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A superb lightweight down jacket that is soft and warm, and can be zipped into suitable outer shell jackets. Ripstop nylon shell with reinforced shoulder panels. Down proof lining with 700 fill power. Two hand pockets. Adjustable Velcro cuffs. Jacket stows in internal pocket.

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The North Face Womens Nuptse Jacket

   The North Face Womens Nuptse Jacket Reviews

  Reviewed by Orla (York) on 2005-12-22:
General comments: The ladies model is well cut - it's not just a smaller version of the guy's Nuptse! My husband also has a nuptse and it appears that the women's model doesn't contain as much down (either that or the loft is different) especially in the arms. On the plus side, it doesn't make you look quite as fat and of course it's lighter and packs up smaller. I've used mine on dry winter days walking in the Lakes (the minimum temperature was only 3 degrees). I haven't yet tried the nuptse in really cold weather but my guess is that it would perform well.

  Reviewed by Connie Martin (Edinburgh) on 2006-04-01:
General comments: As I work in an outdoor persuits centre, good kit is important to me. And as my husband is a north face junky I opted for the women's Nuptse from TNF. Found a company in America that was discounting last years colours and got one delivered for about 60 ($99). The shop was called campmor and had it sent via a friend in america as they don't do internationally delivery. Mine is the sweet berry purple colour and I like the more girly look than the black. They do it in pink, purple, red, blue, shiny plum and i also noticed a special edition with flowers on... The jacket is good and warm, not as warm as my hubbies quantum nuptse, but once you have a decent base layer on, its a good snug fit. Make sure you get the right size though, tight enought to keep the down close to the body but not tight enough you cant move. Not very flattering wearing a bubble jacket but great on the hill due to its lightweight. Can be stowed in its own pocket, handy when your packing a rucksack and light enough to keep it with you at all times. Comes out a bit crushed.

Pros: Warm, looks good in brighter colours, stows, lightweight. Fashionable enought to wear it to the shops.

Cons: Make you look fatter than you do normally.

  Reviewed by Catherine Green (Cardiff, UK) on 2006-04-20:
General comments: I was looking for a really warm jacket that packs down small and this coat is definitely that! It's so light weight it's unbelievable and it does pack down inside its own pocket so is ideal for travel. I used the jacket in 1-5 degrees C temperatures and foundI was warm enough but only when I wore several layers underneath. It might be worth buying a larger sized jacket than you would normally buy if you need the jacket for colder temperatures so you have space for the extra layers underneath. Also, the down is thinner in the arms and therefore you might want to consider buying the cheaper vest version. I do like the jacket and would recommend it for people who travel and need a warm coat that takes up little space. However, bare in mind that the jacket does not function when wet (although it is shower proof) and therefore you would need a waterproof over layer to protect it in torrential conditions. The ladies colours are a plus if you can find them in the UK.

Pros: Ladies colours; small size; light weight; warmth

Cons: Water wrecks it; expensive; cold arms

  Reviewed by olivia taylor (shropshire) on 2008-01-12:
General comments: What a lovely jacket!! This is so cosy, it feels like you are wearing a radiator. This is probably not one of the most technical, lightweight designs on the the planet, but who cares when it makes you feel that good??? in one of the pockets there is a storage sack that the jacket will go into ( bit of a squeeze, but the principal is great) The best thing is that it never loses down, the stitching must be bombproof. compared to a friends mountain equipment which loses down constantly, this is great!! I bought mine from an outlet store for 50 and it was a sound investment. However, a large fault is there is no hood, this would have helped massively when shivering on a snowy welsh mountain!!!

Pros: Bombproof, cool, classic design, super cosy.

Cons: No hood!! not very lightweight, can be expensive, difficult to pack into stuffsack.


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