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The North Face: Extreme Exploration Gear for Urban Settings

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With over 50 years of experience in extreme exploration gear manufacturing, The North Face presents their Black Series Techwear, designed to explore the concrete jungle and its nooks and crannies.

Inspired by Margo Hayes and Matty Hong, The North Face has reimagined their outdoors extreme exploration gear for the city. The North Face Black Series repurposed the most technologically advanced materials (and construction methods) specifically for urban exploration and performance techwear.

The North Face Athletic Techwear Inspirations

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Margo Hayes will be competing in the next Olympics, the first to feature a climbing competition.

Margo Hayes became the first woman to climb 5.1a, a grade only 60 men in the world have climbed. As one of the best climbers of all time, she’s bound to compete in the next Olympics, the first to feature a climbing competition. Inspired by her vast sheet of accomplishments, The North Face has created the urban-equivalent of her extreme climbing gear to provide its wearer with world-class athletic outfits for their every day.

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Matty Hong was the fourth American to climb a 5.15b and is part of the best father-son climbing team in the US.

Matty Hong is a 26-year old climber from Boulder, Colorado. He became the fourth American to climb 5.15b, followed by multiple ticks of La Rambla and Joe Mama in 2017. Matty and his father, Steve, compose the strongest father-son climbing team in the US, where they continue to establish 5.14s in Rifle’s Stockboy’s Revenge (5.14b).  Matty also inspired North Face in the creation of the Black Series techwear collection.

The North Face Black Series, inspired by these great athletes, features a techwear collection specifically designed for maximum performance in urban environments.

The North Face Black Series Techwear Pants

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With a super comfortable fit designed to maximize mobility, these stylish techwear pants are perfect for your urban apparel.

The North Face poly/wool ripstop pants are made out of breathable fabrics that keep you warm and protected against adverse environments. With a slim fit, dynamic Velcro waist adjustment, and secure-zip pockets, all your valuable accessories are protected at all times. The stylish monochromatic style is another staple of one of the best techwear brands today.

Black Series Himalayan Duster

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This super snug and stylish duster will keep you warm during the coldest of seasons.

The Black Series Himalayan Duster unifies a voluminous, cozy urban cut with a tremendous warming power capable of weathering the coldest winter. Featuring ballistic nylon shoulder overlays, D-rings on the forearms, and rugged ripstop fabric, this unisex coat showcases The North Face knowledge on extreme protection gear encased in fashionable wear.

The Men’s Black Series Futurelight Techwear Coat

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With plenty of storage and style, this Black Series Techwear coat is a must-have for inner-city explorations and casual use.

Featuring the elevated look worthy of a celebrity, the Spacer Knit Mountain Light Jacket’s relaxed fit is perfect for urban exploration. With taped internal seams and reverse-entry chest pockets to hold your tech essentials, this fashionable coat combines versatility and functionality with the elevated finish found only in the Black Series line.

History

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Founded in 1966, The North Face has established themselves as the leading extreme exploration gear brand in the US.

The North Face was founded in 1966 in San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood as a mountaineering retail store. Their founders had a core philosophy: to serve all those who bonded with the outdoors through exploration and to inspire others to delve into the wildlands and help conserve them.

In 1968 the company relocated to the other side of San Francisco Bay and began manufacturing its brand of technical mountaineering apparel and equipment. The North Face brand had cultivated a vast following, eager to explore the most far-flung, still largely untouched corners of our planet, and so the mantra was born: “Never Stop Exploring.”

True to their mantra, The North Face sponsored several expeditions that took their followers to these exotic locations to explore and study what we can do to protect these distant regions.

By the end of the 1980s, The North Face had become the #1 supplier of high-performance outerwear, skiwear, sleeping bags, packs, and tents in the United States. The 1990s saw the debut of their Tekware collection, designed to provide rock climbers, hikers, trail runners, and other outdoor enthusiasts with highly functional clothing for their adventures.

Today, 50 years after its creation, The North Face delivers a wide array of performance apparel, equipment, and footwear designed to push your performance to the next level. To not only explore the vast wildlands but also navigate through our modern concrete jungles and its nook and crannies. Backed by the world’s most accomplished climbers, mountaineers, skiers, snowboarders, and explorers, The North Face continues to be the #1 choice for extreme exploration gear today.

Review

The Black Series techwear by The North Face features a unique crossover between extreme exploration gear and urban techwear fashion. By using the same technology and materials experienced climbers in the Himalaya wear and the fashionable look that many celebrities have popularized over the years, Techwear users looking to remain warm in style will want to acquire some of The North Face Black Series pieces.

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The North Face: Extreme Exploration Gear for Urban Settings
Overall Impresions
The North Face experience in extreme exploration gear is unmatched. Reimagining their mountain heritage for the city using the feedback and inspiration from renowned athletes gives their exclusive techwear garments an edge over regular brands and are well worth your attention.
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