Real-life Bionic, not video-game bionic.

If you have even a glimmer of hope that you can get your kid to put down the video-game controller and do something aerobic outside , The Boys’ North Face Apex Bionic Softshell might help. It has all the water-resistance and breathability of the grown-up Apex Bionic in a pint-sized package.
  • Stretchy Apex Universal Fabric with a Durable Water Repellant (DWR) finish to keep him comfortable and dry
  • Fabric wind resistance is rated at 5-15 CFM, to keep him warm
  • Zippered hand pockets so nothing important gets lost
  • EZ Zip front zipper for minimal fussing at the trailhead

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Here's what others have to say...

5 5

great coat

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

This coat is great looking. True to size and works great in cold weather. Keeps out the wind. Got it for my 11 year old son who plans to wear a hoodie under it in the Michigan winter months

5 5


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

Bought this for my son - he loves it - windproof - thin but warm!!! He likes wearing it... which means - he will... wear it!!!

4 5

Good quality, but...

for a $100 jacket, this has to have more features besides zipper pockets. The sleeves are too long and i would have liked to have Velcro adjustable sleeves. Goof for 40-60 degrees Fahrenheit.

1 5

Poor Quality

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift

My son ended up with a torn sleep after only wearing it 4 times!

2 5

Sleeves are LONG!

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

There needs to be velcro or elastic on the cuffs because the sleeves are too long!

Is this warm enough for 40-50 degree...

Is this warm enough for 40-50 degree winters?

Responded on

Those temps shouldn't be an issue, but keep in mind that this is not a windproof jacket. If the wind kicks up or if there is more than light moisture its ability to warm will diminish quickly.

5 5

Super Jacket

  • Gender: Female
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have bought 2 of these for my oldest son and both have worn very well. I wash it frequently because my son wears it ALL the time, I mean he literally sleeps in it sometimes and regardless of the repeated washings, it still looks new. I bought a second one because he outgrew the first one. Highly recommend, very worth the money! Even bought the women's version for myself and experiencing the same, very durable construction and material.

5 5

Big Hit

  • Gender: Male

We bought this jacket for our son for christmas and he loved it - wore it all day (inside the house) definitely would recommend this jacket!

5 5

Looks Great.

  • Gender: Female
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This jacket just looks really sharp. The quality of the material is good and the colors are true to the picture. My son plans on wearing it as a winter coat and with a sweatshirt it should be fine for everyday use. He will not use it for outdoor sports.

How is the fit on this? My son is extremely...

How is the fit on this? My son is extremely skinny, with narrow shoulders. Given that he's so far off average, I can't hope to find something that fits perfectly, but as long as it doesn't fit especially large/boxy, I'd be happy. Thanks in advance for any input.

Responded on

You probably already have an answer or have purchased a jacket, but for future reference there is a sizing chart just below the sizes that may help. Best of luck!

5 5

Awesome! Wears like iron!

My son has had his black TNF Apex for two years. We may be able to squeeze a third put of it. He's a small 8 yr old and wears a S. Even after MANY washes, this jackets looks brand new! He wears it every day in spring and fall and we've had a mild winter so he's worn it with a sweatshirt underneath all winter. Great jacket, worth every penny even at full price. Not particularly warm so I'd say it's not a ski jacket unless you're spring skiing. Very waterproof though.

Is this jacket appropriate for skiing?

Is this jacket appropriate for skiing?

Responded on

this is not a good jacket for skiing as it is not waterproof and it's not warm enough, look at North Face Embarco or other waterproof insulated jackets

cancelling an order?

cancelling an order?

Responded on

Your best bet is to click the "Chat Now" button at the top right of your screen. Have you order number ready,

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Is this a new jacket and a large boys

Is this a new jacket and a large boys

5 5


I purchased this jacket for my son for spring/fall seasons and its wonderful! Light, warm, keeps wind and water out, its flexible and great for him to play outside in. My son is 6 years old and average size for his age, the small was actually a little to big for him, but he will grow into it, and can wear it now if I roll the sleeves a little. This coat is just like the adult coat, if you own TNF Apex bionic you know how comfy and light these are. Super happy with this purchase and am ALWAYS happy with Backcountry's customer service and awesome prices. Two thumbs up!

Will this jacket over an undershirt and...

Will this jacket over an undershirt and sweater be enough for 20 degree Chicago weather?

Responded on

Aza, it might keep him warm at 20 degrees if he is doing something active but for everyday wear I would suggest something warmer.