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We understand that when you think of The North Face, mountains jump to the front of the mind, but maybe not mountain biking. Dwell on that thought a little longer, and it makes perfect sense. After all, we've been wearing our favorite The North Face jackets in the saddle for years, now. And with the MTB Apex Men's Jacket, The North Face provides more ventilation and a cycling-specific cut.

The North Face's MTB Apex Jacket is constructed from the versatile TNF Apex Aerobic fabric -- 'versatile' is the key word in this sentence. This material's stretchy construction is similar to soft shell in both its texture and its ability to allow a full range of movements in or out of the saddle. This freedom has been further enhanced by the Apex's cut. The North Face used a specific, multi-panel approach to ensure that the arms can fully-articulate, and that the back and chest work in unison for torsional movement. An elliptical, adjustable hem has also been placed at the rear for a total coverage from wheel-spray or rain.

To protect you from the elements, the TNF material features a natural resistance to wind, but for its resistance to water, The North Face gave it a DWR treatment. This creates a full water-resistance while still maintaining TNF's highly-breathable properties. Though, to dump heat on-the-fly, the Apex has multiple points of ventilation. A mesh yoke cape along the shoulder blades supports this design, as well as ventilated mesh pockets on the chest and side. Working in harmony with the adaptability of the fabric, the vents help maintain a consistent, comfortable temperature within the jacket.

The MTB Apex jacket uses a hook-and-loop adjustable cuff system, and has a full-length front zipper. For secure storage of your personal effects, The North Face included a zippered back pocket. Even better, the pocket has infused reflective accents to enhance your presence in low-light conditions.

The North Face MTB Apex Jacket is available in the colors Ace Blue, Rhubarb Red, and TNF Black. It also comes in five sizes from Small to XX-Large.

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