North Face Story
Just a note first about North Face products, we carry an extensive line of North Face at our store here at Country Woolens 842 Main Road, Westport Massachusetts.
North Face was named for the coldest, most unforgiving side of the mountain. And like UGGS and Fresh Produce their story began on the beach in California, more accurately San Francisco. It was 1966 that two hiking enthusiasts resolved to following their passions and founded a small mountaineering store.
By the early 1980’s North Face was taking exploration to the outer limits of the ski world, adding extreme ski wear to their product array. North Face maintains its’ commitment to pushing the limits of design, so that you can push the limits outdoors.
Design and Development
North Face tests both in their laboratories and with our athletes on expeditions around the world. Their athletes often recommend an innovation that’s outside the bounds of existing technology. Even knowing this the North Face® Research, Design and Development team accepts their challenges and turns to the laboratory for new fabrics and components.
It’s important to North Face that athletes give them constant feedback on their clothing… after all what better source than a athlete who’s pushing the limits.
North Face partners with the most innovating engineers to create the technically advanced fabrics needed to develop clothing that meets such a high standard of extreme use.
Innovative Design & Construction
North Face materials are put through some brutal tests, in the case of their tents, they refer to the C130 test. They place their tents in the back of C130 planes, these plains produce 13000 ft/lbs of torque and are capable of pushing wind speeds in excess of 80mph. This is one way to assure your product will stand up.
When visiting Westport, Massachusetts, please stop by Country Woolens and shop with ease and comfort. We are located in Central Village, between Lees Market and Partner’s Village Store. We carry a great selection of North Face products.