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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
What do you think about this product?
November 18, 2019
Great everyday jacket for the Texas cold
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.
October 17, 2019
This was a gift to my friend and friend said it's okay.
September 24, 2019
Absolutely Love the Jacket ~ Runs Small
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!!!
January 3, 2019
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.
November 21, 2018
I’m in love!
July 27, 2018
Runs small with a tailored slim fit. However, it is bulky/large across upper chest. Unfortunately had to return the jacket.
February 13, 2018
Love it BUT...
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
Londa R Edwards
December 6, 2018
Helpful comment! Thanks for sharing, You probably just saved me lots of time! Gonna keep looking.
September 24, 2019
Thank You for this comment!! Unfortunately I had the same problem. Love this Jacket tho!!!
January 27, 2018
esta chamarra esta muy confortable y calientita
December 11, 2017
I love this jacket so much that I decided to give it as a gift. Very warm, light weight and wind resistant.
November 29, 2017
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!
September 26, 2017
Not Happy - Runs small and tapered fit
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....
Lee Ann T.
September 12, 2017
It's very nice ^.^
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.
August 28, 2017
The perfect jacket!
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.
April 24, 2017
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.
March 28, 2017
comfortable sleek jacket
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.
January 4, 2017
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.
January 1, 2017
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.
December 30, 2016
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.
November 30, 2016
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 801-204-4692
October 20, 2017
Your super hot in that jacket!
November 22, 2016
Does What It's Supposed to Do
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!
March 23, 2017
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!