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Looking for a jacket that suits multi-day backpack trips, day hikes, and bike commutes? The North Face Men's Quantas Softshell Jacket provides substantial weather protection with a soft and flexible feel that you won't get from a hardshell.

  • Apex Climateblock polyester softshell provides a substantial barrier against wind and moisture while it maintains breathability, and the fleece backing boosts warmth
  • Zippered alpine hand pockets are set high on the front to offer ease-of-use when wearing a harness or backpack with waist-belt
  • Bicep pocket secures small items within easy reach when you're moving fast
  • Cinch cord at the hem and adjustable tabs at the sleeve cuffs let you seal out wind and moisture
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At $68.00 this softshell is a steal!

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

If they still have your size buy this softshell! This jacket kept me warm and dry in stead rain. I am 5' 10" 155lbs and the small fits great. Athletic fit, not boxy at all.

Great fit, great quality

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

Couldn't be more pleased with my Quantas softshell. I'm 6', 190 lbs. and gambled on the Med. based on other users review. Fits snug but the stretch makes it a winner. Stayed dry in a light drizzle for a brief period. 5 stars so far.

Amazing Softshell

    All in all this is a fantastic softshell jacket! It works well for winter hikes in the southern california mountains. Anyways, I am 6'1 and weigh 185 and the medium fits perfectly. The sleeves are a tad bit long but it doesn't bother me enough to take a star off the review. Overall, I highly recommend this jacket!

    Great Softshell

      I use this as a layering piece in winter, and by itself for spring and fall, for a variety of outdoor activities. It is warm for its weight, and if you are moving it will keep you warm down to 20 degrees. Excellent fit - more athletic than a lot of Northface pieces. I have a 44 inch chest and 34 inch waist and the large fits well. The slim cut also makes it layer well under a hard shell. I have not had it long enough to tell you how well it holds up to use and abuse, but the construction and finish are first rate and comparing to other softshells for TNF and other companies I expect it to last well.

      Good North Face softshell

        The North Face Quantas softshell will be used for spring skiing. It's a good outer layer in the morning and skiing in the afternoon it will work just fine. Only thing I wish it had was an inside pocket. It's a bit lighter weight than I had expected. The overall fit and finish of the Quantas softshell is good. I had tried a North Face medium jacket on at a store and arms were a bit short, so I ordered a large. Even though it's a tad bigger in the chest the arms are just right. Having the chest be bigger allows for layers. The shipping was very fast. I will for sure keep in my computers favorites to order more stuff in the future...Only thing is I never got a mountain goat sticker with my order.

        great jacket!

          I got this to replace my old softshell the EMT's had to cut off of me. I am very pleased jacket is great fitting and warm. The pockets are a huge bonus, they'll fit almost anything and have large easy access. They will work for your hands in a pinch but aren't designed as hand warmers, but hey thats what gloves are for.

          Great jacket & worth the price

          • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

          I have the asphalt grey jacket & absolutely love it. I use the jacket also as a motorcycle jacket & it keeps me warm & cozy. It also has undergone a grease stain & machine wash within its first week & still remains pristine. Great jacket to have!

          Is this softshell zip-in compatible with...

          Is this softshell zip-in compatible with TNF jackets that accept zip-ins?

          i JUST BOUGHT IT 3 days ago, but price is...

          i JUST BOUGHT IT 3 days ago, but price is changed 7 usd less, can I rebate the price difference?

          I have a 42in chest with 36in arms, do the...

          I have a 42in chest with 36in arms, do the sleeves run long on this? If so - I would opt for the Large...if not I guess I will need the baggier XL. Thanks



          Best Answer


          The Quantas is a recently discontinued item from The North Face and is very similar to the Apex Bionic. The Quantas has a more trim fit and higher pockets to stay out of the way of a backpack or harness resting on the hips. Both jackets use The North Face Apex ClimateBlock material with a fleece backing for added warmth.