Your essential gear for alpine trail running

Looking to break into trail running? Here's the kit collection that will have your back. If you like what you see, you may get to bypass the price tag through The North Face's competition. Head to the bottom of the article for more info on how you could win the full Summit Series trail running outfit

Alpine trail running

by LFTO |
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If you're considering what to pack for alpine trail running, chances are you're a serious runner. Once you can handle uneven terrain and punishing elevation, it's time to turn your attention to the mountains. When you start approaching the (literally) highest highs of trail running, you need kit that can also perform at the top level.

Going alpine is a big step – everything gets harder when you're in the mountains. You're up against more rugged terrain, colder temperatures, and of course, unpredictable weather patterns. Seeking to create a line of trail running gear that can stand up to all these challenges, The North Face developed their new collection: Summit Series Trail Running.

Ida running in the north face summit series clothing line

From head to toe, the Summit Series is all about alpine performance. It's key pieces include a lightweight, carbon-fibre plated, race-ready shoe and a breathable waterproof jacket that can protect you through blustering storms. The North Face round out this collection with some ultralight apparel and a sleek and stealthy hydration pack.

If you're thinking about upgrading your gear to be mountain ready, you definitely need to take a look at this collection. The North Face took us to their design lab where we met some of the engineers and athletes involved in creating the gear. Elite ultra runners like Elsey Davis rigorously test the kit – then they run mountain races in it.

The North Face Summit Series in detail:


This shoe is fast, durable, and highly supportive. It went through 90 lab sessions and 16


For changeable mountain weather, this seam-sealed, fully waterproof 3L shell is all the protection


There's no denying that running is a numbers game. And while not every runner needs to obsess over


When designing apparel for fast and technical alpine trail running, movement restriction is public


The Pacesetter shorts introduce another member to TNF's proprietary fabric family, FlashDry-XD™.

Summit Superior Futurelight Jacket and race vest running

Competition – Win the full Summit Series Trail Running outfit FREE!

For our readers only, The North Face is hosting a competition where you could win all the products discussed in this article, male or female versions, for the hefty price of £0.00. See terms and conditions below.

Terms and Conditions

The prize draw opens on the 27.08.23 at 9am and closes at 23:59pm on the 27.09.23 any entries submitted after this time will not be valid or counted.

This competition is open to UK residents aged 18 and over.

There is 1 prize consisting of 1 outfit including Jacket, Shirt, Shorts, Trainers & Training Pack.

1 winner will be picked randomly from all valid correctly answered entries who have answered during the prize date. The winner will be contacted shortly after the closing date and notified by email and have 7 days to respond before an alternative winner is chosen.

Only one entry per person will be counted.

Prizes will only be delivered to an address within the UK. Should a prize winner's contact details change, it is their responsibility to notify us, or the contact person(s) detailed in the Competition’s Specific Terms.

No purchase is necessary. To enter for free visit

Full terms and conditions can be found at

The prize is provided by The North Face. We are not responsible for any aspect of the prize, including unsatisfactory quality or the entirety of the prize due to their own circumstances or restrictions. Prizes are non-transferable, non-refundable and no cash alternative will be offered.

Our employees (and their family members) or employees of any company involved in the Competition, including any Prize Provider, are not permitted to enter.

H Bauer Publishing is the promoter of this Competition, see: for details of our registered office and company number.

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