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  • The North Face Apex Bionic Softshell Jacket - Women's Back
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  • The North Face Apex Bionic Softshell Jacket - Women's Inside
  • The North Face Apex Bionic Softshell Jacket - Women's Open
  • The North Face Apex Bionic Softshell Jacket - Women's Zipper
  • The North Face Apex Bionic Softshell Jacket - Women's Back
  • The North Face Apex Bionic Softshell Jacket - Women's Tnf White
  • The North Face Apex Bionic Softshell Jacket - Women's Tnf Medium Grey Heather
  • The North Face Apex Bionic Softshell Jacket - Women's Tnf Black Rock Camo Print
  • The North Face Apex Bionic Softshell Jacket - Women's Tnf Black
  • The North Face Apex Bionic Softshell Jacket - Women's Patriot Blue
  • The North Face Apex Bionic Softshell Jacket - Women's Pamplona Purple
  • The North Face Apex Bionic Softshell Jacket - Women's Garnet Purple Heather
  • The North Face Apex Bionic Softshell Jacket - Women's Cool Blue Heather
  • The North Face Apex Bionic Softshell Jacket - Women's Tnf Black/Kokomo Green
  • The North Face Apex Bionic Softshell Jacket - Women's High Rise Grey Heather/Tnf White
  • The North Face Apex Bionic Softshell Jacket - Women's Surreal Green
  • The North Face Apex Bionic Softshell Jacket - Women's Back
  • The North Face Apex Bionic Softshell Jacket - Women's Front
  • The North Face Apex Bionic Softshell Jacket - Women's Inside
  • The North Face Apex Bionic Softshell Jacket - Women's Open
  • The North Face Apex Bionic Softshell Jacket - Women's Zipper
  • The North Face Apex Bionic Softshell Jacket - Women's Back

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  • The North Face Apex Bionic Softshell Jacket - Women's Tnf White
  • The North Face Apex Bionic Softshell Jacket - Women's Tnf Medium Grey Heather
  • The North Face Apex Bionic Softshell Jacket - Women's Tnf Black Rock Camo Print
  • The North Face Apex Bionic Softshell Jacket - Women's Tnf Black
  • The North Face Apex Bionic Softshell Jacket - Women's Patriot Blue
  • The North Face Apex Bionic Softshell Jacket - Women's Pamplona Purple
  • The North Face Apex Bionic Softshell Jacket - Women's Garnet Purple Heather
  • The North Face Apex Bionic Softshell Jacket - Women's Cool Blue Heather
  • The North Face Apex Bionic Softshell Jacket - Women's Tnf Black/Kokomo Green
  • The North Face Apex Bionic Softshell Jacket - Women's High Rise Grey Heather/Tnf White
  • The North Face Apex Bionic Softshell Jacket - Women's Surreal Green

The North Face Apex Bionic Softshell Jacket - Women's

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    Cozy as a fleece with the performance of a softshell.

    Utilizing its stretch Apex ClimateBlock technology, The North Face built the Women's Apex Bionic Softshell Jacket for protection against cold, windy weather. In addition to blocking out the wind, the Apex Bionic is highly water resistant and still maintains a comfortably level of breathability, making it great for hiking, XC skiing, or runs in cold weather. 

    A comfortable fleece backing feels nice and smooth against your skin or baselayers, giving you fleece coziness with softshell performance, and a hem cinch cord allows you to find the perfect fit. Internal stretch comfort cuffs keep drafts from snaking up your arms. The North Face made the Apex Bionic with bluesign approved fabric for sustainable textile production.

    • TNF Apex ClimateBlock
    • Fleece backer
    • Athletic fit
    • Hem drawcord
    • Stretch cuff panel detail
    • Partially-exposed hand pocket zips
    • Hidden zip chest pocket
    • bluesign approved fabric
    • Item #TNF00EX

    Tech Specs

    Material
    [body] TNF Apex ClimateBlock (96% polyester, 4% elastane), [backing] fleece
    Windproof Rating
    0 cfm
    Fit
    athletic
    Length
    hip
    Center Back Length
    26.5 in
    Pockets
    2 zippered hand, 1 hidden zip chest
    Hood
    no
    Claimed Weight
    17.64 oz
    Recommended Use
    skiing/snowboarding, hiking & camping, casual, climbing
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

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    My Favorite Jacket

    • Familiarity:I've used it several times
    • Fit:True to size
    • Size Bought: Large

    I made a point to come back to this site and write a review, 8 months later, because I love this jacket so much. It is the perfect lightweight jacket that still keeps you warm (I'm always cold and this works wonders without being bulky). I live in Arizona where the weather shifts from cool to warm frequently and this is my go-to for the winter months. Also wore it around Newfoundland in June and it was perfect for 40-60 degree weather. I am 5'10, 150lbs., and busty and the Large fits me perfectly (arms are long enough too). Just wanted to rave about it. Only down side is that the zipper splits at the bottom sometimes if you don't really hook it in when connecting the zipper. Otherwise, fantastic.

    Best jacket I've ever owned

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit:True to size

    I didn't get it here, but I love backcountry so I wanted to share. I've had this jacket for 8 years and I absolutely love it! It's made it hiking, skiing, hunting, you name it. I've really abused this jacket and haven't once had to repair it. Still warm and holding up. I'm thinking I can get another 4 years out of it at least! It's perfect for fall weather and sometimes I wear it under my ski jacket on really cold days.

    Shields the wind!

    • Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit:True to size

    The jacket fits perfectly! Very breathable and definitely wind resistant. I've worn this snowshoeing and it's super comfortable and east to move in. It has a little stretch to it which is really nice. A great soft, technical shell. Highly recommended!

    Awesome Jacket, Awesome company

    • Familiarity:I've used it several times
    • Fit:Runs small
    • Size Bought: small

    These jackets due run a bit small. I usually wear XS, and got a SM. The XS fit, but was snug. The SM has breathing room, but still fits well, and looks flattering.
    Also wanted give a shout out to Backcountry.com. This company has been so great! We purchased several of these jackets for my company team members, and I was so happy with the customer service I received, and the speedy delivery. Hats off to you guys!

    Great jacket

    • Familiarity:I've used it several times
    • Fit:True to size
    • Size Bought: medium

    I recently bought this jacket as a pre winter season coat. It works great for that purpose. It is not super heavy duty, but it definitely keeps me warm and the elements out. I have received many compliments on the color (surreal green). I love how it has a feminine shape. I am 5'2" 130 Lbs and I bought a Medium. It fits me well. Not too snug, I could still wear a light sweatshirt underneath. But I could see how this might not fit certain body types well. This was my first North Face purchase and I am very pleased with the quality and I know I will buy more in the future. I think the key for me is to get it while on sale! I believe I only paid $89 for this jacket. The real deal breaker might be how well this jacket holds up over the years, but it seems like it is made of good quality! I can't say I would pay $148 for it though, but that's just me… Yikes!

    Does anyone know how the "layering" affect works for these jackets. I am not sure what "shell" means. Is it intended to go under or onto of other products?

    size runs a little bit small

    • Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit:Runs small
    • Size Bought: XL

    I bought XL black. I usually wear XL with most brands. I like a soft shell jacket because it last longer than fleece or some other fabrics. Only one complaint is about size but I will keep it though.

    Wonderful jacket!

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit:True to size

    I absolutely love this jacket! I live in Wisconsin and it is perfect for the transition from Fall to Winter. I usually worry about the arm/bicep area being too tight. However, this jacket is true to size in every area. HIGHLY recommend it!

    My first soft shell jacket!!

    • Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    This is my first first soft shell jacket and let me tell you something....: WOW!!! I couldn't be happier!!!! I love the black especially with the turquoise color on the inside also the words!!! The price was amazing tool!!!! Thank you so so so much backcountry for my new jacket!!!

    Great jacket!

    • Familiarity:I've used it several times
    • Fit:True to size
    • Size Bought: Small

    Fits true to size and feels great. This is my new go-to jacket for fall and spring. The clear lake blue color is beautiful!

    I love it so far

    • Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit:True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium

    Just got this jacket for transitioning to colder weather in Michigan and I've already started wearing it (I'm for Texas). Has been great for cold mornings and was impressed with warm it was for as 'light' as it is. I got a Medium and it fit well with room for another layer underneath if I need. I am 5'5 (36,28,38) and love the shape (actually having one instead of looking more boxy). I will likely be getting a heavier Northface for winter. :)

    Love this shell!

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit:True to size
    • Size Bought: XL

    I've had this 4 or 5 years now and I love it! It looks and feels as good this day as it did the first. I'm impressed at how well it has held up.



    I'm an active old broad and this has kept me comfortable every time I've worn it. In this picture it was layered over a fleece, long sleeve T & a silk cami, it never got above zero this day, climbing and rappelling about 1200 vertical feet, I was comfortable all day!



    I'm tall, with very long arms. This is the first woman's shell I've ever found that fit me, even when reaching for the next hold or bolt. It's nicely fitted, pretty enough to wear most anywhere, and versatile enough to be worn anytime.



    While nothing is totally weather proof, in my experience It has been windproof, waterproof and comfortable. It cleans easily, I've not snagged or damaged it at all, not even where my pack or camera bag rides. I have nothing but good to say about this shell.



    I'll post a couple more pics. I love this jacket!

    Love this shell!

    clean lines great jacket

    • Familiarity:I've used it several times
    • Fit:True to size

    Love this jacket ,have it in black ,slimmer cut, so I sized to xl for a little more room, but the large was fine also. Looks great on,warm and good when its windy.love the pockets and felt it is very comfortable for fall ,spring and not too cold winter days.I will get a lot of use with it and got a great price .

    Great jacket!

    • Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit:Runs small

    I ordered my jacket in the same size as the rest of my The North Face jackets (large). When it finally arrived the jacket was too small! I had to send it back and get the next size up. That is honestly my only complaint, the fleece lining is amazing and the outer softshell is just what I wanted! Definitely a good purchase!

    I'm 5'4 and I weigh around 240ish. So would I order a XL or XXL. Please no rude comments. I'm battling with cancer right now so that's why my weight is where it's at

    Hi Tiffany,



    My best guess for you is the XL, especially if you want to layer it. It's meant to be a close fitting jacket.



    Will that said, I am happy to exchange it for another size, if that doesn't work, and cover the return shipping costs.



    Reach out to me for this, or any other questions you may have.



    Good Health and Best Wishes to You!



    Emily Jenson

    Expert Gearhead

    801.746.7587

    ejenson@backcountry.com

    Can you post a picture of the back of the jacket?

    I can not decide on size! I have read so many reviews trying to figure it out. Please help! I am 5'5 & 140 but I am busty! What size should I order? I won't layer much, I don't like bulk.

    Best Answer

    I am also 5'5, 135 lbs, 36C, and the medium fits great. I do not layer more than a t shirt or thin sweater under mine. The small was too tight in the chest area. I normally buy small in most other brands, but this jacket has a slim athletic cut, so the medium was a better fit for me. The size guide on the NF website also suggested medium, based on my measurements. Hope this helps!

    I'm 5'2" 110 lbs and have been reading...

    I'm 5'2" 110 lbs and have been reading reviews on TNF stating that the sleeves tend to run long. Is this really the case? My measurement from back of my neck down my arm to my wrist is about 28". All of my other measurements would indicate that I am a small (I'm a curvy woman). What would be the best fit for me?

    Best Answer

    Hiya!



    I'd recommend going with a size S in this particular jacket, if you plant to do any layering underneath-- it's a great piece, but it doesn't have a ton of stretch to it.



    Feel free to give me a call if you have any other questions! 800.409.4502, ext 4456!