Durable, water-resistant, boxy vest for lofty warmth inspired by the iconic design lines of our 1996 Nuptse Jacket.
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When it comes to chilly weather, we offer tons of ways to keep warm. Grab one of our insulated vests to protect against a chill wind while leaving your arms free for anything you want to do, both on the trail and off.
Insulated vests are a quintessential part of fall. When the temperatures begin to dip, you know it's time to start rifling for a vest to throw on over your favorite long sleeve shirt and get ready for your favorite fall activities. Insulated vests are definitely not relegated to autumn, however. Pack one in your backpacking pack for chilly morning starts or high altitude wear. With no sleeves, you have plenty of breathing room as the day (or your hike) warms up. Some of the vests are even reversible, so you can change your look whenever you want.
Layer at will
As the weather starts to turn chilly, it's easy to get stuck in between too cold for a t-shirt and too warm for a jacket. That's where vests come in as the perfect happy medium! Choosing your bottom layer leaves you free to regulate your temperature as you need. Try a snowsports baselayer top for extra chilly days or a T-shirt when the weather turns nice. Each of our vests is cut for easy layering, so you aren't left with a bulky silhouette or a straining zipper.
Keep it warm
All our insulated vests offer a wonderfully warm extra layer of protection. Brave chill winds and dropping temperatures with a puffer vest or fleece vest to keep you cozy. You can even find vests with hoods to keep out wind and rain and high collars are standard on most insulated vests to keep away cold breezes. Deep pockets offer a place to stick cold fingers in a pinch, or you can opt to stash a spare pair of gloves for emergencies.
Lightweight, Insulated Vests
Don't get bogged down with bulky clothing when you're out seeking adventure. Find a lightweight vest that offers the ultimate in comfort and mobility with today's most advanced construction and technologies. Look for styles with compact designs and zip-in compatibility for easy storage and layering, or choose one made from stretchy materials to enjoy even more comfort and mobility. Never stop exploring. Layer up with insulated vests from The North Face, and hit the next cold or windy trail in comfort.