66°NORTH is an Icelandic clothing manufacturer, specialising in outdoor clothing. 66°NORTH was founded in 1926 by Hans Kristjánsson with the purpose of making protective clothing for Icelandic fishermen and workers braving the North Atlantic elements. Hans Kristjansson lived in Suðureyri in Súgandafjörður in Westfjords of Iceland where weather conditions were very harsh and the right clothing was therefore a matter of life and death for Icelandic fishermen. Hans was passionate about creating garments that would hold up to the harsh conditions fishermen faced while trawling the seas of Iceland so he moved to Norway to learn how to tailor and sew fishermen‘s clothing. When Hans moved back to Suðureyri he founded Sjóklæðagerð Íslands now better known as 66°NORTH. 66°NORTH derives its name from the latitudinal line of the Arctic Circle which touches Súgandafjörður where the company was founded in 1926. The slogan of the brand is "Keeping Iceland warm since 1926". Today the company makes functional clothing without compromise for all kinds of outdoor activity.Founded in 1926 to brave the elements. Clothing designed to be comfortable in everyday life but at the same time keep you prepared for the worst.
We at Mike Cornish have been proud suppliers of 66°NORTH for nearly 30 years. They are very tough and not just for the fishing industry but also other industries like jet washing