The Performance Range

The Marathon Performance Range takes the quality design and comfort levels achieved as standard by Marathon and adds to them, using superior quality components and construction, to create a premium product.

And now our Performance bags will stay looking great for even longer, with the introduction of our new and improved TUFFlite Performance fabric. Introduced to stock from August 2015.


TUFFlite – Stronger & Lighter

TUFFlite is a revolutionary new lightweight Nylon developed exclusively for Marathon.

Our 420d Nylon Performance fabric has been upgraded, and is now produced with an even higher density weave, almost doubling the strength of the fabric.

The old PVC backing has been replaced with a superior PU (polyurethane) coating. This results in an overall, thinner and lighter fabric, reducing the weight of our bags by up to 30%!

These improvements allow us to maintain the same smart Performance appearance while achieving even better quality standards. Our independent laboratory testing has proven that TUFFlite really is the best fabric on the school wear market with better performing; strength, abrasion resistance, colour fastness, tear strength and burst force.


Quality Guaranteed

The Marathon Performance Range is sourced from carefully chosen and highly respected manufacturers who share our commitment to product quality, durability and value for money. Each product is made to our stringent protocols and will go through over a hundred stages of production and quality control before leaving the factory.

All individual Performance range components are designed and tested to be of above average strength and quality, these include:

  • Self-repairing zips with super-strength Nylon thread to reduce the effects of wear and tear.
  • New Sleek, Stylish Webbing. The double-bean weave webbing, now has a smoother, softer feel, and is stitched with anchored joins, providing a stronger and more durable finish to straps, belts and carry loops.
  • Hard-wearing buckles. Moulded from high quality plastic with the precise balance of tension which will not bend or snap with use.

All of these features, and more, mean that when you buy a Marathon Performance bag, you can rest assured that it is built to last and will be with you for many years to come!