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Cerro Torre


Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Cerro Torre

Manufacturer: The North Face

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Page By: GuitarWIzard

Created/Edited: Mar 15, 2002 / Mar 15, 2002

Object ID: 175

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For those that are concerned with insulation in wet weather, the Cerro Torre pieces offer warmth using lightweight, compressible Polarguard 3D insulation. The Cerro Torre Jacket will zip into the TNF Mountain Jacket. Great layers for hanging around winter camps after a full day of touring or swinging tools. Wt. 17 oz. The North Face products are available online only for shipment in the United States and to APO/FPO addresses.


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GuitarWIzardUntitled Review

Voted 4/5

The Cerro Torre is a good lightweight, synthetic-fill belay and winter camping jacket. Warmer than 300 wt. fleece, it will easily fit underneath a shell jacket, or works over a shell jacket (although I have found it to be not as warm using that method). It's fairly windproof, and using a compression sack, can stuff a little larger than a softball. The jacket comes with a stuff sack, not a compression sack. This jacket is not designed for extreme cold by itself, although used in conjuction with say, the Marmot 8000m jacket or Feathered Friends Rock & Ice, you'd be hard-pressed to get cold in the most severe conditions. It's a good layering jacket. I gave it 4 stars, because I wish it had a hood. You can currently get 'em at Mountain Gear for like $100, as I think they're on clearance.....for $100, you really can't go wrong....
Posted Mar 15, 2002 3:31 pm

PCHoranUntitled Review

Voted 4/5

Great jacket for a great price. You can usually find this jacket on sale. It is warm, tough and well made. Zips into most North Face shells. Only negative is that it is bulky.
Posted Jun 13, 2002 10:12 am

Martin CashUntitled Review

Voted 4/5

This is a an excellent lightweight synthetic jacket. When you need a lot more warmth, and a parka is overkill, look no further. This thing compresses extremely well. It fits into a tiny little compression stuff sack. The outer layer of the jacket is coated to provide wind and rain resistance. If the weather is extreme, don't expect this thing to do the job of a 700 fill down jacket. It is not even close.

Like most North Face stuff, the list price is awfully high for what you get. I picked mine up for $99, and I think it's worth that much.

I have the Majestic Blue color of this jacket, which is very stylish. Wear this thing all of the time.
Posted Feb 4, 2003 11:50 pm

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