With a summer of warm weather walking finally upon us, we’ve rounded up five great technologies to keep you cool, comfortable and protected in the heat.
HyVent 2.5L technology repels wet weather while allowing heat and moisture to escape. This lets you work hard without getting hot and uncomfortable when temperatures are high and conditions are poor.
The North Face Women’s Diad Jacket marries HyVent 2.5L technology with underarm ventilation zips and a fully adjustable hood for maximum heat control.
Odour control becomes more of a problem in hotter weather, especially if you’re running on the trails or lugging a heavy backpack around. Berghaus combines ARGENTIUM fabric (which manages moisture with a specific knit structure) with Polygiene technology (which incorporates odour-fighting silver ions into the fabric), to help keep your technical clothing fresher for longer.
Berghaus’s Men’s Vapour Long Sleeve Zip Neck Tee is ultralight (153g) and equipped with ARGENTIUM and Polygiene odour control, making is perfect for summertime off-road runs.
Hours spent in the rugged outdoors are great for the body and soul, however it’s important to protect yourself during long, sunny days. Omni-Shade technology blocks UVA and UVB rays with a tight weave construction and UV absorbers and reflectors. Just for good measure, Omni-Shade has the Skin Cancer Foundation’s Seal of Recommendation!
For summer trekking and gap year travelling, Osprey’s Atmos and Aura AG packs utilise an AntiGravity back system, which includes a 3D suspended mesh back panel and the world’s first ventilated hip belt. This creates a generous gap between your body and your load for cool air to flow. Check out our full review here!