The North Face

Named after the coldest and most forbidding side of mountains, The North Face company has been bringing you more than 50 years of exploration, adventure, and innovation. Founded in 1966 by Douglas and Susie Tompkins, they sought to share their love of the outdoors by opening a mountaineering shop in the San Francisco metropolitan area. Over time they brought connectivity with nature back into the city when they began offering performance apparel for a wider range of outdoor activities. Now in the new millennia The North Face is known as the stylish reliable brand that is synonymous with pushing boundaries and uniting outdoor enthusiasts from all over the world.