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The North Face Men's Ceptor Jacket

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Color: Harbor Blue/TNF Black
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Jessica B., Snowboarding Expert
John Kieran, Ski Expert
By the Expert Community

Best for snowsports enthusiasts needing reliable weather protection and storage options.

Great for
  • WaterproofingFeatures DryVent 3L technology for water resistance.
  • DurabilityDescribed as the most durable and robust option.
Good for
  • AestheticsDescribed as sleek and stylish.
  • ComfortAdjustable cuffs and hem for a customized fit.
  • WarmthInsulated for warmth in cold conditions.
  • BreathabilityIncorporates breathable materials and underarm vents.


The North Face Men's Ceptor 3L Jacket is the perfect choice for snowsports enthusiasts who demand both style and functionality.

Key Features:

  • Fixed hood that fits over helmets for added protection from the elements
  • Two oversized secure PU zip chest pockets provide ample storage space for your essentials
  • Secure zip hand pockets keep your hands warm while also providing secure storage options
  • Internal media pocket allows you to easily access your music or phone while on-the-go
  • Internal mesh goggle pocket keeps your goggles safe and secure when not in use
  • Sleek, water-repellent shell: Designed to keep you warm and dry in even the harshest winter conditions.
  • Versatile, reliable DryVent 3L technology
  • Powder skirt, pit zips and wrist pocket with goggle wipe: This jacket will help you tackle any challenge on the slopes.
Luke Hinz, Ski Expert
Jasmine Lee, Snowboarding Expert
Turner Gamache, Ski Expert
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4.98 average rating

ColorHarbor Blue/TNF Black
Age GroupAdult
Featured technologyDryVent™, DWR
FeaturesWater resistant, Hood, Powder skirt, Zippered pocket
StyleLong sleeve, Full-Zip, Hoodie, Shell
MaterialPolyester/Polyester blend
Best useSnowsports, Snowboarding, Downhill skiing
Model year2023
SeamsFully taped
Shell construction3-Layer
Insulation typeNone
Fabric75D x 160D 175 g/m² DryVent™ 3L—100% polyester with durable water-repellent (DWR) finish
Sleeve length styleLong
Back lengthHip-length

Jessica B. tested this product
The Men's Ceptor Jacket features a waterproof and breathable outer shell fabric with sealed seams. It does have a bulkier profile compared to thinner or more lightweight jackets which can impact riders freedom of movement or add extra weight when worn. The jacket includes useful features like multiple pockets for storage, adjustable cuffs and hem for a customized fit, a... Read more
Ideal for
  • Designed to provide reliable weather protection, including resistance to wind, snow, and rain.
  • Insulated to provide warmth in cold conditions, allowing riders to stay comfortable on the slopes or during winter activities.
  • Incorporates breathable materials and features like underarm vents or mesh-lined pockets, allowing for efficient moisture management and enhanced comfort during physical activity.
Not ideal for
  • Bulkier than other options
  • Can be too warm for high intensity activities depending on weather
Reviewed by:
Jessica B.
Snowboarding Expert
John Kieran owns this product
I went from an insulated jacket to this shell when my old one started soaking through. I run pretty warm, so I only wear 1 base layer under it for all but the coldest days. This jacket is plenty warm enough for me because it's totally windy and waterproof. Plus, with the pit zips, I can dump heat when... Read more
Ideal for
  • Super waterproof
  • Keeps the wind out
  • Packs up reasonably small
Not ideal for
  • Not the warmest jacket
Reviewed by:
John Kieran
Ski Expert

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3 customer reviews

Great jacket and I would definitely buy this again!

Originally posted at on Feb 16, 2024
Bought this as a shell layer for a recent ski trip out to Keystone. I tend to run pretty hot and like to shed or add layers throughout the day when I need to. Worked perfectly with my base and mid layers keeping me warm and dry. Lots of places to stash phone, extra gloves, and small gear - which came in handy later on when the snow really started coming down. The extra large hood fit perfectly over my helmet and the ski pass pocket on the left forearm is an added bonus. Would definitely buy this jacket again and strongly recommend for anyone looking for a non-insulated shell to match with their cold weather layering system.
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Very high quality and smart design, but weird fit for me...

Originally posted at on Feb 2, 2024
This jacket seems to be very high quality, with nice materials and craftsmanship, and feels like it will last a long time (like most North Face stuff!) It also is well thought out, with all the "must-have" features you'd expect (nice powder skirt, watertight zippers, etc.) and some unexpected/smart design touches, too (like the integrated goggle wipe pocket!). I think it would be an ideal shell for those who don't like a lot of insulation in there ski/snowboard jacket, like myself. The only problem for ME is... the fit is a little weird compared to other North Face jackets. The sleeves are VERY long, and the torso is kinda big and boxy - so if you like that sorta' shape, this would be ideal! Personally, I like "standard" length sleeves, and I'm not into the boxier torso, so I actually returned this and went with the Freedom jacket, which is not as high-end in materials or build quality and has fewer features, but fits me like a glove. Essentially what I'm saying is, you should either try this out in-store (and their stores are real spotty with what's in stock and what's not...), or order this AND another jacket you're considering, in case the fit is weird for you, too.
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