Whether you are bagging an epic summit, cruising along singletrack or pushing hard to the finish, the right gear will keep you sure-footed and comfortable.

The latest trail running collection from The North Face steps it up a gear with bold branding, a colour palette of vivid, earthy tones and styles that blur the line between your training gear and your weekend wear.

The North Face has been crafting technical apparel for the mountains for decades. Their Summit Series™ line is known for leading the charge on technical performance wear for everyday athletes and pros alike.

The North Face athlete and trail running legend, Anne Bouchard, says wearing the right gear is key to any runner’s success. Her recent achievements on the trails include placing first and setting course records in both the 120-kilometre El Paso Austral 2023 in Patagonia and the 160-kilometre Sinister Seven Reverso 2022 in the Canadian Rockies. She also holds the FKT for the Sentier International des Appalaches (GR A1), a 650-kilometre trail in Quebec with more than 240,000 metres of elevation.

"The Summit Series enables athletes to explore the potential that comes from combining technology with human effort,” says Bouchard. “It is the lightness that we sometimes need in order to go beyond our limits. When I am on the trail, this is the gear that is taking care of me, giving me confidence and pushing me towards each finish line."

“What I love about The North Face's Summit Series trail running line is that it covers everything you need, regardless of terrain, weather or distance,” says Jazmine Lowther, a trail runner on The North Face team. Lowerth placed 4th at the UTMB 100-kilometre race in 2022 and 2nd at TransGranCanaria last February. “The VECTIV lineup of shoes is truly a game-changer. The 8L Race Day Vest and 12L Training pack have a minimalist and lightweight design. This year’s overall kit will surely pop in any environment with its flashy colors!”

Summit Series High Trail Run Short-Sleeve

Every runner knows that your top-half base layer should fit like a pro and perform like a second skin. The Summit Series High Trail Run Short-Sleeve does just that, using FlashDry-Pro™ fabric to actively pull moisture away from the skin, keeping you dry and comfortable on the longest, hottest and steepest runs.

The fabric itself dries in minutes with just the faintest of breezes so you can feel as fresh at the end of your run as you did when you took your first steps. The clean-finish, bonded seams at the neck mean you will never have to worry about chafing or irritation. The slim fit, split hem and athletic proportions make this a race-ready shirt you can rely on, time and time again. Like every item in the Summit Series collection, this is performance-built gear tested by athletes for comfort and durability and packed full of thoughtful details to take every adventure from good to great.

The women’s version comes in lunar slate, a muted and earthy tone that will go with everything, and vibrant yellow for visibility at any time of day. The men’s comes in classic black, vibrant yellow or a statement print in green and purple that will inject fresh vibes into any athletic wardrobe.

Women’s Movmynt Bra

For momentum without bounce, the Movmynt Bra has you covered with reinforced straps and moisture-wicking FlashDry™ compression. The racer back gives this pull-over style bra a sporty look and freedom of movement for your shoulders when you’re sprinting to the finish. Smart perforation provides breathability where you need it most, helping to minimize chafing and keep your core cool on long summer runs.

A true multitasker, this bra also has a storage loop on the back that offers a hassle-free place to stash a light layer and drop-in chest pockets offer a place to secure small valuables. Available in timeless black, it is a wardrobe essential and it will be your biggest supporter on any trail.

Summit Series Run Training Pack 12

Step into any trail adventure with confidence, knowing that your valuables, layers and nutrition essentials are safe and accessible. Streamlined storage includes a layered pocketing system that will hold larger items like jackets without having to take off your pack. Smaller zippered pockets provide peace of mind for your phone and keys and there’s even a place to secure trekking poles. The front harness is easy to adjust for chest comfort and two custom 500-millilitre soft flasks are included and fit snugly inside retractable water bottle pockets on either side. The pack is bladder compatible for longer efforts.

This pack comes in five unisex sizes with the flexibility to adjust to any body shape with ease. It’s also made from FlashDry™ fabric with 360-degree stretch for range of motion and all-day comfort. It is an essential piece of gear for trail runners of all levels and will help you push your limits on every run.

This pack weighs as little as 198 grams and has a 12-litre capacity.

Summit Series Run Race Day Vest 8

Run lighter and faster when it matters the most with the streamlined Summit Series Run Race Day Vest. This minimalist storage and hydration vest keeps your essentials safe, your gels and bars within reach and your hydration flowing from start to finish line. Retractable water bottle pockets give you fast access to fluids while the bottles, included with the vest, retract quickly with a simple leash. This means you’ll never have to worry about dropping a bottle under pressure or losing your vital fluids on the trail. This vest comes in vibrant yellow for visibility on the trails, day or night, and is bladder compatible for longer efforts. FlashDry™ materials and breathable, cooling fabric make this vest so light and comfortable, you might even forget you’re wearing it and 360-degree flexibility means you can twist and turn with ease, just as much as the trail does.

This pack weighs as little as 120 grams and has an eight-litre capacity.

This article was sponsored by The North Face 

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