The North Face TKA 100 Microvelour Glacier 1/4-Zip Top - Men's

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 trial 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

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.

Great Gift

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
  • Fit: True to size

Was a Christmas gift. Added to his North Face collection and well liked. True fit.

Great base layer

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

warm base layer and perfect size

Great sweater

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

The quality of the sweater was what I expected and it was promptly delivered in time for my son's birthday. Looked for this sweater at other retailers but found the color I wanted immediately on your website. Thank you Backcountry!

Don't let them see the package!

    Bought this for my son for Christmas and he saw it before I could hide it. He loves it needless to say

    Thin and Huge

      I'm usually an XL and I bought this item and the XL was incredibly baggy. It's the biggest XL I've ever seen. The fabric was nice but it was almost sheer it was so thin. Didn't get a chance to try it out in the cold but I cant imagine it would have kept me very warm.

      Not the same!

        I've purchased many TKA 100 fleeces over the years and have loved them. North Face has cheaped up this classic to the point where I must say...never again North Face! What a piece of crap!

        Fitted and Cozy

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

        It's fits perfect is warm and very soft perfect for chilli December nights here in Costa Rica.

        Can't leave home without it

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

        I have this fleece in 2 sizes. I have a large for comfy wear on chilly days and a medium as a layer for when I am out in more serious weather. It is perfect.

        base layer

        • Size Bought: xl

        pretty good base layer

        Northface

          Cheap quality

          Comfortable

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

          I use this pull over over a base layer almost daily. On mountains I wear it underneath a jacket or North Face vest fill 700 depending on a climate conditions. It is soft, light, breaths well, keeps the warmth of my body. The zip helps very much for extra breathability. I have bought a pair (different colours) of those.