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The North Face

The North Face began in 1966, when two hiking enthusiasts opened a small mountaineering store in San Francisco. Two years later, the company started designing and manufacturing its own brand of technical mountaineering apparel and equipment. From the beginning they committed to serving all explorers – and to helping conserve our natural wild lands.

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Working to better the environment

The North Face is committed to increasing the use of recycled materials. Their most iconic pieces are now made in a more sustainable way to help preserve our wild places for future generations of explorers.

FUTURELIGHT™

The most advanced breathable-waterproof outerwear technology from The North Face.

Better breathability

Ultra-thin nanomembrane creates airflow while keeping water out.

Innovative waterproofing

Rigorously tested fabrics withstand the harshest weather conditions.

Superior softness

Soft, lightweight and nimble for movement without constraint.