THE NORTH FACE
The North Face was founded in 1966 with the goal of preparing outdoor athletes for the rigors of their next adventure. Today they are the world's leading outdoor brand, creating athlete-tested, expedition-proven products that help people explore and test the limits of human potential. They protect our outdoor playgrounds and minimise their impact on the planet through programs that encourage sustainability.
At the heart of Athlete Tested. Expedition Proven.™ is the philosophy that authentic athlete insights push The North Face design and engineering teams to propel products forward. FUTURELIGHT™ technology is no different. One athlete insight born in the mountains sparked a revolution to create a sustainably-made waterproof membrane with superior air permeability while maintaining waterproofness.
Inspiring a global movement of outdoor exploration and conservation is the catalyst behind everything The North Face does. It’s the reason they manage products and operations responsibly, develop industry-leading strategies like the Responsible Down Standard and the 'Clothes the Loop' recycling program and use the Explore Fund to aid conservation and help young people to experience and explore the outdoors.
Named after the coldest, most unforgiving side of a mountain The North Face legend begins, ironically, on a beach in San Francisco in 1966 when two hiking enthusiasts resolved to follow their passions and founded a small mountaineering retail store. Soon thereafter, they began designing and manufacturing their own brand of high-performance technical mountaineering apparel and equipment.
VECTIV™ technology combines a stabilising footplate, rocker midsole geometry and a high-traction outsole to turn energy into momentum. VECTIV™ 2.0 – features the same tried and tested concept with new and improved components, including a forked footplate configuration, more responsive foams and a wider shoe range.
THE NORTH FACE SUMMIT SERIES
The Summit Series collection from The North Face offers technical kit for extreme conditions. Whether you are tackling some of the finest Scandinavian ice climbing routes or enduring the effects of high altitude summits, this is the kit you'll be thankful for.