The North Face Fabric Technologies
|The North Face started making innovative products over forty years ago. Since then, these guys have been responsible for original waterproof jackets, the bombproof TNF Nuptse Down Jacket, and the classic Denali fleece jacket. If any one knows the ins and outs of a jacket, it's The North Face. |
TNF Hard Shells
|TNF Hard Shell Jackets: Each North Face hard-shell jacket is made with today's best fabrics from the world's finest suppliers. Their jackets use fabrics from Gore-Tex and Hyvent. The Gore-Tex fabrics are from their Pro Shell and Performance Shell lines. The Gore-Tex Pro Shell is designed and made with the best fabrics and an advanced waterproof membrane, keeping you dry and toasty no matter the weather or activity |
These jackets are made for the serious enthusiast. You know: the ones that enjoy a blizzard, not the ones who only leave home if they have to. The Performance Shell is designed for a wide range of activities. So, no matter what you're doing, you'll be protected. It's made using a revolutionary patented waterproof membrane that forms a barrier to block out water and wind while maintaining breathability. Cool, right? We think so too, that's why we carry it.
Hyvent has an amazing line of fabrics that are designed to channel moisture away from your body while at the same time keeping the water and wind out.
|TNF Fleece Jackets: The North Face makes awesome fleece jackets. That's something that pretty much every human person on the planet knows. What they might not know is the whole story of why those fleece jackets are so frickin' sweet. I'll let you in on the secret: it's all about the fabrics. |
The North Face proprietary fleece fabric is called TKA. That stands for Thermal Kinetic Advancement, which is pretty much synonymous superior superior insulation and wear-resistance. The North Face offers products, like pants, zip-ups, and jackets, in three different weights of TKA fleece.
It's totally worth noting that The North Face also uses Polartec fleece for its fleece jackets. Polartec fabrics are pretty much the standard for fleece. You'll recognize some of the most famous fleece jackets from North Face as being made with Polartec fleece.
There are three weights of Polartec Classic, there's Polartec Thermal, and there's Polartec Eco, which is made from 50 percent recycled materials. The recycled content is made from 90 percent post-industrial waste and 10 percent post-consumer waste, and using it in production of Polartec interrupts the flow of resources to the landfill. So, that means less waste goes out into the world and more comfortable North Face Fleeces. Sounds good to me.
The North Face recycled Polartec has been updated with 100 percent Bluesign approved fabrics for the entire garment. Bluesign technologies is a leader in the new, rapidly growing market of Environmental Health and Safety management. Bluesign helps The North Face to aggressively and responsibly integrate environmental, economic, philanthropic, and social initiatives into its business practices.
TNF Soft Shells
|TNF Softshell Jackets: The North Face uses proprietary TNF fabrics in their soft shell jackets: namely TNF Apex fabrics for superior windblocking. TNF Apex fabrics are treated with DWR (durable water repellant) to increase water shed. |
Isn't that just the bees knees?