The North Face Men's Nuptse 2 Vest

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The North Face Nuptse 2 Vest
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The North Face Nuptse 2 Down Vest for Men Features.

The North Face Nuptse 2 Down Vest for Men.
The North Face Nuptse 2 Down Vest for Men is the ideal winter solution for the outdoorsman. It was made from durable 50D mini-ripstop weave nylon that keeps it waterproof and breathable. A durable water repellant (DWR) coating gives you even greater waterproof protection. A 700-fill goose down insulation keeps you warm and gets you ready for extreme performance, even in cold conditions. Its sewn-through construction ensures that the down remains in place, eliminating cold spots completely. It has double-layer taffeta shoulder panels, to remove the hassles of carrying around a pack and gives you great comfort for hiking, trekking etc. There are 2 hand pockets to keep your stuff safe, while you travel. Velcro adjustable cuffs and a hem cinch-cord help seal in the warmth and cut drafts for comfort wear, all year round. For a cozy jacket with plenty of warmth, check out the North Face Nuptse 2 Down Vest for Men.
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Key Features.


  • Full-length front zipper has an internal draft flap, and collar is lined with soft microfiber


  • Premium 700-fill-power goose down is extremely warm, lightweight and compressible
  • High-quality goose down insulation that’s warm, lightweight, and compressible


  • Zip-in-compatible integration with complementing garments from The North Face
  • The North Face Nuptse 2 features 2 zip hand pockets, 1 of which doubles as a stuff sack


  • Two hand pockets for warmth and storage


  • Hem drawcord holds in warmth
  • Cinch cord at the hem lets you cinch down to seal out wind
  • Ripstop nylon shell with double-layer taffeta at the shoulders for durability
  • Mini-ripstop nylon shell fabric is wind resistant, water resistant and downproof

Lining and Layers:

  • Double-layer taffeta on shoulders increases durability and has a Durable Water Resistant finish that repels moisture


  • Standard fit offers room without bulk


  • Imported


  • Shell is treated with Durable Water Repellent to create water resistance
  • 3XL only available in TNF Black

The North Face Men's Nuptse 2 Vest. Sleeveless version of the classic, high loft down jacket that delivers plush warmth in harsh cold.

FEATURES of The North Face Men's Nuptse 2 Vest.
SPECIFICATIONS of The North Face Men's Nuptse 2 Vest.

Paragon Sports
The North Face Men’s Nuptse 2 Vest is a must-have down insulated sleeveless 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 a hand pocket. Double layer taffeta on the shoulders provides extra abrasion resistance to ropes and back pack straps. This is the sleeveless version of the legendary Nuptse jacket, whose name is inspired by the towering Himalayan peak Nuptse. The North Face Men’s Nuptse 2 Vest is a favorite all-year ‘round insulated vest for cool urban landscapes or high altitude treks and climbs.


A sleeveless version of the classic Nuptse jacket, The North Face Nuptse 2 Vest will warm your core with high-quality, warm, light, and compressible goose down. Stow this vest in the hand pocket, throw it in your pack, and know that if the temperatures drop you have a warm, dependable vest waiting for you. DWR lends water resistance to keep you and your down dry, and the ripstop and double-layer taffeta shell are durable and dependable. The standard fit is comfortably roomy, but not bulky. Only the best become classics like The North Face Nuptse Vest.


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.

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The North Face Men's Nuptse 2 Vest.
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. This product contains at least 90% bluesign® approved fabric -- a standard for environmentally responsible production.

Berg's Ski Shop
You don't have one yet? Well, here it is! The Nuptse 2 down vest from The North Face is your classic down vest. Slim styling to layer with any jacket. Classic baffling looks great over sweatshirts, t-shirts, dress shirts, you name it. Warm and comfortable, you get all the benefits of down insulation without the excess bulk of a jacket. Zip in compatible to your North Face shell, soft handwarmer pockets, zips into it's own stow pocket for compact storage.
When winter starts bluffing, answer with the Nuptse® 2 Vest. Its substantial warmth keeps bone-chilling temps at bay and works as a midlayer when the mercury drops for the long haul.
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.
for increased durability.
Full-zip front closure with interior wind flap.
Two zip hand pockets.
Adjustable drawcord hem.
Vest can be stowed away in the zip hand pocket for ultimate portability.
Machine wash warm, tumble dry low.

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The men's Nuptse 2 Vest by The North Face is a sleeveless version of the classic, high loft down jacket that delivers plush warmth in harsh cold.


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.


The 700-fill-power goose-down insulation delivers plush warmth in harsh, cold-weather conditions. Tear-resistant, 50-denier nylon ripstop shell has a durable water-repellent finish for wet-weather protection. Sports a full-zip front, two handwarmer pockets, hem cinch cord and elastic cuffs. Zip-in compatible with The North Face shells. Imported.
Sizes: M-2XL.
Colors: TNF Black, Noah Green.
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Also available for: Women
Abrasion:50D 1.9 oz/yd2 / 64 g/m2 plain weave nylon with DWR
Additional Info:Imported
Back length (in.):27.5 inches
Body:50D 1.9 oz/yd2 / 64 g/m2 mini-ripstop weave nylon
Center Back length:27.5 in
Center back:27.5 in.
Fabric Rating:Water-resistant / Breathable
Fit :Regular Fit
Hood :No
Insulation:700-fill-power goose down.
Length:Center back measures 27.5"
Length from center back:27.5"
Lining:100% recycled polyester (bluesign® approved fabric).
Material :body: 50D 64 g/m2 mini-ripstop weave nylon / abrasion: 50D 64 g/m2 plain weave nylon with DWR / insulation: 700 fill goose down
Pockets :Yes
Recommended Use :All-year ‘round
Shell:61% recycled polyester, 39% polyester (bluesign® approved fabric).
Shell Material:50D Mini-ripstop nylon body/ 50D weave nylon shoulders
Shell fabric:Ripstop nylon
Shell lining fabric:Ripstop nylon
Warranty :Limited
Weight:500 g (17.64 oz)
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The North Face Nuptse 2 Vest Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

You might be looking at this vest thinking that the 700-fill goose down insulation with a DWR coating are some pretty good features.
But let me tell you something-those are just facts, and facts will get you nowhere. Let me tell you about some real-life situations where I've used the Nuptse 2 Down Vest that will give you a better idea about how "warm" it actually is.
1.) Night skiing with a -20 windchill because your little cousin, "isn't done skiing yet."
2.) Ice fishing all day without a heater (or a bite).
3.) Deer Hunting/falling asleep all day without a heater.
4.) Trying to get cab rides at 3:00 on New Years.
5.) Re-enacting scenes from Cool-Runnings at the ice rink.
Hopefully, this gives you a better idea of the warmth of the Nuptse 2 Down Vest instead of the silly specs and science. But, if you're in to that stuff, hit up a gearhead.

Ben Haight at on 12/02/2013

Always with me!

This thing is amazing and I always keep it with me because it's super packable. I have it stashed in a small compartment in my trunk. Whenever the temperature scales tip too far, I can throw this thing over anything from a dress shirt to a hoody or flannel and I'm right back on track.

I also use it for under my motorcycle jacket on particularly chilly rides and I feel like I could ride all day with it.

The pocket zippers kind of suck. The main zip is great, but sometimes you have to hold the pocket flat while you unzip with the other hand. Kind of lame, but worth it to rock this thing!
DavidManning at REI on 04/04/2012
This is seriously the best vest you'll ever own. Bought it because at the beginning of the week it's crazy busy and the outside door gets left open so much from people going in and out. This vest is so warm, you'll be sweating before you get cold. Looks really sharp too (ordered the dark green and black one). It looks great over a hoodie, over casual shirts, even over nicer stuff you'd wear to the office (it would look really slick with khakis even). Runs a bit big (big on the inside, not big as in puffy) but this was a great buy. It's perfect for an outdoor person who likes going from work to a dayhike.
MK - customer at on 01/21/2012

My husband searched high and low for a down vest and we decided on the Nuptse 2. It's very stylish and the grey color goes with pretty much everything. We initially ordered the medium, b/c that's what he normally wears, but i was a little unsure based on the measurement chart. He's 6'1", 165 lbs. It arrived and was way too big. We considered having it altered, but his guy advised against it so we returned and got a small. He likes a tailored slim fit and when the small came in, it was perfect! The returns process was easy and customer service was fantastic to deal with!

jesp1110488 at on 02/03/2014

I bought this vest with the intetion of using it for outdoor winter work. Since I am usually warmer than the average person I thought a vest would be ideal. The fit is true to size and construction is top-notch, as to be expected with North Face gear. The padded and durable shoulders will stand up to greater wear and tear vs. normal constuction. Also, the mini rip-stop nylon construction prevents snags from becoming gashes. Overall this is a great vest with supperior warmth retention. Core appears noticably warmer as soon as zipped up. Would highly recommend.

wyoguy87 at on 11/26/2013

When the sun was shining, I was able to put this vest over my Salomon insert and stay warm (with a T-shirt and thermal layer) while glacier skiing atop the Alps. Off the mountain, toss it over a sweater or hoody and it kept me warm. I traded up from the 550, which seemed a little dingy for the mountain, being used as a outer layer to keep my core warm.
Wish there was an inner breast pocket.

pbh5225862 at on 01/18/2012

Excellent quality, fits well, warm, & comfortable

When something is so much what it is supposed to be, there is not much to write about it. This vest is just about the best you can get for a classic, all-around, down vest. The look and fit are classic (as opposed to a foofy, slave-to-fashion, tight-to-the-body look). Highly recommended. I wear a 46R jacket and the L fits perfectly.
DoctorX at The North Face on 01/10/2014
I purchased this vest for my son for Christmas. He loved the vest and found the fit to be perfect. It is the perfect weight and warmth for the weather in Colorado Springs where the weather is often very temperate. Our family owns many North Face items and they never disappoint. I would recommend this product. It makes a great gift.
cookricch at The North Face on 01/09/2014

nice quality, although the feathers poke out quite a bit. bought it for a gift, had to exchange for bigger size. boyfriend is 200 lbs, 6'1- had to get the XL. he loves it, perfect "weight" for winter and nice enough to wear as a coat- he thinks it is warmer than a jacket! thanks backcountry, great customer service!

lau2539799 at on 03/01/2012

Awesome Vest after 2 years

Purchased 2 years ago. Worth every penny. Wear this with a hoody and a base layer in temps down to -15 windchill and remain toasty. The fit is perfect and the versatility with this vest is awesome-it goes with everything from cargos, winter pants, to jeans. TNF hit this one out of the park.
Ontarioexplorer at The North Face on 12/31/2013

Negative Reviews:

The Nuptse 2 vest for 2010, for men, is a big fail. Here is the reason why: 1) Vest has pockets all the way on the sides instead of having them a bit more to the middle area like last year's model (in fact the female Nuptse 2 vest has them the way it should be). This new 2010 design stinks. 2) No internal zipper pocket to stash your wallet, or keys, or other important items. But guess what? The female Nuptse 2 vest has one! 3) The collar clashes with the bottom of your chin and is so uncomfortable. Why can't they put snap buttons to clip it down? Needless to say, this year the Nuptse Vest does not bring in much value. Maybe next year North Face will get it right?
Ismael M - customer at on 10/14/2011

Neutral Reviews:

First of all vest is thinnest from what i expected..
I wasn't expecting a product that is made in Bangladesh and not USA!
Biggest worry regarding this product is that i have already wear it 5-6 times and some feathers are starting to move from inside out!
Shipping was free and super fast!
Backcountry did a price match with one of their competitors and that's why i am giving 3 and not 2 stars.
I am a dedicated owner of North Face products but after buying this vest i think that NF quality standards need improvement.

Midas at on 01/22/2013
Was a bit disappointed with the newest Nuptse 2 jacket. Seems The North Face is consciously cutting back (getting cheap) on minor details that set them apart. For instance, no interior pocket on this vest. Really? In this day and age of mobile phones, mp3 players, etc? Also, the pockets are inconveniently moved to the sides instead of in front. Minor, but like I said... it's the little things that separate the good from the great.
Anonymous - customer at on 01/06/2012