The North Face heads to the Summit
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.thenorthface.com.au – 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.