The 11 Best North Face Jackets For the Winter Season Ahead

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It’s beginning to look a lot like winter wonderland. Okay, we might be a bit early (and a tad bit too excited for the holiday season considering fall is just barely beginning), but it is an unspoken fashion rule that you have to shop for clothes a season early, and just about everyone needs a winter jacket whether you live in a place that experiences a cooler season, or plan to travel to one. So why not start looking at some of the best North Face jackets for winter a bit early?

For more than fifty years, The North Face has been making activewear and outdoor sports gear that exceeds your expectations, and one of their specialties are winter jackets. While the brand has always been quite popular, you could credit the 1990s for taking things to the next level. In the 90s, North Face jackets could be seen on many hip-hop and R&B figures such as Diddy (then known as Puffy), Notorious B.I.G., Mary J. Blige, Faith Evans, and more.

As we mentioned earlier, The North Face offers jackets for men, women, kids, and even unisex styles, making them one of the go-to brands for outdoor winter wear.

We have compiled a list of multiple North Face jackets for this upcoming winter season that you should have on your radar as you prepare to begin your seasonal shopping.. There’s eleven of them, and they're all pretty great.

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1. Women’s Nuptse Short Jacket

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The North Face

Best Short Style

The classic urban style jacket that never ever gets outdated no matter what. With four different colors and multiple sizing options, there’s something in here for everybody, and the look is very smooth and chic. It’s also water-repellent which is another added bonus. A great pickup for sure.


2. Men’s Printed 1996 Retro Nuptse Jacket

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Best Colorway

The topic of which North Face jacket has the best colorway is obviously one that is debatable, but the 1996 Retro Nuptse Jacket certainly has to be up for discussion. There’s two versions to select from. The first is the Antelope Tan Ice Dye Print, and the second is the Wasabi Ice Dye Print. Both are sick, so it’s really up to you which one to pick.


3. Gotham Jacket III

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The North Face

Best Option With Hood

Unless you’re a size small or extra large in jackets, you’ll have to wait for the restock of the Gotham Jacket III, which is a testament to it being the best North Face hooded jacket available (though there is a yellow colorway available in more sizes if that’s more your forte).This jacket comes with a five-star rating as well, so clearly the people are satisfied with their purchase.


4. The North Face Essential Full-Zip Jacket

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Champs Sports

Most Affordable Option

To get the best deal, we’re actually going to have to leave the North Face official website, and head on over to Champs Sports where you can find the North Face Full-Zip Essential Jacket for a very reasonable price. While technically labeled as a men’s jacket, this can actually be unisex as well due to the style and sizing. Not a bad bargain at all.


5. Summit Series Pumori FUTURELIGHT™ Jacket

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Best Splurge

If you are going to splurge, you might as well go big right? The Pumori Futurelight is deemed as  “high performance gear for high altitudes,” and delivers waterproof protection from just about any scenario you can think of. If the color blue is your jam, then there’s the TNF Blue option. And if black is your favorite jacket color, then you can definitely rock with the TNF Black colorway. Up to you


6. Hydrenalite™ Down Hoodie

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Best All-Black Option

There’s just something about all-black jackets during the winter season. From an optics standpoint it’s like the perfect visual combo (especially with snow). One of the best all-black jackets North Face carries is the Hydrenalite Down Hoodie, which is insulated and expedition-tested.


7. Kids’ Reversible Perrito Hooded Jacket

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Best Option For Kids

The babies gotta be dripped out too. It’s mandatory! The Kids Reversible Perrito Hooded Jacket has four colorways (black/gray, blue, pink, and taupe green), and has Heatseeker Eco Insulation to keep the kiddies warm during those icy cool days.


8. Men’s 1996 Retro Nuptse Jacket

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The North Face

Best Selling Men’s

The Men’s 1996 Retro is rated at the top men’s best seller at North Face, and for good reason. Look at it! The Nuptse is iconic and made with recyclable materials, making it eco-friendly as well. Vintage, but still very much modern.


9. Women’s 1996 Retro Nuptse Jacket

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The North Face

Best Selling Women’s

And it should come as no surprise that the 96 Nuptse is also the women’s best seller at North Face as well. Despite having less color selections, the specs are pretty much the same as the men’s. Guess there’s just something about the Nuptse that gets the people going. 


10. HMLYN Down Parka

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Best Parka

Taking inspiration from Everest Expeditions, the HMLYN is known as the street version of the  original Himalayan Down Jacket. That said, the HMLYN still stays true to the original, making sure to not sacrifice style or performance.


11. Women’s Metropolis Parka

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The North Face

Best Long Jacket Option

The Metropolis Parka is cool and cutting-edge with its slim-fit and flattering cut. It also keeps your entire body warm covering your upper body, hips, and thighs, so you’ll never have to worry about being freezing cold.


As you can see, not all North Face jackets are one in the same as each has their own signature style and features. Of course there’s plenty more North Face jackets as well, which you can continue to check out on their official website if you want to do a deeper dive. You can also find quite a few North Face products on websites such as Champs Sports, Dicks Sporting Goods, Zappos, and StockX for around the same price (or less).

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