The North Face Himalayan Suit (2009)

 

The North Face Himalayan Suit (2009)
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title The North Face Himalayan Suit (2009)
Manufacturer The North face
Page By delmarco
Page Type Dec 20, 2008 / Dec 20, 2008
Object ID 5776
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The ‘Himalayan Suit’ is an enhanced, premier full-body suit for athletes climbing up 8,000 meter peaks, wanting to reach the top of the world.

Developed for the serious athlete, the Summit Series™ features athlete-tested, technically-advanced apparel and equipment designed for expedition use from base camp to summit.

Features new Crescent Drop Seat™ construction for a more comfortable fit.

Contains fully laminated and taped baffles, preventing water from seeing through.

Standard fit.

Graduated center-front zip with hook and loop wind flaps and clip closure to keep out rain, wind and snow.

Velcro® adjustable elastic waistband for superior comfort.

Internal down filled collar for additional warmth around the neck.

Fully adjustable snorkel hood for maximum weather protection.

PU zippers throughout.

Laminated back flap on all zippers.

Watch chest ring.

Two napoleon chest pockets with internal suit accessibility.

One internal electronics pocket with zip closure.

Two interior stretch water bottle pockets.

Abrasion resistant fabric is located on the forearms and seat for added durability.

Forearm D-rings for glove attachment to keep them from being left behind.

Hobo mitt hand gaiters provide ample weather protection, sealing out the cold.

Velcro® adjustable cuffs on the forearms and seat for a customized, weatherproof fit.

28” thigh-to-ankle cuff two-way zippers on each outseam.

Snap close ankle cuffs.

Insulation: 800 fill goose down body / 700 fill goose down lower legs and arms with Climashield™.

Abrasion Resistant Fabric: 40D 100g/m2 (2.9oz/yd2) HyVent™ 2L-100% nylon faille weave.

Fabric Body: 30D 61g/m2 (1.8oz/yd2) Gore Windstopper®.

Lining: 100% polyester.

Average Weight: 1905g (67.7oz.)

Outseam: 52”

Inseam: 32”

Front Rise: 33”

Back Rise: 43”

Leg Opening: 12”

Machine wash cold, hang dry in shaded area.

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Bergshrund - Dec 10, 2009 11:21 pm - Voted 5/5

Backwards
Northface really went backwards after they got bought out by VF Corp in 1999/2000. They dropped alot of the original mountaineering products, along with it the 1998 suit which was their top of the line. The newer suits just aren't as warm, and in the worst weather imaginable, the hood on the new ones doesn't cover your face as well as the older one, if your wearing your climbing helmet at the same time.

Good post nonetheless.

I'll try to scan I photo of the original suit before the company was bought out.

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