Very Rare Vintage North face Down Vest. from the 1970, great vintage condition considering the age.
The North Face was founded in 1968 to supply climbers with climbing gear, the company's logo draws inspiration from Half Dome, in Yosemite National Park.
With their popularity ever-growing, the brand persisted with committed research and innovation and in 1975 it created its revolutionary geodesic dome tent. With flexible poles that criss-cross over its surface, the model is impressively suited to stand extreme conditions and its launch marked a significant moment in expedition equipment history.
In the 1980s, The North Face expanded even more, introducing extreme skiwear collections to further shape the reach of its company slogan: ‘Never Stop Exploring’. Throughout the decade, a number of its most popular products were designed, including the Mountain Gore-Tex jacket and the Mountain Light jacket, and the brand was eventually called up to design exclusive polar clothing and equipment for the International Trans-Antarctica Expedition. The 1990 team of six travelled more than 3,700 miles within 220 days in a mission to spread the awareness of global climate change and in doing so they successfully completed the first ever non-mechanized crossing of Antarctica. The specifically produced Gore-Tex jackets are now some of the most collectable The North Face pieces ever made and heavily influenced the brand’s later collaboration with Supreme.