Sleek protection

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 relaxed fit and 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
  • Relaxed fit leaves extra room for layers on cold days
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Nice Jacket

  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: xs

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

Love it BUT...

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

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

confortable

    esta chamarra esta muy confortable y calientita

    Awesome Jacket

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

      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!

        Not Happy - Runs small and tapered fit

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

        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....

        It's very nice ^.^

        • Fit: True to size
        • Size Bought: Medium

        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.

        The perfect jacket!

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

        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.

        High collar

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

        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.

        comfortable sleek jacket

        • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
        • Fit: Runs small
        • Size Bought: small

        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.

        Unanswered Question

        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!

        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.

        unfortunate return

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

        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.

        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.

          THE jacket

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
          • Fit: True to size
          • Size Bought: Small

          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.



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          THE jacket

          Your super hot in that jacket!

          Does What It's Supposed to Do

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

          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!

          I bought this jacket elsewhere.

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

          This jacket is true to size and fits great. I have good movement in it and can layer a long sleeve shirt with a sweater under it. There is room for moving my arms in all directions. I'm a 32a.

          What a great purchase!

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
          • Fit: True to size
          • Size Bought: Small

          I absolutely love my jacket! I ordered a TNF Medium Grey Heather and the color/style is great for work, school, business/casual, and outdoors. I get cold easily and this jacket keeps my cozy and warm even in the 40-50 F range with some layering. For reference, I am 5'2, about 130 pounds, with measurements 35B-26-36 and the small is a perfect fit. It's not snug on me at all so I actually have room to layer without having to up a size. Also, it arrived precisely when it was estimated to, which is always nice. I hope this helps!

          One of my favorites!

          • Fit: True to size

          This is one of my favorite jackets. They are very comfortable for everyday use. Great quality and price!!! I also like the variety in colors.

          Love this Jacket

          • Familiarity: I've used it several times
          • Fit: True to size
          • Size Bought: Small

          I ordered the rock camo color. Fits true to size, and kept me warm over the weekend while camping with lows in the high 30s. Also, didn't take up a lot of room in my pack and easy to stuff in my stuff sack when not wearing.