- Price Jacket: £720 / €800
- Price Pants: £585 / €650
- Waterproof / Breathability: GORE-TEX Pro
- Category: Backcountry
- Sizes: S, M, L, XL
Why We Chose The The North Face Pumori GTX Pro Snowboard Jacket and Bib Pant: An incredibly lightweight backcountry option.
Founded by California climber Doug Tompkins in 1966, The North Face has a long and proud history of producing high-end gear for high-alpine activities. In recent years, the brand’s clothes—in particular their down jackets—have also been adopted by urban fashionistas and London-based grime artists, adding an extra element to their public image.
“With four-time Freeride World Tour winner Marian Hearty and big mountain freestyler Victor de le Rue on their team their snowboarding pedigree is impeccable”
At their heart though, The North Face are still a company that’s rooted in the mountains, and with a snowboard team that includes the likes of four-time Freeride World Tour winner Marian Hearty, and big mountain freestyler Victor de le Rue, their snowboarding pedigree is impeccable.
Who Are The The North Face Pumori GTX Pro For?
The North Face make a vast range of outdoor gear, including dozens of different snowboard-specific jackets. Their Summit Series clothing, designed in collaboration with their athletes, sits at the very top of the range.
This winter’s Summit Series includes the Verbier jacket and pants, designed for freeriders, and the Pumori jacket and bib pants, named for a peak in the Mahalangur Himalayas, which is aimed even more specifically at spiltboarders and ski mountaineers. If you’re likely to be spending more time off-piste than on, or if your backpack standardly includes an ice axe and crampons, the Summit Series Pumori is for you.