The North Face is celebrating 45 years of innovation and exploration as the winter season gets ready to hit full throttle. Part of the celebration comes together inside the pages of the North Face 2011 Holiday Gear Guide which commemorates athletes and their inspirational stories as well as the ingenious gear that made their expeditions possible. The guide is crammed full of tons of great gear as well as some notable mention.
There’s the Power Guide Vest that allows you to have all the necessary essentials on you without a bulky backpack. The ballistic nylon vest slides right over your jacket and features purpose-built carrying systems and pockets including a shovel handle pocket, front goggle pocket, probe packet, shovel pocket, and double sided skins pocket. There’s also side mesh paneling, an external ski/board carrying system, and a Recco avalanche rescue reflector.
The Men’s Alpine Summit Series provides the ultimate protection, quality, and durability for big-mountain athletes. The “Jackson Jacket” is a new lightweight insulted sweatshirt-style fit jacket with the right balance of warmth and breathability, as well as Polartec Power Stretch sleeves, that makes it perfect for late-season adventures. The “Enzo Jacket” is a fully dialed alpine jacket featuring waterproof, breathable, and fully seam-sealed GORE-TEX Pro Shell performance with an asymmetrical front zip.
Check out thenorthface.com for a lot more great gear.