Edward J.wrote a review of The North Face Apex Shellrock Jacket - Men's on July 15, 2016
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
From the moment this jacket showed up at my door, I have had few reasons not to wear it. It's smart looking, utilitarian, and durable. Rock climbing, backpacks, and general all-around wear and tear have left nary a thread out of place. Sleeves are long enough that you can stretch out your arms and you won't end up with the sleeves halfway up your forearms.
A few comments about how it could be better:
- A bit more of a tailored fit, though as it is it fits me pretty well.
- The DWR finish seems to sort of work...i.e, rain does absorb but it keeps me dry.
- Hook-and-loop tabs on wrists are...temperamental, and require a little getting used to how to make them stick. I'm gonna say they would be better off with normal Velcro-style material, but it's a minor flaw in an otherwise good product.