The North Face Women's Himalayan Suit - Athlete Tested. Expedition Proven™ Gear News

The Hi​malayan Suit has stood atop the world's highest peaks for decades. Now it finally gets to live up to its full potential. Performance above 8000m requires  uncompromising gear. Something women to this point haven't had. But still, we've stood on the summits. We've pushed the limits. And we've done it with equipment that wasn't made for us. Imagine what we can do when it is.

Introducing The North Face Women's Himalayan suit - a suit developed and tested by a community of women, athletes, designers and mountain guides. 

900-fill ProDown™ provides high-level warmth, retaining its loft and compressibility in wet conditions. Sophisticated Cloud Down construction helps reduce cold spots to keep you warm, dry and protected all the way to the top. Then there's the targeted use of stretch synthetic insulation and a breathable lining in the collar, inner front placket, back panel and inner thighs that helps regulate your temperature in key zonal areas.

With a fine-tuned fit that balances warmth and mobility you'll be able to move unrestricted - even during tricky, reachy climbs. The FUTURELIGHT™ outer in the lower arms, seat and lower legs is both waterproof and abrasion resistant, protecting you from brushes with rock and pointy mountain tools.

Summit Series™ layers all work together for optimum performance in terms of breathability, insulation, weather resistance and moisture management.


Fully adjustable for seamless compatibility with helmets and oxygen masks. 

Self-equalising suspended vest with storage for supplies and side-release buckles for comfortable fit. 

Stretch-knit wrist gaiters with thumb loops eliminate drafts and keep wind and snow out. 

Double-layer lower leg construction allows outer shell to fit over boots for added snow protection.

900-fill power for exceptional loft and heat retention with Cloud Down  construction to reduce cold spots. 

Reinforced lower arm, seat and lower leg panels for targeted weather and  abrasion resistance. 

Highly durable zip pulls cold tested to withstand extremely low temperatures.

Breathable-waterproof membrane delivers extreme weather protection and aids temperature regulation.

Offset zip placement to protect against oxygen mark condensation and freezing.

Full rainbow drop seat with down draft tube and multiple zip pulls for easy access and venting.

Available to order from Ellis Brigham Stores nationwide or call 0808 164 0600

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28 Mar

"Introducing The North Face Women's Himalayan suit - a suit developed and tested by a community of women, athletes, designers and mountain guides."

Is that an example of where one misplaced comma can rather spoil the overall feel of a piece? Surely it means athletes, designers and mountain guides who are all women, rather than some women and then presumably male-athletes, -designers and -mountain guides?

28 Mar

Designed by athletes and mountain guides and then tried out on their girlfriends?

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