This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The North Face . All opinions are 100% mine.
Mountain Athletics from The North Face is a technical training apparel, footwear, and technology designed with experienced and elite athletes in mind. The products have been put through rigorous testing, both in outdoor environments and in gym settings. The products are built to last and are the perfect option for any athlete!
While I am neither an experienced or elite athlete at this point in my life, and I live in one of the flattest areas ever (but I do dream of mountains, if that counts!), I am looking to increase my fitness level and start working out regularly again. With our additions of two little girls in the past three years, my main focus has been MOM and not ME. I’m excited to partner with The North Face, a brand I’m already a fan of, and get my sweat on. #ITrainFor ME!
What’s unique about the Mountain Athletics line from The North Face? The apparel:
- Utilizes exclusive active stretch fabric that provides an unparalleled durability and strength.
- Allows a range of motion and performance to help athletes strive in training outdoors.
- Mountain Athletics apparel uses FlashDryXD, a technology that keeps you dry and won’t snag, pill or pull.
- Engineered materials that stretch, flex, and move with your most rigorous workout.
I decided to put the clothing to the test myself and ordered the Dynamix Hoodie and the Motivation Leggings. I was a bit unsure of the size to order -I’ve had problems with pieces I’ve bought in the past running a bit on the small side. The North Face online store does have a helpful size calculator tool which recommends the size you should buy, and I’m happy to report that it did me well!
- Soft, brushed-back fleece training hoodie with durable soft shell reinforcement
- Weather- and abrasion-resistant fabric at critical points
- Heathered hardface fleece with a soft technical cord back
- Zip hand pockets
- Hem and collar have internal adjustability
This hoodie is both high-quality and looks great! I did get slightly annoyed with the collar on the hoodie, but when I took it off, I discovered that it’s adjustable. Problem solved. I love the longer length and the zippered pocket in front. The inside is also a super-soft light fleece that has remained soft even after washing!
Motivation Crop Leggings
- Concealed key pocket
- Flattering wide waistband
- Ruching detail at hem
First of all, I absolutely love the wider waistband. I am all for anything that helps contain the “muffin”. The ruching at the hem adds a feminine touch and makes the leggings more unique. There isn’t anything I don’t like about these leggings! I will wear them to the gym, I will wear them running, heck, I’ll even wear them to get groceries!
I put the hoodie and leggings to the test, both running and showing my moves on the trampoline! Both pieces are great, versatile, and will serve me well, both in working out to chasing the kids around.
The Mountain Athletics line offers a full selection of performance-driven clothing for both men and women. Here are a few more of my favorites!
Want to try the Mountain Athletics collection for yourself? What pieces would you choose? We’re hosting a blogger giveaway! Participate and you will have a chance to win a $500 North Face gift card! Good luck!