Nike vs The North Face

Technical clothing (or techwear) has been increasing in popularity for years. People value comfort and performance, which has led to the rise of apparel made with breathable, moisture-wicking materials. But while functionality is one important factor, the other valued attribute is a forward-thinking design that’s fashionable and simple.

Nike and The North Face are two prominent companies leading the charge in technical clothing. Both organizations hold solid reputations for quality and style, which means you’re almost guaranteed to find something that works for you from either manufacturer.


Nike is a world-famous brand known for sportswear, but Nike’s clothing is also worn casually by millions in everyday life. Nike clothing is used by professional and amateur athletes during sporting events and by people who work out and enjoy active lifestyles.

The North Face is best known for outdoor recreation apparel. The clothing is made to endure the elements, specifically cold temperatures and snow. North Face is used by skiers, snowboarders, climbers and hikers. The brand also offers stylish options for daily wear.


Each company offers products in a wide range of price points. Depending on the item you’re shopping for, there are choices available below $50 all the way up to hundreds of dollars.


Versatility is a commonality between Nike and The North Face. You can find everything from winter jackets and pullovers to t-shirts and polos to pants, shorts, and a variety of accessories.



Nike Polos

NIKE Tech Sport Dri-FIT Polo and the NIKE Ladies Dri-FIT Legacy Polo are perfect for a hot summer day. They’re made with Dri-FIT fabric designed to keep people cool while providing flexibility of movement. These polos are ideal for both a round of golf or a day of work at the office. Both shirts can be customized with a company’s embroidered logo.


Nike Caps

Nike custom-embroidered headwear is a quality line of baseball hats and visors. The caps come in different colors and material options, including Nike’s Dri-FIT, cotton and poly twill. 


Nike Activewear

Staying active requires comfortable but tactical attire. Nike is known for serving those with dynamic lifestyles and the brand’s activewear proves it.

The Ladies Dri-FIT Cotton/Poly Scoop Neck Tee is a t-shirt designed with breathable fabric to help wearers stay dry and cool during workouts or busy work days. There are also long-sleeve options available, such as the Ladies Core Cotton Long Sleeve Scoop Neck Tee and the Dri-Fit Cotton/Poly Long Sleeve Tee.

The North Face

Jackets + Puffer Vests

The North Face Jackets

The Skyline Full Zip Fleece and Ladies Skyline Full Zip Fleece are ideal for everyday corporate use. They’re made with a technical stretch fleece designed for comfort and flexibility while still having a lavish feel that keeps people warm on chilly days. For a comparable alternative, try the Tech Full-Zip Fleece and Ladies Tech Full-Zip Fleece jackets.

The North Face ThermoBall ECO Shirt Jacket and Ladies ThermoBall Trekker Jacket are made with 100% nylon and are water repellent, which means they’re made to withstand rain and snow. While they can be used as casual winter clothing, they’re also resilient and designed to endure rough weather conditions during long days outdoors.

Layering is critical in freezing temperatures, which is why the ThermoBall Trekker Vest makes a great addition to anyone’s winter wardrobe. These vests are water-repellent, which is critical during inclement weather. They’re made of 100% nylon with PrimaLoft ThermoBall synthetic insulation, which ensures warmth and comfort in a variety of frigid temperatures.


The North Face Beanie

The North Face Circular Rib Beanie is a classic cap that keeps heads toasty whether people are walking from the car to the office, working on a loading dock or journeying on a hiking trail. The beanie is made of 100% acrylic with a fleece lining and a circular cuff that allows individuals to fit it to their head size.

The North Face Mountain Beanie is an eco-friendly cap made from 50% polyester and 50% recycled polyester fleece. It comes in ten colors and, like the Circular Rib Beanie, can be customized with an embroidered company logo or name.


The North Face Backpack

Professionals in many industries are regularly on the go and need to bring numerous items with them. Backpacks from The North Face provide a generous amount of storage space to carry laptops, phones, snacks, water bottles and other important things people need in their daily lives.

These rugged, world-ready bags are made with durable materials like nylon and polyester to ensure the contents' security. A few options include the Fall Line, Groundwork, Connector and Stalwart backpacks.

Equip Your Employees to Actively Take on Each Day

When comfort meets style, there’s no stopping people from doing their best work and living their best lives. Whether your business wants custom embroidered clothing from Nike, The North Face or both, Thread Logic has everything you need. Contact us today to chat about what you’re looking for and how we can help your company.

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With over 20 years’ experience in embroidery and business ownership, Thread Logic owners Jeff and Wenda Taxdahl, and the Thread Logic team, know what it takes to make custom logo embroidered apparel that people are proud to wear.