mccudden1 wrote a review of The North Face Apex Bionic Softshell Vest - Men's on January 10, 2013
Familiarity: I've used it several times
Dunno why this thing is getting knocked in the reviews. I personally think its great, shopped around a lot of other brands but this was the best, most comfy soft shell vest I found. I'm usually not a huge fan of TNF and really think the brand has been going in the wrong direction for years, however this vest had everything I was looking for. I'm 6'1" and $1.75, got a L, generally just wear it around the office, town, & outdoor activities for layering or outer layer if weather permits. I think the outer material is quality, like the stretchiness of it, feel durable and the black won't show any junk that I may get on it.
I know a lot of reviews have been saying its not warm and not comfy, bad material, etc. 1. its a vest, its not a replacement for a warm jacket, merely just a supplement to one & 2. I think of the other vest I looked at, its the most comfy, has the best fit, & is made from the best material.
I would recommend this to anyone looking for a good soft shell vest. I think it looks great, fits fine, and will last for several years, very simple design, doesn't break the bank. I agree w/ all the other positive reviews, to the haters: should have went w/ down...