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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 Mica 1 Tent Footprint The North Face Mica 1 Tent Footprint
$39.96
The North Face Furnace 20 Degree Down Sleeping Bag - Long The North Face Furnace 20 Degree Down Sleeping Bag - Long
The North Face Resolve Rain Jacket - Boy's The North Face Resolve Rain Jacket - Boy's
The North Face Better Than Naked Long Haul Short - Men's The North Face Better Than Naked Long Haul Short - Men's
The North Face Talus 2 Person Camping Tent The North Face Talus 2 Person Camping Tent
$198.95
The North Face GTD 1/4 Zip Running Shirt - Men's The North Face GTD 1/4 Zip Running Shirt - Men's
The North Face GTD Running Short - Women's The North Face GTD Running Short - Women's
The North Face Glacier Full Zip Hoodie - Girl's The North Face Glacier Full Zip Hoodie - Girl's
The North Face Talus 4 Person Camping Tent The North Face Talus 4 Person Camping Tent
$298.95
The North Face VE 25 4 Season/3 Person Tent The North Face VE 25 4 Season/3 Person Tent
$618.95
The North Face Hightail 3S 15 Deg. Down Sleeping Bag - Regular The North Face Hightail 3S 15 Deg. Down Sleeping Bag - Regular
The North Face Polar Hooded Jacket - Women's The North Face Polar Hooded Jacket - Women's
The North Face 2-Meter Dome Tent The North Face 2-Meter Dome Tent
$4995.95
Sale Price 4496.36
The North Face Green Kazoo 0 Degree Down Sleeping Bag - Women's The North Face Green Kazoo 0 Degree Down Sleeping Bag - Women's
The North Face Tephora 20 Degree Down Sleeping Bag - Women's/Long The North Face Tephora 20 Degree Down Sleeping Bag - Women's/Long
The North Face NFZ Insulated Pants - Women's The North Face NFZ Insulated Pants - Women's
The North Face Thermoball Roll-Down Bootie - Women's The North Face Thermoball Roll-Down Bootie - Women's
The North Face NFZ Insulated Jacket - Women's The North Face NFZ Insulated Jacket - Women's
The North Face Surge II Charged Recharging Laptop Backpack - Closeout The North Face Surge II Charged Recharging Laptop Backpack - Closeout
$228.95
Sale Price $157.97
The North Face Resolve Rain Pants - Youth The North Face Resolve Rain Pants - Youth
The North Face Sable Mid GTX XCR Hiking Boots - Women's The North Face Sable Mid GTX XCR Hiking Boots - Women's
The North Face Router Charged Recharging Laptop Backpack The North Face Router Charged Recharging Laptop Backpack
The North Face Satellite Pants - Men's The North Face Satellite Pants - Men's
The North Face Hydry Crew - Men's The North Face Hydry Crew - Men's
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