The North Face Aconcagua Jacket

3 reviews
5-star:   1
4-star:   1
3-star:   1
2-star:   0
1-star:   0

Specs

men's
Weight 670 g / 23.62 oz
Fabric 40D 65 g/m² 52% Recycle, 48% Polyester Ripstop
Insulation 550 Fill Goose Down

Reviews

0

This is a decent down jacket. Not a super warm jacket…

Rating: rated 3 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $120

Summary

This is a decent down jacket. Not a super warm jacket though. It's fine in the fall or spring temps but not cut out for winter. I go to Nevada a lot in the winter and this jacket is fine during the day when I'm working in the 40s-50s temperatures.

Pros

  • Durable material
  • Zipper is good

Cons

  • Not warm enough for real cold weather
  • I've had nicer material that felt softer on my Merrell jacket

It was okay for the money as I got it on sale. Full price I may have been a little let down. All it is lacking is a few more ounces of down to be a superior product. The zippers are nice. An interior pocket with zipper would have been nice or a chest pocket.

0

This is overall a good jacket. It fits good. I have…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Source: received it as a personal gift

This is overall a good jacket. It fits good. I have used it down to about 35 degrees but it would be warmer with a Triclimate shell.  It doesn't really shed down feathers. The outer material is not waterproof but it is rather thick compared to other down outer layers.

Overall, it is a pretty good, warm jacket.

0

A great jacket. I reside in north Florida and most…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $100

A great jacket. I reside in north Florida and most people think I am crazy for owning a down jacket! But the other night when wind chills reached 24 degrees I was warm, toasty and not quite as crazy. The jacket fits well and seems to be constructed very well. I am glad I made the purchase.

Manufacturer's Description

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Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Whether worn in Anchorage or Albany, this warm 550-fill down jacket features a baffled, ripstop nylon exterior with a slight shimmer to create a sleek, stylish appearance. A DWR (durable water repellent) finish sheds light rain and snow.

- The North Face refers to the men's version

Rely on The North Face Men's Aconcagua Down Jacket for durable versatility that keeps you warm with 550-fill down, on or off the mountain. The Aconcagua offers plenty of warmth and protection as a stand-alone jacket, and can also be zipped into compatible shells from The North Face when the weather gets really nasty. Designed with a durable ripstop exterior that consists of over 50% recycled materials, this rugged down jacket excels at shoveling driveways and layering for winter adventures. The Aconcagua also stows in its own left-hand pocket, which makes it perfect for backpacking. The elastic binding at the cuffs shuts out drafts comfortably, and the drawstring hem lets you wear it loose around the bottom or sealed up tight.

- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version

Zip-in compatibility allows you to easily insert this warm jacket into The North Face(R) shell jackets for streamlined weather protection on the coldest winter days. The durable ripstop exterior is baffled to prevent the warm 550-fill down from shifting and effectively trapping more warm air. A DWR (durable water repellent) finish sheds light rain and allows you to wear this jacket alone in cool temperatures.

- Rocky Mountain Trail refers to the men's version

Whether you're approaching the Polish Glacier Traverse route or planning an attempt from your encampment at Nido de Cndores, The North Face Men's Aconcagua Jacket will keep you in durable warmth and comfort for the duration. Re-vamped for the 2011 season, this insulated, thermal jacket takes on the cold in rugged, outdoor style.Featuring a resilient ripstop exterior with a modern and unique quilting patter, this updated jacket is perfect for everyday winter wear. The 550 fill goose down boasts an excellent warmth to weight ratio and is also highly compressible and easy to stuff into your pack when you're on the go. Bound cuffs and a cinch-cord hem keep the elements at bay while the two hand pockets make is easy to warm frozen fingers or store necessities. Zip-in compatible, The North Face Aconcagua Jacket for men can be worn as an insulating mid-layer under your shell, but also makes a great stand-alone piece in milder conditions.

- Altrec Outdoors refers to the men's version