I love it!! Multiuse and stylish. Worth the price.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Ease of use

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Barberry Pink, Kodiak Blue, TNF Black, TNF White and Ultramarine Blue.

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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