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The North Face

The North Face was founded in 1966 by two innovative outdoor enthusiasts and today - since 2000 - is under the management of VF Corporation, a large American corporation with a successful 115-year history.

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The North Face was founded in 1966 by two innovative outdoor freaks and has been running actual under VF Corporation since the year 2000, a large American company with a 115-year successful company history. The idea, to sell authentic, functional and innovative clothing, was born on a beach at San Francisco with a slogan that is still alive today: Never stop exploring.


Until formation of The North Face, extreme mountaineers had to borrow backpacks, tents and clothing from the army. There was nothing else to get any equipment. The world's leading brand name stands primarily for movement and experiences in the wild nature under extreme conditions in all facets.

Their comprehensive range of collection for men, women and children can be used in the areas of hiking, skiing and snowboarding, mountaineering, training and running. Of course there are also bags, sleeping bags, tents and backpacks in the program. Many creative minds are responsible for the continuous and high-quality development of technical materials as well as designs.

The high-tech fabrics of The North Face

The North Face also plays in the world of versatile high-tech fabrics:
 • Ventrix: small airholes open with intense movement and strain. Optimum temperature regulation and wear comfort are guaranteed.
• Thermoball: a new synthetic alternative to down.
• Flashdry™: this fabric lies to the body like a second skin and optimally transports the moisture.
• Down: the manufacturer is very much in favor of animal protection through the RDS (Responsible Down Standards).
• Primaloft®: there is an extended range of Primaloft® with Silver, Gold, Eco and Black Hi-Loft technologies.
• Polartec®: primary insulation layer among experienced outdoor enthusiasts for nearly two decades, these fabrics are available in a variety of unique textures and weights.
• Apex Flex GTX: it`s a rugged, elastic outer layer with a Gore-Tex® waterproof membrane and the soft fabric structure is breathable and absolutely weather resistant.
Windstopper®: the soft shell fabric provides complete wind protection and is nevertheless breathable.
• WindWall™: fabrics are engineered to greatly reduce the effects of wind chill while providing the flexibility and breathability to stay comfortable without overheating.
• XtraFoam™: a soft foam core is wrapped with stronger foam and thus ensures optimum damping in the shoe area, secure support and comfortable running.
• BlueSign®-certification: Since 2008 the production of BlueSign® certified products has been steadily growing.
One of the most important series of The North Face is currently the Summit series, which is numbered in a system of layers to L1-L6. In this series will be all offered from Baselayer, via Midlayer, midlayer with down, Thermoball midlayer, shell jacket and pants to the security jacket with down.

There are no limits for The North Face - only the way to grow over given limits.