The North Face’s Summit Series returns once again following its re-launch in 2015. The premium range in mountaineering apparel features six different layers for both Men and Women, and this year comes back to keep you protected from the most extreme elements.
Along with its traditional six-layer system, from base-layer top and bottoms to 800-fill down jacket, the series this year is completed by the Alpine 50L backpack. Athlete tested on high-alpine expeditions, this 50-litre backpack features The North Face’s innovative FuseFormTM technology to eliminate seams and reduce total weight – all without sacrificing the ultimate durable performance for which the Summit Series is known.
On top of this, other pack features include a top lid that doubles as a rope-carry system, a reinforced cover for ice-axe tips, and a removable waist belt and frame sheet for making the summit push – making it hugely diverse and the perfect companion for those winter summits.
The series’ six-layer collection is comprised of layers L1 through L6, which are named as an indicator to the layer each piece should be as it is being worn, with L1 being base layer top and bottoms, and L6 the outerlayer down jacket. The new edition of the range, now available in a rosin green colourway for men and darkest spruce for women, can be found below:
L1 top and L1 bottoms are the base layering essentials that provide zonal warmth and moisture management, as well as minimal seams for mobility and comfort.
The Summit L2 Jacket is a mid-layer made with extremely durable FuseForm™ Polartec® Hardface fleece. It strikes the ultimate balance between protection and comfort, while an engineered-knit at the centre of the back and underarms also vastly improves temperature control.
The Summit L3 Jacket, an ultra-light down mid-layer, is insulated with 800-fill RDS down, utilizing FuseForm™ construction for targeted durability with minimal seams.
The Summit L4 Jacket is The North Face’s warmest ever synthetic mid-layer, insulated with ThermoBall™, an artificial, proprietary insulation that retains warmth when wet. Stretch paneling and lightweight and durable mini-ripstop fabric is used for this jacket, specifically designed for vertical movement.
The Summit L5 Jacket and L5 Shell Pant: the most advanced shell outerwear The North Face has ever built: it delivers targeted durability where it is most needed with localised FuseForm™ construction alongside an all new inclusion of a highly breathable, waterproof GORE-TEX® 3L membrane.
The Summit L6 Jacket, an 800-fill RDS down belay jacket that uses welded, Z-baffle construction for increased warmth and weather-resistance, and FuseForm™ construction for targeted durability. The L6 jacket, like the L5, also contains an emergency reflective flag, which can be used to attract attention. Made from excess material in the manufacturing process, it contains a large reflective Summit Series logo, for additional safety and peace of mind.
The pinnacle of alpine-performance apparel, each item from the Summit Series range is athlete-tested and expedition-proven in the harshest of conditions and the toughest of climbs.
Find more about the Summit Series at thenorthface.com
This is a sponsored post by The North Face.