Fashion accessory or a damn fine jacket?
Instead of trying to find the thinnest possible down jacket for the missus I'm thinking of getting her a thicker jacket, something like the filo, but then I thought, what about the nuptse?
There doesn't appear to be one single review of this jacket on here, yet this jacket has been around for ages, so why doesn't anyone have one? Are they just rubbish or is it just that it is considered Chav and people are too embarassed to admit to owning one?
Anyway, does anyone have one and if so, what do you think of it?
Going back to the filo, how does it compare with the nuptse and does it pack down small?
I have a nuptse jacket and used it this winter. For the price I paid, I does what I wanted it to do. Pack size is reasonable and in temp of -18, it keep me warm. Overall quality of finish is good. I know that if there are any problems, TNF are very customer orientated in repairing/replacing any manufacturing faults.
I originally was looking for an Alpkit filo, but none available a the time.
Not possible to see/try ME, RAB, etc brands here in Belgium, so I can't compare.
Roos had a look at a Nuptse when she was after a downie and Tiso's had them in a bargain bin for £75. But (not unusually for a lady of 5'10" with broader shoulders than a lot of chaps, and in common with a lot of "women's specific" clothing) it didn't fit her very well.
Subsequently got a ("unisex") ME Lightline Plus in the Braemar Mountain bargain bin.
That doesn't tell you much about the Nuptse, good or bad. But it does tell you that whatever you get does need to fit.
The most important question is weather the Nuptse is genuine or not! As far as down jackets go, the Nuptse must be the most faked. Wander over to northfaceguru.com where there are no end of sorry stories of buying counterfeit stuff.
Its been a cracker for me, walking in the UK and also winter in Finland (town walking, but still a bit parky)... Then again I picked it up for £40 in the Urban Outfitters sale a couple of years a go (yup £40...)
Is the North Face Massif not the collective term for the folk that wear them?
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