The ultimate peak-bagging jacket

The ultimate peak-bagging jacket

Men’s L5 Proprius Gore-Tex Active Jacket, by The North Face

MSRP: $425

We’re backing the Men’s Summit L5 Proprius Gore-Tex Active Jacket—a Summit Series offering from The North Face—100 percent. The ultra-light, windproof, Gore-Tex Active shell was the perfect piece for a recent outing summiting and skiing 13,065-foot Wheeler Peak in Nevada’s Great Basin National Park.

We faced strong winds while making our way up the summit ridge, making this 100-percent windproof shell 100-percent necessary. Additionally, due to the breathability of the three-layer Gore-Tex Active membrane I was protected from the elements without overheating and feeling clammy from the desert heat and excessive exercise. The fully adjustable hood was ideal for keeping the wind and sun off my face, whether I was sporting my brain bucket or just a hat. This is a must have for anyone that takes ski mountaineering seriously.

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