1996. Michael Jordan was killing it on the court with the Chicago Bulls, and also on the silver screen, starring alongside Bugs Bunny in Space Jam. It’s also the year the Macarena hit it big, but we’ve already given that song too much attention, so let’s focus on The North Face and its Nuptse jacket.
The North Face Nuptse jackets and vests are enhanced replicas of the original version from 1996. This water-resistant baffle-styled outerwear is ready to go from city streets to mountain summits, and it’s available right now in Australia.
Nuptse jackets and vests feature water-resistant nylon ripstop, a bungee cinch hem, internal elastic-bound cuffs and brushed collar lining to keep out the cold and wet. The insulation is 700 fill goose down – responsibly sourced. A stowable hood packs into the collar.
Both styles are lightweight and packable, perfect to stow and travel wherever adventure takes you. To signify their status as the retro-inspired Nuptse, oversized The North Face logos are found on the left chest and back right shoulder.
The North Face Nuptse jackets and vests are back in a new range of seasonal colours. Vests are priced at $280 AUD, and the jackets are $400.