The Apex McKinley Jacket has been discontinued. It last appeared in The North Face's 2011 product line. If you're looking for something new, check out the best soft shell jackets for 2021.
Historic Range: $74.25-$165.00
700 g / 24.7 oz
90D 341 g / sq m (10.0 oz / sq yd) 94% Recycled Polyester, 6% Elastane TNF™ Apex ClimateBlock
90D 142 g / sq m (4.2 oz / sq yd) 87% Polyester, 13% Elastane 4-Way Stretch TNF™ Apex Aerobic, DWR Finish
The North Face makes the Apex McKinley from their proprietary Apex ClimateBlock fabric. It’s a recycled polyester softshell that’s treated with a durable water repellent (DWR) finish.
The North Face lined the jacket with a soft fleece to provide more protection and heat retention. It’s a nice feature, but tends to make the jacket a little difficult to pull over long sleeve shirts and sweaters.
Despite that one drawback, The North Face Apex McKinley delivers outstanding style and performance. It’s a do-anything jacket that works around town and outside for just about any activity – hiking, camping, fishing, cross-country and spring skiing, you name it. The softshell fabric delivers both wind protection and waterproofing.
If you’re looking for a softshell jacket to take you into the fall and thru the winter, the Apex McKinley is an excellent choice.
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Source: tested or reviewed it for the manufacturer
Price Paid: $150 retail; sample provided by The North Face for review