namamica x The North Face – “Roots of Life” Climbing Jacket

By - November 17th, 2011

namamica x The North Face   Roots of Life Climbing Jacket
The North Face is typically associated with snowy peaks and high altitudes, but this nanamica-TNF Purple Label “Roots of Life” jacket takes inspiration from landscapes deep undersea.  http://nanamica.com/”>The North Face and http://nanamica.com/”>nanamica are, of course, closely tied together in design, but the two also team up once a year for a http://freshnessmag.com/2010/02/25/nanamica-x-the-north-face-rol-scoop-jacket/”>special co-branded project under the “Roots of Life,” moniker, to emphasize eco-conscious production.  This year’s piece is a sleek and tech black parka, constructed from a wool fabric hybrid, which incorporates WINDSTOPPER® technology for best-in-class weatherproofing, and it features a back yoke for durability and a modern drape, plus underarm vents for temperature moderation and moisture regulation.  But, of course, with a North Face x nanamica project, base capability is a given – the real metric is on design execution.  For this piece, the team has drawn inspiration from the undersea environment around Monterey, California – where the darkness of deep ocean is contrasted by the brilliance of aquatic flora and fauna.  nanamica has published some Cousteau-grade undersea images on it’s site to express the project inspirations, and the jacket itself references the dichotomy of the deep sea: an inky black exterior is set off by a jacket lining printed with a variety of sea life, illustrated in a sepia tone.  Overall, quite a a capable and elegantly done piece – in terms of both performance and design.  And, like anything with a purple North Face logo, sure to be quite a catch.  The Roots of Life jacket is set to release tomorrow; http://nanamica.com/news/2011/11/roots-of-life-vol5-1.html”>see nanamica for availability, and check out the jacket (plus some of nanamica’s undersea inspiration) after the jump.

namamica x The North Face   Roots of Life Climbing Jacket
namamica x The North Face   Roots of Life Climbing Jacket
namamica x The North Face   Roots of Life Climbing Jacket
namamica x The North Face   Roots of Life Climbing Jacket
namamica x The North Face   Roots of Life Climbing Jacket
namamica x The North Face   Roots of Life Climbing Jacket

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