June Spoil

The North Face … and the icons of exploration

Born way back in 1966, The North Face has served the needs of expeditions in the harshest regions in the world. And a few of the items have become icons … taking on lives of their own. Harnessing cutting-edge technology, innovative design and athlete insights, they were revolutionary.

Now, they are iconic, worn and used everywhere from city streets to mountain tops. These include the Himalayan Parka – this ultra-warm parka became the gold standard in high-altitude climbing and cold-weather survival. The Mountain Jacket – worn by the first American team to scale the six classic north faces of the Alps in a single season. The Nuptse – one mile southwest of Everest, five miles up and bitterly cold, this jacket named after the Nuptse summit is famed for its game-changing warmth. The Denali – which made its debut on the backs of Todd Skinner and Paul Piana during their historic, 30-day free climb of Yosemite’s Salathé Wall, where it set a new standard for technical fleece.

And The Duffel – if there could be just one bag to symbolise epic adventures, it’d be this. Made of burly fabrics, and built to be transported by porters, yaks and camels, these hard-wearing gear totes journey everywhere from expedition base camps to urban metropolises.

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All of these iconic items, plus so many more desirable garments for adventure or city wear, can be found on www.thenorthface.co.za

We’re giving away a Base Camp Duffel Bag worth R3599 … tough and practical, with loads of thought-through features – think zipped-end pocket for dirty shoes and wet clothes, mesh pockets, detachable adjustable ergonomic shoulder straps. Use a duffel when in transit, or a backpack when you’re on the move. In a nutshell, it’s an explorer’s best friend.

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