The North Face Nuptse Vest
Fabric: ripstop nylon
Fill: +700 Down
I have found this vest very warm and it can be used on many different situations. I live in Finland, and this winter it has been extremely cold, the temperature has dropped below -25 C. But with Pumori Fleece and Nuptse vest under my TNF Mountain jacket it was feeling fine. And the Nuptse is a good vest to be used on brakes etc. In -5 C you can ski with only a T-shirt or some base layer under your shell jacket, but when you stop it gets very cold very fast. In those situations I have found the Nuptse Vest to be very good when dressed over your shell jacket. Nuptse Vest packs in its own pocket (but to get it in its own pocket at -20 C with gloves on is inpossible), so it doesn't take much space in your pack.
When compared to Nuptse jacket (and same king of jackets from Marmot, Feathered Friends etc.) I would advice to look the vests. They are warm enough but lightweight and packs very small. There is no reason to buy Nupse jacket, it is not good enough to handle those extreme conditions where a Baltoro jacket(or any other jacket with lots of fill and a Gore DryLoft shell)is a must, but in milder conditions, a vest is the right choice.
Fill: 700 fill goose down
Price Paid: about $100
This vest is comparable to a human toaster. I've worn it on below freezing days with nothing but a T-shirt, my arms somehow even stayed warm due to my body overheating. Keep in mind that I happen to produce heat like a furnace, but this jacket would keep even the most reptilian of buyers warm. It even comes with its own stuff sack, which, when filled, is no bigger than a MSR Whisperlite stove.
Definitely worth every penny, I just wish I hadn't bought such a large one!
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Amply insulated with 700 fill goose down, this iconic vest is extremely warm, lightweight, and highly compressible for travel Ideal as both a stand-alone layer in cold conditions or as a layer underneath a waterproof shell during cold rain showers, this high loft down vest features sewn-through construction that keeps down shifting, eliminating cold spots Double taffeta layer at shoulders increases durability with backpacks, and hem cinch-cord provides a buffer to ward-off upward gusts of wind Updated for 2011 with a modern, slim fit
A sleeveless version of the classic, high-loft down jacket, The North Face Nuptse 2 down vest delivers plush core warmth during harsh winter weather. Mini-ripstop nylon shell fabric is wind resistant, water resistant and downproof. Double-layer taffeta on shoulders increases durability and has a Durable Water Resistant finish that repels moisture. Premium 700-fill-power goose down is extremely warm, lightweight and compressible. Full-length front zipper has an internal draft flap, and collar is lined with soft microfiber. Hem drawcord holds in warmth. The North Face Nuptse 2 features 2 zip hand pockets, 1 of which doubles as a stuff sack.
On a bitterly cold winter day, there's nothing like the toasty-warm goose down inside The North Face Men's Nuptse 2 Down Vest to help ward off the chill. Wear this vest alone or zip it into a compatible The North Face jacket to add some warmth to a thin, uninsulated shell. Headed somewhere cold, but you can't spare a ton of space in your luggage' Pack the Nuptse Vest into its own pocket, slide it into your bag, and roll to your destination prepared for harsh temperatures.
Free Shipping. The North Face Men's Nuptse 2 Vest DECENT FEATURES of The North Face Men's Nuptse 2 Vest 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 Hem cinch-cord The SPECS of The North Face Men's Nuptse 2 Vest Average Weight: 16.19 oz / 459 g Center Back Length: 27in. Body: 50D 64 g/m2 (1.9 oz/yd2) mini-ripstop weave nylon Abrasion: 50D 64 g/m2 (1.9 oz/yd2) 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.