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The North Face
Ceptor Jacket - Men's

4.571428571428571 out of 5 stars
7 Reviews
Current price: $160.31 Original price: $430.00
63% off
Color:TNF Black


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Why We Like The North Face Ceptor Jacket

Neither long lift lines nor intense skin track climbs can keep us out of the snow, and we love that The North Face Ceptor Jacket makes a great shell on both resort and backcountry riding. DryVent's waterproof power keeps snow from melting into our kit, and its breathable design ensures we don't overheat when we're shredding hard on sunshiney days or hauling our gear to a remote peak. This simplified jacket is complex enough for suitable cold-weather protection and doesn't bog us down with features we don't need.


  • A waterproof, breathable jacket for epic mountain days
  • 3-layer DryVent shell built with 100% recycled polyester
  • Fully sealed seams and DWR treatment ensure a dry day
  • Attached helmet-compatible hood protects the head
  • Zippered chest, hand, and wrist pockets store essentials
  • Stretch powder skirt with silicone gripper tape keeps out snow
  • COmplete with a jacket-to-pant interface integration clip
  • Underarm ventilation keeps things breathable
  • Item #TNFZD4N
DryVent 3L (100% polyester, non-PFC DWR treatment)
fully sealed
Center Back Length
attached, helmet-compatible, hidden cord-lock adjustment system
2 zippered chest, 2 zippered hand, 1 zippered wrist (goggle wipe, internal pouch pass), internal drop-in mesh
underarm venting
Powder Skirt
stretch powder skirt (silicone gripper tape, jacket-to-pant integration clip)
ski, snowboard
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Overall Rating

4.5 based on 7 ratings

Review Summary

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5 out of 5 stars

May 5, 2024

Outstanding Jacket

I've used it several times
Size Bought:

A very very nice jacket and I can’t think of a thing I would change. I kept reading reviews complaining about the fit being boxy and the sleeves being too long. The sale price was too good to pass up so I thought I’d size down from a medium to a small and see what happens. At 5’10” and 155 pounds, the small fits perfectly. Still enough room for an insulating layer without being baggy. And the sleeves are long enough to not ride up when bending my arms. Hood easily fits over my helmet without being bulky when it’s down. Material is sturdy without being stiff. Has a nice touch and breathes well for being so water resistant. Good pockets with nice zippers in the right places. I couldn’t be happier.

Fritz F
4 out of 5 stars

April 4, 2024

Great overall ski jacket

I've used it several times
Size Bought:

I've been able to wear this a few times in winter and rainy conditions. It does the job that I need it to do. It keeps the wind out and keeps me dry. Overall it has a decent, tailored look to it which could detract from adding more layers for the really cold days. It's a bit stiff at first, especially the zipper, but I'm confident it softens up a bit more for the most effortless movements. The zipper takes some effort to get started and the hood is best used when I have a helmet on. I'm happy overall with it.

Mike Libke
4 out of 5 stars

March 20, 2024

Nice jacket, hood and sleeve length may be issues

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I very much liked the jacket but the hood is not stowable, which I did not realize, and so returned it. Otherwise liked the material and features, fit is a little long in the sleeves however.


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5 out of 5 stars

March 17, 2024

Would recommend

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Great ski jacket. Warm and dry as well as lightweight


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5 out of 5 stars

February 16, 2024

Great jacket and I would definitely buy this again!

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Bought this as a shell layer for a recent ski trip out to Keystone. I tend to run pretty hot and like to shed or add layers throughout the day when I need to. Worked perfectly with my base and mid layers keeping me warm and dry. Lots of places to stash phone, extra gloves, and small gear - which came in handy later on when the snow really started coming down. The extra large hood fit perfectly over my helmet and the ski pass pocket on the left forearm is an added bonus. Would definitely buy this jacket again and strongly recommend for anyone looking for a non-insulated shell to match with their cold weather layering system.


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4 out of 5 stars

February 2, 2024

Very high quality and smart design, but weird fit for me...

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This jacket seems to be very high quality, with nice materials and craftsmanship, and feels like it will last a long time (like most North Face stuff!) It also is well thought out, with all the "must-have" features you'd expect (nice powder skirt, watertight zippers, etc.) and some unexpected/smart design touches, too (like the integrated goggle wipe pocket!). I think it would be an ideal shell for those who don't like a lot of insulation in there ski/snowboard jacket, like myself. The only problem for ME is... the fit is a little weird compared to other North Face jackets. The sleeves are VERY long, and the torso is kinda big and boxy - so if you like that sorta' shape, this would be ideal! Personally, I like "standard" length sleeves, and I'm not into the boxier torso, so I actually returned this and went with the Freedom jacket, which is not as high-end in materials or build quality and has fewer features, but fits me like a glove. Essentially what I'm saying is, you should either try this out in-store (and their stores are real spotty with what's in stock and what's not...), or order this AND another jacket you're considering, in case the fit is weird for you, too.


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5 out of 5 stars

January 9, 2024

I would buy this jacket again and recommended to peers

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This is my "civilian" ski jacket. I teach and guide at Palisades Tahoe. When I am not in my TNF uniform, I use this versatile waterproof outer layer.


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