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The North Face 1996 Retro Nuptse Vest - Men's

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$124.98 $178.95

Item #TNF04R2

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Tech Specs

Material:
[face fabric] (solid) 100% nylon ripstop DWR, (heather) 100% polyester DWR, (metallic) 100% polyester DWR, [yoke] 100% nylon DWR, [lining] 100% nylon
Insulation:
700-fill goose down
Fit:
regular/relaxed
Length:
hip
Center Back Length:
26in
Pockets:
[external] 2 hand, [internal] 1 secure-zip
Hood:
no
Claimed Weight:
1lb 1.1oz
Recommended Use:
casual
Manufacturer Warranty:
1 year limited

1996 Retro Nuptse Vest

Inspired by The North Face's 1996 Nuptse, the Men's 1996 Retro Nuptse Vest is versatile enough for adventures around the city or on the trail. Its lofty goose down insulation traps your body heat for reliable warmth on cold winter days, and the durable face fabric is water-resistant to keep you dry if flakes start to fall. A hood is available to protect your face from the wind, but can be easily stowed into the collar when the weather is fair, while an adjustable hem cinch blocks chilly air from entering into your layers. The two-way zipper makes it easy to sit down or get in and out of the car without feeling restricted, and two hand pockets and a secure internal pocket keep your everyday essentials quickly accessible.

  • Retro-inspired vest for city or trail
  • Lofty goose down insulation traps body heat for reliable warmth
  • Water-resistant fabric fends off light drizzles and flurries
  • Oversized baffles prevent down migration
  • Hood packs into collar for versatility
  • Two-way zipper makes getting in and out of car easy
  • Hem cinch blocks cold air from permeating into layers

Gray vest

  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Large

Looks sharp. Not shiny like the others. A little bit puffy. Warm. Wish it was 2 inches longer. Sits right at higher part of hip

Puff Daddy

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: XL

Love this vest! Does a very good job of keeping the core warm, thats what matters most with a vest right? I also really like the hideaway hood that you can stash away in the collar of the vest.

Needs more puff

  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: XXL

Just received and a little disappointed in the amount of down. I like the style and the larger logo but compared to my old Nuptse gear TNF seems to have "cheaped out" by using less down in the new gear.
It's a shame, I used to really love TNF. I don't know why their quality seems to be going down while prices keep going up.

Not the same

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

The exterior appearance is the same as the iconic version from the late 90’s, however the fill level of down is not the same. I would estimate each compartment has roughly 70% of the down fill that the originals did. As someone that has an original one still I can confirm side by side the lack of down in each compartment is glaring. I was very excited to purchase this but have been disappointed by the choice northface made to use less down to save money. Not the same as it used to be, but still looks great.

The North Face

Men's Apparel
Jackets
 SMLXLXXL3XL
Chest

36 - 38in

(91 - 96cm)

39 - 41in

(99 - 104cm)

42 - 44in

(106 - 111cm)

45 - 48in

(114 - 121cm)

49 - 52in

(124 - 132cm)

53 - 56in

(134 - 142cm)

Hip

35 - 37in

(88 - 93cm)

38 - 40in

(96 - 101cm)

41 - 43in

(104 - 109cm)

44 - 46in

(111 - 116cm)

47 - 49in

(119 - 124cm)

50 - 52in

(127 - 132cm)

Sleeve Length

33.5in

(85cm)

34in

(86cm)

34.8in

(88cm)

35.5in

(90cm)

36.3in

(92cm)

37in

(94cm)

Pants & Shorts
 3032343638404244
 SMLXLXXL
Waist

29 - 30in

(73 - 76cm)

31 - 32in

(78 - 81cm)

33 - 34in

(83 - 86cm)

35 - 36in

(89 - 91cm)

37 - 38in

(94 - 96cm)

39 - 40in

(99 - 101cm)

41 - 42in

(104 - 107cm)

43 - 44in

(109 - 112cm)

Hip

35 - 36in

(89 - 91cm)

37 - 38in

(94 - 96cm)

39 - 40in

(99 - 102cm)

41 - 42in

(104 - 107cm)

43 - 44in

(109 - 112cm)

44 - 45in

(112 - 114cm)

46 - 47in

(117 - 119cm)

47 - 48in

(119 - 122cm)

Short Inseam

29.5in

(75cm)

30in

(76cm)

30.5in

(78cm)

Regular Inseam

31.5in

(80cm)

32in

(82cm)

32.5in

(83cm)

Long Inseam

33.5in

(85cm)

34in

(86cm)

34.5in

(88cm)

How to Measure:
For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
Chest:
Measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest.
Waist:
Measure around your natural waistline, keeping the tape a bit loose.
Hip:
Measure the hip circumference at the fullest part of the seat, keeping the tape horizontal around the body.
Inseam:
Using pants that fit well, measure the crotch seam to the bottom of the leg.
Sleeve Length:
Measure the distance from the prominent bone at center back neck, across the shoulder, over the bent elbow to the center of the wrist bone.