2010 Model No Longer Available
The North Face Stella Grace Jacket - Women's - 2010 BCS
Don’t let the rain or an old, ugly raincoat ruin your swinging Saturday night. Get The North Face Women’s Stella Grace Jacket and go out regardless of the monsoon rains. The extra-long waterproof breathable two-layer HyVent fabric will keep the rain off your party dress, while the removable belt and hood let you wear it how you like it. Plenty of pockets give you space to put all the guys’ numbers that you never intend to call, and the zippered sleeve gussets free your hands for a dance in the rain with someone that you would definitely call back.
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Does this come in plus sizes
Does this come in plus sizes
November 15, 2013
Great for Rain and Everyday
December 29, 2011
This jacket is perfect for everyday use and as a raincoat. However, I disagree with others about the size. I originally ordered a M which was way too big, and sent it back for a S which fit perfectly. It is roomy enough to wear a sweater under as well. I usually wear a size 4/6, so in my opinion it runs a little big. Back Country was great with handling the return.
Very nice, but smaller than expected
September 9, 2010
I ordered the Stella Grace in S, which is my usual size in TNF. I am 5' tall with a bigger frame, around 120lbs, and need room in the bust (34DD) and shoulders. It arrived today, and I probably could have taken a M. The S fits OK, and I can wear a light fleece or sweater under it, but it is in no way roomy. It is very fitted. I was concerned about the length, which turned out to be fine, hitting an inch or two above the knee.
I got the black and I really like the herringbone fabric; it is more like an everyday jacket than a raincoat. The chest pockets are kind of shirred, which is hard to see in the photos. I think it gives the jacket a more feminine look and is a nice touch. I find the jacket very flattering, even in the back, and my husband agrees (said so without being asked). The sleeves are a little long, but I can live with them. Altogether, I think this is a jacket I will be happy with.
I really love this coat and was wondering if I would be able
I really love this coat and was wondering if I would be able to layer it with another TNF coat so I could wear it this winter :)
November 13, 2011
This should be fine for layering. I have seen people layer with the Apex jacket and this piece. Other pieces you can layer with are fleeces, merino wool and synthetic tops. Best of luck!
By: Steven Jones
November 13, 2011
Shows snaps done, and where they are in relation to the toggles.
Warm, dry, fashionable...and frustrated
October 29, 2010
I bought the Stella Grace and Grace hooded jackets from Back Country. Let me just say, Back Country is great. So are the jackets. If
.you are planning to take the time to zip your coats up and adjust the hood BEFORE you get in a rain storm. If youre already there, fuggetaboutit. I grumble to myself when I cant get zipped/hooded-in that these coats were designed by a group of male engineers who have never been in a rain storm in their life, and certainly not carrying anything.
The reason I am taking the time to write this review is twofold: one so that you wont return the coat once you buy it because you cant get the zippers up, and two, so that you wont plan to wear it when you cant give full and undivided attention into getting into it, before the storm hits you.
Anyhow they are both nearly the same so I will post the same review for them.
1. Look-ma-no-hands zipper. I almost returned both coats to Back Country until my boyfriend showed me I was trying too hard. It's like a puzzle. You have to not care, and not try hard, & put the curved zipper hook into the zipper holder. These have the same weaknesses of all North Face double-zipper coats: if you hold the right side, you cant get it up. Of course, for the Stella Grace, I still try 4 times in a row before I can get the zipper up anyway, but that is why I grumble.
2. External zipper lining to catch the zipper in. (Stella Grace). This miracle of engineering means that the zipper catches on the way up. And down.
3. Hood keepers. I call these the keepers because they keep you from adjusting the hood easily. Both coats have the little protector mechanism that makes the hood stay tight. But finding it is another matter. I struggled in a wind-rain storm in Boston to pull the hood tight on the Stella Grace coat and it took me 3 blocks of walking to even find the hood string. It is neatly tucked inside the hood where only a NASA engineer would think to reach. The Grace coat is much easier. Just pull and voila. But then when you want to undo the hood string you find there is also a protector mechanism that is again, hidden, and after another 2 blocks of walking, you can figure out how to pull it out. Then your hair goes along with it.In spite of all those complaints, these are fantastic coats.Heres why:
1. Warm & cozy. Once you can get all zipped in, you will be warm & dry. I have worn the Grace coat in weather ranging so far from 40-60 degrees, rain, wind and sun, and been totally comfortable. Im warm, dry and fashionable for the first time in Boston. You can also wear designer shoes and sunglasses & look great with these coats. Women ask me about them
2. Unique. I have had these for a few weeks and Im the only one in Boston I have seen wearing one.
3. Functional. These have everything you need. Hoods, pockets for your hands, pockets for other stuff. The Grace coat has a little string thing with a hook on it in the right pocket to attach keys. The belts are secure. The Stella Grace coat has a belt that is buttoned on, and then snaps to close. (Again, another feature you dont want to be struggling with in a rain storm, but which makes it quite stylish in the sun )
Just a note as to fit. Im 58 with long arms and a long torso. Both coats have long enough arms. On the Stella Grace cost, the waist sits fine, but on the Grace coat, it rides up too high. I am considering lowering the belt loops.I received these in a timely manner from Back Country. And I would recommend both the coats and the vendor again.
Also a note as to temperature. I own four TNF coats now. After living in Boston for more than 10 years, I don't mess around anymore when it comes to the weather - I invest.
For 60 degrees - Stella Grace
For 40-50 degrees - Stella Grace with TNF APEX as liner or Grace coat
For 30-40 degrees - Metropolis Puffer
For 30 degrees or lower - Arctic parka
What is the difference between the Grace black/black colour and
What is the difference between the Grace black/black colour and the tnf black colour?
July 16, 2011
The black is more black then the "Grace black/black"
By: Guy Geva
July 17, 2011
Love the jacket
April 17, 2010
This is a super stylish and functional jacket. Most recently as yesterday I was in pouring rain at Logan airport and my stella worked great at keeping the rain out and the hood withstood the wind. The zipper does frequently catch on the sides of the jacket, but worth overlooking (not worth returning over) seeing the jacket is waterproof and looks great.
I'm 5'10" and 150lbs. What size should I order?
I'm 5'10" and 150lbs. What size should I order? I don't want it to be too baggy, but I don't want it too snug either. I'd like to be able to year a thin fleece under it if needed.
February 15, 2011
I'm 5'10" as well, and about 160 these days. I have the large and it is roomy enough to layer a fleece jacket underneath on colder days (though it gets a *shade* tight across the shoulders, not enough to be uncomfortable). I should mention I have the Grace jacket, rather than the stella grace (which is already lined).
March 24, 2011
Stella Grace Jacket everything to brag about
July 10, 2010
LOVE this jacket. The fit is perfect, I also find that I am an XS in North Face outerwear when I am normally almost always a small, and the XS that I ordered in the Stella Grace was no different. It is heavier than I thought it would be which is not a bad thing, because I don't like to be cold when it's raining out and it is cozy. Plus it makes me feel like I got my money's worth! The style is spot on, the belted waist gives it panache and the hood has a nice option of removal. Great jacket, I would highly recommend it.
Wondering whether to order Stella Grace in size XS or S? I'm
Wondering whether to order Stella Grace in size XS or S? I'm 5'3" 125lb. Would wear XS in TNF Carli but S in TNF quarter zip fleeces.
February 14, 2011
I am 5', around 125 this time of year, usually wear a Small in TNF and got a small in the Stella Grace. I have very little room to layer under it and probably should have gotten the medium. I would definitely order no smaller than the small. But you'll love the jacket.
March 3, 2011
Cute raincoat; useless hood
November 18, 2011
The style is great- definitely one of the better looking raincoats. However, I really wish the insulated Stella was available. A light raincoat is only good for a small part of the year in Chicago! If you live in a colder climate, definitely go up a size to permit for extra layers. I bought a small, the same as my other North Face coats, and wish I had gone up a size so I could bundle up underneath it more. Particularly if you have a bust at all (it seems tighter across the chest- I am a 36B/C and it is a bit of a stretch).
My biggest complaint about this jacket is, as others have mentioned, the non-adjustable hood. It blows off my head with anything more than the lightest breeze because there is nothing at all to help hold it in place. Needless to say, to me that pretty much fails to address the point of wearing a raincoat at all- so my upper body is dry but my head is soaked? I expect better of you North Face! I hope that my idea for a solution- tying a scarf around the neck of the hood to pull down some of the loose fabric- will actually work, but we'll see. Does North Face sell a different hood that will attach to this coat?
Anyway- buyer beware if you were as blinded by the cute factor as I was!
Which size should I order for TNF Stella Grace jacket? XS or
Which size should I order for TNF Stella Grace jacket? XS or S? I don't want it to be too loose, but, just enough so the jacket covers my business attire for work. I own a 1. Woman's Khumbu in XS; 2. Woman's Apex Bionic in S; 3. Woman's Windwall in S. Thanks!
December 3, 2010
Thank you for your input! It really helped me with my decision!
December 9, 2010
If you want to be able to layer it over anything more than a thin sweater, get the S. I usually wear a S in TNF and ordered a S in the Stella Grace, but I would have had better options for layering with the M. It's a great jacket nonetheless.
December 4, 2010
November 3, 2011
This jacket is very versatile. I wear it to work over my suits or to the gym. I get compliments all the time. The one thing I'd note is that it runs small. I'm a size 2/4 and I got the small. Usually I get XS and I'm glad I didn't.
A friend had a silkie like raincoat in champagne. Do you know which one I am referring to?
By: nancy deangelo
November 20, 2010
September 15, 2011
I just received this jacket in the mail today and it is beautiful and I love it. I'm 5'9", 140lb and ordered the medium and the arms fit just right (that was my biggest concern, I usually have to go large to accommodate them in length). The belt is cute, it has snaps to tighten it so you don't have to knot it like a traditional trench coat. My waist is smaller than the snaps so I will take it to a tailor to see if they can add some snaps. I'm pleased with the purchase and hope it lasts for years.
Hi, November of last yeat (2009) I was in the Chicago North Face
November of last yeat (2009) I was in the Chicago North Face store on Michigan Avenue. They had what I thought was the Stella Grace coat in black and brown. I tried it on and loved it and finally just ordered it after these 9 months. I really like it, but honestly thought the coat I tried on in the Chicago store was much warmer or insulated in some way? Is it possible I tried on a different coat or am I just remembering it as being warmer or heavier and it simply was not?
thank you for your guidance,
September 22, 2010
You could have tried on what possibly was the North Face Insulated Grace jacket. That's an insulated version of the Grace rain jacket, an unlined version of the Stellar Grace jacket that you bought. So there's actually 3 lookalikes here!
Now the Insulated Grace jacket certainly has insulation (hence its almost twice as heavy at 41 oz) - it comes with North Face's proprietary Heatseeker insulation which is a synthetic but lightweight alternative compared to Down feathers (ie. Heatseeker is thus not for the extreme cold temps).
The Insulated Grace unfortunately looks like its not making a comeback this fall/winter, so its a 2009 Fall version left selling online. Backcountry.com has it in stock but there's limited sizes and colors (White only - M, L and XL) - try this link :
September 23, 2010
September 13, 2011
This jacket is great. I got it in the grey color which is different from the blues and blacks I usually tend towards. I love it. The jacket is very sleek and stylish and holds up in heavy rain. Another reviewer said that the sizing is kind of "off" if you're not slender, but I disagree. I have a pear-shaped, curvy body......I'm hardly "thin"......and the size L fit me well and the belt fits me snugly; it doesn't gape. And the removable hood is a bonus!
I am 5' tall and generally wear a S in North Face. Is this
I am 5' tall and generally wear a S in North Face. Is this jacket going to go past my knees or will the length be OK?
August 27, 2010
It ended up being 1-2" above my knees. Thanks for the advice.
September 23, 2010
I'm 5' tall as well, I just bought the xs and it hits right at my knee line. So the small would bit a wee bit longer.
September 19, 2010
Hum, I am 5'8" and I bought an XS. The jacket hits my mid tighs- about 6" to 7" above my knees, so I do think a S will probably go past your knees. Hope it helps. :)
August 31, 2010
beautiful rain coat
September 12, 2011
It's exactly what I wanted. Classy looking, but still casual enough to go to soccer games on the weekend. I'm actually looking forward to the rain!
im a 5'5" 175lbs and was wondering if this jacket would
im a 5'5" 175lbs and was wondering if this jacket would fit. I walked into a northface store and tried on a parker sized XL and it fit. Ive recently lost 23 lbs and can actually fit these coats nicely...what do u think
By: diane everett
August 22, 2010
Found the perfect raincoat! Chic and durable
August 3, 2011
I just received TNF Stella Grace jacket in arctic pool blue... very nice indigo color, great style and perfect for rainy spring/fall/winter ! Ill be traveling to London and needed a stylish winter coat that i could layer for the rainy days this is perfect, great feminine form, color and its North Face so quality is perfect.
Im curvy and because im top heavy i have a harder time finding coats that are large enough yet cinch my waist, without looking like im wearing a parka. I ordered the XL and its perfect! able to wear a sweater underneath, will keep me warm since its waterproof and breathable lining so i wont over heat walking throughout the city.Yes the sleeves are long (im 5'6") but ill see if i can get them tailored... if not i really don't mind since its a great coat.
Write your question here...Ok my daughter is leaving for the
Write your question here...Ok my daughter is leaving for the Carribean to study medicine but we live in Michigan. She will be down there for one and a half years. I know the temps are a bit hotter but she will visit home as well. I know the Grace is not lined but the stock is out in blue which is the color she wants, will the stella be too hot for the Carribean?
August 1, 2010
This might be a lil warm for the Caribbean its quite humid there and that's what I would worry about more than the heat is her getting all sweaty under this from the combination of those two things. For MI great, throw some layers on under for winter. But for the Caribbean I would lean toward something not so long and with better venting and breahtability.
August 2, 2010
nothface stella grace jacket
June 13, 2011
I sent for the medium size first ,but had to return it as i could not do the belt up .I have the large size which i can do the belt up, but it is too long in the sleeves and a bit too big all over .
It is a fitted raincoat ,but it must run small in there sizing .
I am dissapointed, i was looking for a longer raincoat that would keep me dry while stylish ,when walking my dogs in our lovley Seattle weather .
What is the difference between the Stella Grace jacket and the
What is the difference between the Stella Grace jacket and the Grace jacket?
I am going to be in Ireland in October. The temps range from mid 40's for the low and mid 50's for the high. Of course there will probably be lots of rain.
Will this jacket be warm enough for that?
By: Donita Lynn
July 7, 2010
Hi Donita the primary difference between the two is the Stella Grace has a lining while the Grace does not have a lining. What that means to you is the Stella Grace will be a little warmer while but the Grace will be lighter weight and more packable. If you are layered properly underneath either one should work for the temps you will be in.
By: Dave Madsen
July 13, 2010
For the tall and thin woman
April 9, 2011
Loved the styling of this coat and it seemed perfect for a "dress up" raincoat. Unfortunately Medium was too small and Large was too big: I recently had a baby and am a bit thicker through the middle than I'd like to be, but despite this I'd say this jacket runs small. No room for a sweater or fleece underneath unless you are really on the skinny side with a smaller bust. The size up to the large left me with an ill fitted coat with arms waaaaay too long to deal with. The search continues.
How do I get the hood to stay?
How do I get the hood to stay?
Love the Grace!
March 24, 2011
I scored my first TNF jacket, the Grace, from an outlet store for 89$. Overall, I have been very happy with it.
Sizing: I am 5'11" and bought a large. It fits great, very fitted, feminine silhouette, but still roomy enough to layer. The length is good, mid-thigh, so your legs don't get soaked in driving rain. The L is large enough on me to layer a fleece underneath, though it does get slightly tight through the shoulders (I have broad shoulders) and upper arms when I do this. Fits well in hips too, and I'm a classic pear shape!
Color: I bought the Vintage white, which is gorgeous. A little nervous about a white coat in an urban setting (with a toddler and a baby to boot) but I've washed it several times now, and nothing has stuck!
Features: The belt on the Grace is a tie-belt, no buttons to attach it to coat, which is nice but does slide around some. Pockets are deep, for hands and phones and keys, so you don't have to worry about things falling out. Hood is roomy.
Fabric: Surprisingly warm for basically just a shell! Slight pattern is nice too. Best of all - I can roll it up and chuck it in my bag in case it rains, pull it out and put it on with no wrinkles!
stella grace belted raincoat
November 4, 2010
I like the way this jacket looks, and it is highly functional as a raincoat. However, the zipper is difficult to use. It frequently gets stuck and is at an awkward position to reach. I got the ink blue and it is a really pretty color. I usually wear a women's medium and got a size large so it would fit over a fleece or a suit jacket; am glad I did.
November 2, 2010
I wear this daily commuting to work on my Vespa. It keeps my lap and rear end dry. It is waterproof, close to windproof, breathable but warm. I have not seen anyone else in Portland wearing one and I get lots of compliments on it. It is great for the all the rain we get here.
The awful thing about the jacket is the zippers. They ALWAYS get get caught in the zipper guard fabric.I have to stop zipping a minimum of 4x everytime just to pull the fabric out of the zipper.
I am 5'3" 130#, I have very broad shoulders, short torso, and long legs. A large fits me great. The sleeves are not too long and the jacket hits right above my knees.
Love it!! Great quality.
October 11, 2010
I've wanted this style of North Face coat for a while. I was in absolute shock when I saw the price so low. I had to jump on it. The coat arrived better than I expected. A girlfriend of mine has a similar coat but it is much thinner. This coat has a doule liner.
I have many North Face items in size Medium but I went up a size so I could layer and I'm happy I did.
Very nice jacket, weird sizing
September 21, 2010
This is a beautiful and well-made jacket. I ordered both this and the Grace jackets, and this is the clear winner since it is fully lined and the material is much more stylish. I bought the ink blue and it is a very versatile color. However, there is a huge difference between the medium and the large - more than there should be for just one size up. The medium was so tight I could hardly breathe, and the large is a too big (I have a full chest but am slim through the waist). That said, I am keeping the large anyway - I can layer underneath, and it still looks nice. My only other issue is the belt. I would really prefer a tie belt like on the Grace jacket. The three-snap belt on the Stella Grace has limited sizing options (only three different lengths to choose from and is a little tricky to use. I'd rather have a simple tie belt, especially since the coat is too large in the waist for me and I wish I could cinch it tighter. I will probably make or buy one, which I really shouldn't have to do for the price of the coat.
Better Than I Expected
September 19, 2010
I was hesitant to buy another raincoat but all the reviews were so positive I had to have it. The fit is true to size ( I am 5'6" 125lbs and Medium fits perfect. Room to wear a sweater or hoodie underneath. First day I had tons of compliments. It is very cool looking and can be worn with jeans or dressed up with a casual skirt or dress. It is the perfect rain coat ! My coworker with same coat purchased else where was speechless when I told her my S&C price!
September 18, 2010
I was hesitant to buy another raincoat even though the price was great and it looked good. But all the reviews were so positive I really had to.
I am 5'6" 125lb and bought Medium which fits perfect- true to size. The length is mid-thigh just where I expected from the pictures. I can wear it alone or with a hoody or sweater underneath and still fits great.
First day wearing it I received so many compliments!Everyone loved it . It is very cool looking.
I can see it going with jeans or dressed up a bit maybe with a casual skirt and boots.
I am a green person , so I bought the green and it is a little greener than the pic but I love it.
Bottom line- not your average raincoat!
August 31, 2010
I was in the hunt for a rain jacket that was not too sporty, but not too fancy either... The hunt was officialy over when I found the Stella Grace! This jacket is awesome! It has a cool trench coat look, lots of pockets, removable hood, and it is lighter than I expected, which is a good thing in my case because I can always do some layering for Winter wear. The belt is just so much fun and so chic since it does not have a big old ugly buckle (HATE buckles), instead it has adjustable snaps- GENIOUS! It fits true to size I'd say- I bought it in XS and I am 5'8" and 115lbs. The lengh is perfect for me. Love it!!!
LOVE the jacket-HATE the zipper!
March 1, 2010
I bought this coat is ink blue. I love everything about this jacket except the zipper. The fabric on both sides of the zipper gets caught in the zipper almost every time I zip it!!! It's a pain but I can't bear to return the coat because I love everything else so I'll live with it.
It is warm and flattering~
February 26, 2010
Hello, I'm a 5'6" and 115 Ibs. woman in the late 30's. I bought a small size white jacket and am loving it. When I first saw this jacket on Macy's web, I just loved it because the model in the jacket looked so fancy and stylish, but the reviews said that it is warm enough to walk in the rain in a cold weather, which I really did not believe, but I wanted to have one for my kid's sports activities, I gave it a try.
For your reference, I do not care for jackets that look like athlete clothing, so I have never experienced having a jacket like this. After ordering, I received it yesterday (in two days) and tried it today (it rained all day). OMG, it is really warm and water-proof. I don't think it is super fancy that I would expect it would be, but it still looks stylish.
- (black) 40D nylon herringbone HyVent 2L, (all others) 75D polyester plain weave HyVent 2L
- Fabric Waterproof Rating:
- 25 PSI
- Fabric Breathability Rating:
- 625-675 g/m²
- Center Back Length:
- 35 in
- 2 hand, 2 chest, 1 internal
- fully taped
- yes, removable
- 1 lb 8 oz
- Recommended Use:
- casual rain gear, rainy-nights out
- Manufacturer Warranty: