Category Archive: The North Face

What emergency equipment do you bring into the backcountry?

Lately I’ve been taking a look at the emergency gear I bring with me during backcountry skiing day tours – something I try to do at the beginning of every season.  Its important to continually evaluate what you bring along.  As your survival skills, equipment, and mountaineering abilities evolve the gear you require to stay safe in […]

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The North Face Verto Micro Hoody Review

I picked up The North Face Verto Micro Hoody before a recent climb of Mt. Rainier to act as my “active” insulation layer (The North Face Supernatural down jacket is my base camp insulation layer).  I liked that it was made of treated down and constructed of Pertex Quantum GL fabric to make this jacket a […]

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The North Face Supernatural Down Jacket Review

The North Face Supernatural down jacket is a phenomenal demonstration of modern jacket technology.  It is wrapped in super lightweight shell of Pertex Quantum 15D nylon ripstop and filled with a 950 fill power water resistant down.  You end up with an incredibly lightweight jacket that is one of the warmest I’ve ever used.  Weighing a miniscule  12.95 oz. (I […]

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