User Review: The North Face Men's Nuptse Jacket (long)
Fabric: 50D ripstop nylon
Fill: 700+ goose down
There's just nothing like down! The Nuptse parka is probably the most comfortable winter parka I have ever owned. Down acts almost like it has some sort of natural thermostat. You always just feel comfortable, no matter how warm or cold it is out. It's way different than any synthetic.
I also own a Patagonia Guide parka which is stuffed to the gills with Quallofil. Its a mighty warm jacket, but MUCH heavier and I sweat like a pig whenever I'm in any weather other than freezing cold. With the Nuptse though, I'm always comfortable no matter what the temperature outside is. And, it's light as a feather and almost as comfy as my Marmot Couloir bag, and that's saying a lot since my Marmot is second only to good sex!
Construction of this parka is excellent, and is MUCH BETTER than I have experienced recently with THF down bags. Not a feather, not a ONE, has found its way out. Way to go North Face!