By Daniel Neilson
Patagonia have launched a head-to-toe collection of trail running products. Working closely with trail running ambassador Krissy Moehl, the company has developed a cohesive line of tops, bottoms, socks and shoes for a variety of climates and conditions. Patagonia say that 48% of the trail running styles are made with e-fibres.
The Fore Runner tops are designed for everyday training, with 30-UPF sun protection and lightweight double-knit construction for breathability.
The new Gamut products – featuring seamless construction with built-in mesh zones – are designed for long, chafe-free runs. Made from a polyester/spandex blend jersey, these products provide 25-UPF sun protection, are virtually seamless and utilize body-mapping technology to improve fit.
Patagonia also offer trail running shorts utilising a lightweight recycled polyester fabric coupled with air flow mesh for breathability.
The All Weather Dress is made from a stretchy blend of 88% polyester and 12% spandex jersey that wicks moisture, breathes, and dries quickly.
The All Weather Shorts stay put and can be worn under the All Weather Dress.
This Spring 2012 trail running collection introduces the very lightweight Houdini Full Zip Jacket for women.
Men’s & Women’s Trail Running Footwear
The minimal platform on the new Fore Runner caters to a more natural stride, while the traditional platform on the updated Tsali 2.0 is designed for runners who prefer a neutral, more cushioned shoe.