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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Soft Shell Comfort and Waterproof! I searched for over 6 months and was finally in REI getting ready to purchase a GoreTex jacket to replace my "old" North Face Summit Series when I stumbled upon the NF Apex Flex Parka. After looking at jackets/parkas in the $500-800 range I was pleasantly surprised to see the sticker price on the NFAF. Everything about this parka says it will deliver.., and it does. If you have been in the PNW (winter/spring 2017) lately you know that we have been experiencing a lot of rain/snow. The Apex Flex has kept me dry no matter what mother nature is delivering. I bought the parka a bit larger so that I could layer under it, but have been very comfortable in 40 degree weather with no layers.
Date published: 2017-03-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Why do all rain jackets have to be so ugly? I tried on this coat a number of times - I kept wanting it to be more flattering as it's soft and obviously well make and well, waterproof! However, the fit is rather boxy and although it is a parka it's still rather short - hitting me mid-thigh (emphasizing the boxiness of my upper body in this coat). The other two things that bother me about this coat is the bulky velcro on the cuffs (which finish off the rather long sleeves if you're 5"4 like me - good luck rolling them for a more casual look) and the bulky hood which doesn't tuck away neatly (the collar bulges out when the hood is stowed). For a raincoat, it's great, but for an everyday coat it's unflattering.
Date published: 2017-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love everything about this jacket This is the perfect raincoat! It's waterproof and keeps you warm and dry, but it's not crispy or crunchy like most rain jackets I have tried in the past. I really love wearing this jacket and recommend it to anyone looking for cute comfortable protection from wind and rain!
Date published: 2017-04-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Runs very big It's a nice jacket but I'm usually a medium in north face coats but I ordered a medium of this jacket and it was way too big even with layers on. I tried on a small at a north face store and I'm considering ordering a small instead, I think it for me much better than the medium and for reference, I'm 5'4, 145lbs, a full chest, 34 D, size 6-8 pants, not usually a small. But it felt nice to fit into a small either way. I had to wear a large jacket in another brand's coat the other day, so this jacket was a good ego boost, but sizes are subjective anyway, good luck coat hunting!
Date published: 2017-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it. Great for Canadian winters. I bought this jacket over a year ago and it is still in great condition. It is amazing for the cold, Canadian winters. Love it. I got the green, and the color is great.
Date published: 2017-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I just love it! It is an all around light coat, especially good in windy and rainy condition. I live in the city, and find this to be a great coat for running errands, walking along the lake front, birdwatching, going to a museum. It is very well cut, and looks nice: I can dress it up with a nice scarf. I love the softness of the inner lining. Great pockets too. I can easily add a fleece jacket and even a light down jacket under it, when it is really cold. I am very pleased with this coat.
Date published: 2017-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best raincoat for style and effectiveness. I love putting on this light jacket that not only keeps me warm, protects me from the wind, and the rain. Wear it out to cafes, as well a walk on the beach. Esp. Love the soft fabric, does not feel like plastic, or stiff material.
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Waterproof and stylish! I bought this rain jacket for a trip to Paris in April when the weather is expected to be cool (40's and 50's) and with frequent showers. In a fashion conscious city like Paris, I wanted to travel with one coat that would keep me completely dry and warm enough with layers, has a retractable hood so that it wouldn't scream "RAINCOAT" all the time, and in which I would look chic and not like a mountaineer (though it would also work well when I hike in the rain with my dogs). I'm pleased that this jacket accomplishes all of those things. When the hood is zipped into the collar, it has the appearance of a funnel neck (very Audrey Hepburn), and when in use, the hood holds a decent shape and doesn't lie flat on your head. The jacket has just enough of a lining to give warmth and substance without being bulky, has a nice shape with a bit of a waistline, yet allows layers to be worn under it. I am 5'3", 110 lbs, and this jacket hits at mid-thigh and fits me perfectly. If you want a versatile jacket the can be dressed up, black is probably your best bet.
Date published: 2017-04-11
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Questions & Answers

Does this jacket have pit zips?

Asked by: baklamb
No, this jacket does not have pit zips.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-10-08

Would this jacket with a sweater underneath, keep you warm on average 20-40degrees?

Asked by: Ruby
We do not provide temperature ratings on clothing because warmth depends on so many different variables including activity level, metabolism, perspiration as well as the other clothing layers you are wearing.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-10-09

How long is this? I am tall and need it car length. Thank you.  

Asked by: England
The back length is 32 inches.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-17

What are the sleeves lined with? I am concerned about how easy the coat is to put on/take off over t shirts or light sweaters.

Asked by: meaber
​The sleeves of this jacket are lined with a soft knit polyester.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-12-07

Is there an interior zip pocket to stash cash and cards?

Asked by: hrock
Yes, this jacket has a zippered internal pocket that can hold cash and cards.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-10-08
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