The North Face Apex Bionic Softshell Vest - Men's
When you’re working hard outside, it can get too hot for a full jacket in a hurry. Zip up The North Face Apex Bionic Vest to keep your core warm –but not too warm. Ideal for any high-output aerobic activity in cold weather, the Apex Bionic Vest gives you the coverage you need without the suffocation.
- Apex Climateblock material is windproof and highly water-resistant –an ideal stretchy alternative to hardshell outerwear
- 4 Pockets keep everything organized and close at hand
- Fleece lining for comfort and warmth
- Hem cinch cord to keep icy updrafts at bay
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January 3, 2012
I ordered this vest for my husband for Christmas. We like to take day hikes a lot and Georgia weather can be pretty unpredictable. We've had a fairly warm winter this year and he tends to get too warm with a jacket on. I thought the vest would be the perfect solution for him while he's on the trails. I ordered the grey/black vest and it arrived right on time. He has been wearing the vest everywhere! It's very fashionable and functional and I think the perfect article of clothing for cool hiking days or just running errands. It can also easily be folded into your backpack and stored away when not in use. When ordering, keep in mind that this is not a bulky vest intended for extremely cold temperatures - it's a perfect vest for cool weather. Not only was the order process at Backcounty quick and super easy, but I was able to purchase this vest for a fraction of what it would normally have cost at another outdoor retailer (believe me, i shopped around). Overall, a wonderful ordering experience and a great product from North Face.
Needs a few improvements
July 14, 2011
Basically a good vest but the fabric is a little on the thin side so it is not very warm for cold conditions. Also the zips should be waterproof self-sealing and a little heavier, especially the pocket ones which are very light duty. The inner pocket material needs to be fleece, not mesh to keep hands warm. An inner chest pocket would also be helpful. The present Napolean pocket on the current model is a big improvement on the earlier model.
Deep Water Blue
By: Cory Guru
October 18, 2010
These are actually all blue, not two toned with gray.
January 10, 2011
I gave this vest to my husband for the holidays . I don't think there has been a day since that he has not worn it. He loves everything about it.
Not warm or comfortable
November 19, 2010
This vest feels like rubber when you wear it. It is stiff, uncomfortable and IT ISN'T WARM. I have been wearing the Denali vests for years and they are wonderful and warm. Would stay away from the Apex Bionic Softshell.
October 29, 2010
My second TNF vest, and just as happy with this one as my other apex vest. Fit's close, but not restricting. Good for layering under a shell, but over a long sleeve shirt. Would recommend to anyone, especially at the price.