Since 1966, gear from The North Face has been an essential part of outdoor explorations from the summit of Mount Everest, to the North and South poles, to the rock faces of Yosemite. Today the company offers one of the most comprehensive assortments of expedition-tested outdoor gear on the planet, including camping tents, backpacks, hiking boots and more.
All North Face gear is steeped in the tradition of innovation that has been part of the company since it introduced such groundbreaking products as the Oval Intention tent, a radical innovation in 1975 with its freestanding, geodesic design. That tradition continues in their current lineup of expedition-grade camping tents, whether one is a solo hiker who can take advantage of the ultralight Particle 13, or a mountaineer who needs the all-conditions ruggedness of the classic VE25. Camping tents from The North Face always feature space-efficient designs, materials that can withstand the elements, and fast, easy setup.
The North Face's attention to detail and commitment to gear that can handle the worst the elements have to offer extend throughout its product line. Their sleeping bags always have featured the best, lightest, warmest insulation and designs, ranging today from the -40 Inferno Endurance with light, compressible 800-fill down to the long-popular 20-degree Cat's Meow, with durable, soft Polarguard Delta insulation. The North Face sleeping bags all have attention to detail that includes well-fitted hoods, handy watch pockets, no-snag stiffeners on the zipper columns, and both a stuff stack and breathable storage sack.
Their clothing includes the new Apex Free Climb Jacket, an award-winning piece made with tough Polartec PowerShield fabric that gives users light, water-repellent weather protection that supplies the freedom of motion needed for ice climbing, Alpine touring, or bouldering on cool fall days. That same commitment to clothing that can handle any climate conditions also is found in garments such as the long-popular Mountain Light, a waterproof-breathable Gore-Tex shell jacket, and travel-friendly Meridian Ventilation Shirt, made with The North Face Tek Mesh fabric to create a cool, fast-drying piece. The Denali Jacket is his or her classic fleece that belongs in everyone's collection. And for extreme conditions, the down-filled Himalayan Suit offers protection when visiting the coldest spots on the planet.
Skiers and snowboarders can appreciate garments such as the Free Thinker Jacket, which combines weatherproof Gore-Tex XCR protection with the right dash of style as well as a nod to safety it incorporates reflectors that make the jacket more "visible" to avalanche beacons, signaling rescuers a location in the event of an avalanche. Hikers love shoes from The North Face such as its Fortress Peak, a one-piece leather hiking boot with a Gore-Tex liner for trekking in nearly any terrain. And The North Face offers backpacks that range from the trim, agile Borealis daypack to the technical Prophet 65, a backpack designed for mountaineers who need to carry big loads under the most demanding alpine conditions.
Across its product line, from their hiking boots and shoes to their sleeping bags and backpacks, The North Face is committed to designing and producing gear that's durable, offers best-in-class performance, and gives users exceptional value.