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The North Face has updated its go-everywhere Men’s TKA 100 Microvelour Glacier ¼-Zip Fleece Top with Polartec Classic 100 fabric, making it 10% warmer and 50% more thermally efficient, while cutting the weight by 27%. If you’re not a numbers person, all this means that you’re going to enjoy this super-soft, lightweight, breathable fleece sweater more than ever. Stock up on several colors to coordinate with all your pants, 'cause you're going to want to wear the Glacier all the time.

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5 5

awesome under layer

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have always had just a thin long sleeve shirt that wicks sweat and then another fleece layer for those cold days and this fleece is the best I have had. The fit is great and it is very light. I bought two more for my boys and they love them as well.

2 5


  • Gender: Male

they have too much static electricity in them and they stick to you. I would return both of them if I could find the purchase order

3 5

Solid Pullover, but not my favorite

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Two things I look for in a 1/4 zip fleece pullover, of which I'm somewhat of a connoisseur, are does the waist area fit snug or have a drawstring and does the collar stay up and not get all floppy. The waist is ok on this, especially after a good wash and dry, but it should fit tighter or have a drawstring. As a tall and thin guy (6'3 190 lbs), I have to buy a L or XL. I bought this in a L and I suppose I need to be considerate of people that need to buy a L because they're heavy, not tall, but I have to suffer the consequence of a dress-like L 1/4 zip pullover.
Also, the collar doesn't stay up well and folds/falls down, mostly because the fleece is very thin.
But I still like it, especially in the color I got, Ether Grey.

1 5

New Fleece Material is Horrible

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Some years ago I bought several of the 1/4 Zip TKA 100 fleece tops. The fleece material was top notch, awesome stuff, it was warm and breathable and dried super quick and not only that is was tough material.

They since switched over to some fluffy garbage fleece, I feel wind like never before during my cold weather runs, you can see daylight through the material when you hold it up. Unfortunately the NF fleeces are now indistinguishable from any cheap brand you can buy anywhere else.

This new product is hugely inferior to their original TKA 100. NorthFace PLEASE bring back your original TKA 100 material!

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Agree completely! New fleece tried too hard to be lightweight and they ruined the great fit and durability of the old version. +1 for bringing the older version back.

5 5

Great fleece!

What can i say?? of the best apparel i've bought ever!! it works great...light, thin, soft and very warm!! the most efficient fleece i've ever had...i totally recommend won't regret! :)

5 5


Great fleece, it's soft, and most of all warm. I just wear a v-neck under and i'm walking out in 45F weather in NY. Could go lower if the wind wasn't blowing as bad.

5 5

Love it!

This fleece is great. My husband says it fits perfect. Super soft material. Great rich brown color. A+ item!

5 5

Indestructable and Comfortable

I'm a High School teacher and Coach. I coach year round. Mainly runners but wrestlers as well. I bought this pullover for my coaching staff 4 years ago. I had them all embroiderd with our school name at a local embroidery place. I wear this pull-over for 8 months a year. When its colder, I put a Jacket over the top. I have washed this pull-over 3 or 4 times a month since I bought it. I live in it and beaten it up as much as I possibly could and it is still 100% like the day I got it (a little faded though I guess, it is black).

What I love about this, and others have mentioned, is the cut of it. I am 6'2" 230lbs (with a 36" waist) so most XL pull overs are just too big in the stomach and waist... but because of my shoulders I can't wear a large... this pullover fits perfectly! The sleeves are the perfect length as well. I am buying multiple other ones (not to be embroidered this time) because my wife makes fun of me fore how much I wear my other one.

This is the first thing I bought from North Face because it is pricier than basic department store stuff... but the durability and longevity of this stuff makes it more affordable than even stuff at Wal-Mart that doesn't last!

5 5

Very nice shirt

First I have to say it's nice TNF recognizes that just because you're 6'4" you don't necessarily have a 44" waist.

This shirt reflects that and I can't thank them enough (some of their shirts in the past have been, shall we say, voluminous around the waist area).

- fitted shirt that is made for trimmer people, huge plus in my book
- nice arm length in XL size (used to have get XXL to get long enough sleeves)
- nice light shirt that is also warm
- because it's so light I often take this shirt with me "just in case"
- nice collar that stands up with no hassles
- hemmed at a nice length

- the colors are a bit drab, saw the dark blue in the store and was underwhelmed, the lighter blue is also a bit dull, I have older versions in red, bright blue and black that after many washings are more vibrant than my new ones

- tiny bit tight across the shoulders when I cross my arms (why not get the XXL? because the XL fits perfectly other than that)

- the fleece is light but not as dense as past TKA 100 versions nor as dense as the Patagonia Micro D-luxe. I will probably not take this to the BWCA for a week as my one and only fleece.

Despite the cons I still gave it 5 stars because the pros far outweigh the cons and I almost live in this shirt.

I'm 6'4" and 215 lbs and I buy the XL.

5 5

Great comfort and value

I love these 1/4 zip lightweight fleece tops for the fall and winter. At $25 this one is a steal as it is very comfortable and warm!

The only (very) slight drawback is that there is no chest pocket and the fit through the shoulders is a little different but not something that would stop me from buying it again.

5 5

Fleecy Goodness

It's lightweight and cozy. The XL fits my long arms. I really love the bombay orange color too.

4 5

nice and soft

Comfortable fleece, rides up a little, but is very soft and comfy.

5 5


One of my favorite tops, so soft and comfy especially when the air is fresh and cool. Works great layering.

5 5

I like this pc of clothing

Very comfortable and has the flexibility to wear in various temps.

5 5

Great and light weight

I have had one of these for about a year and I love it. Soft light weight fleece, super comfy, looks great and you can dress this up or down depending on what you layer under it. It has washed well and retained it's color and shape. This is not micro fleece, like those 1/4 zip running/technical shirts, so I'm not confident it would hold up to serious abrasion or abuse. At 5-11, 180 lbs, med build, I tried on both the med & lg. I went with the med for a more european fit and can comfortably wear a t shirt or light weight polo under it. This is one of my versatile and "must-pack" tops for travel, hiking and casual wear.

4 5

little light but great shirt

3xl ordered-Wish Backcountry would carry more 3xl.
Shirt is a little liight but is a good fleece. Great for layering but not heavy enough to be worn by itself below 40 degrees.

5 5

light weight warmth

A nice weight, fit is comfortable and easy on/off. Wears and travels well!

5 5

lightweight fleece, excellent fit

This is one of my favorite fleece: soft, light and warm. The fit is better than other TNF clothes I have. While most of the north face clothes are wide and relaxed fit, this one is a little slimer, which makes it great. You still feel comfortable but it is not bulky at all. I am 6 and L fits great.

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