The North Face Women's Apex Bionic Jacket

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The North Face Apex Bionic Jacket
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The North Face Apex Bionic Jacket for Women Features.

The North Face Apex Bionic Jacket for Women.
The North Face Apex Bionic Jacket for Women is a versatile and widely worn soft shell jacket with enhanced windproof features and a stretchy, comfortable fit ideal for weekend and weekday activities. This superior soft shell is the ultimate all-around coat for windy, rainy weather Constructed with the most protective Apex fabric, TNF Apex ClimateBlock, this material is both wind and water-resistant and maintains a comfortable level of breathability, that's why it makes perfect sense why this is one of North Face's most popular items. The fit of this jacket is very flattering, more slim than boxy for a more tailored, feminine look. The North Face Apex Bionic Jacket for Women can also do double time as a fleece jacket substitute for backpacking in the shoulder seasons or the dead of summer.
This product can only be shipped to U.S. addresses.

Key Features.

Wash and Care:

  • Wash in cold water with a mild powdered detergent. Rinse twice and tumble dry on LOW for about 20 minutes then hang to dry.

Weather and Wind:

  • Durable Water Repellent finish fends off light rain showers and snow
  • TNF™ Apex ClimateBlock fabric wind permeability rated at 0 CFM (100% windproof fabric) and highly water resistant.
  • Internal stretch cuffs block wind and cold.


  • The North Face Apex Bionic features zippered hand pockets and a Napoleon chest pocket with a hidden zipper
  • Windflap backs front zipper, and chin guard protects against zipper abrasion


  • Multiple pockets hold gear
  • Two hand pockets protect your hands when the gloves are M.I.A. or just aren't cutting it
  • Left Napoleon chest pocket stows small items like keys or cards so you can have easier access to what you need most


  • With its waterproof breathable laminate, TNF™ Apex ClimateBlock fabric is the most protective of The North Face soft shell fabrics.
  • Fleece backer creates loft for added warmth.
  • Internal stretch cuffs and hem drawcord help hold in warmth
  • Hem cinch cord to perfect the fit and help seal out the elements.
  • 90-denier polyester fabric with TNF Apex ClimateBlock laminate for 100% windproof protection (0 CFM)
  • TNF Apex ClimateBlock - 100% plain weave polyester with fleece backer laminated to 100% polyester fleece
  • Full-length windflap; chin guard; internal stretch cuffs; hem drawcord; Napoleon chest pocket; zippered hand pockets
  • Fleece backing feels soft against skin
  • 90D 351 g/m² (10.3 oz/yd²) plain weave polyester TNF™ Apex ClimateBlock.
  • Fabric stretches so it can move with you and drape for a more flattering fit that also keeps in warmth better
  • 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
  • Apex soft shell fabric is highly wind and water-resistant, making this a great all-mountain jacket


  • Updated contoured fit.
  • Internal Stretch cuffs fit around your wrist to keep our cold air
  • The North Face Apex Bionic women's soft-shell jacket features a standard fit

Lining and Layers:

  • Standard fit allows some layers underneath


  • Offering solid performance, Apex ClimateBlock stretch laminated fleece is windproof, ultra water resistant and breathable; fleece backer enhances moisture wicking and warmth
  • Breathability for full-body protection


  • Import.


  • Centerback measures 25.5"
  • XXL only available in Black
  • Use Apex Bionic for mid-levels of aerobic activity (hiking, skiing, snowboarding) or in colder weather
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Rocky Mountain Trail

This superior soft shell is the ultimate all-around coat for windy weather.
Constructed with super protective TNF™ Apex ClimateBlock fabric, this windproof, water-resistant jacket maintains a comfortable level of breathability for full-body protection against the elements. Windproof, stretchy and backed with supremely soft fleece, outdoor wear doesn't get any better than The North Face Women's Apex Bionic Jacket. Snowshoeing with bison in Yellowstone? Check. Cross country skiing at Kirkwood? Yep. Fall hike on a local path in an icy wind? Absolutely. You name the adventure, this versatile soft shell jacket would love to join you. Made from TNF™ Apex ClimateBlock fabric, this full zip winter coat will block out wind and resist water. It's backed with fleecy softness for a comfy feel and to enhance moisture wicking and breathability.
Pink Ribbon Versions:
The North Face teamed up with Boarding For Breast Cancer, A non-profit, education awareness foundation to create the Pink Ribbon versions of popular The North Face products. Finished with a Pink ribbon embroidered at left sleeve. Pink embroidered logos at left chest and right shoulder. The North Face® supports Boarding For Breast Cancer with an annual donation.
Even the Bionic Woman needs help warding of high winds and thus the Women’s Apex Bionic Jacket was created. It was developed by The North Face to rid the core of gale force conditions by harnessing Apex ClimateBlock fabric. Concealed within a quiet, yet sophisticated style this 100% windproof jacket repels rain and glides through the Columbia River Gorge as if gusting winds were but a kiss on the cheek and a pat on the back. Equipped with internal stretch cuffs for and a hem cinch cord to trap in body heat and maximize comfort, The North Face Apex Bionic Jacket gives you the upper hand in a world infatuated with super powers.
The North Face built the Women's Apex Bionic Jacket with stretchy Apex Climateblock for total protection from cold, windy weather. In addition to blocking out the wind, the Apex Bionic is highly water resistant and breathable, making it great for hiking, XC skiing, or cold-weather runs. The jacket's soft-brushed fleece lining imparts some extra coziness, and internal stretch comfort cuffs keep drafts from snaking up your arms. Looks great, feels great, does the job. What more could you ask for in a softshell?
For windy, cold weather activities, count on The North Face Apex Bionic Jacket. This coveted women's softshell keeps you warm beneath its windproof exterior and comfortable fleece backer. A hem cinch-cord adjusts for a precise fit, and dual zip hand pockets and left Napoleon chest pocket provide ample space to stash essentials. Whether worn as an exterior shell or a standalone jacket, The North Face Apex Bionic Jacket is ideal for mild aerobic activities in challenging, inclement weather.

The most versatile jacket in The North Face's Apex soft-shell collection. The standard-fit Apex Bionic Jacket provides four-way stretch, excellent breathability, water resistance and thermal protection from cold winds. Constructed with TNF™ Apex Climateblock fabric, an abrasion-resistant, plain-weave polyester that’s windproof and treated with a durable water-repellent finish. Ideal for high-energy activities in cool, damp conditions. Imported.
Sizes: XS-2XL.
Colors: TNF™ White, TNF™ Black, Vaporous Grey, Linaria Pink Vine Print, High Rise Grey Vine Print, Mojito Green, Brilliant Blue, Passion Pink, TNF™ White Stencil Flower Print, Greystone Blue Stencil Flower Print, Spicy Orange, High Rise Grey, TNF™ Moonlight Ivory, Marker Blue, Vanadis Grey Melange, Azalea Pink, Linera Pink.

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From town to the mountain and out for the evening, the Apex Bionic jacket is the most versatile jacket in the Apex soft shell collection. Providing four-way stretch, excellent breathability, water resistance and good thermal capability, this softshell will protect you through the your activities and the seasons. Constructed with Apex ClimateBlock fabric, it is perfect for aerobic activities in cool, damp conditions or for use in more severe cold-weather conditions. Whether climbing to the top of your local mountain or just your local shopping mall this jacket is one of the most user friendly jackets out there.
Harsh weather calls for a jacket that can withstand wind, rain and bitter cold. The North Face® Apex Bionic Jacket for Ladies can do just that with the most protective Apex fabric, TNF™ Apex ClimateBlock, which blocks wind and remains water-resistant while maintaining a comfortable breathability. A hem cinch cord, fleece backer and two hand pockets further increase this softshell jacket's warmth and protection. Centerback: 25.5". Imported.
Manufacturer style #: AMVX.

A superior multi-season soft shell, The North Face Women's Apex Bionic Jacket is the ultimate all-around coat for windy, rainy weather. Designed to maintain a comfortable level of breathability, TNF™ Apex ClimateBlock is both wind and water-resistant, delivering full-body protection against the elements, with built-in stretch for comfort during aerobic activity.


The North Face Apex Bionic Jacket for Women is the ultimate soft shell, perfect for ascents up windy ridges or just a windy day in New York City. Constructed with super protective TNF Apex ClimateBlock fabric, this windproof, water-resistant jacket maintains a comfortable level of breathability for full-body protection against the elements.


The North Face Apex Bionic Softshell Jacket for women is a cozy softshell that adds a windproof element to any winter ensemble. This jacket is great to wear in the spring and fall on its own, and it's a sleek, breathable layer to add to a shell in the winter. The stretchy shell fabric has a wind permeability rating of 0 CFM, so you know that you're in good hands. Fleece backing on the inside of the softshell adds warmth and wicks moisture away so you stay dry.

Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS)
A versatile soft shell jacket with enhanced windproof features and water resistance, The North Face Apex Bionic jacket sports a stretchy and comfortable fit.

Fiber Content: 100% polyester.
Country of Origin: Imported

REI (2013) (closeout)

A great all-around coat for windy weather, The North Face Apex Bionic women's soft-shell jacket features windproof, water-resistant and breathable protection against the elements.



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


Cold mornings on Tumamoc Hill, visits to the Northwest or East Coast, everyday comfort, the Apex Bionic can do it all. Windproof and water-repellent, this soft shell jacket performs in all kinds of environments.

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The North Face Apex Bionic Jacket is tested so that it won't fail you in the cold. Winter doesn't have to equal cold anymore.
For windy, cold weather activities, this coveted soft shell will keep you warm and windchill-free.
TNF™ Apex ClimateBlock provides windproof protection in a lightweight, stretchable fabric that features a DWR (durable water repellent) finish.
for warmth and comfort.
Stand collar delivers additional warmth and protection.
Full-zip front closure with zipper garage and interior wind flap.
Raglan sleeves eliminate shoulder seam chafing.
Napoleon zip pocket.
Two zip hand warmer pockets.
Adjustable drawcord hem for a dialed-in fit.
Machine wash cold, tumble dry low.

Paragon Sports
This superior soft shell is the ultimate all-around coat for windy, rainy weather. Constructed with the most protective Apex fabric, TNF Apex Climate Block, this material is both wind and water-resistant and maintains a comfortable level of breathability for full-body protection against the elements.

Four-season, versatile windproof soft shell with a stretchy, comfortable fit ideal for multiple activities. 

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Also available for: Men, Boys
Avg. length:25.5 in.
Back length:Hip-length
Back length (in.):25.5 inches
Body:TNF™ Apex ClimateBlock 96% polyester, 4% elastane.
Center back:25.5 inches
Fabric:90D 351 g/m² (10.3 oz/yd²) plain weave polyester TNF Apex ClimateBlock
Fabrics/Materials:TNF™ Apex ClimateBlock fabric wind permeability rated at 0 CFM (100% windproof)
Fit:Standard fit
Hood Type:No
Length:26 in
Length from center back:25.75 in
Lining:100% polyester.
Material :TNF Apex ClimateBlock fabric
Pockets:Napoleon chest pocket, Two hand pockets
Recommended Use :Outdoor
Removable Liner:No
Shell fabric:Windproof stretch polyester
Shell lining fabric:Polyester fleece backer
Snow Skirt:No
Waterproof Material:N/A
Waterproofing :No
Weight:755 g (22.3 oz).
Windproof rating:0 CFM (0 CFM is 100% windproof).
Zip-In :No
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The North Face Apex Bionic Jacket Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

Bionic Design Yes

I love this jacket for it's capabilities. I first bought it back in 2008 for a trip up to my first 14'er in CA. There was still snow on the trail in August, it was cold and windy the whole way. This jacket was breathable and windproof and warm the whole way!!! I didn't feel too hot or too cold at any point and time. Fit was great too! Feels true to size. The main problem I had was that after a few years, the NF white turned yellow. Blech! I wore it around 20 times over the years and took great care of it since it was one of my first technical jackets. Unfortunately with the color change I had to exchange it. Thank goodness for being an REI member. This past year I exchanged for just a black jacket. Faded black I can handle if that happens, yellow is just a no go in my opinion. Anyhow, this new purchase is just as great as the last. I've worn it mulitple times now, hiking in cold and frigid NC weather. The only thing I noticed is that the sleeve length is definitely changed, much longer, maybe too much. My boyfriend says it's for movement but my last jacket had no issues with shorter sleeves. Oh well, I just push them up or keep my hands warmer inside of them. Overall, great jacket and will keep it for a very long time. I can see doing multiple activities in this jacket from standard hiking to multi day backpacking trips just like I've done with the last one and why I bought it.
KarinGrace at REI on 02/02/2013

Just as claimed!

First off I'm about 120 pounds large chested (meaning broad and long), small breasted, and 5ft 9inches. I'm also a young adult and prefer low waisted pants/bottoms. With that said, focus on my title. I have a size small in the purple which is my true size. Accept for that the first reviewer was disappointed I completely agree with her. This is not a long torso, flexible, super breathable, or super stretchy jacket. If you want something like that I recommend you look at a bestseller fleece from north face called Denali (there are 3 versions). If u want super stretchy view the NF Ruby Rashel or better yet the NF Apex Elixer. Or anouther similiar NF shell. In your true size I wouldn't expect much layers if any to fit underneath it. This jackets biggest selling points are it's high water repelantce, style, and 100 % windproof. It's breathable and stretchy but, you can defiantly find jackets that are better at those features. It doesn't claim to be super stretchy or very breathable. The neck is a little stiff but, foldable to go down. For what it is it's awesome!
Andy the backpacker trainer at REI on 03/03/2011

Love this Jacket

This has been by far the best jacket I have ever had. A little on the pricy side but well worth it. It's very comfortable, stylish and I've gotten many complements on the jacket.
I live in CA and we don't get much very cold weather but with the cold weather we do get I love using it. I haven't had a chance to use it in the rain, but look forward too. Just in case because in water resistant, I already have my North Face shell jacket that folds into its own pocket so it doesn't take much room to carry both just in case. It's comfortable and warm enough to use as a layer.
I used it on a trip up north and lost it, but ordered another one that same week. I've been very happy with all my North Face products. Have and will continue using North Face products.
isis9700 at REI on 09/09/2013

I bought this jacket for myself and my 14yr old daughter because we were going on a family vacation to the mountains and it can get quite cool during the evenings/night. I am usually cold all of the time so I was concerned that this jacket wouldn't be warm enough. I was pleasantly surprised! The wind couldn't get through this thing! It was like I was wearing a magical cloak! I wore layer under it but was very satisfied with the cut. It was feminine while still very rugged and functional. Just my style! I have a long lean frame (5'8" and 130lbs) and usually have problems with sleeves being too short when I get size Small but I bought a Small in this jacket and if fit perfectly. My daughter is 5'7" and 145lbs, she has an athletic build and her jacket was a Medium, which fit well also.

te_p623826 at on 08/24/2013

Caution in the wash!

I have owned two seasons of this jacket. The first time I bought it, mid 2000s, I ended up trading it for a new one because the color faded in weird places after it had gone through a few washes. Now the second one I own, from a season after the previous, has also now experienced the same. The tag says to use delicate warm. I usually use delicate cold. It seems after the time I washed it in warm (the previous style included) to get a mud stain or grass out, the jacket faded in weird places so the color is no longer uniform.

Besides that glitch, I have loved this jacket. It is very warm. I don't like it for hikes because I get too hot in it. It's perfect for nights in the city of San Francisco or Seattle.
Urty at REI on 04/04/2013
I'm disappointed with this jacket. I'd read so many great reviews about how warm and versatile it was. My gripes: it's very stiff & doesn't seem very breathable, not good for skiing or climbing. I'm 5'3", 110 lbs, usually a XS or S in TNF. The S fit, but if I roll my shoulders back, felt tight across the chest (I'm pretty flat), & it would definitely feel tight if I had any layers underneath. Thinner than expected/not very warm. Also, the cuffs are really tight, so you can't roll them up if you get warm. It's kind of short, so not good coverage in the cold. If you want a tailored spring/fall windproof jacket, it's good. I was looking for something more functional and substantial to use as an midlayer for winter that could also be worn alone for spring/fall.
Anonymous - customer at on 02/22/2011
This jacket is such great quality (as many other North Face jackets are) and is definitely worth the price. I ordered one size up (being 5'4" and 120 lbs I am usually a small, but ordered a medium) and I love how it fits. I was worried about it making me look bigger because I was sizing up, but since the jacket is already form-fitted, I still look slim in it and I have more room in it if I wanted to wear a sweater. The sleeves are a little bit long, but not too long, I like that so my hands are not freezing when I am walking. Overall, this is a great jacket and I am very pleased with my purchase.
Anne - customer at on 01/01/2011

Best jacket I've ever owned

I bought this after borrowing my boyfriend's Apex for the past two years. Finally, I've come to my senses: this is the best jacket I've ever owned and I wish I had made the investment earlier. It is worth every penny. Something about the fabric's breathability coupled with its wind and water resistance make it comfortable in nearly any weather. Layer it over a fleece in cold weather (20-30 F) or a thin layer in moderate weather (40-50 F). Wear it over a t-shirt in spring or fall conditions (wet, 60 F). I can't say enough for how often I pull this on, especially when I want to go into the city or travel. Light, versatile; its perfect.
Brrrandi at REI on 05/05/2013

Great multi-seasons jacket

This is a great jacket and I am glad that I bought it. It is worth the full price of the jacket mainly because it is well made and able to be used in multiple seasons. The jacket is lightweight but warm and also very good in rain. The only complaint I have is that the collar is very stiff and the wrist of the sleeves could be a little more relaxed. I ended up buying a size larger than I usually do because of this; I usually like my jackets a little loose. But despite this I still love this jacket and wouldn't hesitate to buy it again.
Adventure Kate at REI on 05/05/2011

I ordered this jacket for my daughter for Christmas. She already owned a north face fleece jacket and loved it but we have cats and the constant battle against pet hair was tough. She likes this one because pet hair doesn't cling to it. However, she says it's not as warm as her fleece one. This jacket has a very thin almost flannel lining. If we had to do over we would probably go with the one that has fur-like fleece instead. But she still loves it and wears every day to school. Great for cold classrooms even during the summer.

dixp1009695 at on 01/17/2014

Negative Reviews:

Cuffs too small

Everything worked about this jacket except that the cuffs were so small I finally took a pair of scissors to them. My hands are medium size (7.5 womens gloves).
I got my Apex in 2006, so maybe they're corrected this problem by now. But DO try the fit before you buy it.
Spadefoot at REI on 01/01/2013

I ordered this jacket for Christmas for my daughter, we opened it, she tried it on, it was too small, we returned it the next day and Backcountry deducted $38 from the purchase price. Never ordering from here again.

Denise at on 01/04/2014

I ordered a 2XL but they sent a large! When I ordered the 2XL it said it was available, now it's no longer available & costs $38 more! I'll never order from this company again!

addp987235 at on 12/11/2013

Neutral Reviews:


I'm disappointed with this jacket. I'd read so many great reviews about how warm and versatile it was. My gripes: it's very stiff/doesn't move well & doesn't seem very breathable (& no pit zips!), so IMO, not good for skiing, hiking, or climbing. I'm 5'3", 110 lbs, usually a XS or S in TNF. The S fits, but if I roll my shoulders back, it felt tight across the chest (I'm pretty flat). It would definitely feel tight if I had any mid-weight layers underneath, which would be necessary in the winter b/c it's much thinner than expected & doesn't seem like it would be very warm. Also, the cuffs are really tight, so you can't roll them up if you get warm. It's kind of short, so not good coverage in the cold. If you want a nice-looking, tailored spring/fall windproof jacket for around town, this is it. I was hoping for something breathable enough for outdoor activities, and versatile enough to use with layers in the winter or worn alone for spring/fall.
kcdc at REI on 02/02/2011

Not sure about the stencil flower color yet

Jaket is ok - like all women's jackets is missing features - pockets etc......... good quality for price have not decided if I am in love with the color I chose - the blue stencil flower - i wanted blue but it wasn't available in my size =/
NSASSKINY at The North Face on 09/15/2013

Last years model was better

It is a great jacket..It runs a little small and is fitted...
skibunnee at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 10/10/2010