For Spring 2011, The North Face will be adding their lightest weight Summit Series jacket yet with the Verto emergency shell. The new featherweight Verto jacket compresses down to the size of an energy bar yet will still protect you when you get caught in a storm.
The North Face worked closely with their climbing and mountaineering athletes to figure out where they were unnecessarily using space and weight. The result was a minimalist emergency shell that doesn't sacrifice on performance.
The Verto emergency shell is made from 7D Pertex Quantum nylon micro-ripstop, the lightest fabric ever used in The North Face Summit Series. The fabric is abrasion resistant and will cut out the wind and weather during those less than ideal conditions.
Weighing only 3.2 oz, the Verto jacket can be stuffed into its own zippered chest pocket. A webbing loop makes it easy to clip the packed jacket to your climbing harness so it is always accessible. Other features include a full front zip with reverse-coil zippers, an ergonomic hood with elastic binding and elastic-bound cuffs and hem to keep the rain out.
The North Face Verto jacket will be available for Spring 2011 along with the corresponding 11 oz Verto Pack that doubles as a sleeping bag compression sack and summit or day pack.