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The North Face Apex Bionic Jacket Reviews

261 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

96%Rated 5 stars

0%Rated 4 stars

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4%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

259 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 1/24/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

My first TNF jacket, and I'm very impressed! It's a high-performance jacket that still keeps an understated, classy look. Regarding fit, I found it a little tight in the armpit if I wanted to layer a sweater underneath. Otherwise, the cut looks great. I wore it in a variety of conditions before deciding to keep it. In the course of a week, New England weather served up this variety: About 50F: With just a t-shirt underneath, I was very comfortable. 25F, 20mph wind: With a t-shirt and light sweater underneath, it was chilly. Though with brisk walking, I warmed up quickly. 16F: Shoveling snow with a t-shirt and light sweater underneath, I was sweating about 10 minutes in. I had to zip down the jacket. For such a light jacket, it keeps you surprisingly warm. I have no problem wearing this in high-20's to low-30's weather, and it keeps out wind incredibly well. Wear a baselayer underneath your pants and you'll be able to tackle all but the nastiest bits of winter weather.

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2 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 7/2/11
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:3 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

The pros: Keeps wind out (caveats; see below). Looks fantastic. Does not wrinkle. Repels water fairly well (until the repellent wears off). The cons: Fit is very strange: the medium fit me perfectly in all areas but one - the armpits were practically digging into my skin. Sizing up a single size resulted in massively baggy sleeves (I settled on a medium, I am 6'1", 180 lbs, athletic build). Smell: What the hell is that smell? Does not keep cold out, at all, ever; blocking the wind is fantastic, but if you are in anything under 50, layer up or prepare to shiver Overall: It's a decent amount of money to spend on something this basic, and if all your needs are simply wind and not cold/heavy rain, then you will be fine. Also, make sure your shoulders are freakishly thin at the ball joint.

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4 people found this review helpful  

November 13, 2011

Anonymous

from San Francisco

This is a nice jacket. It's not too heavy, but stays very warm and also let's you breathe. I use it around San Francisco, because you can easily bring it anywhere and it works in windy brisk temps.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 3, 2011

Anonymous

from Illinois

Bought this jacket for my 16 year old son. Fits perfect and looks great.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 1, 2011

Steve H

from Michigan

This is a great Jacket.Love the zip pockets. Very warm. Put on a sweatshirt and this jacket and perfect in winter or by it's self and works great fall and spring. Have two other North Face jackets and you pay a little more put their the best quality jackets you can buy.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 2, 2011

Anonymous

from Austin and Lubbock, TX

The pros: Keeps wind out (caveats; see below). Looks fantastic. Does not wrinkle. Repels water fairly well (until the repellent wears off). The cons: Fit is very strange: the medium fit me perfectly in all areas but one - the armpits were practically digging into my skin. Sizing up a single size resulted in massively baggy sleeves (I settled on a medium, I am 6'1", 180 lbs, athletic build). Smell: What the hell is that smell? Does not keep cold out, at all, ever; blocking the wind is fantastic, but if you are in anything under 50, layer up or prepare to shiver Overall: It's a decent amount of money to spend on something this basic, and if all your needs are simply wind and not cold/heavy rain, then you will be fine. Also, make sure your shoulders are freakishly thin at the ball joint.

Brands I'd also recommend: Marmot, Mountain Hardwear

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

February 24, 2012

Tracy

from Wisconsin

All I can say is "Wow." I ordered the jacket at 5pm on a Wednesday and the jacket was on my door step at 5pm Thursday! How did you do that? Will order from Zappos again!

Brands I'd also recommend: Not sure

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 20, 2012

Brent N

from Clarksville, TN

Great quality and fit. You can always count on North Face for excellent quality and durability. I have received numerous compliments on this jacket and is the perfect weight. Zappos as usual is great to deal with!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 25, 2012

Carole M

from Fredericksburg, Virginia

I purchased this North Face Men's Apex Bionic Jacket for my grandson, it was a must have item. This is the second similar item I have purchased from Zappos. A perfect well made jacket. The service from Zappos is outstanding. Purchased online 6:30 pm on a Monday had jacket in hand by 2:30 pm on Tuesday. I was so surprised, I know they were fast but this was outstanding! Would purchase from their site again and grandson was happy to go to HS in his must have jacket. Thank you Zappos.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 1, 2011

Becca

from Akron, Ohio

Bought this for my dad on my parents anniversary and he loved it, perfect fit, and style. Also bought my mom the women’s Bionic and as usual you can’t go wrong with the Bionic.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 31, 2011

Rene

from Los Angeles

This is my second Apex Bionic jacket. I love, love, love my first but it started to get a little worn at the cuffs so I bought another. I wear it at work exclusively, I work in a hospital that is always freezing. Seriously the warmest lightweight jacket that I have found. The inside is very soft and makes the jacket feel like a warm blanket. The quality is great, no wind/or AC can get through, pockets are nicely lined and soft, zippers are strong. I always get a bunch of compliments on the jacket as well. I would recommend this jacket to a friend. Only con... and maybe it's just me but the sizing for most North Face items seems a wee bit small. Maybe they should make half sizes for the stuff, a half size up would have been perfect for me.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 29, 2011

Chicago D

from Chicago, IL

Great jacket for fall/spring for the windy city Chicago. Size is true fit, nice room for the neck, not as small as other North Face styles. This is a must have for windy days.

Brands I'd also recommend: Northface

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 4, 2011

Anonymous

from Monterey

I was searching a follow up Jacket for my husband. The former style was not available anymore and we searched something that would be sporty casual but also look chic and not scream "sports jacket". We loved that this style was available in complete black which makes it perfect for a semi-chic night out in town. It fits true to size without being to snag. My husband is not easy to please but this jacket was perfect. On top Zappos service and delivery are unbeatable! We will definitely be returning customers!

Brands I'd also recommend: Adidas, Barbour

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 15, 2011

Brendhan P

from Saline, MI

This was my son's birthday gift. My son says it is great. It also keeps him warm on some cold days, but not the coldest ones.

Brands I'd also recommend: waterfield

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 16, 2011

Subhash S

from Huntsville, AL

I am very happy with my purchase! This jacket looks and feels great and does a great job of repelling wind and water. A big thanks to Zappos for overnight shipping!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 3, 2011

Renee' S

from Virginia

I bought this for my team and they loved it. It is great quality and warm. It runs truer to size than the Pneumatic which runs really small.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 27, 2012

Seth

from Maryland

This is a great cool weather windbreaker. I purchased it in the black/grey and it looks great. This is a very well-reviewed item so I have only two caveats. If you are a taller and well-built guy, be aware that this jacket does not come in tall sizes. I am 6'3 and 205 with a 44 inch chest, taking a 44 long in jacket sizes. The Bionic sits just below my waist as you see with the model. Moreover, the arms are just barely of appropriate length. So just be warned, if you're tall but not overweight, the Large is probably your best bet. I tried the XL and it was like wearing a box. Other than the limited sizes offered, great jacket. Not terribly comfortable, but highly useful and made of tough material.

Brands I'd also recommend: Columbia

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 11, 2012

Anonymous

from Bend, OR

Excellent jacket that really blocks the wind nicely. It's not for really cold conditions, but works great in the shoulder seasons. Though, I do I use it for skate skiing when it's really cold outside and it's just the combination for that. Pretty stylish, too.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 22, 2012

Anonymous

from NC

At the risk of sounding like a paid endorsement...I love this jacket. It is the best casual jacket I've ever owned. I like it so much I own two (one black, one green) and bought one for my father for his birthday. I live in the South and travel extensively. For occasions that don't require a suit or sports coat, this jacket is all I need. Even in the winter when I travel elsewhere, I bring this and just layer a decent sweater under it. The design is extremely well thought out. The shell defends well against water and wind. If pressed for a Con: The only thing I don't like about it is that North Face is so popular I see other people wearing them fairly often. I wouldn't knock a Style star off for that, though, as you can't blame TNF for being popular.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 22, 2012

Dennis N

from Georgia

Great jacket. I wore jacket for one entire week while out of town. Great fit, easy to clean and warm for it's thickness. I would highly recommend this jacket to anyone.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 26, 2012

Anonymous

from NC

This is a great light jacket for Spring ski days or early Winter. It has good wind blocking qualities, but it will not keep you dry long in the rain.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 17, 2012

Kelly L

from Virginia

Bought this coat for a friend 10 days before Christmas. Ordered on a Thursday after 5 pm and received on following Monday. Was very happy with coat, great quality, shipping free, happy with product and Zappos. Would order again.

Brands I'd also recommend: Mountain Hard Wear

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 16, 2012

Marianne P

from Tulsa, Oklahoma

I bought this jacket for my husband for Christmas. He wears XL in jackets and this XL fit perfect. He loves it. He likes how light weight it is, but at the same time very warm! It looks very slimming on him. A great jacket! Zappos service fabulous again, as always! The best way to shop!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 16, 2012

Anonymous

 

I purchased this jacket for my son and he loves it! It's comfortable enough to wear everyday, even in our moderately cold Arizona climate!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 15, 2012

Heather C

from Smelterville, Idaho

Awesome jacket! Very fast and friendly service. I will definitely use Zappos again.

Brands I'd also recommend: columbia

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 14, 2012

Astarsia S

from Birmingham Alabama

My purchase was a Christmas gift and was a late request I was concerned that I could not acquire this gift in time for the holiday, but zappos.com came through ,with the correct jacket, in plenty of time. I will go to this web site again for my purchases.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 12, 2012

Anna m

from sequim washington

Very nice jacket as expected. It was a Christmas present for my son and he loved it and it fit perfect...true to size. I shopped around a lot before I purchased and Zappos had the best value and it came really fast.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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