The North Face heads to the Sum­mit

Australian Geographic Outdoor - - Read & React -

THE NORTH FACE has an­nounced an all-new range of its top-end Sum­mit Se­ries ap­parel. De­signed by – and for – TNF’s highly re­garded moun­taineer­ing, climb­ing and ad­ven­ture ath­letes, the Sum­mit Se­ries rep­re­sents the pin­na­cle (ex­cuse the pun) of tech­ni­cal out­er­wear de­sign. The new Sum­mit Se­ries range is chockas with in­no­va­tive tech­nol­ogy aimed at en­sur­ing the ap­parel per­forms to the high­est level and can thus be re­lied upon by ad­ven­tur­ers in the most ex­treme en­vi­ron­ments.

Aus­tralian buy­ers will have to move quick to se­cure some of this gear as it will be avail­able in The North Face Syd­ney and Mel­bourne stores – and also on­line at www.thenorth­ – for a short pe­riod of time over our 2016 au­tumn/ win­ter pe­riod.

The Sum­mit Se­ries has been at the top end of tech­ni­cal gear since its orig­i­nal launch in 2000, and this lat­est range is no ex­cep­tion, draw­ing on a ques­tion to TNF ath­letes of: What does the per­fect kit con­sist of?

The an­swer is a multi-layer sys­tem, with the Aus­tralian mar­ket get­ting six of th­ese sep­a­rate layer gar­ments (named in the or­der they should be lay­ered). The Sum­mit L2 jacket is a mid-layer that uses Po­lartec Ther­mal Pro with Hard­face Tech fleece; the Sum­mit L3 is an ul­tra-light 800-fill down mid-layer; the Sum­mit L4 jacket uses TNF’s awe­some Ther­moBall syn­thetic fill; Sum­mit L5 Shell and Shell Pant uses a DryVent 3L wa­ter­proof/ breath­able mem­brane with FuseForm con­struc­tion, while the Sum­mit L6 jacket (800-fill down) is a be­lay jacket fea­tur­ing welded Z-baf­fle con­struc­tion for max­i­mum warmth. Pric­ing is yet to be an­nounced but start sav­ing your pen­nies and get in line as the Sum­mit Se­ries will be the ideal gar­ment sys­tem come this win­ter.

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