The North Face Apex Free Climb Jacket

3 reviews
5-star:   0
4-star:   3
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0



I've had this jacket since it 1st came out and over…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $300 3yr s ago

I've had this jacket since it 1st came out and over all it's been a great jacket except for the peeling around the seems. Not waterproof but very water resistant and looks good with jeans and kacks. It's got an athletic cut and still looks good with a lite hoody underneath. The jacket looks good and I get a lot of looks while wearing one.

If u can find one on ebay or if ur lucky enough to even find 1 I'd say pick it up u won't b sorry.


I bought this jacket primarily to ski in and I have…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $200

I bought this jacket primarily to ski in and I have to say it has been excellent. It is very wind proof but also very breathable. I was out on a day with a lot of melt and stayed very dry. The jacket, while not waterproof, is very water resistant.

I was also out on a day when it was 13F with 30mph winds and was very comfortable. I have never been cold in this jacket and have only gotten warm and a little sweaty on a few very long bump runs, but I just opened the pockets which are vented and was comfortable again within seconds. The fabric is soft, but not extremely soft, but this is expected with a soft shell meant for colder weather.

My only gripe is about the fit of this jacket. I think for hiking or climbing I would have bought a medium, but I wanted a little more space for a base and mid-layer for cold weather so I got a large. The sleeves on this jacket are very long, even with a medium hey would have been long. The jacket does have velcro straps on the sleeve to tighten down though, so the problem isn't that annoying while skiing, but can be when wearing it around town.


Actually I want to give 4.5 stars. It is a softshell…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Price Paid: USD 200

Actually I want to give 4.5 stars.
It is a softshell that I wear in
- snow place
- downtown
- camping, nearly anywhere cool to cold places.

Excellent cutting, athletic fit, long sleeve with vent pockets. I only deduct the half star for it lacks adjustment of neck collar.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Looking for a super stretchy, yet super warm jacket for ice climbing or mountaineering this winter? The North Face has the jacket for you. One of their coolest new products, the Apex Free Climb jacket incorporates revolutionary softshell technology into a weatherproof jacket that will change your perspective on cold weather forever. Sonic welding technology produces stretchy seams that remain waterproof-that means you won't get caught up by your jacket when you reaching for the hold that will make or break your ascent. Sandwich fabric construction using Polartec Power Shield wit a DWR coating produces a super tough wind resistant, water resistant, abrasion resistant jacket. Even better, this construction makes the Apex Free Climb far warmer than other jackets in its class.

- Backcountry Outlet refers to the men's version

Welded soft shell, ideal for cool to cold weather climbs. 4-way stretch nylon/polyester/elastane Apex Universal fabric with DWR finish. Performance fit for excellent comfort in any activity. Rated at 5 CFM. Sonically welded seams with external tape. Two core vent pockets. Bicep pocket. Velcro fastener adjustable cuffs help keep the warmth in while sealing out the elements. Hem cinchcord for and adjustable, comfortable fit. Length 28". Avg. wt. 22.6 oz.

- Campmor refers to the men's version

On Sale. Free Shipping. The North Face Men's Apex Free Climb Jacket (Fall 2007 Discontinued) Combining the warmth and insulation of fleece with stretchy, wind- and water-resistant fabric, the Apex Free Climb jacket by The North Face protects you from the elements while it lets you move through them freely. Weight (average): 21.5 oz (610 g) Length from Center Back: 28in. Apex fabric CFM 10 External self fabric tape Hem cinchcord Left forearm pocket Sonically welded seams Two hand pockets

- Moosejaw refers to the men's version

The Apex Free Climb Jacket is a weather-resistant, soft shell ideal for cool to cold weather climbs.

- Altrec Outdoors refers to the men's version

Durable Water Repellent finish causes water to bead up and roll off, fending off light rain showers and snow. Features hem drawcord and rip-and-stick adjustable cuffs to keep the elements out and the warmth in. Pockets include two zip core vent front pockets and left bicep security pocket. Polartec Power Shield wicks moisture away from you and transports it to the fabric's outer surface for quick evaporation--and comfort! Polartec Power Shield consists of a very durable snow- and water-shedding stretch face fabric laminated to a hydrophobic fleece. Sonically welded seams and external self-fabric tape add durability. The North Face Free Climb Jacket offers versatile performance in the backcountry and works well for a range of activities and weather conditions.

- REI refers to the men's version

The North Face Apex Free Climb Jacket


The Apex Free Climb Jacket has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$74.07 - $299.00

The North Face Apex Free Climb Jacket is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen April 5, 2011 at

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