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The North Face Apex Bionic Jacket - Men\'s

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    The North Face Apex Bionic Jacket - Men's

    The North Face Apex Bionic soft-shell jacket sports windproof features, and its stretchy, comfortable fit is ideal for multiple activities.

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    • Apex Bionic is a stretch alternative to hard-shell outerwear and can be combined with fleece liners of various lofts to create highly thermal outerwear
    • Use Apex Bionic for mid-levels of aerobic activity (hiking, skiing, snowboarding) or in colder weather
    • Offering solid performance, Apex ClimateBlock stretch laminated fleece is windproof, ultra water resistant and breathable; fleece backer enhances moisture wicking and warmth
    • Durable Water Repellent finish fends off light rain showers and snow
    • Windflap backs front zipper, and chin guard protects against zipper abrasion
    • Adjustable cuffs and hem drawcord help hold in warmth
    • 2 zippered hand pockets and a Napoleon chest pocket
    • Standard fit allows some layers underneath

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    The North Face Apex Bionic Jacket - Men's Specs
    Specification
    Description
    Best use
    Multisport
    Hiking
    Polyester / polyester blend
    Windproof stretch polyester
    Fleece backer
    Yes
    No
    No
    No
    Hip-length
    28 inches
    25 ounces
    Men's
    Fabric type
    Shell fabric
    Shell lining fabric
    Windproof
    Waterproof
    Insulated
    Hood
    Back length
    Back length (in.)
    Average weight
    Gender

    The North Face Apex Bionic Jacket - Men's

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    Rated 4.0494/5 based on 81 reviews
    Rated 1out of5
    by fromZipper Breaks DONT WAIST YOUR MONEY I have purchased 2 of these and the zipper broke on both of them in less than a year. For the price it should be durable but it is not.
    Date published: 2013-02-04
    Rated 2out of5
    by fromI don't get it. People do like this jacket and that's fine. However, I've used this thing in different environments and it's not impressive. The fit and feel is too stiff for my taste. But, This jacket is great for just mall waking.
    Date published: 2012-11-20
    Rated 2out of5
    by fromApex? I think not. More like rock bottom This jacket claims to do everything it doesn't and more. It's breathability and moisture wicking properties are almost nonexistent, nor is suitable for any level of aerobic activity or cold weather. Many a times in the fall season I'd find myself taking it off b/c it would get clammy just from me walking around.(And no I'm not a perfuse sweater; 5'4" male 125 lbs athletic build) So forget about even exercising in it! Plus during the colder months there's the added bonus of catching a cold, since I would take off the jacket only to put it back again two minutes later b/c it's cold. Which, by that time means my back is moist AND cold. Bottom Line: If you're getting this jacket b/c you absolutely LOVE the way it looks (not like, not love, but LOVE w/ CAPITAL LETTERS) then by all means get it. For everybody else, I implore you look elsewhere. It's too hot for those autumn days and too cold for the winter months. As for the features mentioned in the 'Description' lets put it this way; the two best technologies on this jacket are a) the DWR finish and b) the zippers, everything else fails to deliver.
    Date published: 2012-12-22
    Rated 2out of5
    by fromFashion not function I like wearing the jacket. It is light and has a nice fit. Trouble is it has zero R-value. This is not a jacket I would wear for active sports such as biking, running or cross country skiing. There are much better jackets for that job (true windbreakers with high breathability). I use this for casual running around town, walks, etc. Even with a layer of fleece this jacket is chilly in the 40's and below. When the temp is in the 50's and up this jacket is overkill. From a practical standpoint, this jacket is good for having in the car. Expensive and pretty worthless. Consider this to be an expensive wind breaker.
    Date published: 2011-04-07
    Rated 2out of5
    by fromUnderwehlming I got a killer deal on this jacket during one of REI's clearance sales, and I'm still considering returning it. It just doesn't do much well. It will soak through in about 20 minutes of rain. It is OK for wind, but the breast pocket has no backing or flap so air just rushes through the zipper. It doesn't breath well. It's just mediocre at everything. You can do better if you're paying anything close to full price.
    Date published: 2012-04-04
    Rated 2out of5
    by fromI wanted to love this jacket... I really did. But as great as it looks (and it does look great!), I seem to skip over it when choosing a jacket to wear. Here's why: there's no "right" temperature for this jacket, no sweet spot. I was hoping it would be great for slightly chilly spring and fall days. But it provides very little warmth, so that didn't work. Next I thought I could use it in place of a sweater or sweatshirt; that failed because although I'd be comfortable when I first put it on, the lack of breathability left me sweaty even on a short walk. So it begs the question; when will you wear this? Answer: not often.
    Date published: 2012-04-24
    Rated 3out of5
    by fromGood standalone; bad fit I'm 5'11", 175lbs and bought this in a large. Sleaves are plenty long, lots of room in the chest but the armpits are positioned way too high. Because of this using the jacket as a shell over a fleece/heavy sweater/anything bulky is impossible. That being said, its reasonably warm by itself and provides good wind protection and decent wetness protection. Would recommend with the sizing the caveat I mentioned above.
    Date published: 2013-02-09
    Rated 3out of5
    by fromNice design but lacking features, warmth Lacking in warmth and no inside pockets are my cues to return this jacket. I have an REI "One" jacket that is five years old and consistently one of my most frequently used jackets. It offers warmth, flexibility and features for a much better value than any of the name brand jackets you could compare it to. If it were not for my considerable weight loss this past year, I would still rock the REI jacket. Now, I am forced to make another choice and the North Face Bionic is only so-so in the soft shell category. I have worn it for almost a month of Southeast fall temps and it is not warm at all. This does not bode well for its use in our winters. Will most likely go with the REI Elk Ridge, even though the arms felt a little short in the store.
    Date published: 2010-11-28

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