The North Face relaunches its iconic Summit Series collection

By Aus Geo ADVENTURE 30 January 2023
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The North Face has expanded and relaunched its iconic Summit Series of adventure apparel and equipment. We check it out.

The Summit Series collection from The North Face has always been known as the pinnacle of the brand’s technical apparel and gear and, for 2023, it has grown to now include not only alpine and ice-climbing gear and apparel, but also ski and snowboard gear, which was formerly under the Steep Series label.

This expansion of the Summit Series badge is the result of how outdoor athletes and explorers are utilising a multi-disciplinary approach to mountain adventures where, rather than a single outdoor discipline being the focus, adventurers are combining several, such as skiing and ice or alpine climbing, to achieve their goals. This has meant they need apparel and gear that offers optimum performance and reliability in a number of extremely trying environments.

Upper body layers, outer shells, shell pants, boots, backpacks – the Summit Series has the outdoor adventurer well and truly covered.

The new Summit Series features a versatile layering system that combines base-, first- and mid-layers with activity-specific outer shell kits (jackets/pants, etc.) so anyone using this gear can tweak their layering and protection system to whether they are hot, cold or wet at particular times during an expedition, and to suit their personal preferences when in these challenging conditions.

On top of the men’s and women’s layering apparel, equipment and shell kits, the new Summit Series also includes footwear, in the form of the Summit Breithorn FUTURELIGHT boots. This waterproof/breathable footwear includes some amazing tech aimed at ensuring it is both protective and light in weight. (We cannot wait to get hold of a pair to test in the field).

The North Face Summit Series has been the top-tier level of the brand’s extensive product offerings for a number of years and it looks like this expansion and update of the collection will see it continue to be a go-to. This new collection reflects its past legacy of being focused on an athlete-centric, solution-minded approach to design and product development. For those adventurers pushing the limits – or for those who just want reliable, durable gear – the 2023 Summit Series looks to meet those challenges.

See The North Face for more info.