User Review: The North Face Men's Apex Bionic Jacket
Price Paid: Gift
Unless it's in the laundry, this has been my go-to jacket for cooler days (55 degrees or cooler) here in Colorado Springs. I wear it mostly around town, and have only worn it once when snowshoeing. During the snowshoeing trip I wore a hoody underneath, but removed the hoody about 30 minutes into the trek and just wore the soft shell with a Dri-Fit long sleeve shirt.
I have the all black colored jacket and it looks good whether I'm wearing warm-ups, khakis, or slacks. It blocks the wind well and has kept me dry when it's snowing or raining. At 6'1", 200 lbs, I wear an X-Large and it fits beautifully. The sleeves are a little long, but I prefer this. It vents well when you leave the pockets unzipped, and the breast-pocket is awesome for quick access to smaller items you might be carrying.
All in all, for my purposes this jacket does the job. I wouldn't hesitate to wear it during a weekend camping or backpacking trip.