The North Face Men's Nuptse 2 Jacket

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The North Face Nuptse 2 Jacket
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The North Face Nuptse 2 Jacket -

A classic, coveted down jacket redesigned in 2011 with a more modern, flattering slim fit.
Constructed with ample 700-fill goose down, this high-loft down jacket delivers plush warmth in brutal conditions. Double-layer taffeta paneling at shoulders provides added durability from abrasion caused by pack carry. 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.


  • Brushed collar lining; brushed chin guard.


  • Lined, with down fill.
  • Insulation 700 fill goose down
  • Stows or packs down into it's own hand pocket for easy storage and maximum packability

Weather and Wind:

  • Elastic cuffs help keep cold air out.


  • Logo embroidery.


  • Front zip closure.
  • Zip-in compatible feature ensures you can combine the Nuptse 2 with compatible North Face shells
  • Zip pockets; interior zip pocket.


  • Compressible and can be stored in a hand pocket for easy travel
  • Two hand pockets to keep fingers snug


  • Standard fit


  • Hem cinch cord to seal out cold air
  • Hem cinchcord
  • DWR acts as a barrier between water and the fabric surface
  • Mini-ripstop weave nylon
  • Plain woven nylon
  • Polyester; hand or machine wash.

Lining and Layers:

  • Double-layer taffeta reinforcements on the shoulders prevent wear and tear from carrying packs of any type
  • Durable double-layer shoulder taffeta for abrasion-resistance


  • Taffeta emergency hood


  • Imported.


  • Kids' Wear.
  • 3XL only available in TNF Black
  • Elastic cuff with Velcro tab closure
  • Abrasion 50D 1.9 oz.
The North Face Nuptse 2 Down Jacket for Men Features.

The North Face Nuptse 2 Down Jacket for Men.
The 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.
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Warranty Information.

This product has a limited lifetime warranty.
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The North Face Men’s Nuptse 2 Jacket is a bomber of a down insulated jacket that is a mandatory addition to any outdoor wardrobe. Packed with lofty 700 fill goose down for base camp or belay stance comfort, once on the move this jacket stows in the hand pocket. An emergency taffeta hood stows into the collar. Double layer taffeta on the shoulders provides extra abrasion resistance to ropes and back pack straps. The North Face Men’s Nuptse 2 Jacket is a favorite winter coat for cold urban landscapes or high altitude treks and climbs.


For The North Face Nuptse 2 Down Jacket, The North Face took the classic Nuptse and gave it a slightly slimmer silhouette so you don't look all puffed up when you go outside. Behind the durable double-layer fabric is a power punch of 700-fill goose down. Even if you're more Lambeau Field than Texas Stadium, the Nuptse Down Jacket can keep you warm in the nastiest conditions. Use the zip-in compatibility to make it a mid layer and see just how warm you can be.


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.
Winter doesn't hold back and neither will you thanks to the Nuptse® 2 Jacket.
with complementing The North Face® shells.
50-denier mini-ripstop nylon shell.
DWR (durable water repellent) finish sheds moisture.
High-loft, 700-fill goose down insulation.
Stand collar for additional warmth and wind protection.
Double-layer taffeta panels at shoulders.
Full-zip front closure with interior wind flap.
Two zip hand pockets.
Hook-and-loop cuffs keep out the cold.
Adjustable drawcord hem.
Jacket can be stowed away in the zip hand pocket for ultimate portability.
Machine wash warm, tumble dry low.

The 700-fill-power goose down insulation in The North Face Nuptse II Jacket delivers plush warmth in harsh, cold-weather conditions. The body is constructed of tear-resistant, 50-denier nylon ripstop for abrasion resistance and has a durable water-repellent finish for wet-weather durability. Sports a full-zip front, two handwarmer pockets, hem cinch cord and elastic cuffs. Zip-in compatible. Imported.
Sizes: M-2XL.
Colors: TNF Black, Nautical Blue, Biking Red, Asphalt Grey Heather.


The North Face Nuptse 2 Jacket is a TNF classic. Loaded with ample 700-fill goose down this will be your go to jacket in the most miserable conditions. With a new slim and flattering fit and double layer taffeta paneling at shoulders this jacket will take you from ski slopes to the city streets winter after winter.

550-fill power down warms a channel-quilted jacket with reinforced stitching in high-stress areas and a durable, water-resistant finish.
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Also available for: Women
Avg weight:1 lbs.
Center Back length:27.5"
Centerback:70 cm
Fabric Rating:Water-repellent / Breathable
Hood :No
Insulation:700-fill-power goose down.
Length:Center back measures 27.5"
Length from Center Back:27.5 in.
Lining:100% recycled polyester.
Outer Material:50D ripstop nylon
Pockets :Yes
Shell:100% polyester.
Snowskirt :No
Ventilation :No
Warranty :Limited
Waterproofing :No
Weight:690 g / 24.34 oz
abrasion:50D 64 g/m2 (1.9 oz/yd2) plain weave nylon with DWR
body:50D 64 g/m2 (1.9 oz/yd2) mini-ripstop weave nylon
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The North Face Nuptse 2 Jacket Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

I sort of stumbled upon this jacket a couple of years ago when I was looking for something to take winter camping. I wanted something that was decently lightweight, packable, sturdy, and warm, and this seemed to fit the bill. Well, two+ years and a whole heap o' adventures later, this is what I've learned from my good ol' Nuptse. First, it's not the lightest down jacket out there, but is still light enough to not be a burden, and it packs down to about the size of a camp pillow. Next, it's bomb-proof. I've used it cutting and hauling logs, skiing through trees, and generally beating the crap out of it, all with nary a hole to show for it. I'm pretty confident that my kids will steal this from me someday. And finally, this jacket is definitely warm. In fact, it's probably too warm! I don't wear it around town because I have to take it off any time I go indoors. I wore it over just a t-shirt on a showshoe trip in sub-zero temps and had to unzip it!
I only have a couple of complaints. It fits very big. I'm 5'10" 185 lbs and the Small fits great. Also, it's a chore to cram it into the tiny stow pocket. But if you're looking for a solid jacket that will keep you warm in the most frigid of situations, the Nuptse is a great choice.

Brenan Thompson at on 11/27/2013

Still a classic for the right reasons

This is one of the 'original' North Face jackets and legend has it that it only even came about due to excess sleeping bag materials at the factory (which, at that point in time, was a tiny operation) well as a need to outfit climbers with something durable, packable (light) and most importantly - warm. I'm pleased to say the current version of the jacket still holds up for the same reasons. I've worn it for cold evenings and mornings in the backcountry (low 20s F) with a baselayer or lightweight fleece underneath and have been plenty warm. It also packs down to an extremely small size, which is key from both a space and weight perspective when backpacking. Lastly, the outer facing of the fabric is fairly abrasion-resistant...I've gotten it scraped on rock and snagged on branches without incident . It is an extremely comfortable but 'puffy' jacket - so some might not be into this look - if so, there are other jackets out there that don't have the same level of down feathers in the 'fill' of the jacket - but, consequently, in my experience you won't be as warm either. Overall, this is a fantastic piece of eminently functional outerwear that I highly recommend. It's nice to know that the North Face is still producing jackets at the same level as decades ago.
kipwinger at The North Face on 08/16/2013

Love TNF Black Nuptse 2 Jacket (first goose down)

Like the title says as soon as I tried on the medium I knew I found an awesome coat...lightweight and warm! Tied of heavy coats with fleece linings that can be worn as coats. I am 5'7" and 159lbs. and most of the other brands had the coast way too long and heavy. I had wanted down for a while but only saw "fair" quality vests. Then I decided to check out what North Face had after buying a great pair of boots (Baltero 400 lll# by them last year. This coat fits perfect. not loose yet overly tight. Zippers simple and easily used with gloved hands #TNF ETIPS Stretch Fleece) and a perfect combo. This winter jacket is absolutely the best looking and lightest cold weather jacket I ever owned. I higly recommend it as it was 28 degrees and windy the other morning and just the jacket over my work shirt was all I needed. The neck/collar is a great design. Thank you again North Face for a quality product.
Chevysales at The North Face on 11/13/2013

I've always been a fan of the Nuptse jacket. This version 2 is even better! Don't let the lower fill number fool you. This is heavily stuffed with 700. It's beautifully designed not to look like a giant puff ball.
Its fine with just a t-shirt underneath at 15 degrees. This is my "go-to" jacket when its very cold outside.
I'm 5'8" 155 pounds. The jacket fits me just right. I did wish the torso was a bit longer but I can understand why its not a parka.
I got the asphalt grey/heather grey combo. Perfect color. The North Face logo stitching is very low key. Unlike the photos, one will not notice the stitched logo at first glance. This is good if you want a low-key jacket. Look for a different color if you want your jacket to scream "North Face".

Toneaero at on 12/05/2013

The North Face Nuptse 2 Down Jacket is a great jacket for cold weather. The weather in NYC can get extremely cold and windy. The Nuptse 2 can help keep you cold in fridig weather without weighing you down. The Jacket is extremely lightweight. Layering it with a hoodie will add extra warmth, keeping you comfortably warm in cold weather. It would be cool it they added a Napoleon chest pocket. I'm not a big fan of velcro closures since they normally lose their ability to keep things close after time, and the sleeve cuffs have velcro closures. But aside that the Jacket has proven to keep me warm. Too soon to comment on durability, since this is the first 2012 - 2013 Winter Season that I've owned and worn it.

gsap137827 at on 04/23/2013

Awesome high country hunting jacket

Purchased this for high country ( 11,000 - 12,000) ft. mule deer hunting. I have used the Nuptse down vest for years as a layer under Gore-Tex hunting coats and have been 100% satisfied. I've found as I age I'm not able to withstand the cold and killer winds in the high country like I used to. The logical next step was to move into a high grade down jacket, as far as I'm concerned TNF is about as high grade as they come. So the new Nuptse 2 will replace my beloved Nuptse vest as a base layer. I truly wish TNF would come out with some HUNTER FRIENDLY colors!!!! Maybe ATACS or at the very least a subdued OD green...
jeepcj5 at The North Face on 11/03/2013

This is a very good jacket. Packs down very small and is lightly insulated. Feels extremely warm, so, goes without saying but I'll say it anyway, get it for mountaineering, climbing, not for city wear. I tried wearing it a few days around the city and it was just too warm.
Extremely good jacket! Just one complain, no hood. I saw a review that said it did, under the collar. I checked but didn't find anything, no opening or anything that would allow to unfold the hood. In the review, the person mentions it took them years to find it, perhaps it was a previous model.
Still, if you don't need a hood, this jacket is very good.

Pablo Fernandez at on 05/31/2013

Great Jacket!

Purchased this jacket for my husband for Christmas. He absolutely loves it. Not too bulky as far as 700 fill power jackets go, and according to him it is extremely warm in sub zero temps. My Dad saw this jacket on my husband as asked if I could get him one too! My Dad normally wears a 2XL and the 2XL fits him perfect. My husband is an XL and the XL fits him perfect as well. If you plan on doing a lot of layering, than perhaps order a size up, but the jacket is so warm, there is no need to. Would definitely recommend as a cold/arctic weather jacket.
KMan2 at Cabelas on 01/21/2014

A light jacket that is worth every penny.

This jacket is surprisingly light for its looks, however its very warm, worn with just a light woven sweater or a hoodie as a base layer. A little too simplistic design, no inside pockets for an Ipod or a cell phone. I love those. The collar feels comfly though a little bulky for my taste. Over all its a nice jacket to have, looks cool in black color. People have been giving me compliments already. One thing you will find amazing is when you wear it, it feels amazingly light and fit, giving you a feeling of comfort in a modest simple, street smart way.
commuter101 at The North Face on 11/19/2013

I ordered the The North Face Condor Triclimate Jacket and decided to also order this liner based on my past experience with ordering cold-weather gear. Glad I did because when I first tested the Triclimate Jacket with the Apex ClimateBlock liner that came with it it didn't stand up to the windy low-teen's weather. Since it gets below 0 degrees F here in Iowa I needed more and this liner fills the bill. It is lightweight but affords great warmth . It was compatible with the Triclimate Jacket so it's an easy process to switch between the two liners.

jac5075805 at on 02/23/2013

Negative Reviews:

Not Nearly As Warm As Expected

I first purchased the North Face Denali Wind Pro and the Denali fleece jackets, only to discover that neither was warm enough to justify their high prices or review ratings, in my opinion. Finally, after reading several glowing reviews on the North Face Nuptse 2 down jacket, I decided to purchase it and give it a try. My verdict:
As long as the temperatures were around the 30's, the jacket kept me warm. However, when the weather got down in the20's and teens, the Nuptse 2 alone didn't get the job done for me. I've spent a lot on North Face jackets this winter, and can say that they will keep you warm, as long as the weather isn't very cold. I'm dissappointed. I bought these coats, because I heard they used to be very warm. They must be made differently now.
Terand at The North Face on 02/17/2013

Poor Quality

Bought this jacket at the beginning of winter. Feathers coming out of seams already. I take a large size. This large size jacket was too tight. Would recommend if you order to order one size up. Would not order this jacket again.
WES99 at Cabelas on 04/15/2013

not satisfied.very disappointed

i got this jacket and returned right away.size small is way big and the upper arm part is got too much room.must have XS size for this.
teddymoog at The North Face on 10/30/2013

Neutral Reviews:

Great jacket but no media pocket

Jacket his really warm but my only problem is there`s no media pocket inside , I couldn`t keep it for this reason, I have a 5 inch smart phone and for this reason its impossible to wear a jacket without an inside pocket.
mauinorth at The North Face on 10/25/2013