Sockswrote a review of The North Face Apex Android Hooded Softshell Jacket - Men's on April 3, 2013
Okay, folks...this one's for keeps!
Given my height and body frame (6ft with wide, broad shoulders... aka today's standard "athletic cut" ), it takes me a long time to find a jacket that is not too tight --- where I can amply and easily move my arms up and down and left to right without feeling constrained in the armpits), and also one that is neither too thin or too bulky.
The NF Apex Android fits the bill to a tee.
Personally, because I tend to shoot for jackets that fit a casual cool setting (meaning I can where it easily in the office and still be professional looking, or outside where it has a street coolness to it), I purchased the utility brown with the orange details. I must say that as far as looks and functionality are concerned where usually one is sacrificed for the other, this one actually is a 2-fer where nothing is sacrificed. Now how often do you find something like this?
Way to go, North Face. And Backcountry -- kudos to you for carrying quality clothing that lasts a lifetime.