Whether you’re ski touring up Ben Wyvis in the Northern Highlands of Scotland or attempting a new route like Conrad Anker on Ulvetanna (3,600ft), Antarctica, The North Face Summit Series is a complete clothing system built to help you conquer any route, conditions or altitude.
The range represents the pinnacle of The North Face’s research and development; expedition proven and extensively tested. So, when you next face an approaching storm, do it in the knowledge that elite mountaineers and top-class climbers place unconditional trust in this gear.
Tackling any winter face demands a lot from you and your gear; varying terrain and fast changing weather conditions can soon place you in challenging environments.
Being able to adapt to these demanding situations is vital for success – that’s why the alpinism focused Summit Series garments have been designed to be lightweight, functional and flexible.
This pinnacle range of clothing and equipment enables alpinists to push themselves to their limits in pursuit of the most challenging routes.
The Summit Series L5 GORE-TEX Pro Jacket is the perfect outer layer for tackling technical alpine climbs. Its GORE-TEX Pro shell fabric delivers the highest levels of protection from wind, rain, snow and abrasion while remaining breathable.
Harness and pack friendly pockets, a helmet compatible hood and pit zips are a few of the features that aid you on long climbs along with the jacket’s alpine fit. This maximises your freedom of movement, allowing you to stretch, reach and lean; whilst remaining dry warm and comfortable.
Expeditions are often described as a mental and physical feat of endurance with mundane, gruelling and repetitive tasks interjected by a massive payoff as you top out your summit.
For those cold nights camping, technical climbs and belaying sessions that leave you exposed to the full force of the weather, the Summit Series range utilises a layering system that offers lightweight protection, warmth and functionality that can be depended on.
This impressive collection of technical clothing is the result of The North Face working closely with world-class athletes and adventurers (for over 50 years), rigorously testing and developing their expedition gear in the harshest of environments – such as Antarctica, the Himalayas and many more places.
When you’re in a remote and challenging corner of the world for days or weeks at a time, you need to be able to rely on your gear and be self-sufficient. The Summit Series L6 Down Belay Parka is the epitome of this; constructed from windproof Pertex Quantum G outer with DryVent sections for waterproof protection and 800 fill (RDS) to keep you warm.
On more technical sections switch up to the Summit Series L3 Down Hoodie and let the alpine fit, superlight face fabric and a host of climb-friendly features help propel you up your route. When not in use the hoodie packs down into its own pocket; ready for whenever needed.
Ski mountaineering gives you the opportunity to combine the two of your favourite passions into one; earning your turns before picking your own line on the descent.
You're going to be moving quickly, and across a variety of terrain - from flat approaches to technical crampon and ice axe territory. Stripped down and superlight gear that gives you excellent freedom of movement and is durable enough to withstand the weather and rigours of a tour is the key.
The Summit Series collection provides you with the necessary tools to excel in these demanding conditions leaving you to enjoy your mountain experience.
Breathable, yet warm layers are essential for fast moving activities in cold environments. The L1 Baselayer Pants give you zonal warmth and moisture management with extra venting in high work areas (behind the knee).
Up top, the revolutionary Summit L3 Ventrix Hybrid Hoodie is the perfect mid or outer layer for manoeuvrability, warmth and temperature management. The hood, shoulder, sides and sleeves are constructed from Polartec Power Grid Fleece material along with 80g of stretch synthetic Ventrix insulation for warmth while in the upper back, dynamic venting prevents you from overheating.