The North Face Nuptse 2 Jacket

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The Nuptse 2 Jacket replaced the The North Face Nuptse Jacket.


Weight 24.34 oz / 690 g
Body Fabric 50D 64 g / sq m (1.9 oz / sq yd) Mini-Ripstop Weave Nylon
Abrasion Fabric 50D 64 g / sq m (1.9 oz / sq yd) Plain Weave Nylon, DWR Finish
Insulation 700 Fill Goose Down



This jacket is not as warm as advertised, especially…

Rating: rated 2.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $220


This jacket is not as warm as advertised, especially in arms. It is not wind-proof. The jacket is good if it is not real cold (below 25) and not windy.


  • Zips into TNF shells


  • Not as warm as advertised, esp in arms
  • No vest pocket inside or out. Find myself reaching for one constantly
  • Not even a light, zip into collar hood
  • Not windproof

I got the XL and it fits true to size, seems to be well made, except for lack of down in arms.  I wanted a warm, windproof down jacket and it seems to have great reviews. Maybe these are true for the original version. 

I got the new Nuptse II, have had it for a few months and used in 35 to zero degree windchill. Have zipped it into my Vortex shell (which I love). This helps some with warmth and windproofing but not a whole lot. To stay really warm I have even worn my LL Bean 850 down jacket underneath the shell and Nuptse.  This works well, but is very bulky. 

Maybe I will save up for the NF Himalayan....  NF is usually outstanding in my experience.

Manufacturer's Description

Visit The North Face's Men's Nuptse 2 Jacket page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

The North Face Nuptse 2 Down Jacket for MenThe North Face Nuptse 2 Down Jacket for Men is the ideal winter wear for all your hiking and backpacking needs. It is made from durable ripstop nylon that is strong, breathable and tear-resistant. A Durable Water Repellant (DWR) finish, ensures superior water-resistance for an amazing performance in both wet and cold weather. It features a 700-fill goose down insulation to keep you warm, even in alpine conditions. Velcro adjustable cuffs help prevent drafts from seeping in, while the hem cinchcord lets you adjust your jacket according to the weather. It has a taffeta soft hood that feels soft against your skin. Double-layer taffeta shoulder panels also give you increased comfort and padding, if you're carrying a backpack. For great winter protection outdoors, try The North Face Nuptse 2 Down Jacket for Men.

- SunnySports refers to the men's version

The North Face Men's Nuptse 2 Down Jacket packs the same premium 700-fill goose down warmth and double-layer taffeta durability you've come to expect from the Nuptse. The Nupste 2 has simply been redesigned with a more modern, slim fit.

- refers to the men's version

First thing you think when you pull on The North Face Men's Nuptse 2 Jacket? Warm. Second thing? This Nuptse 2 seems to fit just a little snugger than my old Nuptse. It's not just those extra pints and burritos you and your climbing buddies down every weekend after a few hours at the crag, North Face has designed this newer version with a slimmer, more modern fit. Just as durable as you want it to be, this lightweight winter coat is made from mini-ripstop nylon and has abrasion-resistant shoulder panels to protect the jacket from pack straps. Stuffed with premium 700-fill goose down, you'll have all the breathable, high-loft warmth you need to battle frigid temps.Stuff this North Face jacket into one of the 2 zippered front pockets and you'll have no problem finding room in your pack for it. Pull it out at your high-elevation camp and make your buddies jealous as they huddle over their little stoves, warming their hands on their cups of mac n' cheese. Velcro tabs at your wrists and a drawcord at your waist help retain body heat and seal out chilly drafts. Zip-in compatible, this down coat will connect to any same size TNF shell for a nice puffy layer of insulation on the slopes. From December blizzards in Oregon to October backpacking on the Colorado Trail, The North Face Nuptse 2 Jacket for men will be your lifeline when the mercury plummets.

- Altrec Outdoors refers to the men's version

On Sale. Free Shipping. The North Face Men's Nuptse 2 Jacket FEATURES of The North Face Men's Nuptse 2 Jacket Zip-in-compatible integration with complementing garments from The North Face Double-layer taffeta on shoulders Stows in hand pocket Two secure-zip hand pockets Elastic cuffs Hem cinch-cord SPECIFICATIONS of The North Face Men's Nuptse 2 Jacket Average Weight: 23.99 oz / 680 g Center Back Length: 27in. Body: 50D 1.9 oz/yd2 / 64 g/m2 mini-ripstop weave nylon Abrasion: 50D 1.9 oz/yd2 / 64 g/m2 plain weave nylon with DWR Insulation: 700 fill goose down This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.

- Moosejaw refers to the men's version