Introducing The North Face Summit Series with FUTURELIGHT Collection – “the world’s finest alpine equipment.” A collection of gear designed to keep climbers protected and comfortable in the harshest locations in the most extreme conditions.

The North Face’s Summit Series with Futurelight Collection focuses on creating a pinnacle kit for climbers using the best materials and design techniques. Now they come with FUTURELIGHT, The North Face’s proprietary fabric and their most advanced waterproof, breathable, lightweight shell fabric.


The finest materials and insulation are used in each layering piece to ensure top-quality products and performance. Most important is the addition of FUTURELIGHT to the line. It’s a breathable fabric that was born out of the idea of one layer for alpine summits. Using a nanospun construction at the base, FUTURELIGHT is very lightweight but breathes away excess vapour from the inside while keeping things warm or cool as the outer temperatures dictate.

The Collection

The Summit Series is a collection of high-performance products that perform best when paired together. Every piece below has a base construction of FUTURELIGHT. Each layering piece of the collection has a specific role and features that work with the other layers like lining up zippers and pockets, etc. Some layers have two or three options to choose from so you can mix and match depending on the conditions and the expedition you are dressing for.

Summit Series Base Collection


Summit L6 Down Belay Parka Men’s



Summit L5 Full-Zip Bibs – Men’s



Summit L6 Down Belay Parka Women’s



Summit L5 Full-Zip Bibs – Women’s


The collection boasts a selection of special features to cater to climbers such as the Velcro cuffs and elongated, asymmetrical sleeves. These features allow climbers, especially ice climbers, to reach for holds without exposing their wrist.

Of course, certain pieces can be used as a layering piece for skiing but overall, this collection is designed with climbers in mind.

Last year’s collection was more somber and neutral looking with neutral shades and only a hint of colour. This was because The North Face wanted the Summit Series to be a collection of gear that made the climber feel blended with the environment which is often a mix of rock, cloud and snow. This year’s collection is a little different and boasts bright colours such as red and yellow for those who want to stand out in vast, barren landscapes.

Summit Series Lightweight Collection


Summit L5 Lightweight Jacket – Men’s



Summit L5 Lightweight Pants – Men’s



Summit L5 Lightweight Jacket – Women’s



Summit L5 Lightweight Pants – Women’s


There are limited quantities available of the collection so shop now while they’re available. Discover the Summit Series Collection and go where the climbing takes you.

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