Even the grizzled need something soft.

Your face may be grizzled with a scruffy beard and your skin by be worn from a lifetime spent in high elevations where high winds and intense sun is almost always constant, but The North Face Men's TKA 100 Microvelour Glacier 1/4-Zip Top will give your weathered exterior the much needed softness it needs to stay nice and comfortable whether you're hiking to a favorite summit on a cool fall day or layering up for a snowy ski day. Its TKA 100 fleece is so soft that you might want to wear it after you're done playing, too. A quarter-zip front helps you ventilate when you start working up a sweat after a series of thigh-burning switchbacks or back-to-back hot laps.

  • Designed for wear on the trail and around town
  • TKA 100 fleece delivers soft-to-the-touch warmth
  • 1/4-zip neckline can be zipped down to let heat escape
  • Regular fit works well on its own or layered under a shell
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Good fit

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Large

Soft and good mid layer. Asphalt is more of a light grey.

Great pullover for lounging around

    The fit is a little relaxed in some areas and the zip gets tight at the very top. Otherwise this thing is about perfect for after work or on weekends around the house. It is as soft (and comfy) a piece as I have ever owned.

    Classic pullover

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size

    I feel like this jacket is perfect for what you pay, and is exactly what you'd expect. The North face has been making these for years and they haven't really changed because they don't need to. Classic 1/4 zip that's super soft and great for layering or as a light jacket.

    Light weight and perfect for layering

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: XL

    I purchased this item as an xmas gift for my cousin. We ended up needing to exchange as I purchased the XL in error when the Large was a better fit, however it is now perfect. Nice and cozy, light weight, great for layering, tailored fit so it isn't bulky under a shell, and overall well constructed. I love the colors and I suspect this layer will work well for many seasons to come.

    soft and thin

      Its comfortable and warm. Comes in many coll colors.

      Not Too Shabby

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size

      It's a basic fleece, but nothing wrong with that. It's super soft, very comfortable, and has a more relaxed fit for lounging days. For a more active use, I'd suggest looking at a more athletic fit.

      gift

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: Runs small
      • Size Bought: 3xl

      Size runs a little smaller. Bought as a gift looks great on a bigger guy and is warm.

      Pretty Rad

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Medium

      At first look and feel, this is a phenomenal item! Extremely soft, fits super well, and keeps you warm. Like, really warm. For how thin this pullover is, this thing keeps you toasty! Great fit, not too big or too small. For what the material is made of, I haven't been worrying about this being fragile as it seems to be extremely durable! But speaking of material... though I still haven't washed it, wearing this with an undershirt, there are a bunch of tiny little fuzzies on my shirt from this!! Especially wearing a black shirt with the pullover as red, you see the red fuzz on the shirt. I do need to wash this, but I don't believe an item should do that out the box.

      They did it again!

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      This TNF jacket is soft, warm and thin. It feels great since it's not to thick but it will keep you warm. It's true to size.

      Soft, great fit with a great look

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size

      The jacket is thin, but it's made of soft and warm fleece. Works amazingly well as one of a few layers on cold or windy days. Very stylish in appearance. Compliments dress pants well, but is also a great casual sweater. Would recommend and will buy again.

      Not worth it

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Poor quality product. Thin and shrinks over time. Spend your money on something else. Bought four two years ago. Tossed them already.

      Nice, but oh so thin

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Large

      I'm torn on this pullover. I got exactly what I wanted and yet I'm not impressed.

      I wanted a thin lightweight shirt to stuff in my pack for cool evenings. This pullover is perfect for that.

      But there's something about the material that leaves me questioning its quality. Part of that is simply how thin it is. It stretches a lot. You can see through it if you hold it to light. It's soft, almost too soft. It seems that all of its qualities are also its shortcomings.

      Still I give it 4 stars...tentatively. The fit is normal for TNF. In anything else I wear an XL, but with this a large fits me perfect.




      Light, Warm, & Comfortable

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: Runs large
      • Size Bought: small

      On cool mornings when I need to take the dog outside, or fall afternoon hikes, this layer is a great choice. Super soft, plays well with other layers underneath e.g., button downs, long/short sleeve Ts, henley's... get too warm? stick it in your pack. For a slim fit, size down.

      Worth the hype

      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Medium

      I bought this and the Patagonia Micro D Fleece Pullover .I only kept this one. They're both equally soft. It's the same material as far as I can tell. This one fits my size better. I feel I can move my shoulders a bit more. The difference is small but when you make a purchase you want it to be perfect for you. That's what this is. A solid , simple , and superb piece of clothing.

      Functional

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
      • Fit: Runs small
      • Size Bought: large

      Fit is about right - L means it didn't quite fit but I'm generally b/t a L and XL - so go large. Perfect weight and great warmth. Highly recommended.

      Nice staple, runs a bit wide

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
      • Fit: Runs large

      This is a nice basic piece that goes well with a lot of different outfits and works well in many situations. The fabric is decent. I'm 6'3" and was 195 lbs at the time and bought the XL for myself, but gave it to my dad who is 5'11" and 210 because it was too wide for me. The sleeves were long enough though, which is sometimes a problem because I have long arms for my height.

      Light weight but warm

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: L

      Purchased for my son for Christmas and he loves it! Adjust well to different regional weather. Not bulky, lightweight!

      Light. Comfortable.

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Large

      This was everything I had hoped when I was researching fleece layers. Fits great, is very lightweight, but also warm without overheating. A lightweight base layer and this pretty much handle all my hiking needs so far.

      Great review!!

      TNF TKA 100 Microvelour Glacier, Black

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: 3xl

      This is a great fleece! I bought the black initially and will definitely buy more colors. I'm a large guy with a long torso and fit was great!

      This fleece will take you from lounging in your sweats to being on the mountain (I've even worn it to church). It adds a lot of versatility to your layering system. I used it everyday on a week long deer hunt where it provided a ton of warmth without the bulk. This fleece breathes well not getting you soaked in sweat when you are really working. However, if it is more than a light cool breeze you'll want to throw on a shell of some sort or it will come through - which is to be expected as that is not the intent of the shirt.

      The shirt is super light and does pack down well when you need to put it back in your bag. Someone did mention that the shirt left a lot of lint, that's true and for me it's a small Con but isn't enough to keep me from buying again.