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Planning to head to climes that are colder than usual? We think you should be packing Futurelight gear.

The North Face, the outdoor clothing gurus, has unveiled Futurelight, a new breathable waterproof material set to revolutionize the future of technical fabrics. Developed using innovative Nanospinning technology and sustainable practices, it is the most advanced breathable-waterproof outerwear material available.

Nano Tech

The nanospinning process used to create Futurelight fabric has allowed the brand’s designers to add unprecedented air permeability into the membrane of fabric for the first time. This might not mean much to you now, but the process creates nano-level holes, allowing for incredible porosity while still maintaining total waterproofness, letting air move through the material and provide more venting than ever before, which comes in handy when you’re working up a sweat in sub-freezing conditions.

With Futurelight technology, The North Face is also setting a new standard in sustainability through new practices in the fabric’s creation process. These advances have allowed the brand to responsibly create three-layer garments through the use of recycled fabrics and production that cuts chemical consumption, all while being produced in a cleaner, solar-powered factory.

Mountain Inspired

Futurelight fabric was born in the mountains, inspired by The North Face global team of athletes’ search for increased performance and breathability in their waterproof gear. The material has since been tested extensively by the brand’s global athlete team and is expedition proven through use in the highest peaks and harshest environments, including the Himalayas’ Lhotse and Everest.

While testing Futurelight fabric, The North Face team alpinist Jim Morrison climbed and skied three 8,000 meter peaks in 2018, including Everest, Cho Oyu and the world’s first descent of Lhotse Couilor with his partner Hilaree Nelson.

Futurelight fabric will first become available to consumers in The North Face’s Fall 2019 product line and will be featured across the brand’s pinnacle performance collections.

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Nick Walton is a Hong Kong-based photojournalist and Group Managing Editor for Artemis Communications, producers of Alpha Men Asia, JETSETTER Magazine, Explorer Magazine, The Art of Business Travel, Mirandus, IKHLAS, The Journal and The Edition.

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