Gear Guide 2020: The North Face Summit L6 Down Belay Parka Review - Climbing Magazine

Gear Guide 2020: The North Face Summit L6 Down Belay Parka Review

Our picks for the best gear of 2020.
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The North Face Summit L6 Down Belay Parka.

The North Face Summit L6 Down Belay Parka.

The Summit L6 Down Belay Parka kept winter at bay during long ice and rock belays, thanks to its 800-fill ProDown. The spare-no-expenses piece features high pockets lined with soft Tricot, a helmet-compatible hood, and internal drop pockets to warm cold shoes. The 20D x 20D nylon ripstop bottom protected from abrasion, and the Futurelight waterproof membrane in the upper and shoulders kept our tester “protected from the elements yet didn’t turn into a personal sauna.” Plus, the jacket is made with recycled fabrics, for those eco warm-fuzzies. MSRP: $550

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