The North Face Kichatna Suit (2002)

 

The North Face Kichatna Suit (2002)
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title The North Face Kichatna Suit (2002)
Manufacturer The North Face
Page By delmarco
Page Type Feb 29, 2008 / Feb 29, 2008
Object ID 4940
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GARMENT NAME:
TNF Kichatna Suit

DESCRIPTION:
Pure and functional, the Kichatna Suit is the ultimate shell for alpine assaults, ice climbing and ski mountaineering. The no-frills minimalist design features durable 3-Ply Gore-Tex@fabric, which is waterproof, windproof, breathable and eliminates the need for a lining. An ergonomic swivel hood, a complete venting system, articulated knees and elbows, a rear rainbow zipper and numerous weather protection features like seam sealing and double storm flaps make the Kichatna Suit one of the finest climbing suits ever made.
Shell: 3-Ply Gore-Tex
Lining: none
Insulation: none
Weight: 1.5Kg.
Sizes: S, M, L, XL
Colors: Red, Yellow

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delmarco - Feb 29, 2008 8:05 am - Voted 4/5

The good ole' 1990s!
Funny suit! Not even sure why I got one. But it did the job in keeping me warm, dry and at everyone's attention during one of our climbing trips in the NE.

PROS: Warm, Waterproof, Durable, Secure, Works well with harness(minimal to no bunching) Retro-cool look, eBay Price: You can get one of these for under $150.
CONS: Fit is tricky (My medium had a very tight waist, but everything else fit), Heavy and hot (once its on you and the temps rise forget about it, vent zips don't help that much),
Retail Price: at $699! Woowzers!

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