The North Face is an American company that produces clothing, footwear, backpacks and mountain accessories . The North Face despite being synonymous with winter sports was founded in 1966 by two hikers, Douglas Tompkins and Susie Tompkins, on a beach in the North Beach area of San Francisco. In a few years, The North Face from a small mountain equipment shop becomes a popular brand throughout the United States. North Face garments are designed and studied for climbers, skiers, mountaineers, hikers and snowboard athletes. The North Face logo, designed by David Alcorn in 1971, evokes the Half Dome, the maximum granite of Yosemite National Park.
The North Face Backpacks are designed to guarantee maximum comfort, made up of shaped shoulder straps in FlexVent ™, top of the line resistant and breathable materials, a special padding on the back panel with a channel for the spine, pockets and compartments studied in detail and capacity from 28 to 60 liters. The North Face jacket collection is divided into waterproof, insulating and seasonal jackets. One of the best known thermal jackets is The North Face Thermoball, a garment of just 300 grams, versatile that offers high-level performance in all seasons, composed of an insulating fiber thanks to which it is possible to equate it with a goose down 600 grams.