Where the runway meets the street

Winter is finally here, and that gives everyone a perfect excuse to splurge on a really dope jacket. The North Face may make expedition-worthy gear (and they have been for decades), but it also knows that urban explorers aren’t just looking for garments that hold their own against the elements, but also provide enough of a flex on the perilous terrain of stylish city sidewalks.

Enter The North Face’s Cryos collection. Pieces like the Expedition GTX Parka and Cryos GTX Jacket merge TNF’s heritage of high standards and technicality with a futuristic sense of minimal flourish. In plainspeak, that means runway-fresh style with time-tested warmth. Check out what’s on our holiday wish list.

Weatherproof and trend-proof, this versatile gray jacket features PrimaLoft Gold insulation and a body-mapped fleece liner that retains warmth in key places.

Sort of the ultimate weapon against winter, this coat is actually a 3-in-1 garment with a removable 800-fill goose down puffer layer and a Gore-Tex shell. Apart, they’re formidable on their own—but together, they’re pretty much unstoppable.

This isn’t your grandfather’s Gore-Tex parka. It’s been updated with a seam-sealed, breathable Gore-Tex 2L shell, with a faux-fur-trimmed hood for added protection—and the sleek black color ensures you can wear it with grail sneakers or rugged hiking boots.

Upgrade your glove game with these cashmere wool versions, outfitted with a water-resistant French cowbelly leather on the palm and fingers for an added touch of luxury.

Baseball may be a warm-weather sport, but the curved-brim ballcap gets a winter remix courtesy of cashmere wool. Plus, it’s unstructured, so you can pack it away without any worry at all.

Imagine putting treaded tires on a sleek sports car, and that’s what you have with these kitted-out hiking boots. A monotone upper complements the chunky Vibram sole, meaning these can also stand in for a pair of dressed-up boots, while remaining as covetable as the latest hype sneaker release.

Now check out the entire Fall/Winter 2017 from The North Face’s Cryos collection.

Words by Jian DeLeon
Editorial Director

Jian DeLeon is the Editorial Director at Highsnobiety. He is based in New York.

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