17
Jun
2010

The North Face – Downieville shorts – Crank it Up Hoodie – Night Prowler Jersey – Dirt Merchant jersey

6/17/2010 : sicklines

, The North Face – Downieville shorts – Crank it Up Hoodie – Night Prowler Jersey – Dirt Merchant jersey

If you thought that The North Face only specialized in winter gear, think again.  Inside we take a look at some of the mountain bike offerings that The North Face carries.  This includes the Downieville shorts, Crank it Up Hoodie, Night Prowler Jersey, and Dirt Merchant Jersey.

Crank It Up Hoodie

, The North Face – Downieville shorts – Crank it Up Hoodie – Night Prowler Jersey – Dirt Merchant jersey

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Starting with the Crank It Up Hoodie, it has some ribbing at the cuff and the hem.  It holds in warmth pretty well and is a full zip hoodie with pockets on each side.  It’s fairly lightweight but doe a nice job at keeping wind and cold air out for any brisk or crisp weather you may run into.

, The North Face – Downieville shorts – Crank it Up Hoodie – Night Prowler Jersey – Dirt Merchant jersey

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The hoodie remains breathable even during action and has some nice fleece lining to it that keeps things feeling itch free for all day comfort. Seen here is the black version, but a Tae Grey is also available.

, The North Face – Downieville shorts – Crank it Up Hoodie – Night Prowler Jersey – Dirt Merchant jersey

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Overall quality on the hoodie is quite nice  and it has a stylish look to it.  Whether you’re looking for a nice riding hoodie or a hoodie to sit outside on a porch after a long day of riding, the Crank it Up Hoodie can do it all.

, The North Face – Downieville shorts – Crank it Up Hoodie – Night Prowler Jersey – Dirt Merchant jersey

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Dirt Merchant Jersey

, The North Face – Downieville shorts – Crank it Up Hoodie – Night Prowler Jersey – Dirt Merchant jersey

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Moving to the Dirt Merchant Jersey, it comes outfitted with VaporWick fabric that feels silky smooth on the skin, but has some nice sweat wicking properties.  Its a good jersey for those XC/AM/Trail type of rides.

, The North Face – Downieville shorts – Crank it Up Hoodie – Night Prowler Jersey – Dirt Merchant jersey

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It also features Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) 50 which means that only 1/50th of the UV light that hits the jersey will be allowed to pass through it (blocks 98% of UV).  It is available in black (shown here), tae grey, and The North Face red.

, The North Face – Downieville shorts – Crank it Up Hoodie – Night Prowler Jersey – Dirt Merchant jersey

Tae grey version (click to enlarge)

Night Prowler Jersey

, The North Face – Downieville shorts – Crank it Up Hoodie – Night Prowler Jersey – Dirt Merchant jersey

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The Night Prowler jersey is a 3/4 sleeve jersey that has a little bit more rugged feel to it compared to the Dirt Merchant Jersey but is also made from the same VaporWick material.

, The North Face – Downieville shorts – Crank it Up Hoodie – Night Prowler Jersey – Dirt Merchant jersey

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It has a UPF of 30 and also has some stylized padding to it in key areas.  This would fit into a good Trail or Freeride category jersey.  Available in black or red.

, The North Face – Downieville shorts – Crank it Up Hoodie – Night Prowler Jersey – Dirt Merchant jersey

shoulder detail (click to enlarge)

, The North Face – Downieville shorts – Crank it Up Hoodie – Night Prowler Jersey – Dirt Merchant jersey

armpit detail (clickt to enlarge)

, The North Face – Downieville shorts – Crank it Up Hoodie – Night Prowler Jersey – Dirt Merchant jersey

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Downieville Shorts

, The North Face – Downieville shorts – Crank it Up Hoodie – Night Prowler Jersey – Dirt Merchant jersey

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These shorts are a downhill bike short at heart, but have some good features to it that make it a good all round short as well.  Simple clean styling help keep things pretty casual looking on the surface. It may be a little bit warm on a slow XC/AM summer ride, but makes for a nice cool afternoon riding short or fall riding short if you’re looking for a more rugged trail short.

, The North Face – Downieville shorts – Crank it Up Hoodie – Night Prowler Jersey – Dirt Merchant jersey

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It has a stretch back panel, and an extended, elliptical front hem to rest over leg armor while mounted. It features thigh vents, custom reinforced seat, nylon mesh lining, and a very durable cordura outer shell.

, The North Face – Downieville shorts – Crank it Up Hoodie – Night Prowler Jersey – Dirt Merchant jersey

thigh venting (click to enlarge)

The pockets have some nice comfortable lining inside them that feel nice when you have to dig into your pockets for keys/wallet/cell phone.  There is also a nice keychain attachment in the right pocket to ensure your keys don’t go missing during a hard ride.

, The North Face – Downieville shorts – Crank it Up Hoodie – Night Prowler Jersey – Dirt Merchant jersey

there are lower zippered pockets on each leg as well as upper hand pockets near the waist (click to enlarge)

The waist has velco adjusters and a snap closure with zip fly.

, The North Face – Downieville shorts – Crank it Up Hoodie – Night Prowler Jersey – Dirt Merchant jersey

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Additional Downieville short features include

  • Adjustable waist tabs /  belt holes
  • Hand pockets
  • Zip cargo pockets
  • Zip-gusset thigh vents
  • Elliptical leg hem
  • Sculpted high-top back waistband
  • Lower back stretch panel

MSRP

  • Crank It Up Hoodie – $100
  • Dirt Merchant Jersey – $36
  • Night Prowler Jersey – $52
  • Downieville MTB short – $90

If you’re looking to pick up some North Face gear for your self you can find a local dealer on The North Face website.

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