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The North Face Reintroduces Summit Series

15 years since launch, the iconic brand brings back their top tier line with innovative materials and construction

The North Face Reintroduces Summit Series

Author

Graham Hiemstra

Men's L5 Shell Jacket

In 2000 The North Face introduced Summit Series as the pinnicle of design and tech. The line lasted through 2013, then disapeared. Late last month the iconic outdoor outfitter announced the line's return—in greatly refined fashion—and today we see it hit shelves. In 2013 the line consisted of over 90 styles. For 2015, we see just eight total silloutes, each with a male/female specific style.

The multi-layer collection is designed to work as a modular system—when worn head to toe (an effort that would run you a staggering $2700) you'll be fit to climb Meru, just like Conrad Anker and Renan Ozturk. Regardless of whether or not any of those three names rings a bell, the take-away here is that this gear is as good as it gets, with each piece featuring the highest quality fabrics, construction techniques and ergonomic cuts. (The L5 shell pant and jacket are each cut and fused together from a single piece of highly waterproof DryVent 3-layer fabric, for example.) Though with such caliber comes an equally high price. Go figure.

Check out North Face to learn more.

Men's L5 Shell Jacket
Men's L5 Shell Jacket
Women's L5 Shell Jacket
Women's L5 Shell Jacket
L5 Shell Pant
L5 Shell Pant
Women's L2 Midlayer Jacket
Women's L2 Midlayer Jacket
Women's L1 Base Layer
Women's L1 Base Layer
Women's L3 Jacket w 800-fill RDS down
Women's L3 Jacket w 800-fill RDS down
Men's L3 Jacket w 800-fill RDS Down
Men's L3 Jacket w 800-fill RDS Down
women's L4 Jacket w ThermoBall synthetic insulation
women's L4 Jacket w ThermoBall synthetic insulation
Men's L4 Jacket w ThermoBall synthetic insulation
Men's L4 Jacket w ThermoBall synthetic insulation
Women's L6 Jacket w 800-fill RDS down
Women's L6 Jacket w 800-fill RDS down
Men's L6 Jacket w 800-fill RDS down
Men's L6 Jacket w 800-fill RDS down

Published 10-15-2015

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