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The North Face: The Explorer

How Gore-Tex was born

“It looked,” wrote Field & Stream in 1977, “as though the centuries-long search for a waterproof-yet-breathable lightweight fabric had ended in complete success.”<p>This was a year after Early Winters, a small company in Seattle, had released the first tent and the first jacket ever made with …


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The North Face Doubles Down On Locally Sourced Manufacturing

The garments from the retailer's newest clothing line are sourced entirely within the U.S.

The North Face Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Base Camp Duffel With New Printed Series

The North Face salutes the 30th anniversary of the Base Camp duffel with a new series of extra small to large printed bags. First used as an …

Watson Takes On eCommerce With The North Face

Share Email<p>Some things go together naturally. A wink and a smile. Peanut butter and jelly. Milk and cookies.<p>Other things very famously don’t mix …

These Workers Are Fighting To Keep Your North Face Jacket From Being Made for Poverty Wages

When Saudia Durrant approached the manager at an REI store in Manhattan earlier this month to explain that Polartec, the company that makes much of …

The North Face Will Replace Joe Fresh on Fifth Avenue

Quick takes on the retail news making headlines in New York City.<p><i>MIDTOWN—</i>The North Face, the brand whose fleeces have graced the upper bodies of pretty much everyone who has ever lived in a cold weather climate, is taking Joe Fresh's old spot at 510 Fifth Avenue, The Real Deal reports. The …


The North Face's commuter backpack for those with no time to waste

Dubbed the Access Pack, the backpack is something of a departure from The North Face's usual modus operandi, in that it is made for those living life …


First Look: The North Face’s new store pilot

Six Months After EMV: Still Putting the Pieces Together<p>April marked the six-month anniversary of the EMV liability shift. After years of discussion …

archatlas: Jimmy Chin Jimmy Chin lives a life of art and adventure, combining a career as a photographer, documentary filmmaker and a 14-year veteran of The North Face Athlete Team. In the past decade, Chin has collaborated with, filmed and photographed some of the world’s most progressive athletes and explorers while participating in breakthrough expeditions around the planet. He has made notable first ascents in the Karakoram, traversed the Chang Tang Plateau in Tibet on foot and skied first descents in the Himalayas. He is one of the few people to ski Mount Everest from the summit. Chin shoots for a wide variety of commercial and editorial clients. (via archatlas)

Winter weather slams New England

This winter has been rough on the Northeast, and Boston has set a record for snowfall.

A window seat to the world! The stunning pictures that show pilots really do have the best view in the house at 35,000ft

Working in the cockpit at 35,000ft, pilots have a window seat to the world. And as these stunning shots show, the views can be unparalleled.<p>Cabin …