Brand Stories

The North Face Turning 50

By , published on November 16, 2016
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The North Face 50 Years

Behind The Brand We are named for the coldest, most unforgiving side of a mountain. We have helped explorers reach the most unfathomable heights of the Himalayas. But The North Face® legend begins, ironically, on a beach. More precisely, San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood, at an altitude of only 150 feet above sea level. It was…

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Burton Built for Adventure

By , published on November 8, 2016
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Burton Snowboards

Everything we do at Burton started in the mountains. From getting the most out of every journey to chasing snow around the globe, we’ve charged ahead to innovate and change the way people enjoy the outdoors since day one. In 1977, Jake Burton Carpenter founded Burton Snowboards out of his Vermont barn. Since then, Burton…

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Marmot for Life

By , published on November 8, 2016

Marmot

In April 1971, University of California Santa Cruz students Eric Reynolds and Dave Huntley were in Alaska’s Juneau Icefield on a school Glaciology project. It was there on a glacier that the idea of a Marmot Club began. The name ‘Marmot’ refers to a group of highly social, large ground squirrels that live in mountainous…

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Knix Wear

By , published on November 8, 2016
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Knix Wear

Knix Wear is an all female run company that is creating underwear designed by women, for women. The insight was simple: with the state of technology everything has evolved, everything but our underwear. Sweat, periods, light leaks… women have a lot going on down there and it’s time for a super power panty that can…

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Lolë Active Wear Inspired by Well-being

By , published on November 4, 2016
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At Lolë, well being means a lifestyle inspired by the quest for balance between urban living and nature, and the pleasure of varied physical activity. Live Out Loud Everyday! With a genuine concern for people and products, the company offers innovative collections that are feminine and functional for urban women. Born in Canada, Lolë still…

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Kombi Warmth from Head to Toe

By , published on November 4, 2016
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Kombi

Kombi provides the kind of warmth that keeps you outside longer but also the kind that puts a smile on your face as you live life’s precious winter moments. It’s a feeling that goes far beyond degrees. It’s an unwavering love of winter. The result of decades of caring for Canadians since 1961. (Just so…

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Snorkeling in Muskoka with Aqua Lung

By , published on August 10, 2016
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Aqua Lung

It doesn’t matter if your heading some place sunny warm and tropical for vacation or just exploring the waters of the lake at your cottage, Algonquin Outfitters carries a complete selection of snorkeling gear: masks, flippers, snorkels, wet suites or complete packages by Aqua Lung. Get out there, go where you want to, explore where…

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Sun Bum, Trust the Bum

By , published on July 11, 2016
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Sun Bum Cover

We’re a small company in Cocoa Beach, Florida that started making products for our friends and family. We don’t use focus groups, make decisions in a boardroom, hide ingredients or make bogus claims. We’re just a group of friends who know what works and what doesn’t and we’re happy to share it with you. Our…

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