I've just taken delivery of my first box of goodies from The North Face. Over the next few months I've been given the opportunity to put some of their current and future technical clothing through its paces and write some independent reviews as part of their ongoing development program. I'm afraid it's all already in the washing machine after todays mud and rain but initial impressions are very good. The next few months are looking busy; working on the Cuillin Ridge, Terrex Swift Adventure Race, mountain work in the Lake District, The Celtman Tri, climbing in the Alps, Lakeland 100 and an expedition to Greenland! A perfect testing program!