KNOW YOUR TECH breaks down the scientific technology used in your favorite sneakers and activewear. Let’s demystify your next purchase: today’s technology is The North Face TKA. Short for Thermal Kinetic Advancement, The North Face TKA technology is all about providing warm insulation and long-lasting durability. Available in three different weights (TKA 100, TKA 200, and TKA 300,) The North Face TKA technology in a Superstretch version that delivers breathable flexibility ideal for aerobic activities.

What is it? The North Face TKA is a fleece fabric designed to provide high levels of insulation and wear-resistance. This pill-resistant fleece provides warmth in a lightweight package, and is ideal for a range of cold weather activities. TKA 100 weight is a lightweight microfiber fleece that is ideal as an under layer. TKA 200 is midweight and offers a high warmth-to-weight ratio. Meanwhile, TKA 300 is an insulated heavyweight fleece that is ideal for cool-to-cold conditions.

How does it work? The North Face TKA works by adding a layer of warmth close to the skin and insulating existing body heat for a comfortable feel in the winter months.

Notable products: The North Face TKA 100 Trinity Alps Jacket, The North Face TKA 100 Microvelour Glacier Jacket, The North Face TKA 100 Pants

Bottom line: Don't let winter's chill keep you inside, look to technologies like The North Face TKA for reliable warmth.

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