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Over 40 Years of Innovation and Exploration

The North Face is named for the coldest, most unforgiving side of a mountain. They have helped explorers reach the most unfathomable heights of the Himalayas. But The North Face® legend begins, ironically, on a beach. More precisely, San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood, at an altitude of only 150 feet above sea level. It was there in 1966 that two hiking enthusiasts resolved to follow their passions and founded a small mountaineering retail store.

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Soon thereafter, that little shop became known as The North Face, a retailer of high-performance climbing and backpacking equipment. In 1968, The North Face moved to the other side of San Francisco Bay, to the unbridled possibilities of the Berkeley area, and began designing and manufacturing its own brand of technical mountaineering apparel and equipment.

Through the 1960s, The North Face brand cherished a following amongst avid outdoor athletes and began sponsoring expeditions to some of the most far-flung, still largely untouched corners of the globe. This launched a proud tradition which continues in full force today and constantly reinforces The North Face mantra, Never Stop Exploring™.

By the early 1980s, The North Face was taking exploration to the outer limits of the ski world, adding extreme skiwear to the product offering. These were the days of pastels, neons, hair dye, and mohawks; they laid the groundwork for today's free-spirited snowsports athletes. By the end of the decade, The North Face became the only supplier in the United States to offer a comprehensive collection of high-performance outerwear, skiwear, sleeping bags, packs and tents.

The 1990s ushered in an era during which The North Face further broadened the outdoor world it helps athletes to explore. The decade saw our debut in the sportswear market with the launch of Tekware™, an innovative collection designed to provide rock climbers, backpackers, hikers, trail runners, and outdoor enthusiasts with the ultimate fit and function. The North Face half dome logo began to appear with greater regularity on ultramarathon courses, high-country trails, and big walls. And, as the calendar clicked toward a new millennium, The North Face launched its own line of trekking and trail-running shoes to ultimately address the head-to-toe needs of those always striving for the next horizon.

Now, more than 40 years after its humble grand opening, The North Face delivers an extensive line of performance apparel, equipment, and footwear. We push the boundaries of innovation so that you can push the boundaries of exploration. We remain deeply proud to be the first choice of the world's most accomplished climbers, mountaineers, extreme skiers, snowboarders, endurance runners, and explorers.

There's little telling what the next 40 years hold for TNF. However, there is one bedrock certainty: The North Face will maintain an unwavering commitment to pushing the limits of design, so that you can push your limits outdoors. Never Stop Exploring

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The North Face Casimir 36 Backpack The North Face Casimir 36 Backpack
$168.95
Sale Price 118.26 more colors available
The North Face Alpine Crew - Men's The North Face Alpine Crew - Men's
$59.95
Sale Price 35.97
The North Face Base Camp Duffel Bag - Large The North Face Base Camp Duffel Bag - Large
$144.95 more colors available
The North Face Class V Hot Springs Shorts - Boys' The North Face Class V Hot Springs Shorts - Boys'
$24.95
Sale Price 14.95
The North Face S/S Dome Tent Reaxion Tee - Boy's The North Face S/S Dome Tent Reaxion Tee - Boy's
$21.95
Sale Price 13.15
The North Face Mountain Light Pants - Women's The North Face Mountain Light Pants - Women's
$179.95
Sale Price 125.95
The North Face Point Five NG Jacket - Men's The North Face Point Five NG Jacket - Men's
$479.95
Sale Price 335.96
The North Face Radium Hi-Loft Jacket - Men's The North Face Radium Hi-Loft Jacket - Men's
$169.95
Sale Price 118.96
The North Face Surgent Full Zip - Men's The North Face Surgent Full Zip - Men's
$74.95
Sale Price 56.21
The North Face Tephora 20 Degree Down Sleeping Bag - Women's The North Face Tephora 20 Degree Down Sleeping Bag - Women's
$188.95
The North Face Meru Gore Jacket - Women's The North Face Meru Gore Jacket - Women's
$398.95
Sale Price 299.21
The North Face Resolve Rain Jacket - Girl's The North Face Resolve Rain Jacket - Girl's
$64.95
Sale Price 45.46
The North Face Arctic Pull-On II Winter Boot - Men's The North Face Arctic Pull-On II Winter Boot - Men's
$119.95
Sale Price 89.96
The North Face Impulse Active 1/4 Zip - Women's - Closeout The North Face Impulse Active 1/4 Zip - Women's - Closeout
$69.95
Sale Price 52.46
The North Face Kirata Full Zip - Women's The North Face Kirata Full Zip - Women's
$79.95
Sale Price 59.96
The North Face Furnace 20 Degree Down Sleeping Bag - Regular The North Face Furnace 20 Degree Down Sleeping Bag - Regular
$178.95
The North Face Impulse Active Pants - Men's The North Face Impulse Active Pants - Men's
$69.95
The North Face Isotherm Windstopper Pants - Men's The North Face Isotherm Windstopper Pants - Men's
$139.95
The North Face Thermoball Triclimate Jacket - Women's The North Face Thermoball Triclimate Jacket - Women's
$298.95
The North Face Surge II Charged Recharging Laptop Backpack - Women's The North Face Surge II Charged Recharging Laptop Backpack - Women's
$228.95
The North Face Happy Camper Backpack - Kid's The North Face Happy Camper Backpack - Kid's
$44.95 more colors available
The North Face Alloy Jacket - Men's The North Face Alloy Jacket - Men's
$348.95
Sale Price 209.37 more colors available
The North Face Alloy Pants - Men's The North Face Alloy Pants - Men's
$319.95
Sale Price 191.97
The North Face Waterproof Daypack The North Face Waterproof Daypack
$79.95 more colors available
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