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RichN wrote a review of on December 2, 2011

5 5

Bought this as my wife needs a new waterproof shell. There are so many different types out there, but this one was a nice design. Also learning that it's also zip-in compatible was a huge plus. All the jackets and vests (north face) zips in! I posted earlier that it didn't. I tried again, and it zips in perfectly. So for those who are looking for a good shell, try the Varius Guide.

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RichN wrote a review of on October 13, 2009

4 5

I bought this for my pregnant wife, seeing that the Large Nuptse vest was too small and bulky for her, so I got her the XL size... Still not zip-able due to baby but fits more comfortable for her. She tells me that her core temperature is definitely warmer after wearing it. The vest was a lot thinner than I expected. I figured with 800-fill, it would be a little thicker. The vest is very light in weight. We haven't tried yet, but I would assume that it will zip into a shell. She has received numerous compliments on it. Definitely a nice addition to the closet.

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RichN wrote an answer about on October 13, 2009

I live in Washington and I have both. I must say the Nuptse is definitely warmer (800-Fill vs 550-Fill). It's definitely bulkier too. We had a pretty cold winter, and had snow for 2 weeks last year. I had the choice of the Aconcagua or the Nuptse, it sure kept me warm. In my opinion the Aconcagua is comfortable from the range of 40 degrees to 55 degrees. The Nuptse, the temps can go lower. The great thing about these two, you can zip into most North Face shells, at least the newer ones.

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RichN wrote a review of on March 16, 2009

5 5

My wife and I are Northface buffs, but tried the Patagonia, and we love it. It is so thin, and ridiculously light, yet is very warm. Not bulky at all. You can wear this under a shell, or even a down jacket, and won't feel like your arms are being squeezed to death. The shell is a bit on the thin side, so I get a little worried about tearing it...

Less bulky than the Northface Redpoint. A great addition for those looking for an all-season jacket.

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