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The North Face Summit Series FW17 Collection

The six-layer collection returns with clothing for three types of mountain activity

The North Face Summit Series is back for FW17, but there’s now clothing for three categories of adventuring: Alpinism, Expedition Climbing and Ski Mountaineering.

Many of the items have been worn and tested by TNF athletes Simone Moro & Tamara Lunger and David Göttler & Hervé Barmasse in the mountain ranges of Kanchenjunga and Shishapangma.

The designers have aimed to make clothing that’s ultra-light-weight, minimal and highly packable. Fitwise, all items allow for speed of movement on the mountain and are highly breathable for when you’re working hard (sweating).

Taking the Ski Mountaineering Collection as an example, there are L1 baselayers that deliver targeted warmth then a L2 Proprius Grid Fleece Hoodie, L3 Proprius Primaloft® Hoodie and lightweight and packable L3 Propius Down Hoodie; completed by the L5 Proprius GTX® Active Jacket – all coming in an array of disruptive mountain colours, designed for better visibility and mountain safety.

The full system breakdown can be seen here: www.thenorthface.co.uk/innovation/discover/summitseries.html

About the author: Dan Tye

Dan came up with the idea for Adventure 52 after meeting so many like-minded people who love all kinds of adventure activities. He started out as pilot in the RAF, has worked as a ski instructor and has spent the past 12 years as an editor and journalist for motorcycling, aviation and adventure magazines.