The Other Way - Summit Series
Dry Vent™ The highest-per forming waterproof, breathable DryVent™ 3L fabric retains its waterproof capabilities even in the most severe conditions. Its laminate membrane allows perspiration to pass through the fabric, keeping you dry, warm and comfortable.
ThermoBall™ is the synthetic alternative to down. PrimaLof t® synthetic fiber clusters mimic proper ties of down to ef ficiently retain warmth. ThermoBallTM technology of fers the low weight, loft, warmth, and compressibility of down with the wet-weather insulating per formance of synthetics.
Polartec® hardface fleece delivers body-hugging, four-way stretch that is extremely breathable and provides unhindered mobility. The durable hardface outer layer is wind and abrasion resistant while the engineered inner layer is mapped with varying thicknesses and grid sizes for targeted warmth.
Responsible Down Standard
In conjunction with using the highest-quality down, The North Face source it responsibly with certification against the Responsible Down Standard (RDS). The RDS traces the material from origin to final product and, through a strict set of animal welfare requirements, ensures that our down does not come from animals subjected to any unnecessary harm, including force-feeding and live-plucking.
Every aspect of the Summit Series™ collection is minimal by design-from the unibody construction that reduces seams to the high-contrast color blocking that enhances visibility and the first-ever tab-less YKK zippers that reduce bulk-providing the most technically advanced alpine kit and nothing more.
The proprietary FuseFormTM construction is a revolutionary weaving process that blends lighter, lower-density fibers with thicker, more-durable threads in high-wear zones, ef fectively reducing overall weight and creating a seamless transition from tougher to lighter zones.