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The North Face Apex Bionic 2 Softshell Jacket - Women's

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    Sleek protection

    Even when the wind is howling and the temperatures drop, you still have a run to go on, errands to finish, and a dog to walk. The North Face Women’s Apex Bionic 2 Jacket defies the chill with luxurious coziness. Supremely soft fleece lines the interior for next-to-skin comfort, and the DWR-treated WindWall exterior is windproof and highly water-resistant to protect you from the elements. When you're out and about, you can stash a phone in the hidden zippered chest pocket and keep your paws warm in two zippered hand pockets. A hem cinch cord and internal stretch comfort cuffs help seal out cold air, and the relaxed fit and generous stretch of the jacket move and breathe with you whether you’re on a misty hike, snowshoe trek, or just zipping around town.

    • A cozy softshell for fall hikes, snowshoe treks, and around-town wear
    • Moves, stretches, and breathes when you're on the move
    • Windproof and water-resistant WindWall exterior thwarts woolly weather
    • Internal stretch cuffs and hem cinch cord seal out cold drafts
    • Relaxed fit leaves extra room for layers on cold days
    • Item #TNF02G8

    Tech Specs

    Material
    WindWall (96% polyester, 4% elastane), DWR treatment
    Fit
    relaxed
    Length
    hip
    Center Back Length
    26 in
    Pockets
    2 zippered hand, 1 zippered chest
    Claimed Weight
    1 lb 5.8 oz
    Recommended Use
    casual, hiking & camping
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

    Tech Specs

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    THE jacket

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

    I bought this jacket because I wanted a sharp looking jacket that could keep up with my outdoor pursuits. It delivered! This jacket held up strong on a rogue super rainy 4-days in Los Angeles, CA. It was very windy but the shell gave me some good protection. It does require some layers underneath for true cold temps--i.e. I currently wear it in the 20 degree winter temps of Utah but with my nano puff or fleecy underneath and it works great for a brisk walk outside on my lunch hour. Some people I know who also have this jacket find it to be a bit "boxy" in the shoulders but I like the cut. A really great investment for a soft-shell.



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    THE jacket

    Does What It's Supposed to Do

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

    Just got this jacket in the mail today, a clear, 15MPH windy, 38 degree day. I generally wear a size Small, but I bought this in Medium because TNF is known for a more tailored fit. The overall look of this Apex Bionic 2 is very nice. The fabric has a nice finish and the style is just above casual (depending on what you wear it with). The raglan sleeves lend to greater mobility in the arms, which is what I wanted for winter hiking and snowshoeing. It does bag a bit on me, and the collar is big. These details are fine, though, because I will be wearing a neck gaiter, base, and mid layers when it gets colder outside. I was able to zip this jacket all the way up without choking or suffering from a zipper pileup when I tried it on with an Icebreaker hoodie. I will say that the jacket with my mid layer hoodie was not comfortable in the collar until I put the hood on (for what that's worth). So, the collar is large, but not gigantic. The sizing also felt fine over wearing my midlayer and base layer together. I still had flexibility and the jacket did not feel snug. Tonight I wore it outside over an Ibex Woolies base layer and felt fine. Just a skosh cold initially, but fine. I dislike cold wind, so my main focus was to mitigate that. Then it's all about the layering. A final thing I will mention is that the jacket length in back comes down over most of my butt. That means I won't get a chill or need to re-tuck everything if I need to bend down to check my snow gaiters or tie my boots or whatever. That is a plus in my book. Thanks for reading!

    I bought this jacket elsewhere.

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

    This jacket is true to size and fits great. I have good movement in it and can layer a long sleeve shirt with a sweater under it. There is room for moving my arms in all directions. I'm a 32a.

    Love this Jacket

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

    I ordered the rock camo color. Fits true to size, and kept me warm over the weekend while camping with lows in the high 30s. Also, didn't take up a lot of room in my pack and easy to stuff in my stuff sack when not wearing.

    Does run small

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

    I bought the green camo one when they were still available. Although I didn't buy it on Backcountry I did just order another on with them, the TNF Black Camo. I love the jacket and love the camo patterns. My green one I got in a large, but this black one I ordered in an XL. I am an athletic body shape. The large, for my size, is not big enough to layer underneath. Living in Central Florida I got this more for its wind and water resistant capabilities for fishing.

    Super light but great wind protection

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: Medium

    It did run a bit small for me. I'm 5'6 and 120lbs and I initially ordered the small. After I received it I decided to exchange it for a medium so I would be more comfortable layering. The small would've been ok for layering with short sleeves/tank tops or very very thin material but even the thinnest sweater would've made the fit a bit too tight for my comfort. But I love the medium and the exchange was super easy

    Love it!

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

    I bought this for my wife, she says the color is great, is waterproof and has a fleece lining throughout the inside of the jacket. It's pretty warm. She gets cold easily and like layering this jacket over her long sleeve. Combines perfect with denim. She is pretty happy with the present.

    Great jacket wish I got a diff color

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

    I love this jacket. I've used it to stay warm mountain biking, hiking, and general office setting use since my office sometimes it's outside a normal humans comfort temperature. It's comfortable, warm, and fits well. The collar doesn't go down well but that doesn't bother me. Only complaint is I wish I bought a darker color like black. The cool blue Heather looks to much like jeans if I wear light colored jeans. Not to mention it shows dirt so easily, especially on the inside fleece. I wash it and it looks dirty again the next day it seems like and i had only worn it in an indoor office settinf. The collar is especially noticeable in showing like it's dirty. But this jacket is one of my favorites.

    I'm not a large person or super muscular but Tha small fits great. I think xs would be too tight in the shoulders.

    Great Jacket

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

    The negatives first:

    I would not call this color "Patriot Blue". I would call it purple. Because that's what it is. :)

    Once I got over the color, it is a great jacket. I have a short neck, so the color bugs me sometimes, but overall it's awesome. Nice and warm, nice enough I don't have to wonder if I should wear it to work or a night out with friends. Well, except the color. But I'm learning to accept that.

    Great Jacket

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

    I ordered the black jacket with aqua lining several months ago and it has become my favorite jacket. It is warmer that I thought it would be..30's to 50's it is great. It is really well made, classy looking on and fits great. I am 5"4' and weigh 135 Lbs and usually wear an 8 but ordered a large in this coat and I really like the fit. It is not real fitted but not to big. I can wear sweaters under it or not and it is perfect. I wish the sleeves were nylon lined instead of the flannel so it would be a bit easier to get on with a sweater but it is not a big deal. It has lots of pockets so if I don't want to take a purse it is perfect. I have received lots of complements on this coat and highly recommend it. I have 2 other Northface jackets but this is my favorite.

    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!