Nature enthusiast and provider of backpacking trips Doug Tompkins established the label THE NORTH FACE in San Francisco in 1966. What started out with a single shop with a small production facility in the backyard is meanwhile one of the most popular suppliers of outdoor gear and apparel in the world.
In 1977 THE NORTH FACE was the first provider of outdoor clothing to use the new material Gore-Tex. Inspired by the challenges faced in outdoor sports, the label is still leading the way with new technology and innovations today. Always with a responsible approach to materials and the environment.
The brand’s “Never Stop Exploring” mantra is a nod to the adventurous spirit that always drives THE NORTH FACE. Spectacular mountain tours worldwide and events like The North Face Lavaredo Ultra Trail©in Cortina D'Ampezzo/Italy and The North Face Mountain Festival© in Lauterbrunnen in Switzerland underline the passion behind this outdoor brand.