Whether walking the city streets or scaling mountain peaks, The North Face manages to protect against the elements and define a stylish look all at the same time and in any situation. Not many brands can claim to attract both streetwear-heads and hardcore adventurers, but The North Face manages to do so with ease. Its latest drop, the 1994 Retro Mountain Light GTX® Jacket, is another perfect example of how it bridges the divide.
In part, it’s thanks to the label’s perfect balance of form and function. The North Face doesn’t just claim that its flaps, fillings, and fixings are doing work, they actually are. And in today’s world, both the style savvy and enthusiastic explorer crave the kind of quality the brand brings to every product.
Enter the 1994 Retro Mountain Light GTX® Jacket. The jacket is the latest archival revival from The North Face following the RAGE collection reveal for spring 2019, and one of the most iconic pieces of apparel in its back catalog. On the outside, the jacket is designed to be seen with eye-catching color blocking and High-Rise Grey and Aztec Blue colorways. At closer inspection, one finds the shell is made from a waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex® 2 fabric, beneath which The North Face has installed a mesh and taffeta lining.
For additional weather protection, the jacket features a fully adjustable, 2-piece hood that rolls flat and stows, a bungee adjustment system, and dual storm flap on the front with snap closure covers.
Mancunian creative Jake Millers captured the jacket in his home city paying homage to ‘90s New York in locations surrounded by cobbled streets, iron bridges, and red-bricked buildings.
- Photography: Jake Millers