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The North Face Apex Flex GTX Hooded Jacket - Men's

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    No longer a wallflower.

    Softshells may fly relatively under the radar amongst the sea of jacket options you have vying for your attention every time you're planning a trip outside, but once you own one, you'll never overlook the category again. If you spend time spring skiing or head into the mountains in the off-season, when rain and colder temps are commonplace, you'll find yourself reaching for The North Face Apex Flex GTX Hooded Men's Jacket more than you expect.

    Completely waterproof and windproof, the Apex Flex is equipped to keep you warm and dry while you're getting active in cool, wet weather. Whether you're braving a cold drizzle on slushy hiking trails or riding the lift to reach soft spring snow, the Apex's heavy-duty three-layer Gore-Tex construction repels harsh shoulder season wind and rain while its brushed knit lining adds a breathable layer of insulation that won't make you overheat.

    • Stay warm and dry on spring ski trips and winter hikes
    • 3-layer GoreTex softshell is waterproof and windproof
    • Brushed knit lining adds breathable insulation
    • Underarm vents keep air moving as you work hard
    • Waterproof, full-length zipper wards against leaks
    • Multiple pockets keep electronics safe in wet weather
    • Item #TNF02YZ

    Tech Specs

    Material
    [membrane/laminate] Gore-Tex (3-layer)
    Insulation
    brushed knit lining
    Breathability Rating
    300g/m²
    Fit
    slim
    Length
    hip
    Center Back Length
    29in
    Hood
    adjustable
    Pockets
    2 zippered hand, 1 zippered chest
    Venting
    underarm
    Claimed Weight
    24oz
    Recommended Use
    hiking & camping, skiing, snowboarding
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

    Tech Specs

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    Great for adventures!

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 5'4"
    • Weight: 145lbs

    Got this as a gift for my boyfriend. He's 5'8" and around 170. It has served him so well! I got it for him back in April (when it's still snow season) in Idaho. He has worn it through the Sawtooth Mountain Range, Banff Nat'l Park, Jasper Nat'l Park, Glacier Nat'l Park, and snowboarding. It has enough room to layer, but can be worn by itself. Definitely keeps the water out and helps with wind.

    Quality built

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

    This is the third ApexFlex I’ve recommended to my friends. A lot of north face products are more consumer built, rather than outdoor worthy- this product fits both profiles. Excellent rain jacket.

    Built like a tank

    • Height: 6'2"
    • Weight: 165lbs

    I need a rainjacket that doesnt feel like a plastic garbage bag. This is absolutley perfect! # layers of gortex means that no amount of wind or rain is going to penetrate it, (When I got it I had my brother turn the hose on and spray me with it, completely dry.) Plus I love the fuzzy lining on the inside of it, it does not feel like a plastic covering, I can wear it just over a t shirt and it gets the job done. Yes this is a heavier jacket because of all those layers and as a result it won't pack down very well. But when this thing is out in the open, it is a fantastic shield.

    Just what I’d hoped for...

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: Large
    • Height: 5'9"
    • Weight: 200lbs

    Ordered as a raincoat that could also double As my spring & fall jacket. It works perfect for this. Is very weather resistant but doesn’t make that annoying raincoat sound...it is fairly fitted so if you want to layer much beyond a fleece under it order up a size. It has a burly hood and I think will work well as Fishing trip jacket...we will see

    Fantastic Jacket, But With It's Limits

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: XL
    • Height: 6'1"
    • Weight: 215lbs

    I bought this with the original intention of my "do everything" jacket living up in the PNW, it performed those duties effortlessly but will be going in my closet from May-Aug probably. With it being a hardshell jacket any time the temperature turns a bit warm outside, the jacket can a little too clammy with any activity other than casual walking. So I will be reaching for a lighter jacket for the warmer months. But for the job of a daily driver in the PNW from Sept-Apr, this has been one of my favorite pieces of gear.

    Be aware that it does fit a little more fitted than the standard TNF boxy sizing, especially in the arms. But the fabric in my experience is very flexable and once you get used to the sizing, you will never think about it again.

    Beautiful Jacket But Too Small

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs small

    I really liked the jacket but it fit way too tight around the abdomen while fitting nicely around the chest and head.

    Rubber Duckie Approved

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 5'8"
    • Weight: 165lbs

    I bought this for fly fishing in the mountains after ripping my 'hard-shell.' Looking for something more abrasion resistant, less noisy, more range-of-motion, and everyday use.

    Skeptical about the "water-proof" vs "water-resistant" claim, so before even taking the tags off I turned on the shower, popped the hood, and stood with my back to the shower-head for several minutes thinking eventually water would soak through the fabric or zippers. Nope, undershirt was totally dry.
    Dry showers the next in thing? Runs a little long in the arms, medium-to-wide in the shoulders, but the torso and length are to size.

    Anyways, amazing piece by The Northface, my first Northface product and certainly not the last. Looks remarkably crisp, clean, zippers are next level, and just as solid looking as it is performing. Only thing id say is a negative is it's a little heavy for its purpose - but that's not unheard of for soft-shells, especially one that's waterPROOF (not waterRESISTANT). If you're using it for A-to-B, it'll be nothing but a thang - but for backpacking ounce-counters (like myself) I don't think this will go in my bag - rather used on the street, camping, and the river because of its good range of motion!

    Not exactly what I was looking for

    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 5'8"
    • Weight: 155lbs

    I gave TNF Apex Flex GTX a 4/5 because it is well made but missed the mark for me on a couple fronts. I was hoping this would be a good all-around spring ski jacket for me. Being wind/waterproof I think it would work well for this, except there isn’t room for even a light fleece under it. As a day-to-day jacket it’s a bit stiff and heavy, as others have said. Also per other reviewers, the arms are several inches too long. If you are a six-foot tall very slender person then this would be a very versatile jacket.

    Great Shell!

      This jacket runs TTS. A nice slim fit and flattering appearance. It is not incredibly warm, but is great for early winter or late fall in the Midwest. Looks sharp with dark jeans.

      Great Jacket

      • Height: 5'8"
      • Weight: 165lbs

      Recently had a bad weather spell, and it performed great in it. Remained dry and not too overheated when performing moderate physical activity in it. Fits well, and to size, and extremely comfortable even in prolonged use.

      Just what I hoped it'd be

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

      Most 3 layer gore tex products feel like a plastic bag and sound like a bag of chips everytime you move your arm. This one is different, with a soft hand and a 3 layer gore tex construction you really can't go wrong. I love the color options, and waterproof protection this provides. The fit is good, really true to size, but since it's a North Face product it's a bit boxy. Overall it's just what I hoped it would be and great!

      Stellar Jacket

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Medium
      • Height: 5'8"
      • Weight: 155lbs

      Jacket has a great fit and the comfort in it is quite amazing! The texture on the inside felt like you were wearing a sweater even though it's a great softshell to be outside in any sort of weather. As odd as it might sound, I do enjoy the way the zipper glides across. How great these features are, I do say the weight of the jacket was a bit heavy. Usually, it's alright walking around town but having it own for a few hours then it takes some energy out of ya. Either than that, this jacket is totally stellar!

      3rd Apex Flex GTX

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Large
      • Height: 5'10"
      • Weight: 190lbs

      This is my third TNF Apex Flex GTX. I really like the softshell feel of this jacket along with the protection of Gore-Tex. The jacket is built like a tank.
      The permeability is about what you would expect from a waterproof jacket...not great but the pit zips are a huge plus. In fact, I wouldn't buy one without pit zips especially if you expect to perform athletic activities while wearing the jacket Although there are some other products out there that are probably better (and you will certainly pay them) I really like this jacket as a shell for winter activities and its a decent value if you buy on sale. I've used it consistently in winter conditions in New Mexico & Colorado with a baselayer, 100wt fleece, and the Apex and it has done well for me. Although the Apex is heavier than the Gore-Tex Pac-Lite jackets it is certainly more durable and able to withstand more of a beating but its a trade off. This jacket is much too thick and heavy for summer wear in humble opinion.

      Ran a little Large

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: Runs large
      • Height: 6'0"
      • Weight: 155lbs

      Size seemed to have run a little large. The GoreTex feels really nice and I'm looking forward to putting it to the test. Doesn't have as many pockets as one may want, but every pocket is water-resistant and the Navy Blue looks sleek.

      Waterproof...?

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size
      • Height: 5'10"
      • Weight: 155lbs

      The Apex Flex falls just short of being the ultimate all-weather jacket. I've used this coat year-round through rain, wind, snow, and hail, and in most situations it provides a sense of security akin to that of body armor. But in my experience that all-weather rating begins to fall apart in heavy rain. It certainly has some water-resisting properties, but I have noticed moisture seeping through the jacket after prolonged exposure, which is unfortunate considering it's premium price. Perhaps someone with a different experience can share some information, but for now I recommend looking elsewhere if you need a truly waterproof rain jacket.

      Almost like a drysuit.

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Large
      • Height: 6'0"
      • Weight: 180lbs

      I have a few TNF Gore-Tex jackets, so I haven't had a chance to wear this one until recently. If I need a versatile jacket that can deal with either wet and/or cold this is the one I will go with. It has the feel and flexibility of a TNF Apex jacket, but it is both breathable and waterproof. The pit-zips are always a valuable feature. Two odd things are there is no loop at the collar so you can place it on a hook to dry and there are no internal pockets (but there is a Napoleon outer pocket). I will take this jacket to any Colorado evening spring outdoor concerts as it will be able to handle almost anything.

      Cool Jacket true to size.

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Medium
      • Height: 5'7"
      • Weight: 165lbs

      Feels strong Love this took this backcountry. Got the light blue looks sharp but gets dirty easy. Decided to wear for in and around town more or skiing. Skiing it was warm with a light fleece under it. True to size.