Crag Must-Have: North Face Gifts For Climbers

There are a few brands that come to mind when climbers are putting their wishlist together; North Face always being the one on top! 

Every year, they up the ante with new apparel designs and sleek gear. I've personally worn and tested all of these items! Here are four must-haves to gift your fellow climber or yourself this holiday season! 


This 26-liter backpack is perfect for a few settings. Not only can you pack your gear in it, but it's great for the office too. The built-in laptop case perfectly fits the brand new Macbook Air 13". It's a compact fit, so you have no choice but to be organized. The top lid contains a zippered mesh compartment, great for chargers and phones. I like the outer loops where you can add plenty of carabiners. 

The padded shoulder straps are extremely comfortable and secure for any bike riding or hiking. 

 Overall, a great backpack for airplane travel or the office. 

  • Burly 900D Base Camp material makes this pack both durable and stylish enough for any city exploration

  • The two webbing tote handles have a metal snap for convenient carrying options

  • Fleece-lined laptop sleeve protects laptop from bumps and falls

  • Two external daisy chains are stylish and allow for a variety of carrying options

north face north dome chalk bag, climbing, bouldering, rock climbing


My very first chalk bag was from North Face. Their designs are always reliable and last forever. I just started using the North Dome design, which solves all of our leaky chalk problems. It has a side-release-buckle, roll-top closure with a waxed coating that eliminates the threat of a chalk explosion on the way to the crag. 

  • Fully recycled and durable materials package

  • Side sleeve for chalk brush

  • Secure-zip pocket for essentials

  • Adjustable webbing waist belt

north face, summit down hoodie, climbing


This is the jacket that every climber needs. It's light-weight and folds into a small ball in a matter of seconds. With cool flashy colors, the design is sleek and you'll be warm for all of those chilly night climbs and long days at the crag during the Fall and Winter. 

It does have a slim fit, so size-up if you want to wear mid-layers. Did I mention how extremely comfortable this is? It's like wearing your favorite down sleeping bag, but as a jacket!

  • Adjustable, internal hem cinch-cord

  • Stretch-knit cuffs

  • Exposed, water-resistant, reverse-coil center front zip with internal draft flap

  • Comes with our lightweight stuffsack

  • Attached, pre-tensioned, helmet-compatible hood with single-pull back adjustment

  • Lightweight fabric with high air permeability

  • 50|50 down construction allows for increased airflow during activity

  • Quick-pull zipper pulls are easy to use when you’re wearing gloves

  • Two large internal drop pockets

  • Exposed, reverse-coil hand pocket zips with raised placement are more comfortable when you’re wearing a harness

  • 800 fill ProDown™ retains its loft in wet conditions and offers superior warmth and compressibility

north face, fleece, retro denali jacket, climbers, climbing


You can never go wrong with a North Face fleece. This has a great relaxed fit, good for layering. Great for morning hikes and brisk climbing days. 

  • Has the original 1995 silhouette

  • Woven overlays on collar, chest and back of yoke and sleeves

  • Center front zip puller has the original logo

  • VISLON® center front and hand pocket zips

  • Secure-zip chest pocket

  • Stretch-binding finish at cuffs

  • Underarm gussets and pit-zip venting

  • Woven hem with bungee cinch adjustability

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