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I live in NYC and I've always been a fan...

I live in NYC and I've always been a fan of The North Face. I've been wearing them since I was 16 and I'm now 26. I'm a big fan of the Nuptuse jacket (I've owned 2) because of how warm it keeps you for such a lightweight jacket. I want to try a different company and heard about Patagonia. Would this or any other jacket be good as (or better that) The North Face Nuptuse jacket as far as weight and warmth?

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The down sweaters are much less puffier than the Nuptse, so they are much thinner and lighter. Down Sweaters weigh 13.4 oz compared to the 25 oz of the Nuptse. This doesn't mean less warmth. The Down Sweater is 800 fill compared to the 700 in the Nuptse, so they would be comprable in warmth. The Nuptse may win out because it is thicker, but the Down Sweater cannot be beat for the warmth it holds in such a small, lightweight package.