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

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    Apex Bionic 2 Jacket

    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 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
    • Item #TNF02G8

    Tech Specs

    Material
    WindWall (96% polyester, 4% elastane), DWR treatment
    Fit
    semi-fitted
    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

    Tech Specs

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    >Rating: 4

    Great everyday jacket for the Texas cold

    Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
    Fit:True to size
    Size BoughtSmall
    Height5` 4"
    Weight100 lbs

    DISCLAIMER: I bought this jacket a while ago but have only gotten around to reviewing it now. But all in all, this jacket is my go-to for the Texas cold. For the avg fall/winter day here, it does amazing keeping me warm w/o being too heavy or bulky.

    >Rating: 3

    Its okay!

    This was a gift to my friend and friend said it's okay.

    >Rating: 5

    Absolutely Love the Jacket ~ Runs Small

    Familiarity:I returned this product before using it
    Fit:Runs small
    Size BoughtLarge
    Height5` 5"
    Weight160 lbs

    I Ordered this Jacket in an Aztec Blue Heather Color a size L. The Jacket Does run Small!! I called in to Customer Service on My Options on what to do?!? Kayla at Backcountry Was AMAZING ~ & Very Helpful!!! Unfortunately they did not have a larger size. So she sent me a free return label to return. I WILL BE Watching to see if they get more in in a Larger size. Thank You Kayla for your Kindness & Working hard to find a comparable Jacket!!!

    >Rating: 2

    great, but FUMY jacket

    you need to air this baby out for a week outdoors before you bring it indoors. was wondering what that fumy smell was when i went to work with this jacket, and realized it was the jacket itself other than that, the jacket is a great wind blocker.

    >Rating: 5

    Great jacket!

    Familiarity:I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    Fit:True to size

    I’m in love!

    >Rating: 3

    Nice Jacket

    Fit:Runs small
    Size Boughtxs
    Height5` 1"
    Weight105 lbs

    Runs small with a tailored slim fit. However, it is bulky/large across upper chest. Unfortunately had to return the jacket.

    >Rating: 4

    Love it BUT...

    Familiarity:I returned this product before using it
    Fit:Runs small
    Size BoughtXL
    Height5` 5"
    Weight175 lbs

    Love the Apex Bionic 2. Great light weight jacket, perfect for our windy area. It does run small, almost 2 sizes. I had to return and reorder a different type though. I need a jacket with some stretch and this one doesn't have any at all, so when i sat down it rode up. Other than that i really liked it. Backcountry helped me out like they always do! Thank you

    Helpful comment! Thanks for sharing, You probably just saved me lots of time! Gonna keep looking.

    Thank You for this comment!! Unfortunately I had the same problem. Love this Jacket tho!!!

    >Rating: 5

    confortable

    esta chamarra esta muy confortable y calientita

    >Rating: 5

    Awesome Jacket

    I love this jacket so much that I decided to give it as a gift. Very warm, light weight and wind resistant.

    >Rating: 5

    Awesome Jacket

    I got this jacket for a gift because I have one and absolutely love it! I wear it practically everyday. It is very warm and is great at blocking the wind. It is by far one of my favorites!

    >Rating: 1

    Not Happy - Runs small and tapered fit

    Familiarity:I returned this product before using it
    Fit:Runs small
    Size Boughtsmall
    Height5` 3"
    Weight125 lbs

    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....

    >Rating: 5

    It's very nice ^.^

    Fit:True to size
    Size BoughtMedium
    Height5` 3"
    Weight130 lbs

    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.

    >Rating: 5

    The perfect jacket!

    Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    Fit:True to size
    Size Boughtel
    Height5` 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.

    >Rating: 3

    High collar

    Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    Fit:True to size
    Size BoughtMedium
    Height5` 5"
    Weight135 lbs

    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.

    >Rating: 5

    comfortable sleek jacket

    Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    Fit:Runs small
    Size Boughtsmall
    Height5` 8"
    Weight125 lbs

    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.

    >Rating: 4

    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.

    >Rating: 2

    unfortunate return

    Familiarity:I returned this product before using it
    Fit:Runs large
    Height5` 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.

    >Rating: 5

    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.

    >Rating: 5

    THE jacket

    Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
    Fit:True to size
    Size BoughtSmall
    Height5` 2"
    Weight110 lbs

    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

    I

    Your super hot in that jacket!

    >Rating: 5

    Does What It's Supposed to Do

    Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    Fit:True to size
    Size BoughtMedium
    Height5` 5"
    Weight135 lbs

    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!

    >Rating:

    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!