DOWN TO EARTH
Since 1975, Penfield’s humble New England roots have reached far and wide, aligning with adventurers in natural and urban environments the world over. Discover our story. For life in the open…
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HUDSON, MASS. 1975
Penfield was established in Hudson, Massachusetts in 1975 by Harvey Gross. A pioneering figure in the American outerwear industry since the early 1960s, Gross recognized and championed the strength of insulated outerwear for its unrivalled ability to provide durable warmth and protection.
With only a few factories in the world capable of the special manufacturing process required to make insulated apparel, Gross decided to acquire a small manufacturing plant in Hudson with an old textile mill. It was here that he began to produce Penfield’s high quality outerwear garments.
THE NEW ENGLAND AESTHETIC
Over the years, Penfield became one of the market leaders at producing high quality outerwear embodying the stylish ‘New England’ aesthetic. It was this style that helped to introduce the American outerwear look to an international market and in 1979 Penfield began exporting worldwide.
Since then, high-profile collaborations, innovative fabric developments and a dedication to quality, practicality, durability, function and style have all caught the attention of wandering spirits all across the globe.
From the trail to the street, wherever wind blows and rain falls, Penfield is an icon of life in the open.