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Outside Mag Names Ultra Trail Gear of the Year

Outside magazine has named The North Face Ultra Trail a Gear of the Year winner for Trail Running Shoes in the Run category as part of Outside’s Summer 2014 Buyer’s Guide. According to the review, which hits stands later this month, the Ultra Trail was a nearly unanimous choice amongst testers for its lightweight flexibility and protection. “[The…

Clothes the Loop

Great things are usually only achieved through ambitious goals. Yesterday we stood with the City of San Francisco and I:CO, a leading recycling provider, to support them as they embark on a journey towards creating the first zero waste city in America by 2020. We joined other companies, like Levis and H&M, who share similar…

Climbing Magazine Gives Thermoball High Marks

“This has changed the way I used to think about synthetics”… said one of the testers from Climbing Magazine when they got a hold of our new Thermoball Jacket. “I used to find them too bulky and not warm enough, but this jacket has down-like packability and warmth with all the benefits of synthetic”. Check…

The North Face Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc Celebrates its Tenth Year With the First Ever Live Race Webcast

For the tenth consecutive year, The North Face® Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® will kick off in Chamonix, France on August 31, 2012, and for the first time ever, the renowned trail race will be streamed via a live webcast at Ultratrail.tv. The 104.3-mile The North Face Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB) course spans 3 countries – France, Italy and Switzerland – and covers an elevation gain of…

Conquering the North Face: An Adventure in Leadership

In 1968 Hap Klopp bought a young company called “The North Face”.  It was named after the north side of any mountain, such as the Eiger Mountain or the Matterhorn in Switzerland – that is the side exposed to the harshest elements of nature.  Hap had a clear vision for the company from the beginning:…