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The North Face Steep Series Brigandine 3L

Published on 25/01/2017 00:00

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The ski season has just started, and although there isn´t much snow, I had to try my new The North Face outfit. Jacket and waterproof trousers in a violet hue which is going to be the feeling of this winter!

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Technical assessment

Adjustable

5

Waterproof

6

Durable

6

Ergonomic

5

Breathable

4

Lightweight

3

The outfit is ideal for snow-packed excursion days in the Aran Valley, along with a good down jacket for those February powdery days in the Alps.

The equipment includes the innovative FuseForm™ technology that has allowed the combination of different quality and density fabrics without the need for seams. This results in a lighter and more comfortable garment because it combines areas of greater elasticity and breathability with areas which are more resistent to abrasion and weathering.

It is also made up of  DryVent™ 3L which is totally waterproof and windproof. These fabrics are manufactured for top level performance; they're extremely durable and are prepared to deal with the severest conditions. In addition, the inner layers are designed to allow the water vapour to flow towards the outermost layer so the jacket, in addition to being waterproof, is breathable.

Aesthetically, it works very well and combines comfort and good pattern design, ensuring that the garment fits perfectly. A series of small details that will make our lives easier when skiing have also been taken into account: an insulated pocket so that our phone battery doesn't run out, a small compartment to store an mp3 and even a small pocket with a cloth to clean our glasses! Putting the accessories aside, one thing that is definitely worth mentioning is the reinforced trousers and jacket to avoid wear and tear, and for further protection. It also has an adaptable hood that we can use over a helmet. Also, the trousers have an opening in the thighs to avoid getting too hot as well as elastic gaiters, and the jacket has an anti-snow girdle to prevent the snow getting in and freezing us.

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These are just a few of the details that make these garments an ideal outfit for freeriding, you'll have to discover the rest yourself this winter.

Pros:
*Maintains temperature very well: When the temperature rises there is enough breathability so that you are not soaked in sweat, but it also insulates you very well from the cold, wind and snow.
*Comfort
*Design and aesthetics

Contras:
*Internal trouser pockets with a plastic texture that can be uncomfortable and cause more perspiration
*lightweight material

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My height

1,70 m

My weight

59 kg

My clothing size

M

My birthplace

Spain

Aún no tenía tres días que mis abuelos tuvieron que protegerme de la nieve para llevarme a casa. Desde muy pequeña mi vida ha girado alrededor de la montaña, ya sea con unos esquís en los pies, unos pies de gato o simplemente andando. La montaña es mi pasión y se ha convertido en mi forma de vida.

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