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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 Cat's Meow 20 Deg. Synthetic Sleeping Bag - Regular The North Face Cat's Meow 20 Deg. Synthetic Sleeping Bag - Regular
$168.95
The North Face Base Camp Wallet The North Face Base Camp Wallet
$24.95 more colors available
The North Face Base Camp Duffel Bag - Large The North Face Base Camp Duffel Bag - Large
$144.95
The North Face Class V Hot Springs Shorts - Boys' The North Face Class V Hot Springs Shorts - Boys'
$24.95
The North Face Inferno -40 Deg. Down Sleeping Bag - Regular The North Face Inferno -40 Deg. Down Sleeping Bag - Regular
$698.95
The North Face SlackPack 20 Winter Backpack The North Face SlackPack 20 Winter Backpack
$98.95
The North Face SlackPack 16 Winter Backpack The North Face SlackPack 16 Winter Backpack
$78.95
The North Face Surge II Charged Recharging Laptop Backpack - Closeout The North Face Surge II Charged Recharging Laptop Backpack - Closeout
The North Face Plamsa Thermoball Hooded Jacket - Women's The North Face Plamsa Thermoball Hooded Jacket - Women's
The North Face Venture Jacket - Women's The North Face Venture Jacket - Women's
The North Face Fuse Brigandine Ski Jacket - Men's The North Face Fuse Brigandine Ski Jacket - Men's
The North Face Varius Guide Hooded Jacket - Women's The North Face Varius Guide Hooded Jacket - Women's
The North Face Mica 2 Tent Footprint The North Face Mica 2 Tent Footprint
$39.96
The North Face Storm Hiking Shoes - Men's The North Face Storm Hiking Shoes - Men's
The North Face Surge II Backpack - Women's The North Face Surge II Backpack - Women's
The North Face GTD Short Sleeve Running Shirt - Men's The North Face GTD Short Sleeve Running Shirt - Men's
The North Face Gordon Lyons Crew Longsleeve Sweater - Men's The North Face Gordon Lyons Crew Longsleeve Sweater - Men's
The North Face Freedom Ski Pants - Men's The North Face Freedom Ski Pants - Men's
The North Face Apex Bionic Hoodie Jacket - Men's The North Face Apex Bionic Hoodie Jacket - Men's
The North Face Venture 1/2 Zip Pants - Men's The North Face Venture 1/2 Zip Pants - Men's
The North Face Transit Parka - Women's The North Face Transit Parka - Women's
The North Face Thermoball Vest - Women's The North Face Thermoball Vest - Women's
The North Face Blue Kazoo 15 Degree Sleeping Bag - Extra Long The North Face Blue Kazoo 15 Degree Sleeping Bag - Extra Long
The North Face Thermoball Traction Mule Slipper - Men's The North Face Thermoball Traction Mule Slipper - Men's
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