One of the first names that should spring to mind when you’re looking for top-quality outerwear is The North Face. Founded by Doug and Susie Tompkins in the 1960s, the brand stemmed from the pair’s love of the great outdoors, with performance always lying at the heart of every collection. Trekking through mountains in extreme conditions is not always the easiest of feats, and although many of us will never witness the biting temperatures of Mt Everest’s Base Camp its good to know there’s a jacket out there that serves up just as much protection on those chilly British days.
While it may not be as celebrated as its younger sibling the Nuptse, the goose down-filled Lhotse jacket packs just as much of a punch whether you’re ambling through the alps or strutting through the city. Coining its name from the fourth highest mountain in the world – which stands for ‘South Peak’ in Tibetan – it originally touched down as part of The North Face’s Expedition System Line in 1990. The range kitted out some of the world’s most seasoned explorers with kit built to withstand the harshest of conditions.
Built with a tough polyester outer shell, it’s the Lhotse’s 700 fill goose down inner that’s its real selling point. Like slipping into your duvet, the insulating piece is the perfect partner for those bitter mornings commuting to work or waiting for the car to defrost. It’s finished with two zip side pockets so you can safely stow away your valuables when you’re out and about, while a drawcord at the hem and adjustable cuffs help to stop the heat from escaping and keep you toasty all day long.
So, if you’re looking for a piece of premium outdoor gear that’s going to serve you all winter long then look no further, The North Face’s Lhotse Jacket is available online here at size? now, priced at £230.