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Exploration is the oxygen that The North Face breathes. The brand looks at the world beyond the map, and rethinks what each of us can accomplish. Since 1966, it has continued to explore new ways to make a difference for others and for our planet.

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Camping takes us beyond our day-to-day and into an untamed place—one ruled by curiosity and connection. Days at the campsite change the way we see the world and each other. Find your crew, grab your gear and get out there.

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Athlete Tested. Expedition Proven.

Engineered with the input of elite athletes. Tested on the world’s toughest terrain. Summit Series features innovative technologies that keep you going mile after mile.

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See the world in a new light

This hiking gear is over 70% recycled, all-day comfortable and purpose-built to bring you closer to nature.

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About The North Face

For over fifty years, The North Face has set the standard for outdoor clothing and apparel. Built with comfort, practicality, and style in mind, there’s a fantastic The North Face product out there just waiting for you. Among The North Face's most popular products are the ThermoBall slippers and jackets, the Nuptse jackets and the Summit Series.

Durable Gear and Clothing: A Brief History of The North Face

The North Face began in 1968 in San Francisco, California. It was founded by Douglas Tompkins and his wife Susie Tompkins and was originally created as a climbing equipment store. The now iconic logo of The North Face is a stylized depiction of the world-famous Half Dome mountain in Yosemite National Park.
Since the late 1960s, The North Face has been making popular and practical outdoor gear designed to withstand the elements. Their clothing has, in recent decades, become popular with high schoolers, college students, and more of an urban crowd, widening an already successful target audience. Due to its iconic logo, decades of quality offerings, and commitment to conservation efforts, The North Face is a respected leader in the outdoor recreation industry.
The company also pays homage to its climbing roots by sponsoring some of the greatest ...athletes in the world, like Alex Honnold. Mr. Honnold has completed successful solo climbs of El Capitan, Half Dome, and the Moonlight Buttress in Zion National Park. Other famous sponsored athletes include the climber and adventure photographer Jimmy Chin, mountaineer Conrad Anker, and big mountain skier Nick Mcnutt.

The North Face Canada: Products worth Discovering

With more than half a century of experience in the business, The North Face products are varied and well-made. Some of the most visible The North Face products include their Futurelight Jacket, Eco Trail Sleeping Bag, Nuptse Jacket, fleece pullovers and jackets, backpacks, waterproof boots, parkas, footwear, and insulated gloves. The North Face Canada also has a ton of outdoor clothing, apparel and footwear for younger kids.
For a brand that began with a singular climbing focus, it’s wild to see how much The North Face has expanded. Need a parka? They have them. Need footwear? They have many options. It’s the ability to address multiple outdoor disciplines simultaneously that helps The North Face stand above the competition. With products that help people embrace outdoor recreation, The North Face tagline is a great representation of the brand at large: Never Stop Exploring. Armed with The North Face clothing and gear, it’s an easy thing to do.

Frequently Asked Questions

What products is The North Face most known for?

The North Face has a few products that people generally associate with the brand. The Nuptse Jacket is an example, along with their various fleece pullovers and Vectiv footwear. The North Face Eco Trail Down Sleeping Bag is another time-tested and popular product. There are also some successful backpacks that represent the brand well, including the Recon and Pivoter.

How does The North Face give back to the environment?

The North Face champions several initiatives and funds to give back to the environment. In 2021 they started the Explore Fund with the intention of helping people explore outside, regardless of age, race, gender, or socioeconomic status. The North Face also supports efforts to create more sustainable products by embracing the Better Cotton Initiative and the Clothes the Loop program to ultimately create 100% responsibly sourced apparel fabrics by 2025.

Where are The North Face products made?

The North Face was bought by VF corporation in 2000, and their manufacturing chain is now spearheaded by the corporation.The North Face products are produced in various countries, including China, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Cambodia, and India. The North Face has also pioneered a collection of clothes made entirely in the USA.

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