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The North Face Apex Bionic Jacket Reviews

234 reviews
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230 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 2/22/11
Overall Rated:4 stars!
Comfort Rated:3 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

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.

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4 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 1/22/12
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

First time I found something cheaper than Zappos. I originally bought the blue in a medium, as I read reviews that it was a little tight. Zappos service was fast, but the jacket was too big for me. I'm 5'0 and 120 lbs. So I returned it with the prepaid label, with the intention to purchase a small. Went to the mall and got the small cream colored one on sale. Doesn't happen often, but this time Zappos was not the cheapest.

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4 people found this review helpful  

May 27, 2011

Anonymous

from Washington D.C.

Love this jacket. It makes a perfect spring jacket and keeps you pretty warm. Fit is great I am 5'3 and about 140 pounds and the medium fit is perfect.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 11, 2010

Tracy

from Burke, Virginia

Love the Apex Bionic jacket! Beautiful finished material & style! I purchased this jacket to wear for Fall or chill days. This is my 6th jacket from TNF. This jacket is suitable for the Fall & Spring seasons. For Winter, it needs a vest or another layer would be good to go. I'm 5'1" and thin scale with short torso. I find this jacket fit me perfectly in Size XS. Would recommend it to all. Zappos has the best customer service and free overnight shipping both ways - no other companies can beat it! Period! I'm a happy customer since a long time. I always buy jackets & shoes from Zappos! I hope my feedback helps you decide better. Enjoy!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 20, 2012

Gretchen S

from Allyn, WA

Love this jacket. Great quality. Runs slightly small. Not enough to size up, but if you're in between sizes, go for the larger size. Very warm without being bulky.

Brands I'd also recommend: Columbia

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 14, 2012

Alex

 

This is a nice jacket. If you read other reviews it tells you to size up. I'm glad I tried this on in the store before I bought it, I am a size small, and the size small fit me perfectly (except sleeve length). I am 5'3 120-125 size 4-6 pants, fit and somewhat lean. I put it on over my Nike sweatshirt (also size small) I had my phone and my wallet in the sweatshirt front pocket and I was still able to zip it up, although it was snug and weird fitting because of those items in my pocket. The sleeves are a bit long, I'm debating if I could get it hemmed without compromising the quality of the jacket. It is made out of Gore-Tex which is what the military uses for water-resistant warmth and it is very effective at doing both of those things.

Brands I'd also recommend: Nike

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 8, 2011

Anonymous

from El Segundo, CA

Great jacket - lightweight yet kept me nice and warm. Runs a little small, so get a size larger. I wish it had a drawstring at the wrist because the sleeves are a little long for me, but this jacket is great!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 4, 2008

Anonymous

from Wisconsin

This jacket ROCKS!! I love this jacket - it was a great purchase and a great price from Zappos. I like that it is slightly fitted (so I'd suggest ordering one size up if you plan to wear a sweatshirt underneath). The best part is that dog hair doesn't stick to it! We have a yellow Lab and a Springer so it's hard to keep their hair off of my jackets but this jacket does the trick. Perfect for that 'inbetween' late summer/fall weather.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 31, 2012

Anonymous

from Oklahoma City, OK

Bought this for my girlfriend who is very cold natured. She loves it and wears it everywhere. She says the description is accurate and that the jacket does not let any wind through it. Seems to be of a very durable material and build. She gets compliments everywhere because of the pink plaid pattern. Again, she loves it!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 21, 2012

Anonymous

from Las Vegas, NV

Great jacket! Thin but very windproof. Excellent in the Las Vegas winds/light rain. Sleeves are a little long on me, but I like the length of the torso (I'm 5'3").

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 14, 2012

Anonymous

from Ohio

I love this jacket! It is very light but warm. I also love the material. It deflects water and doesn't attract pet hair like fleece. Definitely worth the money! I do think the sizing runs a little small. I normall wear a large (sometimes a medium) but I had to get an XL.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 28, 2012

Anonymous

 

There is a lot of dispute about sizing of this jacket. I find it true to size. I'm 5'1" and 110 pounds. The XS is a perfect fit with room for layering. It is much roomier than the jacket shown on the model, though very feminine tailored.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 30, 2012

Nikki G

from Stillwater, Oklahoma

I love this jacket! It's light-weight and comfortable yet warm and blocks the wind. I ordered a size bigger as recommended in the reviews and it fits great.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 27, 2012

Michele O

from Michigan

Great jacket for winter! Fast shipping too.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 22, 2012

Anonymous

 

I read over many reviews of this jacket before going to try it on in store. Based on the reviews, I was set on getting the Medium. I'm generally a size small (5'4, ~130lbs, size 4) but reading the recommendations of going a size up I was planning on getting a Medium. When I went in to try it on I was surprised to see the small fit perfectly. There was even extra room if I wanted to layer tops! However if you are planning on wearing sweaters and layering tops underneath, I do recommend the Medium. If not, the small will fit just fine if you have measurements similar to mine!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 16, 2012

Anonymous

 

The windy - snowy mountains of Colorado, Montana, Idaho and Washington in early winter was a good test of this jacket and once again, North Face passed the test!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 12, 2012

Jayne H

from Michigan

Very warm coat that is not bulky at all. The material is very thin and you are able to move around well. It's very cute and I have received many compliments. I purchased a large and it just fits around my hips (5'3", 140 lbs). I think if I wore a lot of thick clothes under the coat it could get kind of tight. All in all a great buy!

Brands I'd also recommend: Patagonia

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 12, 2012

Michael M

from Upper Michigan

I got two of these for two of my daughters for Christmas, they wear them all the time. They were a BIG hit! I got the mediums because they are tight across the chest, as I read in another review, and I was glad I did.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 8, 2011

Helen H

from Nashua, NH

I bought this for my daughter. The jacket fits beautifully and is just the right weight. The jacket is quite fitted, so order on the larger size. It requires careful and continued washing, but that is to be expected with a white jacket. It washes well, and looks very good after washing. I would buy another for my daughter.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 8, 2011

BJ S

 

Great jacket. My wife is always cold and this coat keeps her warm in the rough Northeast winters. Zappos was quick and easy to navigate and fast shipping! Will be doing more business in the future.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 7, 2011

Marija M

from Broadview Heights, Ohio

Aside from the corny commercials that stick in my head, Zappos saved me! My daughter has wanted this jacket for orthodox Xmas. I missed an opportunity to buy it at a regular store. They sold out & I thought I would try Zappos. They only had 2 left! I thought they would contact me 2 days later & say "sorry we are out of stock". It was a hope & a prayer that it would come through & they did. I was so happy to see the Fedex driver walk up the driveway. My 13 year old daughter was happy (for the moment anyways!). Quick & easy! Thanks Zappos!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 2, 2011

Gina O

from Rhinelander, Wisconsin

I purchased this item for my daughter. It was exactly what we wanted, placing the order went smoothly and the shipping was absolutely fantastic. I received this item in under 24 hours. Amazing! Thank you Zappos for making my daughter's day!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 21, 2011

Julie N

from Central California

This year's design is much more flattering than last year's. Better tailoring and the hem cinchcord contributes to that. Beautifully made jacket, although be prepared for the collar to be a little stiff, which is why I gave the Comfort rating 4 stars. Other than the stiff collar, this is quite comfortable, looks great, but I was hoping it would be a little warmer for cold weather. Great for a cool day, lightweight and not at all bulky. The back is slightly longer than the front, which is nice. I am 5'3 and weigh 115 and the Small size fits great, including sleeve length. I only wish the jacket was slightly longer, but it's still a great look!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 20, 2011

Anonymous

 

Love the Apex Bionic jacket! Would buy in every color if I could! Zappos is the best. I got my coat the day after I ordered it!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 16, 2011

Anonymous

from Hornell, NY

I ordered a Christmas gift very close to Christmas and received it in time just as they said. It was wonderful, reasonably priced and better in person than on the site. I would recommend this to anyone.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 14, 2011

Anonymous

 

Bought the jacket for my daughter. She had tried one on in the store and this was purchased as a surprise present. Arrived to her in perfect condition and in a timely manner. Provides warmth without being bulky. Free shipping is wonderful!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 21, 2010

Anonymous

from Washington D.C.

This jacket is great! I would order a size up from what you would normally order so that you can layer underneath. It really keeps the wind out and it is so comfortable. I have owned both the light blue and the pink and I love them both!

Brands I'd also recommend: Columbia

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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