Puffy follows function
Every feature that makes up this iconic puffer serves a purpose. Down was the obvious choice. Lightweight, packable and warm, down feathers offer the ultimate protection against cold, mountain conditions. The jacket’s short waist-length came out of the climber’s need for quick and easy access to harnesses. Most iconic of all is Nuptse’s horizontal baffle construction. Introduced in 1992, this revolutionary design was developed to help minimize the shifting of down while capturing warmth. Today, the Nuptse is an undeniable wardrobe staple. And it all started as a single-minded pursuit to build the perfect down jacket.