First Look Gear Review
Street Price: $220
Pros: Inexpensive, abrasion resistant shoulders, packs well into a pocket for being so thick
Cons: Bulky and heavy, no hood option
Best Uses: Camping, around town, general outdoor winter activities
The North Face Nuptse Jacket has been discontinued. It has been replaced by the North Face Nuptse 2 Jacket - Women's.
The original Nuptse review: If you are in the market for something warmer than a light alpine down layer such as the Mountain HardWear Nitrous, Patagonia Down Sweater, or The North Face Catalyst, then the Nuptse is a classic choice. It is warmer and more durable than the thinner alpine jackets at the expense of being heavier and slightly more bulky, but it still can be stuffed into a stow pocket and packed along with you on a cold outdoor adventure. If you need something even warmer and more water-resistant than the Nupste, go with the Valandre Split S - Women's. If you are on a budget, The North Face Aconcagua jacket is even less expensive than the Nuptse and has a similar every day functionality.
Check out our complete Women's Down Jacket Review to see how this compared to others.
— McKenzie Long
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Most recent review: November 24, 2012
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