|WITH VIDEO: NEW TNF Summit Series Meru Range
£155 - £450, added Sep/2012, see all The North Face news & reviews
product news by Sarah Stirling
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The Meru range was developed with TNF athletes Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk specifically for their second attempt on the previously unclimbed 20,700-foot Shark's Fin of Meru, in the Garhwal Himalaya of India. They failed in 2008, and on their return began working with TNF to design their ideal clothing system for a return attempt. They were successful last October, wearing the kit! Here's a quick look at the range, followed by a video of Conrad Anker talking us through the designs.
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We have a review of the Meru Range coming soon.
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Meru Gore Jacket
Lightweight, breathable and waterproof Gore-Tex Active Shell jacket designed by alpinists for alpinists. Technical features include tough grip zones on the shoulders and hips to keep packs in place, harness-friendly pockets and a helmet-compatible swivel hood with a structured brim.
Meru Gore Bib
Lightweight, breathable and waterproof Active Shell trousers built for technical ascents in challenging conditions. Features include full-length two-way leg zips, drop seat, easily accessible thigh pockets, three-way zip opening integrated gaiters, burly 'Keprotec' kickpatches and low-profile suspenders.
Body-mapped down jacket for a balance of warmth and mobility on the mountain. The fill is 700 fill Hungarian goose down, and the baffles are welded rather than stitched through. Has a lightweight design and minimalist profile to offer warmth without adding bulk.
Radish Mid Layer Jacket
Lightweight stretch fleece jacket with a 'hard face' outer designed to shed snow. The fleece has a micro-check brushed interior, and 'FlashDry' technology to improve drying time. Reinforced shoulder and hip zones protect from pack abrasion on the outside, and flatlocked seams prevent chafing on the inside.
Conrad Anker talks us through the Meru Range below:
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