The North Face Nuptse 2 Vest - Men's


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Unyielding warmth for your core, wear The North Face Men's Nuptse 2 Vest under your shell when you're robbing unsuspecting locals of their powder stashes, then on its own when you buy a round at the neighborhood pub in apology. Redesigned for the 2011 season, this iconic vest now boasts modern lines and a sleek fit.

Featuring 700 fill goose down for lightweight warmth, this versatile down vest has sewn through construction to prevent clumping and annihilate cold spots. The high collar and cinch-cord hem provide refuge from stray winds or sudden flurries while the brushed collar lining never chafes and feels soft against your skin. And with the handy ability to compress into its own pocket, The North Face Nuptse 2 Vest for men will pack up quick and light when you're chased out of town.


  • Fabric: 50D 64 g/m² (1.9 oz/yd²) mini-ripstop weave nylon with DWR (Durable Water Repellent)
  • Abrasion resistant fabric: 50D 64 g/m² (1.9 oz/yd²) plain weave nylon with DWR (Durable Water Repellent)
  • Insulation: 700 fill goose down
  • Zip-in compatible
  • Double-layer taffeta on shoulders
  • Stows in hand pocket
  • Two hand pockets
  • Hem cinch-cord
  • *3XL only available in TNF Black
  • Standard Fit
  • Center back length: 27.5 in
  • Weight: 500 g, 17.64 oz

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Review Summary

4.8 out of 5

45 Reviews

  • Build quality: 7
  • Performance: 7
  • Great value: 6
  • Ease of use: 5

  • Cost: 1
Quality: 5 / 5
Comfort: 4.8 / 5
Durability: 4.7 / 5
Warmth: 4.4 / 5
Fit: 4 / 5

45 Ratings & Reviews

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Warmth: 4 / 5
from Baltimore
35-44 yrs

great vest
December 27, 2010

Yes i got this vest for my boyfriend for a christmas present . He love's it so much that he went to get his name on it . He said it is warm and now he wants anothe one of them . Now i am working on one's for me . I no that this is a good coat to have . Now i'm going to place my order to get me one of them . I LOVE THENORTHFACE .

Pros: Great value

My husband loves the vest!
December 28, 2004

This is an awsome vest, it is a great fit for my husband who is 6'6" and is very warm and light weight.

June 09, 2005

very solid vest, dont plan on wearing it on the slopes, no wet resistance but its the bomb in wind and cold as a top or under shell layer.

one of the best
March 15, 2004

One of the best down vests out there for the cold nights both hiking and sleeping. I have tried other down vests in the past and have always come back to this one. When not in the mountains, it is perfect for street wear...

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
from Alexandria, VA
35-44 yrs

December 15, 2011

Excellent quality, fits perfectly and is just as described. This vest is extremely light but warm. You can use it in fall or, together with a fleeze, winter time and you won't sweat nor get cold. The only reason I gave it a good mark in durability is because I recently got it, but based on its quality it seems it could also get an excellent mark.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use, Great value

Excellent vest!
February 11, 2006

Great fit, warmth and light weight...hardly know you have it on! Far superior to other down vests I have owned / tried. Super deal with the discount!

Great Vest!!!
January 11, 2010

Great fit, very warm, one of the best decisions I ever made.

January 08, 2006

great year round vest for whatever kind of weather comes your way

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Warmth: 5 / 5

Love this vest.
February 26, 2011

Yes i have used this product. I love the fact that it's very comfortable and it keep's me very warm .! I'm 5'8 and i weigh 170 and it fits very good. I also like that the vest zip's up and it's dorable.

Pros: Great design

purchase quality & service
January 09, 2005

I was pleased with the quality of my purchase, as well as the prompt conformation of the order being place, and shipping status. prompt comformation of the order being placed,and shipping info.

Great Vest!
December 08, 2005

Warm, versatile, comfortable and well made! Just like all of the other North Face products I own! what more can I say?

Great Vest
January 16, 2008

Lightweight yet warm. Zip's into all my shell jackets, both hunting and casual. Sometime it costs more to get more, with the Nuptse vest you get more.

December 29, 2005

I bought this for my boyfriend because he wanted a lightweight, warm, vest of jacket, that wasn't to big and puffy! This was perfect! He stayed warm and looked cool!

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 3 / 5
Warmth: 5 / 5
18-24 yrs

good stuff
February 02, 2011

I ordered this item and expected the best quality and comfort. I wasn't disappointed. It's fashionable and it protects me against the cold. I'm very pleased with the fit and the overall look of the vest. I recommend this to anyone looking for a fun vest to buy. I'd gladly buy it again if something were to happen to this one.

Pros: Build quality, Performance, Ease of use, Great value

December 24, 2005

I have always been pleased with Altrec's service. The vest came perfect condition and in a timely fashion. I appreciate their customer service and will always shop here for my North Face gear.

Great all weather layer
June 13, 2004

This vest is a fantastic layer for all weather types! Under a shell for warmth, wind barrier, rain barrier, or a nice spring jacket. It performs very well under all of those conditions. In addition to being practical, it is also fashionable, light, and comfortable. The materials are very nice to touch.

A great buy
November 04, 2004

I had my eye on this vest for quite some time but never got around to buying one. It has to be one of the best vests I have ever used. Stylish, classic design, and it's WARM. You really can't go wrong. My only complaint would be that the right hand pocket zipper occasionally gets caught in the material making it difficult to open and close. Other than this it's a great vest, and I would be another one if they had a better selection of colors to choose from!

August 24, 2009

Perfect for days when a jacket is too much but a sweater isn't enough.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Warmth: 4 / 5
from NY
25-34 yrs

Great Vest
January 03, 2011

Bought this for my bf, he is 5'10 and athletic build, Med fit him perfect. He loves the vest, says it is comfortable and warm, he doesn't wear his winter jacket anymore. Also wears it under his wind proof jacket for snowboarding and stays completely warm!

Pros: Build quality, Performance, Ease of use

Great Vest
April 15, 2009

I bought this vest to replace an old polargaurd one I had for years. Compared to that one, this is lighter, warmer and stuffs smaller. Even looks good - hard to ask for much more. Feels true to size. I prefer vests when I'm hiking for the increased arm mobility and that I don't build up excessive heat in the shoulder area like I do with jackets. Only probelm is that now my wife wants one too ;-)

excellent vest
February 18, 2010

Great standalone vest but even better when coupled with a sweatshirt or hoodie.

Great Vest
August 31, 2005

Warm, comfortable vwst that is very versatile

February 28, 2008

warm confortable best north face vest i have ever owned this is my fourth one. would reccomend it to anyone.

So Stylish
January 16, 2008

The men in my home own this vest. They are so awsome. They layer it over a thermal and look soooo handsome and stylish. They are lightweight but warm. I would highly recommend this vest and to anyone!!!

Great Vest for Teenage Boys
March 09, 2010

My son really loves this vest. It is perfect for him because he does not like to wear coats. It is perfect for him for everyday use.

great quality vest...very warm
January 18, 2006

I was expecting the down fill of the vest to be slightly more dense or thicker, but its still great

The best vest
January 21, 2008

The North Fase Nuptse vest is the warmest vest made. It's the highest quality with the best down. This vest will keep you warm in the coldest weather.

December 01, 2005

I bought the vest for my bf because he really loved the northface jacket that he has, and he loved liked the vest when he received it. i have two of these vests for myself (one in black and one in white) and i looove it! it's so comfortable and it keeps me warm. I wear it pretty much all year-round.

Do not sleep on this great deal.
February 04, 2006

this vest is perfect for layering and keeps you warm. the 700 down fill is great and feels great. it is not too heavy and looks good with anything. You will not be disappointed.

Very Warm
November 14, 2005

I bought the Nuptse Vest for my boyfriend and he absolutly loves it. Very warm and high quality materials. I'm thinking of buying the woman Nuptse Vest now!!!!!

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 3 / 5
Warmth: 4 / 5
from Amsterdam, NY
35-44 yrs

January 05, 2011

This vest is the best. Even better when worn over the top of a hoodie or fleece jacket.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value

January 17, 2006

very nice quality warm and has a nice fit

Excellent vest.
November 16, 2008

Love it. Fits great. True to size. Really warm but lightweight. Perfect for days when a jacket is too much but a sweater isn't enough.

Great Vest
November 27, 2004

The North Face Nuptse Vest was a great purchase. I purchase this vest at as a gift for my boyfriend and he absolutely loved it. It is warm, comfortable and the length and size was just right. I received my purchase 4 days after I purchase it, so that was great.. I recommend this vest..

Comfort: 3 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
from Minneapolis, MN
25-34 yrs

Best Purchase Ever
December 09, 2010

Very comfortable vest, I recommend all of the North Face items. This vest is nice and keep you warm through the winter season and many packets too. Get it if you haven't and the vest is easy to wear, can wear ontop of your favorite sweat shirts.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 3 / 5
Warmth: 5 / 5
from East Stroudsburg, PA
35-44 yrs

Super Comfy and Warm
November 10, 2010

Just ordered a Nuptse vest which I have craved for quite sometime to add to my TNF collection. I'm going to try and Zip this in to my TNF mountain light jacket and hopefully its not to puffy. Wort case I'll be sporting this on its own as the look and warmth of the vest can't be beat. Looking forward to the worst that winter has to offer.

Pros: Great design, Lasts forever, Great value

Lightweight and Warm
April 29, 2009

I have three teenage sons. They all have this vest and absolutely love it. It works for them, not too bulky. Perfect for the cold weather.

The best vest I ever had!
January 14, 2007

I use the vest mostly for city wear. It's wonderful, soft, cozy and adjusts to a wide range of temperatures. This is my first down vest and it beats hands down any other vest I've ever had.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Warmth: 4 / 5

from Monroe, NY
25-34 yrs

Jacket without sleeves - So warm and Comfy
November 30, 2010

This Nuptse vest is so versatile and functional, as well as warm. Everyone in my family has gotten one of these from me. It should be part of every person's wardrobe. Even though there are no sleeves, it is so warm that you feel like you are wearing a jacket. Northface products are the best when it comes to winter gear.

Pros: Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
Comfort: 4 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 4 / 5
Warmth: 4 / 5
from Quito
18-24 yrs

Great choice
August 20, 2012

was a big investment for me, I live in a place where it is often cold and this piece is going very well ....... is good to combine with other items, giving you more protection against the cold

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Cons: Cost

September 15, 2006


Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
from Atlanta, GA
45-54 yrs

Men Nuptse
January 20, 2011

I've owned a North Face Nuptse vest previously and through the years pass it down to my son. Since giving up the vest, I always planned to buy another but with little urgency (since moving to Florida). However, with my recent migration north, I purchase a Mountain Hardware Sub Zero vest and just recently purchased another North Face Nuptse...I find them both of excellent quality and very comparable with one another in fit, quality and durability. The Nuptse feels a little bulkier when on but still extremely comfortable and warm (I believe Nuptse is 700 fill power and Sub Zero 650). You can't go wrong with either product since they are both of the upmost quality. I'm quite short (5'-9") and somewhat barrel chested and purchased a size large in both and they both fit like a glove. If you're tall, you may find these vests a tad short depending upon your height. In closing the Nuptse vest is of consistent quality you would expect from North Face and it comes with high marks on quality, fit and value.

Pros: Build quality, Performance

Strong cold and wind chill protection from the Nuptse Vest.
December 10, 2007

I found this the Nuptse vest to be extremely warm on dark, cold winter nights and it allowed a great deal of freedom of movement of the arms. I especially was appreciative of all the pocket room and the large one on the inside. It also stood up to a stiff,cold breeze very nicely and kept the wearer snug and warm.

Perfect outerwear
November 01, 2004

I have owned Nuptse down vests for the past three years, I wouldn`t own any other vest. I wear it when I`m out fishing in early sping or hunting in late fall. I love the fact that for a vest that is so light in weight, can be so warm.


Mens Nuptse Vest
October 08, 2010

I liked the warmth and style however it made me look like I was hunchbacked in the back of the jacket

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Asphalt Grey, Asphalt Grey Heather/ Asphalt Grey, Biking Red/ Asphalt Grey, Coffee Brown Heather/ Coffee Brown, Deep Water Blue, Fig Green, Heather Grey Melange, Leopard Yellow/ Asphalt Grey, Noah Green/ TNF Black, TNF Black and TNF Red/ Asphalt Grey.

Available sizes, while supplies last, include size small, size medium, size large, size extra large, size extra extra large and size xxxl: s, m, l, xl, xxl, xxxl.

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