Call toll free: 1-888-200-8414 | Help | Español

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.


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

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

Was this review helpful to you?

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!

Was this review helpful to you?

Nice looking Warmer Boot
By Cat, from Wisconsin | March 14, 2014

I really like the boot except for the way it leans the front of my foot higher than the back. This hurts my back. I purchased gel heel cups and inserted under the shoe insert and they are perfect now. I haven't tested the warm yet. These will be used for cold, slushy walks. They are a bit clunky otherwise.

  • Shoe Size: Felt true to size
  • Shoe Width: Felt true to width
  • Wears this shoe: These will be used for cold, slushy walks.

Was this review helpful to you?

North Face Nuptse Vest
By Toni, from Augusta, GA | March 13, 2014

I love this jacket. It's a great fit and very comfortable. I live in the South where the weather doesn't stay cold for very long. This jacket is perfect for this type of climate.

Was this review helpful to you?

North Face Sweater Jacket
By Mike, from Northern California | March 12, 2014

Purchased on a whim after having other NF clothing and I am very pleased with this jacket. Typical good quality material and construction, always buy Medium and fit is perfect. Jacket is fairly warm but would not do well in rain. Has huge inside pocket but it does not zip closed as outer pockets do. Can wear zipped over a shirt or as a sweater and wear open. I bought the color cosmic blue, very versatile.

Was this review helpful to you?