The North Face Advanced Mountain Kit range at Ellis Brigham Product News

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Introducing Advanced Mountain Kit. The most sophisticated alpine climbing system The North Face has ever created. A specialist series, AMK incorporates apparel, accessories, and equipment. Collaborating with elite athletes, designers, and innovators, the collection redefines high mountain performance. Rethinking the needs of the world's best, Advanced Mountain Kit enables alpinists to push the limits of their potential.

AMK L3 Pullover RRP £630

The AMK L3 Pullover is a 1000-fill RDS ProDown insulated midlayer. Lightweight and ultra-packable, it achieves the highest warmth-to-weight ratio. Boosting performance further, the L3 Pullover features TNF's all-new 50/50 Down construction. Pairing air-permeable fabric with downproof baffles, it allows increased airflow during aerobic activity. An essential piece for stop-start alpine missions, extensive testing assures high-altitude performance.

  • 20 denier 88% nylon/12% elastane ripstop face fabric
  • 10 denier nylon lining with heat-reflective aluminium sputter coating
  • 1000 fill Responsible Down Standard (RDS) ProDown
  • ProDown has a water resistant treatment for performance in damp conditions
  • 50/50 Down construction pairs highly air-permeable face fabric with downproof baffle tubes
  • Innovative design allows heat and moisture to escape for enhanced temperature regulation
  • Baffles also include heat-reflective aluminium coating
  • Adjustable hood with reflective cording
  • Vislon ½ zip for venting
  • Internal wind flap and chin guard
  • Stretch-knit cuffs for warmth, comfort, and easy pull-up
  • Adjustable reflective drawcord
  • Special edition FUTURELIGHT stuff sack
  • Standard fit
  • 392g (M)

AMK Softshell Gloves RRP £145

For the AMK Softshell glove, TNF put the focus on dexterity. Designed to give total control in mild alpine conditions, you can handle tools with confidence. A new palm fabric delivers grip, with goat leather overlays boosting durability.

  • Stretch softshell provides lightweight protection
  • Durable Water Repellent finish
  • Palm fabric provides grip
  • Goat leather overlays add durability
  • Pull tabs on ring fingers and cuffs aid donning

AMK Spectre Pack 38 RRP £515

The Spectre 38 pack is one of the most advanced climbing models in the industry. Designed and tested with The North Face's alpine climbing team, its performance is proven. Built with proprietary Spectra Grid Mesh, the cut-proof yarn combines strength with lightness. Features include a roll-top closure and ice tool carry. With a 38-litre capacity, this is the one you want for the summit day.

  • 20 denier nylon ripstop and laminated Spectra Grid Mesh
  • TNF's proprietary Spectra Grid Mesh is a high-tenacity cut-proof yarn
  • Fabric combination is extremely light, strong, and waterproof
  • Adjustable sternum strap
  • Removable hip belt
  • Zipped pocket on hip belt
  • Roll-top entry
  • Compression strap system
  • Ice tool carry
  • Webbing loops
  • 360° reflectivity
  • Capacity: 38 litres
  • Weight: 0.62kg (L/XL)

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21 Sep, 2021

If only they hadn't trashed their brand image by selling total crap for years then maybe they'd be able to get away with charging ridiculous prices that make arcteryx look reasonable.

21 Sep, 2021

I'm not sure they sold total crap. They just targeted a more mainstream customer base. Terms like "Brand Image" are a bit telling, I think. Climbers seem a bit obsessed with it.

21 Sep, 2021

True story. I must say that backpack looks nice aside from the color but it does not look 515 pounds nice.

These prices are ridiculous. 145 pounds for a pair of softshell gloves while specialist glove brands charge maybe slightly over half for a similar product. These products are clearly meant for those who equate most expensive with most bestest.

I have a TNF Alpine 50 backpack which I quite like design wise but the construction should be much better than it is considering what I paid for it. Gonna keep using it until it falls apart and then it's going to be replaced by the most similar pack from another brand.

21 Sep, 2021

They have to pay for that GUCCI collab somehow.. this looks like the scapegoat!

21 Sep, 2021

"Proprietary cut proof yarn". It's almost worth spending the 500 readies to prove them wrong...

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