One day on a San Francisco beach, two men with a passion for hiking and the outdoors had a big idea. Who would have thought their dream would be realised; over the next 40 years, The North Face® would become the world’s premier supplier of authentic, innovative and technologically advanced outdoor apparel, equipment and footwear.
The North Face® takes its name from the harshest, coldest side of a mountain. It was the sheer northwest face of Half Dome in Yosemite National park that provided the inspiration for The North Face® logo, paying tribute to the company’s climbing heritage and outdoor roots and quest to Never Stop Exploring™.
Athlete Tested, Expedition Proven, The North Face® product represents the best in class, in terms of product design and athletic achievement. Tested in some of the toughest conditions on the planet by a world-renowned team of athletes, including legendary 8000m+ alpinists Denis Urubko & Simone Moro; mountain climbers Herve Barmasse and the Pou Brothers; free skiers and big mountain snowboarders such as Xavier De Le Rue; and ultra-runners Lizzy Hawker, Jez Bragg and Sebastian Chaigneau.
About The North Face®
The North Face®, a division of VF Outdoor, Inc., was founded in 1968. Headquartered in San Leandro, California, the company offers the most technically advanced
products in the market to accomplished climbers, mountaineers, snow-sport athletes, endurance athletes, and explorers. The company's products are sold in specialty mountaineering, backpacking, running, and snowsport retailers, premium-sporting goods retailers and major outdoor specialty retail chains.
Additional information about The North Face® can be found on the company's website.