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The North Face Nuptse 2 Jacket

rated 2.50 of 5 stars
photo: The North Face Nuptse 2 Jacket down insulated jacket

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

Specs

Men's
Price MSRP: $199.00
Historic Range: $99.50-$220.00
Reviewers Paid: $220.00
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
Women's
Price MSRP: $199.00
Historic Range: $99.95-$220.00
Weight 25.04 oz / 710 g
Body Fabric 50D 85 g / sq m (2.5 oz / sq yd) 100% Polyester Faille Taffeta
Insulation 700 Fill Goose Down
Boys'
Price Historic Range: $65.99-$149.00

Reviews

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

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.

Pros

  • Zips into TNF shells

Cons

  • 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.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $220

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