How to find out when your North Face was made:

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If your ever curious as to what year your gear was made check the tags. All gear manufactured after 1985 has enough information on the tag to determine what season/year it is from. For example, the picture above shows the tag of a model that was made in the USA, in this case the numbers on the left indicate style code, while the numbers to the right of the slash indicate season/year; so 3 means March and the 1 equates to 1991. Models assembled in the US follow the above season format, while
models from Asia released in the mid 1990s will simply show the season/year code on the back of the tag at the bottom. In the picture above, 3 is March, 5 means 1995 model. However during the big move many China models didn't display season/year anywhere on the tags. Such the 1993 TNFX models, below is tag:
 Instead the season/year data was found the inside of the buttons, this only occurred during 1992 to 1994 for many Asia produced models: check the picture below:
Button is from a 1993 TNFX model, 8 denotes August, while the 3 relays 1993. The H.K. denotes that is an Hong Kong made limited release, more than likely never saw U.S. retailers/market.
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