The Summit Series Layering System was engineered to power summits and elevate human potential. When it comes to pushing for the peak, make sure you have the alpine outerwear you need every step of the way.
Push higher with a The North Face Summit Series jacket
It's not easy to make it to the summit of a mountain. Luckily, you'll have a little help from layers of women's jackets that are made to stand up to rigorous alpine trails. Save the sweatshirts and the ski jackets for the snowsports slopes. Serious climbers need layers of long-sleeve, sweat-wicking base layers all the way up to parkas and shell jackets that protect you from the worst of the elements. Everything is lightweight and packable for easy transport to the mountain of your choice, and the jacket sizes scale up based on the layer: outer layers have a looser fit so a size large parka easily fits over a size large full-zip hoodie.
Warm from base layers to women's Summit Series™ jackets
When you build your summiting outfit, you need to choose carefully from skin to puffer down jacket. Start with a performance-driven, lightweight base layer of sweat-wicking DotKnit double-knit pants and a crewneck. Next, it's time for a comfortable, breathable full-loop fleece jacket like our Women's Summit L2 FUTUREFLEECE™ Full-Zip Hoodie. Add a Women's Summit L3 Ventrix™ Hoodie and one of our many down hoodie styles to start adding real weather protection and even more warmth. Add on water- and windproof outerwear: a Women's Summit L5 FUTURELIGHT™ Jacket for rough weather and a Women's Summit L6 Cloud Down Parka for the highest, coldest peaks. We've elevated thermal performance with lightweight down, so you can push through to the top. Don't forget to layer tights, insulated pants, and bibs to keep your legs warm and grab some snow boots for icy trails.
Hardworking The North Face women's Summit Series™ gear
You need gear that's going to last you up and down the mountain (and beyond). Luckily, everything from our backpacks to our bibs is part of our pinnacle climbing and mountaineering collection, with athlete-tested revolutionary technologies that push the limits. With backcountry durability, you can tackle your next mountain head on. Our inner gear is made for keeping sweat away from your body while your outer gear leaves you the range of motion you need to belay, make camp, and much more. With gear in TNF black to high-visibility purple and teal, you'll be ready for rough terrain in an instant. Stepping back a notch to camp on lower mountains? Grab a fleece vest to layer under your insulated jacket and make sure you pack a cold-weather sleeping bag in your snow pack.