Purchasing products through our links may earn us a portion of the sale, which supports our editorial team’s mission. Learn more here.

The North Face Revived an Iconic Jacket with an Awesome New Feature

The North Face revived an iconic jacket from the early nineties with one of its newest outerwear fabric technologies.

TNF-Mountain-Light-Jacket-gear-patrol-full-lead

Reviving iconic pieces of gear is a common way for brands to cash in on retro trends. The outdoor industry’s long-running bout with nostalgia has already produced uncountable examples. Still, old style doesn’t always match contemporary performance, and performance in nature’s elements is, after all, why this stuff exists. In bringing back its Mountain Light jacket, which debuted in 1988, The North Face is taking the opportunity to update the classic style with its most advanced material available.

That’s FutureLight, The North Face’s new flagship ultra-breathable waterproof fabric. The company first wrapped the new material into its latest ski and mountaineering lines and has since expanded it into rain jackets, footwear and more. It wasn’t around in ’88 when mountaineers wore the original Mountain Light on fast-and-light expeditions (though they would’ve appreciated it), and it wasn’t around in the nineties when urbanites embraced the jacket as daily wear.

More impressive technical layers exist for mountain climbers — including the most advanced collection by The North Face to date — but streetwear enthusiasts have a functional new ally in the 1994 Retro Mountain Light FutureLight Jacket reissue. If they’re so inclined, they might even wear it to the top of a nearby peak.

Buy Now: $349

Today in Gear


The best way to catch up on the day’s most important product releases and stories. Read the Story

Note: Purchasing products through our links may earn us a portion of the sale, which supports our editorial team’s mission. Learn more here.

This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses. You may be able to find more information about this and similar content at piano.io
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below