Jason W.wrote a review of The North Face Apex Bionic Softshell Jacket - Men's on December 2, 2012
Familiarity: I've used it several times
Purchased the TNF Black Heather
The Apex Bionic is definitely a quality built jacket. I've purchased two previous models from BackCountry prior to this one; however, the sleeves on this jacket are much tighter than those on the older models I own .... unfortunately I'm going to have to return this one.
One note of caution regarding the color -- on the website the jacket appears to be more of a charcoal, which is what I was looking for -- it's much lighter in reality ... definitely more of a traditional light heather gray.