When you curl up next to a roaring campfire for some s’more making and storytelling, you want a jacket that is as warm as it is comfy; something that will wrap you in a cocoon of cozy. Enter the Campshire Collection from The North Face, the choice selection for Fall fire-side chilling.
You know the situation. Your friends and you are huddled around the bonfire you got roaring somewhere in the woods while sipping on some adult beverages, the night air is chilly, thick with smoke, and you just want to curl up in your chair. The Campshire jackets are tailor-made for this scene; made with warmth, comfort and deep woods durability, they offer quintessential campsite lounging.
The North Face has been a pioneer in creating these types of outdoor-specific products since 1966, and their rolling out of the Campshire Line has earned them our designation as the Featured Brand of the Month.
Building off their popular Denali Line, the Campshire Collection features 300-weight Sherpa fleece as the centerpiece of the jackets’ design. While there may not be an officially designated Best Material for A Campsite Jacket in the World, Sherpa fleece has as good a case for that title as any. Being 300-weight, the Campshire jackets offer warmth and durability up there with the best of fleece jackets. Made with a higher loft, 300-weight Sherpa fleece has a super fluffy construction that is perfect for both keeping you insulated from the outside cold and holding up against the wear and tear of woodland life. The way the gentle plush of the fleece feels on your skin is just the icing on the cake.
The Campshire Line presents a variety of jacket solutions for whatever type of activities you’ll be doing. Whether you prefer full-zips, half-zips or no-zips, the Campshire Line has got you covered. A quick rundown of the jacket offerings, all of which come in both men’s and women’s:
The Campshire Full Zip: Full front zipper for easy removal if you get too toasty, and gives ultimate flexibility when you want to throw on some layers. Simple, snuggly and strong; what more can you ask for?
The Campshire Pullover: Better warmth retention compared to the Full-Zip. The men’s version comes with a half-length zipper for ventilation on those steeper inclines during your hike, and the women’s has an elegant-looking soft shawl collar for campsite class.
The Campshire Pullover Hoodie: The most action-ready of them all, the Pullover Hoodie spreads the fleecy feeling up into the hood as well, so your warm from head to toe (assuming you got some quality pants and boots on too!). Cushioned patches on the elbows let you get down and dirty when you need to, and with two secure-zip side-entry pockets and a front kangaroo pocket with a Velcro closure, you can bring gear and grub on the go with you.
The Campshire Vest: Same great cozy core warmth, but without those pesky sleeves getting in your way. You’ll have no problem gathering up fire wood or pitching a tent with the range of motion afforded to your arms, keeping your torso temperate in the process.
The great characteristics of the Campshire jackets don’t stop there however. Many of the jackets feature elastic-bounding on the zippers, collar, hood and cuffs for a snug fit that prevents heat from escaping. The front zippers used are reverse-coil too meaning they lay low-key for a clean appearance, so you can still look sharp even if there is no one within miles. All the jackets come with a classic The North Face patch logo on the chest or sleeve; a fine finishing touch.
The Campshire Line is just the latest in The North Face’s long legacy of crafting gear that excels in the outdoors, pushing to find the perfect complement to any adventure. The brand started with two hiking enthusiasts who founded a small mountaineering retail store and, over the years, has conquered many a summit, innovation following in their path. From creating technical mountaineering apparel that has been used on expeditions to some of the most far-flung corners of the globe to offering some of the most comprehensive and popular collections of performance outerwear, skiwear, sleeping bags, tents and more, The North Face knows how to make outdoor products that are going to get the job done and that you’ll love.