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The North Face

In 1966, two hiking enthusiasts founded a small mountaineering retail store in the heart of San Francisco's North Beach. The Company soon became known as The North Face, a retailer of high-performance climbing and backpacking equipment. (The name was selected because in the Northern Hemisphere, the north face of a mountain is generally the coldest, iciest and most formidable to climb.) In 1968, The North Face began designing and manufacturing its own brand of high-performance mountaineering apparel and equipment, and in the early 1980s, extreme skiwear was added to the product offering. 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. In Spring 1996, The North Face made its debut in the sportswear market with the launch of Tekware®, a collection of high-performance sportswear made from advanced materials using innovative construction. The Tekware® collection was designed to provide rock climbers, backpackers, hikers, trail runners and outdoor enthusiasts with the ultimate in fit and function. The North Face launched its own line of trekking and trail running shoes in Spring 1999. Now, 38 years after its start in the outdoor industry, The North Face provides an extensive line of performance apparel, equipment and footwear. Offering the most technically advanced products on the market, The North Face is the choice of the world's most accomplished climbers, mountaineers, extreme skiers, snowboarders and explorers. The North Face is committed to pushing the limits of design, so that you can push your limits outdoors -- never stop exploring.


North Face Varius Guide Jacket
By D, from Seattle | April 16, 2014

Love this jacket! I bought one last year and picked up another one this year for my sister. Rain just runs off the coat!

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Ugly inner coat
By Arthur N., from California | March 20, 2014

Pros: Two layers will keep you pretty warm during heavy snow conditions. Great for snowboarding / skiing, especially because of the arm pit openingsCons: The overall jacket is not the prettiest, and to make matters worse the inner coast is quite literally the ugliest thing I've seen in a long time - making it utterly impossible to wear in public.Overall I wouldn't recommend the jacket if you're going to be using the inner coat as a standalone. If you plan to use the overall jacket only then this may be a good buy.

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Doesnt look like the pic
By Tom, from Michigan | March 18, 2014

I ordered the shirt with the white lettering for the North Face. When it arrived it was the same color as the rest of the shirt. Could barely even the logo. Trying to return it now...

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Pumori jacket
By Jesus, from Queretaro, Mexico. | March 18, 2014

Good jacket for windy days, not too cold. The color is incredible.

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Great for Skiing
By Anonymous, from Philadelphia, PA | March 14, 2014

Purchased a pair of these for skiing last minute and ended up loving them. They kept me warm in ~25 degree weather and wind with just one pair of long underwear underneath, which was great because I had a lot of freedom of movement. I ordered one size up. I am typically a 2 or 4 in pants, which would have told me to order a small. I went with the medium because the smalls just didn't have enough room to move. Highly recommend these!

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