in 1966. Their clothing and equipment lines are specifically aimed towards climbers, mountaineers, skiers, snowboarders, and hikers.
Mr. Tompkins sold the business in 1968, and The North Face is now a wholly owned subsidiary of the VF Corporation, one of the World’s largest apparel companies, owning leading brand names such as Wrangler, Lee Jeans, Riders, Rustler, Brittania etc.
North Face Expedition Tents include the 2 Meter Dome, Himalayan 47, Expedition 36, VE 25 and Mountain 25. All these tents are constructed with Waterproof Flysheet technology – Polyurethane coating, hot-sealed seams with polyurethane tape, and welded Velcro strips on fly attached to poles for added stability.
Their features include most of the Himalayan 47 features such as dual doors with dual vestibules (for the Mountain 24, a front vestibule), internally adjustable zippered vents with mesh screens, reflective guyline loops, internal pockets
The Rock 22 is constructed with Continuous Pole Sleeve Technology which increases tent stability by maximizing contact between canopy and tent pole, and distributes pressure and weight from high winds and snow; and both the Bug 33 and Talus 23 with Fusion Pitch technology which combines continuous pole sleeves with clip