daniel roywrote a review of The North Face Novelty Nuptse Down Vest - Men's on May 13, 2009
I know many people complain about the lack of quality from TNF these days. Im an old school TNF fan and have been using their gear for quite a few years. While I cant disagree w/ anyone about that issue I still personally like TNF gear. If you purchase the more expensive equipment the quality seems to be the same to me as the older stuff. I agree with the reviewer who said it makes a perfect pillow when its stuffed into its stow pocket. That is a great feature. Sizing is precarious for this item because I usually wear a medium but took a risk on ordering the small based on a review below. Im 5 foot 7 about 150 lbs and the small is perfect. Had I gone with a medium it probably would have been a bit more roomy than I wanted this piece to be (I still have plenty of room for a base layer, midwieght fleece, as well as my Montbell UL Down Parka underneath it). Also, while the medium is only 1 inch longer in lenth than the small I wanted to make sure it would be plenty well covered by my rainshell so as not to suck up any moisture during a downfall. I got the Camo becuz it simply rules!!! I hunt so camo is a favorite style for me. Plus Im an old school user of TNF products and can't stand the TNF yuppy trend that has transpired over the last several years....Id hate to go around looking like the TNF billboard and this camo vest should keep me from looking as though Im just another yuppy TNF trendy. However, one look at me would tell you Im not a trendy, yuppy, TNF customer, lol.
Great vest, love it!!!