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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 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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