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The North Face is the coldest, most unforgiving side of a mountain. As their name implies, TNF has helped explorers reach the most unfathomable heights of the Himalayas. Since the beginning, The North Face has had a proud tradition of exploration which continues in full force today and constantly reinforces The North Face mantra, Never Stop Exploring™.
The 1990s ushered in an era during which The North Face launched Tekware™, an innovative collection designed to provide rock climbers, backpackers, hikers, trail runners, and outdoor enthusiasts with the ultimate fit and function. The North Face half dome logo began to appear with greater regularity on ultramarathon courses, high-country trails, and big walls. As we embark on the new millenium, The North Face launched its own line of trekking and trail-running shoes to ultimately address the head-to-toe needs of those always striving for the next horizon.
Yvon Chouinard, Patagonia's founder, got his start as a climber in 1953 at the ripe old age of 14. Soon after he began to create his own climbing gear for himself and friends. This gradually evolved to a full fledged business known for both ingenuity and environmental awareness.
Eventually, the Patagonia innovative mindset lead to the creation of Capilene base layer and Synchilla outer layers. When combined, these two technologies created a warmth masterpiece. Regulator insulation is Patagonia's newest innovation and represents a significant technical improvement over Synchilla. It's lighter, warmer, wicks moisture more quickly and is far more compressible in a pack.
Founded in a small warehouse in Toronto almost sixty years ago, Canada Goose has grown into one of the world's leading makers of luxury apparel. Inspired by one of the coldest places on earth, the Expedition Parka was developed in the early 80's to meet the unique needs of scientists at Antarctica's McMurdo Station.
Canada Goose, which has long been the (un)official jacket of film crews everywhere it's cold, makes its on-screen debut in two key films: The Day After Tomorrow and National Treasure. Soon after, the brand exploded in popularity and now you can see the unmistakable logo on jackets everywhere protection from the cold is needed.
Located in the Canadian Coast mountain wilderness, Arc'teryx is a technical high-performance outerwear and equipment company with a relentless commitment to design, craftsmanship and performance. Their driving purpose is to create apparel and gear that gives users the confidence to perform at the point of extreme need.
Named for ARCHAEOPTERYX LITHOGRAPHICA, the first reptile to take a bold evolutionary leap by developing feathers for flight. Arc'teryx is evolution in action. 1998 marked the debut of Arc'Teryx outerwear which, after four years of in-depth design, set new standards of excellence for the outdoor industry.