The North Face Womens Nuptse Vest
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Vest version of the classic Nuptse jacket, highly compressible with a superior warmth-to-weight ratio for cool conditions.
You may also like the new version - the North Face Womens Polar Nuptse Vest
The North Face Womens Nuptse Vest Reviews
Reviewed by Rhian Wood (Inverness) on 2005-12-28:
General comments: Good Bivi jacket, when teamed with fleece layer beneath, due to lack of arms! Also good for general winter wear.Comment on this review...
Pros: Very warm, mild water resistancy, and stow pocket for pack-down-ability
Cons: Not to be worn as an outer shell in heavy rain, as it will end up like a wet tissue!
also feathers, after one full winters wear tend to begin escaping, although infrequently.
Reviewed by C.walker (York) on 2006-02-06:
General comments: When winter draws in it is alway prudent to have a 'back-up' warm item of clothing in your pack, just in case. I find that carrying a full down jacket is a little over the top for me so this was the next best thing. i managed to get this jacket on sale in betws-y-coed in N.wales at cotswolds and have been very pleased with my purchase. The good this about this Gillet (body warmer to you and me) is that you can throw it on over anything, and as it packs down extreamlly small its easy to pull out of the top of your pack at your lunch stops.
The down is 700 fill power which is very warm for its weight although not the best out there - Mountain Hardwear do a 800 fill power down jacket and you can even get a 900 fill power sleeping bag from The North face - but for us mortal beings it think 700 fil is more than enough. the fabric is ripstop nylon which has not been tested for its 'ripstopness' but it seems pretty tough. The jacket does have a DWR coating but i wouldnt like to test it out as Down is useless when wet and takes ages to dry.. It has two side pockets, one inertior pocket and drawcords at the hem which all work.
I love the versatility of this jacket as its not only good for the hill but also wuitw stylish arond town...you can see this by the numbers of people that have one.Comment on this review...
Pros: versatility, very warm, compressability.
Cons: not waterproof outer fabric
Reviewed by Rachel S (Stockport) on 2007-09-29:
General comments: The classic down gilet has to be the Nuptse, and I have had one for about a year now. I have to admit I got it primarily for the looks rather than performance as I think there are more suitable down products out there for use in the mountains. It does however provide a great warm layer for the winter round town or for when the Autumn evenings become a bit more chilly. Being down, it is no good in the damp, and I find myself running for cover if I ever get caught out in the rain wearing this. the stow pocket is clever and the gilet down squish down nicely.The fit is good and quite flattering to the female figure, which can be a difficult thing to master when it comes to down jackets etc! Also available in several different colours (white, brown, black - and there are probably more i dont know about). My main verdict would be - as a practical fashion item for the winter it's great. I have been very glad to have it with me out shopping in Edinburgh etc, but not technical enough to take up into the hills with me.Comment on this review...
Pros: fit, looks, warmth
Cons: not very techical, a little short for doing anything much in!
Reviewed by Nicky (London) on 2008-12-11:
General comments: I love this jacket! Its so soft and luxurious it feels like you are wearing a pillow!!
I bought for fashion as well as warmth.
I have recently been trekking in Nepal reaching heights of 4500m + and it was completely ideal. During the day whilst you are trekking it was too warm to wear but it squishes down so small it will fit in your daypack and is as light as a feather (scuse the pun!) Much needed when you stop trekking as it gets very cold very quickly. It fitted perfectly over my fleece jacket, and also if it rained also fitted perfectly under my Goretex paclite jacket, so very flexible.
In town I always carry an umbrella - this is the UK after all! So i dont need to worry about getting wet ever!
I love it!
Pros: Soft, very warm and comfortable and fits under/over other jackets
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< E-mail address removed > responded : This vest is advertised in today's Express for £60 from Cotswold Outdoor. (2009-02-28)
Buachaille.com responded :
The product you saw advertised for £60 was a slightly different model - The North Face Ladies Polar Nuptse Vest (now sold out).
ps. We've removed your e-mail address to stop you receiving spam. (2009-03-02)
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Reviewed by Jo (Bedford) on 2010-01-06:
General comments: Not too sure what size Nuptse Vest to purchase, I'm usually a size 10 - 12? The small fits, but snug and the medium is loose fitting, how should they fit?
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Buachaille responded :
Why not look at similar products from other brands (such as the Rab Neutrino Vest) - the sizing may be better for you.
Other brands aside, if you are planning to wear the Nuptse vest somewhere very cold and wet where it is likely to be worn under a goretex shell, then I would go with the smaller size. If the vest is for general use, it really comes down to personal preference.
Best of luck with the purchase.
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