The High Alpine Kit
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The High Alpine Kit

Designed for Integration
A tightly integrated layering system—from baselayer to belay parka—for moving efficiently through the earth’s least-forgiving environments.
Men’s Kit
Women’s Kit

Next-to-Skin

Seamless baselayers with excellent warmth-to-weight ratio

Crosslayer Insulation

Revolutionary, breathable midlayers for high-output endeavors
Approach

Protective Outerlayer

Lightweight, waterproof, breathable 3-layer shells that stave off the worst weather
Ascent/Descent

Bivy/Belay Kit

A state-of-the-art belay parka plus a minimalist “elephant’s foot” sleeping bag
Belay/Bivy/Rest
Unprecedented stretch and breathability
Zip-through crotch
Reduced seams and bulk for decreased stress points
Hood in each layer designed to integrate

Next-to-Skin

Seamless baselayers with excellent warmth-to-weight ratio

Crosslayer Insulation

Revolutionary, breathable midlayers for high-output endeavors
Approach

Protective Outerlayer

Lightweight, waterproof, breathable 3-layer shells that stave off the worst weather
Ascent/Descent

Belay/Bivy Kit

A state-of-the-art belay parka plus a minimalist “elephant’s foot” sleeping bag
Belay/Bivy/Rest
Unprecedented stretch and breathability
Zip-through crotch
Reduced seams and bulk for decreased stress points
Hood in each layer designed to integrate
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Belay/Bivy Kit
Grade VII Down Parka

Grade VII Down Parka

Built for the harshest mountains in the world

• Fully baffled down chambers deliver strategic warmth
• Differentially cut shell and liner keep down lofted and stable
• Vertical internal draft tubes along front zipper lock out wind
• Internally taped baffles on shoulders, arms and front increase weather resistance
• Four ample internal drop-in pockets offer storage and easy access

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Grade VII Down Parka

Built for the harshest mountains in the world
• Fully baffled down chambers deliver strategic warmth
• Differentially cut shell and liner keep down lofted and stable
• Vertical internal draft tubes along front zipper lock out wind
• Internally taped baffles on shoulders, arms and front increase weather resistance
• Four ample internal drop-in pockets offer storage and easy access

SHOP
Hybrid Sleeping Bag

Hybrid Sleeping Bag

A weight-saving “elephant’s foot” bag, built to pair with a belay parka for minimalist alpine bivies

• Houdini fabric upper section, down-insulated lower section
• Foot box features fully baffled, differentially cut construction to ensure maximum warmth
• “Half-and-half” construction makes bag small, light and very packable

SHOP

Hybrid Sleeping Bag

A weight-saving “elephant’s foot” bag, built to pair with a belay parka for minimalist alpine bivies
• Houdini fabric upper section, down-insulated lower section
• Foot box features fully baffled, differentially cut construction to ensure maximum warmth
• “Half-and-half” construction makes bag small, light and very packable

SHOP

“Up here, my world is reduced to the funnel of my cinched hood. My kit absolutely has to keep me dry, warm ... it has to keep me safe.”

Steve HouseAlpine Climbing Ambassador
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Protective Outerlayer
Protective Outerlayer
M10<sup>TM</sup> Anorak and Jacket

M10TM Anorak and Jacket

The lightest 3-layer shell we make

• Optimal balance of minimalist design and waterproof, breathable protection
• Tapered, climbing-specific fit
• Both styles self-stuff into their own chest pocket

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M10TM Anorak and Jacket

The lightest 3-layer shell we make
• Optimal balance of minimalist design and waterproof, breathable protection
• Tapered, climbing-specific fit
• Both styles self-stuff into their own chest pocket

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Galvanized Pants

Galvanized Pants

Stretchy, durable 3-layer pants

• H2No® Performance Standard poly/spandex fabric is soft, stretchy, waterproof and breathable
• Two thigh pockets
• Zip-through crotch and tapered cuffs

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Galvanized Pants

Stretchy, durable 3-layer pants
• H2No® Performance Standard poly/spandex fabric is soft, stretchy, waterproof and breathable
• Two thigh pockets
• Zip-through crotch and tapered cuffs

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“Durability is a real concern. If your jacket tears while climbing, not only are you losing down, you can’t stop to repair it mid-climb.”

Steve HouseAlpine Climbing Ambassador
Crosslayer Insulation
Crosslayer Insulation
Nano-Air® Light Hoody

Nano-Air® Light Hoody

Revolutionary, breathable hoody for high-output endeavors

• 75% more breathable, 33% less insulation than our regular Nano-Air® styles
• Stretchy, moisture-shedding shell fabric
• Single-pocket pullover design shaves weight

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Nano-Air® Light Hoody

Revolutionary, breathable hoody for high-output endeavors
• 75% more breathable, 33% less insulation than our regular Nano-Air® styles
• Stretchy, moisture-shedding shell fabric
• Single-pocket pullover design shaves weight

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Nano-Air® Light Pants

Nano-Air® Light Pants

Revolutionary, breathable pants for high-output endeavors

• 75% more breathable, 33% less insulation than our regular Nano-Air® styles
• Stretchy, moisture-shedding shell fabric
• Zip-through crotch

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Nano-Air® Light Pants

Revolutionary, breathable pants for high-output endeavors
• 75% more breathable, 33% less insulation than our regular Nano-Air® styles
• Stretchy, moisture-shedding shell fabric
• Zip-through crotch

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“The Forge keeps our hands dirty. By building things ourselves, we’re able to innovate on the things that exist—and invent the things that don’t.”

Casey ShawInnovation Designer
Next-to-Skin
Next-to-Skin
Merino Air™ Hoody

Merino Air™ Hoody

Seamless baselayer hoody with excellent warmth-to-weight ratio

• A lightweight blend of soft, lofted merino wool (51%) and recycled polyester (49%)
• Stretchy, chafe-free fit, exceptional breathability
• Tall collar and self-fabric hood for added warmth

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Merino Air™ Hoody

Seamless baselayer hoody with excellent warmth-to-weight ratio
• A lightweight blend of soft, lofted merino wool (51%) and recycled polyester (49%)
• Stretchy, chafe-free fit, exceptional breathability
• Tall collar and self-fabric hood for added warmth

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Merino Air™ Bottoms

Merino Air™ Bottoms

Seamless baselayer bottoms with excellent warmth-to-weight ratio

• A lightweight blend of soft, lofted merino wool (51%) and recycled polyester (49%)
• Stretchy, chafe-free fit, exceptional breathability
• Comfortable, wide, integrated-elastic waistband

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Merino Air™ Bottoms

Seamless baselayer bottoms with excellent warmth-to-weight ratio
• A lightweight blend of soft, lofted merino wool (51%) and recycled polyester (49%)
• Stretchy, chafe-free fit, exceptional breathability
• Comfortable, wide, integrated-elastic waistband

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“For me, alpine climbing means taking the minimum amount of gear and giving the maximum amount of effort in a remote and burly setting—knowing that if things go wrong, you’re on your own.”

Anne Gilbert ChaseAlpine Climbing Ambassador

Ascensionist Pack

A superclean climbing backpack with critical high-alpine features

• Dialed for efficient multiday ascents
• Asymmetrical spindrift collar opens wide and closes in one motion
• Secondary collar allows serious overstuffing and holds gear secure
• Movement-friendly removable aluminum frame sheet supports heavy loads

35L 45L

Ascensionist Pack

A superclean climbing backpack with critical high-alpine features
• Dialed for efficient multiday ascents
• Asymmetrical spindrift collar opens wide and closes in one motion
• Secondary collar allows serious overstuffing and holds gear secure
• Movement-friendly removable aluminum frame sheet supports heavy loads

35L 45L
Josh Wharton and the Shiverer’s Stone: a tale of spooning and second ascents on the Southeast Ridge of Cerro Torre. Patagonia. MIKEY SCHAEFER