The North Face Nuptse 2 Vest - Women's


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Luxurious, cozy warmth for your core, wear The North Face Women's Nuptse 2 Vest under your shell when you're on piste at Brévent, then wear as a stylish stand-alone when you're exploring Chamonix nightlife. Redesigned for the 2011 season, this iconic vest now boasts flattering lines and a feminine, slimming 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 super soft against your skin. And with the handy ability to compress into its own pocket, The North Face Nuptse 2 Vest for women also makes a great travel companion.


  • Fabric: 50D 85 g/m2 (2.5 oz/yd2) 100% polyester faille taffeta
  • Insulation: 700 fill goose down
  • Zip-in compatible
  • Stows in hand pocket
  • Brushed collar lining
  • Two hand pockets
  • Internal chest pocket
  • Hem cinch-cord
  • Standard fit
  • Center Back: 26 in
  • Weight: 500 g, 17.64 oz

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Review Summary

4.8 out of 5

41 Reviews

  • Build quality: 9
  • Ease of use: 8
  • Great value: 5
  • Performance: 5

  • Cost: 2
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Warmth: 4.7 / 5
Fit: 3 / 5

41 Ratings & Reviews

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
from Capitola, CA
55-64 yrs

Great vest!
January 07, 2011

I wear it everywhere. Got it in white. Only comment...I have a 37" chest and I bought the small. It fit's perfectly, so I think the North Face size charts are a bit off.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
FitClothes: 3 / 5
Warmth: 4 / 5

January 23, 2012

The North Face Women's Nuptse 2 Vest is very warm and has snug fit. It's great for running errands without wearing a bulky jacket. The soft fleece neck lining provides added comfort. I am a tall 5'8'' and medium build woman and the medium size is perfect fit for me. I highly recommend this vest for running to the gym, classes or just doing errands. Great warm layer.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
from North Carolina
45-54 yrs

Love this vest!
November 23, 2012

I decided to buy myself a down vest for my birthday after borrowing my daughter's for a few days. I chose this one in white based on reviews and am not disappointed. I wear it all the time, even in the house when I am a bit chilled. It is good for walking outside as an extra layer and it looks good with jeans, too. It is lightweight, soft and warm. I am 5'8" and 130 lbs. and I got a small. I am happy with the quality and have only had it a month so I can't say about durability. Love it.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Ease of use, Cons: Cost
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Warmth: 5 / 5
from NH
45-54 yrs

Love this vest
December 05, 2012

I ordered this vest and loved the service I received from altrec. Although I ordered the wrong size I was very happy with the quality of this vest. I thought I needed to order a size larger to accommodate a sweatshirt underneath, but I should have ordered my regular size. I am 5'5" about 130lbs and usually wear a small and ordered a med. The return process has been so easy and I was able to chat online to get the help I needed to purchase a new vest. Love this company and the product I purchased. The shipping time was faster than I expected and was shipped sooner than they had said.

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

Nice Vest-Too Big
June 14, 2009

Vest seemed nice and warm. However, XS was way too big around the shoulders and under the arms. I am 5'2 and 110 lbs. I think the best thing would be to buy a girls L or XL for a better fit. Delivery from Altrec was fast.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 3 / 5
Warmth: 5 / 5
from Washington DC
25-34 yrs

Nuptse 2 Vest - Awesome Bodywarmer from North Face
December 10, 2012

This is a great product from North Face which has it all really. It's incredibly warm but not so bulky that you can't wear it under a ski jacket. It looks great (no odd fur trimmings, no shiny finish) and you can wear it over a hoodie and under a bigger ski jacket. Definitely my favourite puffer vest that North Face offers. Great price from Altrec - literally couldn't find it cheaper anywhere else I looked.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Great value

Beats All Others
February 24, 2004

I purchased this vest as a replacement for my wife, she lost one on the airplane coming home from Minnesota. Her father had purchased a local brand and it just didn't compare to her old NorthFace vest. I had just purchased an LL Bean vest and she didn't like that one either, it was "too generic." Now that I see the North Face, I'll be ordering one for myself, the high collar, the form fit and the extra length are all plus' in our books.

The Best Vest
March 11, 2008

I have the long sleeve nuptse and the Metropolis and I love North Face Down. This vest is so easy to wear. I think it runs true to size- all my coats are and Xl and they fits great.

Great Vest!
May 29, 2009

This vest is warm, cozy and fits me perfectly. It is great for running out the door for early morning classes or just for everyday wear. I am a small but had to order a size down because these vests run a size big. I am extremely happy with this product and I received it in perfect condition!

February 12, 2007

The Nuptse Vest is 700 fill and is the perfect weight for a cold and windy day. I have owned a lot of vests by various manufacturers and the Northface Nuptse Vest is Simply The Best!

love this vest - but BULKY
June 15, 2008

I would order a size down than normal - you definitely look larger than normal with this baby on. Super warm and lightweight.

Fantastic Vest
July 10, 2007

I am small as in "petite" and have a very slight frame. This jacket looks great and fits beautifully. Incredibly warm!

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 3 / 5
from San Luis Obispo, CA
25-34 yrs

TNF Always Delivers
March 14, 2012

I purchased this vest as a replacement for another one I bought years ago and somehow lost among all my moves in college. This vest is great! Super warm, really comfy fleece on the pockets and neck lining, and surprisingly low profile for a puffy vest. Looks great layered over a sweatshirt or just a long sleeve. I'm 5'5", 125 lbs, and the XS is great - definitely on the more fitted side, so if you're looking for a looser fit, order a S. LOVE IT! Bought it in purple too.

Pros: Great design, Lasts forever, Performance

North Face - Perfect for OH Winters
June 11, 2009

I wore this vest all winter. Well made and perfect for outdoor activities or running around town. Fits true to size and nicely tailored.

Loved my Nuptse Vest
March 08, 2006

I absolutely loved my Nuptse Vest! It is not only warm, but looks great too!

Great Vest...
September 08, 2009

Warm and great vest!!!

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 2 / 5
Warmth: 5 / 5
from Ohio
55-64 yrs

I love this vest!
December 24, 2011

I ordered a Med. I am a small to medium build and the only thing is this tends to be a bit more fitted at the waist. If you aren't totally slender it might fit a tad snug in the stomach area. It's fine for me as long as I don't wear a heavy sweatshirt under it. If your planning on wearing it with heavy sweaters you might size it up.

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

Women Vest !!
December 12, 2009

Great product and quality. Would recommend this to anyone !!

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

great buy!
January 11, 2013

I've been looking for the right down vest for awhile. I had my eye on the Patagonia down sweater vest but the fit is very short and wide (unflattering). I'm only 5'3 and 130lbs so I don't see how anyone taller looks good in it. The answer to my search was this North Face Nuptse vest! I ordered a size small and it's a nice length and is fitted in a way that is flattering. Since puffy items can make you look big, the fit really matters. I have a 27inch waist and D cup if that helps give you an idea of the right size. I wouldn't recommend ordering an XS unless your are truly teeny tiny and small chested. This vest is warm and soft. I got it in black so it will be versatile.

Pros: Great design

Warm but Drafty
November 06, 2009

Very warm except the arm holes are too large and I get wind drafts, defeating the warmth of the rest of the vest. I usually purchase a medium in TNF gear, but this medium is a bit on the big side--should have purchased a smaller size. Bought this to zip in my TNF Varius Guide jacket but it's a bit bulky together.

Classic Look and Performance!
September 03, 2002

This insulated jacket is perfect for weekend mornings on the soccer sidelines and performs well sledding and intertubing Stevens Pass. As a busy mom who now likes to spend time with my children outdoors, this fashionable layer does the trick and looks great too! I'd expect nothing less from a quality brand like The North Face.

Not bulky enough for me!
November 07, 2009

Yes, you heard me right. I wanted Michelin Man bulk, but this isn't it. Still, excellent vest. Details, quality are very good. I guess my opinion is that to get extreme warmth, I want high fill power and tons of down. Hence, big bulk. Bring it on.

Great warmth
October 27, 2007

I love the colour of my new vest & it is very warm...perfect at the arena. I just wish is was a touch longer in the back & a bit more fitted through the waist.

I love my vest!!
November 20, 2007

I love it. It is so warm. I probably could have gone a size smaller, but this allows me to put some layers under it (the chuncky sweater). I was very happy with the service and it's arrival time. I probably will be ordering again.

700 fill down
March 10, 2008

Warm and cozy on its own or under my shell. Great 700 fill down insulating piece.

It's the easiest piece of clothing ever!
January 28, 2008

In the short time I've had my white Nuptse vest it has really made my life easier. It's so easy to grab it and go. It looks great with either a sweater or fleece and I've worn it with jeans, wool slacks or my tai chi clothes.

Looking forward to staying warm this year!
August 04, 2008

We moved to a town where people walk everywhere all year round...and the average snow fall is 65 inches. We needed vests for the fall and beginning of winter and are ordering nuptse jackets for the rest of the winter. Have heard nothing but wonderful things and can't find our sizes in black locally (too much demand). Looking forward to staying warm this year.

Beautiful vest!!!
June 04, 2010

Very happy with product looking forward to wearing it in the fall here in Rochester ny!!!!

Best down vest
December 22, 2009

Love this vest, very versatile, warm and stylish. Love it so much that I bought another one in a different color within the month.

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

25-34 yrs

Best for winter
April 01, 2012

The quality is so good and comfortable that I want to wear it in the winter every day. It's warm and fashion, especially the black color. You can wear it with whatever clothes you are wearing, it fits nicely. It's so light so I don't wear too much clothes looks like a Big ball.

Pros: Build quality, Performance, Ease of use, Cons: Cost

Great vest on its own
December 08, 2003

. . . or zipped into another coat. Love it!

Very good!
December 01, 2004

I was very pleased with the quality of the vest and the prompt service. Most certainly,we will remain customers. Thank you for helping us to be " Santas." C.W.

Warm & a little big
November 20, 2009

It's warm and cozy. The sizes run a little big so order a size down.

January 16, 2008

This vest is just what you would expect from North Face. the fit is great ( with white I went a size smaller for a more fitted look). Very warm, would definitely buy again in another color.

Warm and fits well
February 22, 2010

Love this vest, it keeps me warm and is not too puffy!

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Warmth: 4 / 5
from grand junction, CO
55-64 yrs

North Face Women's Nuptse 2 vest
December 01, 2013

I hate being cold, and this vest is a great solution to the problem. As usual with North Face products, this vest is on the pricey side, but is worth it, considering the great fit and superior warmth factor. I am tall, (5'10") and have an athletic build; it is hard to find women's outwear that actually fits. I ordered a Large and it is long enough, broad enough in the shoulders, but not huge in the waist and hips. This will be a great layering piece for skiing when the weather is nasty. I would definitely recommend this piece.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Ease of use

December 03, 2005

It doesn't keep me warm at all!!!!

It's warm baby!!!
January 03, 2005

It's warm, it's trendy, and it just plain looks good....I love it.

it love this product, it looks great and is warm
November 08, 2004

I love this vest it looks good with everything and really keeps you warm.

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

A Sleeveless Jacket!!!
September 22, 2011

I have had my North Face Nuptse vest for over a year now and I AM ADDICTED to it! It may be causing a rift in my relationship because my boyfriend wishes I wouldn't wear it so much. It is soft, comfy and oh-so-warm. Get this: IT IS BASICALLY A SLEEVELESS JACKET. Sleeves just get in the way...seriously, who really needs sleeves anyway? Durable, warm enough to withstand Wyoming winters AND looks great with a pair of stretchy pants...YES, PLEASE.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value, sleeveless jacket!
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 3 / 5
Warmth: 5 / 5
from Boston
25-34 yrs

just what i was looking for
December 23, 2012

I'm 5'2" 110 pounds and ordered a small. LOVE it. perfect fit. it is a little snug when wearing a sweatshirt but I like that, wanted it more fitted. you can't go wrong with this one:) have only owned it a week so can't report on durability.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Ease of use

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Baroque Purple, Gravity Purple, Greystone Blue, High Rise Grey Heather, Kodiak Blue, Passion Pink, Rocko Green, Teaberry Pink, TNF Black, TNF White, TNF White/ TNF White, Vibrant Blue and Weimaraner Brown.

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

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