There is a lot of pride that goes along with being able to produce the uniforms in our backyard and to work with people in our community to be a part of this process," said The North Face Action north face windstopper jacket uk Sports Product Director Jasmin Ghaffarian. "With all the technical aspects and unique elements like the piece from our expedition-worn Everest Himalayan suit, we felt a lot of personal passion throughout the uniform process, and producing the outerwear in the United States adds an extra level of patriotic pride and ownership."
The North Face used a variety of industry-leading approaches to research, design and development, including wind, color and product testing. The uniforms underwent color testing with several of The North Face athletes in early 2012 at Mt. Hood, which allowed the brand to not only gather athlete feedback on initial sketches, but also have them test out different colored prototypes against the snow to north face scythe jacket sale best determine the right color combination to help them standout in competition. The athletes' insight on both style and performance throughout the various rounds of prototype development was key in the development of the extremely technical uniforms.
"I have been working with The North Face for many years, and even have some of my own custom pieces of outerwear in their stores, but working with them to design the uniform that our team will wear during the debut competition was something I was truly honored to be a part of," said The North Face athlete and U.S. Olympic Freeskiing hopeful Tom Wallisch. "I could not be more excited with how they turned out, and I am sure that the freeskiing community will feel the same way."