Gore-Tex shell / Weight: 560g / Twin map-sized chest pockets / Abrasion-resistant panels / Wire-brimmed hood peak
Contact: The North Face 01539 738882 or www.thenorthface.com
The North Face’s Summit series is designed to be the ultimate weather-proof outer layer for all mountain conditions. With a drawstring waist as well as hem it’s easy to quickly gather
in the excess fabric, making it more cycle friendly than any other non cycle-specific shell tested.
Map swallowing chest pockets are mesh lined and act as core vents, but these are supplemented by cavernous waterproof pit zips.
There’s no getting away from the cost, but if you need a high quality do-it-all shell for life in the serious outdoors, few jackets come even remotely close.
MBR RATING: 8/10