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The North Face Summit Jacket

rated 4.0 of 5 stars

The Summit Jacket has been discontinued. If you're looking for something new, check out the best down insulated jackets for 2020.

photo: The North Face Summit Jacket down insulated jacket

Specs

Price Historic Range: $99.07-$499.00
Reviewers Paid: $200.00-$235.00

Reviews

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

It's a warm jacket but I don't think it's worth so much more than a Nuptse. Except for the insulated hood it feels about the same as the Nuptse. With everybody selling the Nuptse for less than $100 that's a much better buy.

Fabric: Down-proof ripstop with a gore dry loft liner
Fill: 700 fill down
Price Paid: $235

It's an oven guys. Great hood.

Fabric: Gor-Gry Loft
Fill: 700+ fill down
Price Paid: $200

This jacket is exceptional! The Gore Dryloft really works and it has kept the down dry. This jacket is a must for anyone who wants a good quality jacket but doesn't want one that is too extreme. Very durable. Went skiing with it before and so far it is still in good shape. Highly recommended for anyone who wants a good, but not too much of an extreme jacket. Pretty warm, because I wore it over a T-shirt in negative 15 degree (Celsius) temperatures. May be pricey, but well worth it. Don't know any other similar type of jacket that is this durable. (Got my jacket for $180 Canadian)

Fabric: ripstop nylon/Gore Dryloft
Fill: 700 fill down
Price Paid: $500 (Can)

Very nice down jacket. Very durable for a down jacket and has all the features needed for fast climbs. The hood is a little cumbersome but still satisfactory. The only bad thing about it is that unlike the Baltoro, where there is an abrasive resistant Supplex Taslan on the lower part of the arm, the Summit is without. Therefore on hard uses with your gloves it may abrade the nylon.

Otherwise this is a very nice jacket and I highly recommend it to anyone who doesn't want to buy another down jacket again. (That is, a jacket of similar caliber.) Good for temperatures between negative 5 to 15 degrees Celcius over a t-shirt. Any colder and you may need to wear an additional midweight fleece. Expensive, but well worth the price, if your life is at stake!

Fabric: Ripstop Nylon/Gore Dryloft with Supplex Taslan
Fill: 700+ fill power
Price Paid: $550 (Can)

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