Sporting Life | 20/11/2023

Exploring Trails: The North Face Gear Guide for Hiking Enthusiasts

By Bhoomi Lengde
Copywriter, SSSPORTS.COM

Picture this: majestic mountain peaks, fresh air filling your lungs, and the thrill of an adventure awaiting. Hiking brings the promise of breathtaking vistas and exhilarating adventures, but proper preparation is key! That’s why we have curated a list of products from The North Face that have you prepared with the basics. Say goodbye to unnecessary bulk and discomfort on the trail.

Hiking or hitting the trails isn’t just about getting some exercise—it’s like a full-on recharge for your body and mind. You’re not only toning those leg muscles and boosting your stamina but also soaking up nature’s stress-relief power. It’s like hitting pause on life’s craziness and diving into a mental spa day among the trees. Plus, the sense of accomplishment from conquering new paths adds a satisfying zest to life, making every step a journey of self-discovery and empowerment.

Here’s why The North Face products are perfect for your outdoor adventure

The North Face gear has earned its reputation for reliability in outdoor adventures due to its thoughtful design and quality materials. Their products undergo rigorous testing to ensure durability and functionality in various weather conditions and terrains. Whether it’s their backpacks with ergonomic features, weather-resistant jackets, or sturdy footwear, TNF prioritises performance and endurance, providing adventurers with dependable gear that can withstand the challenges of the great outdoors. That’s why it is the obvious choice for hiking enthusiasts.

Our TNF Top Picks

Tread Comfortably

Having the right kind of hiking footwear is essential whether you are trail walking or hiking a different terrain. When choosing a pair of hiking boots that is right for you, pay attention to the ankle cushioning, type of tread on the outsole, cushioning underfoot and overall weight of the shoe. 
Check out The North Face Men’s Hedgehog FUTURELIGHT Hiking Boots when selecting footwear for your next adventure. Due to the nature of the rugged terrain when hiking, the appropriate footwear ensures comfort, prevents injuries, and enhances overall hiking performance. Like hiking boots, sandals can be incredibly handy during hiking particularly because they give your feet a break from enclosed shoes, allowing them to breathe and preventing moisture build-up. The Men’s Skeena Sandals from The North Face are perfectly designed with a wide velcro nylon strap and compression-moulded cushioning underfoot to keep your feet aerated.

Cover up

Imagine hiking up a difficult terrain in cold conditions without the right gear, not possible right? That’s why The North Face gear has perfected warmth + comfort in every item of clothing whether that’s jackets or pants. Protecting you from the changing weather conditions, the Men’s Exploration Convertible Tapered Pants and Men’s Softshell Jacket keep the weather out while still being breathable and quick-drying so you are comfortable in every step of your journey. The convertible pants are especially handy when bush-walking or crossing streams.

Should you want to up the warmth when hiking choose the Men’s 100 Glacier Vest or the Women’s 100 Glacier Full-Zip Jacket made with fleece that keeps the heat in while remaining breathable to prevent overheating during physical activity. TNF’s fleece fabric is particularly comfortable to wear all day long due to its innovative technologies. 

The Final Touches

Pack it up in the backpack that is designed with a padded back, with adjustable sternum and hip straps that keep the backpack in place. A backpack like the Borealis Classic Backpack is especially handy since it features side compression straps, an internal sleeve to organise a hydration pack, side mesh pockets for carrying your water bottle or snacks and many zipped pockets that aid in organising your hiking essentials. Keeping up the theme of changing weather conditions, TNF’s Mudder Trucker Cap is stylish and functional with the curved visor, and side and back mesh panels that keep the head ventilated and protected at the same time. Adjust it to your fit with the adjustable snapback. The internal sweatband keeps the sweat away from your eyes enhancing that comfort level.

So there you have it, the perfect round-up of our favourite TNF products and why. Whether you are hiking alone, with friends or family, The North Face gear has everything to meet your hiking demands.

Explore the full range of hiking collections from The North Face at Sun & Sand Sports and curate your ideal hiking fit. Explore mountains with ease with The North Face hiking collection, available at Share your road biking moments with us and tag us at  

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