The collection is a new addition to their series of outdoor performance pinnacle products which previously included snow and climbing products. Known as the Summit Series™, anything bearing this badge is made with the newest innovations, most premium materials and most technical construction, designed with elite athletes in mind. Now that the trail run collection has joined the ranks of “Athlete Tested. Expedition Proven” products, you can be sure your gear will keep up with you.
Though trail running is a more minimalistic venture than many other outdoor trips, it can be an uphill slog through numerous brands and styles to find the right pieces. The North Face has you covered, making choosing trail running gear easy with a curated collection of items specifically designed to perform the best in the trail running space.
The North Face’s VECTIV shoes have proven to be a trustworthy choice on the toughest trail races. The numbers speak for themselves: they’ve stood on 120 podiums and won 84 races... and counting! VECTIV 2.0 umbrellas three options that can tackle any trail, from day hikes to races.
The Men’s VECTIV Pro Shoes, bearing the elite Summit Series™ logo, are high-performance shoes optimized for trail running, designed with a breathable mesh, rebound foam and rocker midsoles that add responsive propulsion to your every step. They have a durable footbed yet are lightweight and have high-level traction which is useful for trotting both uphill and downhill on technical terrain. Overall, a pair of these are a stable, comfortable, trail-proven option that will last you a long time on the dirt. Good news—they have a women’s version too!
The VECTIV Enduris III shoe, available in men's and women’s, is the comfortably cushioned, streamlined, versatile option that’ll go the distance with you whether you’re out for a rollick, training or setting a personal record.
If you’re looking for an ultra-light shoe, the VECTIV Sky Shoes, available in both men’s and women’s, deliver. They’re engineered for both comfort and stability while remaining agile and precise to help you pick through technical terrain.
The North Face's Summit Pacesetter Run Shorts are available in both women’s and a men’s brief short style, taking comfort and functionality to the next level. Light, durable and stretchy, these shorts are made from flash dry materials which will keep you dry and comfortable on the run come sweat or cloud-burst. Not only do these look good, but the material is breathable and the shorts feature several secure pockets.
The Women’s Summit Run Superior Wind Jacket tops off a high-performance outfit. It’s so lightweight you’ll be surprised at how wind- and water-resistant this jacket is while still checking off the breathability box your sweaty back is hoping for. It offers the ultimate protection from the elements and when the weather turns warm, it packs away into a hand-sized pocket inside the three-piece hood. Adjust the hem to keep out the wind with an easily accessed shock-cord and keep the rain from dripping down your sleeves with the elastic cuffs and thumb loop.
With just a few tested and proven items from The North Face’s new running collection, you’ll soon find your rhythm travelling on rougher, steeper terrain. Enjoy all the rich scents, curious sounds and epic views the trails will take you to; your pack-wearing trail counterparts will be there to admire your light steps as you pass them on the uphill again and again.