The North Face Steep Tech Apogee Jacket
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Don't leave for your next adventure without the North Face Steep Tech Apogee Men's Jacket. Its tough DWR-treated oxford nylon fabric resists tears from rocks and sheds water, and reinforced panels in high-abrasion areas hold up in the event of a harsh tumble. Padded shoulders, back and elbows and ribbed hem finish off the moto-style cut.
For that epic backcountry trip of the year, be prepared for steep chutes and deep glade with the ST Apogee jacket from The North Face. Kevlar reinforced shoulders protect you from nasty snags and the adjustable hood and weather-resistant fabrics repel moderate precip while the chest vents dump extra heat as needed. Lots of pockets provide multiple storage options.
- Mountain Gear
Staying true to the styles of yesterday and encompassing the technology of today, the Steep Tech Apogee Jacket offers nearly invincible protection against winter's fury. Constructed with Kevlar -reinforced shoulders for high-risk mountain descents, this burly jacket includes an array of technical features that athletes rely on for all-day use. Designed in part with The North Face athlete and extreme skiing pioneer, Scot Schmidt, the geometric Steep Tech logo (on torso) is derived form something Joseph Campbell (an American mythologist) used in his lectures. Schmidt says, I believe he called it the 'Sphere of the Physique', It represents a healthy balance between the mind, body and soul. The outer circle represents the body. The center dot represents your soul. The line separates your ego from your source (soul).
- The North Face
The North Face Steep Tech Apogee Jacket is designed to stand up to the toughest conditions you could possibly encounter on the mountain. Inspired by Schmidt's daring exploits, the Apogee is designed exclusively for high-risk mountain descents, which often require rappels and other risky ski mountaineering moves. The Apogee is designed for use with climbing gear and Kevlar-reinforced shoulders provide protection. A detachable accessory pouch holds everything from multi-tools to energy bars, and the three-zip vent system on the front of the Apogee is customizable to work around climbing ropes and harnesses, radios, and other necessary gear. The upper chest pocket with a chamois is perfect for stowing extra goggles or sunglasses and cleaning the ones you're wearing. Bouncing off rocks and ice is a common occurrence on such burly terrain, so bomber 550D HyVent trim is placed in abrasion zones.
- Backcountry Outlet