The North Face's new Technical Hike collection provides head-to-toe protection from the elements

Never feel cold or damp when out on the hike with the latest performance collection from The North Face

The North Face launches SS23 Technical Hike collection
(Image credit: The North Face)

The North Face is an interesting brand. On one hand, many people wear TNF clothing because their products are stylish and in demand; however, the company's history is deeply rooted in providing equipment for mountaineering and people who love discovering the Great Outdoors. The latest Technical Hike collection from The North Face is firmly in the second category and provides everything you need for day hikes and multi-night treks.

Each piece in the Technical Hike collection is said to be designed to combat changeable conditions with high-performance, sweat-wicking fabrics and innovative technology, there to ensure comfort with every unexpected downpour, cooler spell or sun-soaked trail. In the collection, you'll find hiking boots, hiking backpacks, sleeping bags, and waterproof jackets.

The North Face launches SS23 Technical Hike collection

(Image credit: The North Face)

Key items in the Technical Hike collection are the Vectiv Exploris 2 hiking boots, which have a fully waterproof and breathable FUTURELIGHT membrane and rugged Surface Control outsole providing reliable grip in any condition, on any terrain. The Bolt Polartec Jacket is also a key part of the new offering, featuring lightweight Polartec fleece for efficient temperature regulation and high-loft fibres that trap heat.

The Stoleberg 3L Dryvent Jacket not only has a three-layer durable water-repellent DryVent fabric shell but also offers superior wind protection. Stay cool, dry, and comfortable with breathable fabrics and pit zips to allow excess heat and moisture to escape. The new Trail Lite 65 Backpack is tough enough for any trek with recycled nylon ripstop throughout for long-lasting durability and durable water-repellent treatment to shake off light showers.

Last but not least, the excellently-named Cat's Meow Sleeping Bag is said to offer maximum comfort with high-loft synthetic insulation to maintain warmth in damp conditions down to -7°C. It packs quickly and easily with vertical baffles and compressible cyclone construction for a low pack volume.

The new Technical Hike collections are available to buy from today, 4 April 2023, at The North Face and in select The North Face stores.

Matt Kollat
Section Editor | Active

Matt Kollat is a journalist and content creator who works for and its magazine counterpart as an Active Editor. His areas of expertise include wearables, drones, fitness equipment, nutrition and outdoor gear. He joined T3 in 2019. His byline appears in several publications, including Techradar and Fit&Well, and more. Matt also collaborated with other content creators (e.g. Garage Gym Reviews) and judged many awards, such as the European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance's ESSNawards. When he isn't working out, running or cycling, you'll find him roaming the countryside and trying out new podcasting and content creation equipment.