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The jacket that gives you more closet space.

The North Face designed the Apex Pneumatic Softshell Jacket to add versatility to your giant collection of outerwear. Now you can throw away your lightweight fleece, your midweight fleece, and your heavyweight fleece because the Apex Pneumatic just replaced them all. You can also toss your sweaters and your lightweight rain shell. You won't be needing that windbreaker, anymore either, and you can get rid of your ... well, you get the point.

  • Weather- and wind-resistant and highly breathable Apex Universal fabric for versatility
  • Hip-length provides plenty of protection while remaining harness-friendly
  • Athletic fit makes layering easy
  • Elastic cuffs for simplicity and comfort
  • Hidden hem cinch cord won't snag passing branches and seals out snow and drafts
  • Dual handwarmer pockets for convenient storage
  • Napoleon chest pocket for convenient storage of essential items without interfering with a pack or harness

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5 5

Excellent jacket

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

I wanted a good looking, lightweight softshell, rugged enough for outdoor activity and suitable for layering. I found what I wanted in the Apex Pneumatic. It is true to size; I bought a medium and I'm 5'10", 160 lbs. I like the elasticized cuffs, the brushed collar and drawstring hem. It will work well on a planned hiking trip in northern England next month where high temps are forecast in 50's-60's. I will not use it as primary raingear however.

5 5

Great Light Jacket!

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

What I really wanted out of this jacket was was a lightweight layer that I'd feel comfortable in while working on the rock wall. The Apex Pneumatic definitely delivered.

Very light, doesn't inhibit movement, and the athletic fit insured that it didn't feel baggy. It's great for early morning or evening jogs, and it can be easily thrown under midlayers, like my Apex Bionic Jacket.

The only thing I'm worried about is, with regards to rock climbing with the jacket, I haven't been able to take it out to a crag yet to test how durable the fabric is against the rock. At a glance, it looks like it can handle some abrasion, but I don't know for sure.

Fit was true to size. I'm about 5'5" at about 155lbs, and the medium is perfect, if not, just a tiny tiny bit long, but I'm short, so I'm used to it.

Summary:

Pros:
- light
- flexible
- great for jogging and climbing (athletic fit and elastic cuffs make keep the fabric out of your way)
- good for temperatures of about 50 degrees and up...any lower would need a midlayer over this

Cons:
- some might be looking for something a little heavier, in which case I'd recommend going to a midlayer like the Apex Bionic which is very similar in style
- haven't confirmed how it handles abrasion when rock climbing

I'm going to Spain on April and I will...

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I'm going to Spain on April and I will like to get a light jacket to travel that can support the tempera between 40 to 68 degrees, What are your recommendations. Thanks Tito

Responded on

you would need a midlayer for this at 40.

3 5

Very light, not quite what I expected.

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift, but have feedback to share
  • Fit: True to size

So this jacket is good, but not what I was hoping for. As I clicked to and fro looking for the right jacket I had visions of a nice light jacket I "could" take skiing on the warm groomer days up at Deer Valley. This, however, is very thin. Think of it as a great jacket to wear over your argyle sweater and turtleneck base layer. It has minimal insulation (i.e. none) but does stop most of the wind. It's a great looking jacket if all you need is something to prevent your coffee from staining your under layers; but anything more you'll likely be disappointed.

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so much for that rather strange claim of replacing a heavyweight fleece and a rain shell eh?

5 5

Loved the fit!

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift, but have feedback to share
  • Fit: True to size

Great for our climate in Central California! My son loved the fit and he still can move around with ease since it is not a bulky jacket. He loves it!

3 5

Not exactly what I thought.

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift, but have feedback to share
  • Fit: True to size

When I purchased this jacket as a gift for my brother, I thought it would be a slightly heavier/thicker material as per the product description. Looks like it will hold up well, but layering will have to happen.

5 5

oh..

I mean that the moutain jacket has the zip for inner jacket,does this one can be suitable for the zip?

is this one can be the inner jacket for...

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is this one can be the inner jacket for the Mountain Light Jacket
http://www.backcountry.com/the-north-face-mountain-light-insulated-jacket-mens?ti=U2VhcmNoIFJlc3VsdHM6TW91bnRhaW4gTGlnaHQgSmFja2V0OjE6MTpNb3VudGFpbiBMaWdodCBKYWNrZXQ

Responded on

You could certainly wear something like this under the Mountain Light jacket, though I would personally suggest something like the patagonia R1 or R2 if you are just looking for a little extra insulation to add under the shell jacket. More comfortable and breathable in my opinion.

water resistant?

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water resistant?

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Hey Anthony

Polyester by nature has its own natural water resistance but honestly it wont get you too far if it starts to come down in sheets.

It looks like at least the neck is fleece...

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It looks like at least the neck is fleece lined. Is the rest of the jacket fleece lined? It doesn't say in the description.
Thanks!

Responded on

Hey Jason,
The fleece lining you see on the neck is called a "brushed collar lining" by The North Face- and is there for comfort on your neck/chin. The rest of the coat is not lined like that, just the collar area.

We are wanting 6 jackets but 2 of those...

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We are wanting 6 jackets but 2 of those would be for 2 ladies do you have the same colour in ladies size