The North Face Pursuit range has joined Simply Hike for Spring 2014 and this brilliant technical clothing range has been designed for serious hikers.
The Pursuit Collection is designed for fast and light hiking, where you’ll be walking up to 2000 metres in altitude and is aimed at multi-day hikes, where minimising weight on your back is your top priority.Customers are seeking out lighter and more breathable fabrics thanks to the rise in popularity of Trail, Fell Running and Ultramarathons. These events test your body and challenge you to race up and down mountains within strict time constraints and terrain can vary greatly from rocks to soft mud. If you’re planning on attempting The 3 Peaks challenge, trekking Macchu Picchu or just simply hill-walking in the summer heat, this range will also give you everything you need from your clothing to enjoy the experience. The North Face has packed the Pursuit Collection full of branded technologies including Gore-Tex Active which is not only the most breathable version of Gore-Tex but it also makes waterproof clothing 28% lighter than the standard Gore material. It’s no surprise then, that our favourite piece from the collection this season is the mens and womens Superhype Jacket. This Gore-Tex Active waterproof jacket includes pit zips for increasing ventilation on those steep gradients and pre-bent sleeves for quick and easy movements. Look out for Polartec in the Aurora Fleece which is designed to keep you warm without adding bulk or weight and take a look at The North Face’s own windproof fabric TNF Apex Aerobic in the technical Camino soft-shell pant. This is a light and breathable soft-shell trouser, packed with stretch for total freedom of movement and perfect for really windy days. TNF have used a fresh colour palette of blues and greens for this season to put a spring in your step and brighten rainy days. New, vibrant hiking gear will boost your confidence and lets you rely on its technology to help boost your performance and improve on personal bests.