The North Face Brings Back the 90’s with the Nuptse Collection

Text by: Camille Domon

The North Face. The North Face Brings Back the 90’s with the Nuptse Collection

Loose sweaters, flared pants, print tees – the 90’s are back in full force in the lifestyle fashion world. The North Face, long a leading crossover trendsetter, brings back the ultimate authentic winter look from the era: The Nuptse.

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Women’s 1996 Retro Nuptse Jacket

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Women’s 1996 Retro Nuptse Jacket

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Men’s 1996 Retro Nuptse Jacket

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Men’s 1996 Retro Nuptse Jacket

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Named for a Mount Everest neighbor, the Nuptse was conceived as an alpinist’s jacket. The innovative concept was revolutionary: horizontal baffles kept down insulation in place despite high levels of movement. The light compact construction made it a mountain climbing darling.

But something happened on the way to the slopes. The extra-large cut and puffy look became a favourite of the burgeoning New York hip-hop street scene. On the sidewalks, nothing spoke fresher than a Nuptse. Everyone who was anyone would rock it as soon as the mercury dropped. As hip hop exploded into the mainstream, so did the style – and the Nuptse was part of the crew.

Today’s version of the icon takes you back to the ’96 design: the no-nonsense cut and irresistible retro puff are straight from the people who made it happen. From deep-down Aztec blue to shock-the-world Metallic copper, the colour swatches have every taste accounted for. With the classic sheen of the jacket shell, sporting the Nuptse brightens up any monochrome winter day. For the truly devout, you can also pick up a Nuptse vest packed with the same styling and quality of its long-sleeved cousin.

Above and beyond streetwear cool, the Nuptse offers The North Face’s uncompromising high-technical performance and material updates. 700-fill power goose down insulation offers that cozy warmth you want to wrap yourself in when the cold weather crashes down. A water-repellent treatment keeps you dry, and the stowaway hood hides in the collar until you need it. Other updated improvements are a tougher ripstop outer shell, Velcro wrist closures, handwarmer pockets and two-way zippers – just what you need to beat back the cold in warm comfort.

Women’s 1996 Retro Nuptse Vest

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Women’s 1996 Retro Nuptse Vest

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Men’s 1996 Retro Nuptse Vest

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Men’s 1996 Retro Nuptse Vest

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This winter, whether hitting the city streets or climbing the mountain slopes, the Nuptse will keep you warm, protected and looking good no matter where adventure takes you.

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