2015 Outdoor Gear oh the Show – The North Face

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Gear of the Show Scoured the Floors of Winter OR and SIA 2015 in search of the coolest gear for their coveted Gear of the Show awards. And these 2 products from The North Face are one of the top picks from Gear of the Show 2015.


The North Face Modulator ABS

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Inflatable avalanche airbag packs, designed to keep the wearer on top of the snow if he gets caught in a slide, are becoming a mandatory part of the backcountry quiver. While they work great, the airbags are also permanently built into the pack: if you want a small avy pack for short excursions and a larger one for longer trips, you have to buy two different packs. Enter the North Face’s Modulator, the first-ever avalanche airbag system that converts any backpack into a potentially lifesaving ABS avy airbag pack.

Read more about the Modulator ABS.


The North Face Ultra Lite WP Jacket

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A short-sleeved waterproof-breathable jacket? Seriously? Yes, seriously. Some of our staff were a bit dubious about the real-world functionality of the Ultra Lite, but anyone who has run long distances in cold rain knows that doing so in even the most breathable hard shell can often suck: you steam up the inside quickly and your sweat tends to pool in the crook of the arms and elbows.

Read more about the Ultra Lite WP jacket.

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