There are few organisations which can boast such an interesting and inspiring history as The North Face. The story began when founders Douglas Tompkins and Kenneth "Hap" Klopp opened a hiking and camping shop at San Francisco's North Beach. The pair were enthusiastic hikers with an entrepreneurial spirit who believed that outdoor equipment and clothing could be so much better than it was and so set about finding ways to improve it. Their shop was only the start and they were soon producing their own range which they called The North Face.
Tompkins and Klopp looked to the US military for materials which would enable them to produce equipment with the desired functionality. They began to experiment with materials that the military used in the Vietnam War. The result was lighter yet more robust backpacks that revolutionised the industry. Since then the brand has remained in the forefront of innovation and has partnered the forward thinking designs with exceptional styling.
As for the brand name, well that was an idea which came to the duo when they were out hiking on a mountain. The north face of a mountain in the northern hemisphere is the most forbidding area of the mountain. It seemed like an appropriate title for a range that challenged the frontiers of technology and construction to produce clothing and accessories that really worked. The iconic logo represents Half Dome, an imposing peak in California's Yosemite National Park.
The North Face range now features clothing, accessories and equipment for a variety of sports and outdoor pursuits. The cool styling and forward thinking designs have ensured that The North Face is also a popular choice for casual wear. The brand is now firmly a fashion statement and the famous TNF logo is an assurance of the best quality.
Naturally The North Face is a range that we had to feature here at Jean Store. We are pleased to offer The North Face jackets and gilets in a variety of styles and colours and we are know that these are designs that you love to feature in your wardrobes. Practical, functional and stylish, what's not to like about The North Face jackets? At Jean Store you can find a great selection and every piece is priced to please.