The North Face Women’s MA-X Short Sleeve Review

TNF Women's MA-X Short Sleeve

Train hard before you get into the outdoors to improve your performance when you do get there: that is the focus of The North Face Mountain Athletics line-up. This spring, I have had the opportunity to test out The North Face Women’s MA-X Short Sleeve as my base line on uphill ski tours, trail runs, and outside plyometric work to get ready for trail season.

TNF MA-X Short Sleeve

The Bright Yellow helps to keep you visible on the road and trail

MA-X Short Sleeve Fit and Features

You can wear just about anything when you are working out in the gym or performing intervals outside. But why wear just any t-shirt when you have the ability to wear a garment that makes you forget that you have anything on at all? The North Face MA-X Short Sleeve has a loose or relaxed fit in the body and larger cap sleeves to allow complete freedom of movement. The center back length is a bit more generous as well at 27″, to add more coverage while bending and lifting. The longer drop also carries over well when using the top for layering and tucking in.

MA-X Short Sleeve

The MA-X Short Sleeve features flat locked seams and reinforced taped seams to keep comfort and durability high. This translates into chafe free zones under the arms and over the shoulders. The contrast stitching and tape also adds a bit of character and style to the shirt. I tested the MA-X Short Sleeve in neon yellow, while the stitching is a bright pink.

The North Face MA-X Short Sleeve Fabric

The North Face MA-X Short Sleeve is light as a feather and extremely quick drying thanks to the incorporation of TNF patented FlashDry fabric. The fabric is also stretchy and abrasion resistant, making it ideal for trail running too. TNF added an even tougher fabric over the shoulders, to help prevent snagging or wear n’ tear if used while lifting. This extra abrasion-resistant fabric is also excellent for carrying a pack on the trail.

MA-X Short Sleeve

Flatlock seams transition between the extra-abrasion resistant fabric placed over the shoulders


The North Face MA-X Short Sleeve is available in XS to XL and bright colors to add a punch to your workout. For more information on TNF Mountain Athletics products, please visit The North Face.

MSRP $45


Shannon, our fabulous female tester, takes gear testing to a new level for women. When not at work or school, she is most likely training for a marathon, climbing one of Colorado’s tallest peaks, riding her road bike, or skiing down a mountain slope. Like many women, Shannon gets cold easily, therefore, we try to test the best all weather gear to help her stay warm and dry during all day outdoor pursuits. In the warmer months, Shannon enjoys exploring the Colorado backcountry with her friends and dogs and attempts to escape for as many trail runs as her schedule allows. Shannon is a great women’s tester because she gives readers true insight into how a product may perform for an active woman.

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