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The North Face Apex Bionic 2 Softshell Jacket - Women's

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    Sleek protection

    Even when the wind is howling and the temperatures drop, you still have a run to go on, errands to finish, and a dog to walk. The North Face Women’s Apex Bionic 2 Jacket defies the chill with luxurious coziness. Supremely soft fleece lines the interior for next-to-skin comfort, and the DWR-treated WindWall exterior is windproof and highly water-resistant to protect you from the elements. When you're out and about, you can stash a phone in the hidden zippered chest pocket and keep your paws warm in two zippered hand pockets. A hem cinch cord and internal stretch comfort cuffs help seal out cold air, and the relaxed fit and generous stretch of the jacket move and breathe with you whether you’re on a misty hike, snowshoe trek, or just zipping around town.

    • A cozy softshell for fall hikes, snowshoe treks, and around-town wear
    • Moves, stretches, and breathes when you're on the move
    • Windproof and water-resistant WindWall exterior thwarts woolly weather
    • Internal stretch cuffs and hem cinch cord seal out cold drafts
    • Relaxed fit leaves extra room for layers on cold days
    • Item #TNF02G8

    Tech Specs

    Material
    WindWall (96% polyester, 4% elastane), DWR treatment
    Fit
    relaxed
    Length
    hip
    Center Back Length
    26 in
    Pockets
    2 zippered hand, 1 zippered chest
    Claimed Weight
    1 lb 5.8 oz
    Recommended Use
    casual, hiking & camping
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

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    Not Happy - Runs small and tapered fit

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: small
    • Height: 5'3"
    • Weight: 125lbs

    Uncomfortable. Stiff feeling. hard to zip. the Heather type is totally different than the other color I have. The small fits in the other colors, so beware if the color has heathered in the name, it will be stiffer and uncomfortable and hard to zip. Probably go to a medium if you normally wear a small. Returning and having to pay shipping so not very happy with that. My first purchase from here and my last....I do not like paying return shipping when I feel the product was misrepresented...as in the heather type colors are different feeling products....

    It's very nice ^.^

    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 5'3"
    • Weight: 130lbs

    I just got it today....woowyay!!!
    The first thing I really like that they packed the jacket in the box neatly. The second thing is the size fits me very well, and its color is very nice. The third thing is it's a super warm jacket, water-resistant as well. But I'm a little bit disappointed because the material is kinda stiff, and it looks "boxy" when I put it on. Anyways, I still like it. It's the best jacket I've ever had so far. I would highly recommend it.

    The perfect jacket!

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: el
    • Height: 5'3"

    I love this jacket! I was wanting wind proof water proof but also stylish for travel. This is my go to jacket for any inclement weather and still perfect for a Texas winter. It' covers all weather and also my behind! It's cut a bit longer than my other jackets and that is awesome. I bought it specifically for a trip to AK in the fall. With a layer it will protect and keep me warm in anything. I am also using it for a trip to Chicago where Autumn weather can be widely varied. I didn't find the fit small but I buy an XL for my middle age figure.

    High collar

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 5'5"
    • Weight: 135lbs

    I love how this jacket fits, overall. I don't find the body too boxy, or the sleeves too long, as others have reported. One thing I don't care for is the height of the collar; I find it slightly too tall. Unless the jacket is fully zipped up, the collar is constantly poking my neck and hitting my cheeks. I find myself tucking the collar under so it's out of my way. I bought this in heather black, and the color is really nice; I have so many black jackets, I wanted something slightly different but still very versatile.

    comfortable sleek jacket

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: small
    • Height: 5'8"
    • Weight: 125lbs

    I first ordered this color in the shady blue heather -- it looks too much like jeans with jeans, so it went back for the balsam green. Like other reviewers, I agree that the sleeves are long, but for me that's a great feature as I often have a hard time with length. I also agree that it runs a little small, and as a 'tweener was glad I ordered up. The jacket looks sleek, not bulky (though it certainly is not meant for light packing or shoving into a bag), and is joyful for Baltimore's spring winds. I'm already excited for fall.

    nice jacket

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

    I purchased this jacket for a birthday gift. While the jacket looks great the bottom of the zipper is splitting and coming undone. It goes back together easily enough so we'll keep watching to see if there are continuing issues.
    Person I bought the jacket for loves the fit, look and color.

    unfortunate return

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Height: 5'4"

    This jacket turned out to be a lot stiffer than expected and the arms were so long, cuffing then was not even possible. Besides had I been able to cuff them it would have ruined the look of the jacket. Unfortunately this will be a return. I've never had trouble with arm length before.

    Perfect for mild/medium weather

      Bought this as a gift to my wife as she didn't have anything that I would classify as a medium weight jacket. This jacket is ideal for areas where the temps like to fluctuate between 25-60 degrees. It provides enough protection from the elements while out and about in short intervals (ideal for travel), but really hits the mark between 45-60 degrees where you just want to keep from feeling cold. The measurements directions for this were spot on, just remember to base your decision to purchase off the largest measurement comparison across all categories.

      THE jacket

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Small
      • Height: 5'2"
      • Weight: 110lbs

      I bought this jacket because I wanted a sharp looking jacket that could keep up with my outdoor pursuits. It delivered! This jacket held up strong on a rogue super rainy 4-days in Los Angeles, CA. It was very windy but the shell gave me some good protection. It does require some layers underneath for true cold temps--i.e. I currently wear it in the 20 degree winter temps of Utah but with my nano puff or fleecy underneath and it works great for a brisk walk outside on my lunch hour. Some people I know who also have this jacket find it to be a bit "boxy" in the shoulders but I like the cut. A really great investment for a soft-shell.



      Got a gear question? Email me: tsalisbury@backcountry.com or call me at 801-204-4692

      THE jacket

      Does What It's Supposed to Do

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Medium
      • Height: 5'5"
      • Weight: 135lbs

      Just got this jacket in the mail today, a clear, 15MPH windy, 38 degree day. I generally wear a size Small, but I bought this in Medium because TNF is known for a more tailored fit. The overall look of this Apex Bionic 2 is very nice. The fabric has a nice finish and the style is just above casual (depending on what you wear it with). The raglan sleeves lend to greater mobility in the arms, which is what I wanted for winter hiking and snowshoeing. It does bag a bit on me, and the collar is big. These details are fine, though, because I will be wearing a neck gaiter, base, and mid layers when it gets colder outside. I was able to zip this jacket all the way up without choking or suffering from a zipper pileup when I tried it on with an Icebreaker hoodie. I will say that the jacket with my mid layer hoodie was not comfortable in the collar until I put the hood on (for what that's worth). So, the collar is large, but not gigantic. The sizing also felt fine over wearing my midlayer and base layer together. I still had flexibility and the jacket did not feel snug. Tonight I wore it outside over an Ibex Woolies base layer and felt fine. Just a skosh cold initially, but fine. I dislike cold wind, so my main focus was to mitigate that. Then it's all about the layering. A final thing I will mention is that the jacket length in back comes down over most of my butt. That means I won't get a chill or need to re-tuck everything if I need to bend down to check my snow gaiters or tie my boots or whatever. That is a plus in my book. Thanks for reading!

      I bought this jacket elsewhere.

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: XS
      • Height: 5'3"
      • Weight: 110lbs

      This jacket is true to size and fits great. I have good movement in it and can layer a long sleeve shirt with a sweater under it. There is room for moving my arms in all directions. I'm a 32a.

      Love this Jacket

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Small
      • Height: 5'6"
      • Weight: 135lbs

      I ordered the rock camo color. Fits true to size, and kept me warm over the weekend while camping with lows in the high 30s. Also, didn't take up a lot of room in my pack and easy to stuff in my stuff sack when not wearing.

      Does run small

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: Runs small
      • Size Bought: Large
      • Height: 5'4"
      • Weight: 150lbs

      I bought the green camo one when they were still available. Although I didn't buy it on Backcountry I did just order another on with them, the TNF Black Camo. I love the jacket and love the camo patterns. My green one I got in a large, but this black one I ordered in an XL. I am an athletic body shape. The large, for my size, is not big enough to layer underneath. Living in Central Florida I got this more for its wind and water resistant capabilities for fishing.

      Great Jacket!

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Medium
      • Height: 5'5"
      • Weight: 125lbs

      This Jacket looks even better in person. I love the fit and look!

      Super light but great wind protection

      • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
      • Fit: Runs small
      • Size Bought: Medium
      • Height: 5'6"
      • Weight: 120lbs

      It did run a bit small for me. I'm 5'6 and 120lbs and I initially ordered the small. After I received it I decided to exchange it for a medium so I would be more comfortable layering. The small would've been ok for layering with short sleeves/tank tops or very very thin material but even the thinnest sweater would've made the fit a bit too tight for my comfort. But I love the medium and the exchange was super easy

      Love it!

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Medium
      • Height: 5'6"
      • Weight: 123lbs

      I bought this for my wife, she says the color is great, is waterproof and has a fleece lining throughout the inside of the jacket. It's pretty warm. She gets cold easily and like layering this jacket over her long sleeve. Combines perfect with denim. She is pretty happy with the present.

      Great jacket wish I got a diff color

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Small
      • Height: 5'6"
      • Weight: 120lbs

      I love this jacket. I've used it to stay warm mountain biking, hiking, and general office setting use since my office sometimes it's outside a normal humans comfort temperature. It's comfortable, warm, and fits well. The collar doesn't go down well but that doesn't bother me. Only complaint is I wish I bought a darker color like black. The cool blue Heather looks to much like jeans if I wear light colored jeans. Not to mention it shows dirt so easily, especially on the inside fleece. I wash it and it looks dirty again the next day it seems like and i had only worn it in an indoor office settinf. The collar is especially noticeable in showing like it's dirty. But this jacket is one of my favorites.

      I'm not a large person or super muscular but Tha small fits great. I think xs would be too tight in the shoulders.

      Great Jacket

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: Runs small
      • Size Bought: XXL
      • Height: 5'3"
      • Weight: 205lbs

      The negatives first:

      I would not call this color "Patriot Blue". I would call it purple. Because that's what it is. :)

      Once I got over the color, it is a great jacket. I have a short neck, so the color bugs me sometimes, but overall it's awesome. Nice and warm, nice enough I don't have to wonder if I should wear it to work or a night out with friends. Well, except the color. But I'm learning to accept that.

      Great Jacket

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: Runs small
      • Size Bought: large
      • Height: 5'4"
      • Weight: 135lbs

      I ordered the black jacket with aqua lining several months ago and it has become my favorite jacket. It is warmer that I thought it would be..30's to 50's it is great. It is really well made, classy looking on and fits great. I am 5"4' and weigh 135 Lbs and usually wear an 8 but ordered a large in this coat and I really like the fit. It is not real fitted but not to big. I can wear sweaters under it or not and it is perfect. I wish the sleeves were nylon lined instead of the flannel so it would be a bit easier to get on with a sweater but it is not a big deal. It has lots of pockets so if I don't want to take a purse it is perfect. I have received lots of complements on this coat and highly recommend it. I have 2 other Northface jackets but this is my favorite.

      Unanswered Question

      I am having trouble finding a definitive answer. In ALL pictures I look at of the 'rabbit grey' color, it looks as though it has a hint of purple in it also? Is that the case? I don't want to purchase and have to pay to return it. Thanks in advance!