THE NEW NORTH FACE JACKET- APEX FLEX GTX
Published on 17/05/2017 00:00
The first impressions are excellent as soon as you take it off the shelf. They have combined a softshell jacket with a GORE-TEX membrane. The result: an ultra-resistant, ultra-soft jacket which has the right amount of elasticity, and is 100% windproof, waterproof and breathable.
*3L GORE-TEX with C-KNIT.
*Polyurethane (PU) zip
*Fully adjustable hood.
*Adjustable VELCRO® cuffs
*Waist adjustable from inside the pockets.
*Openings in the underarm area for better breathability.
*A perfect overall fit.
*The well-known GORE-TEX membrane, waterproof and breathable, is combined with the very light fabric (KNIT) interior, which means that the jacket does not feel “stiff”, which can often happen with this kind of jacket. This means the jacket is more comfortable to wear and that it is 15% more breathable.
*THE NORTH FACE APEX material. This material has been designed exclusively for TNF. The fabric is highly abrasion resistant with elasticity, 100% windproofing and DWR treatment - “a polymer-based water repellent treatment. DWR penetrates the fibres of the fabric and reduces surface tension so that the water breaks down into small drops which slide off the outer layer.” The brand uses this fabric in several of their garments such as softshells and gloves.
This really is a great multipurpose jacket. It's great for mountain climbing, skiing, snowboarding, freeriding etc., but the range of colours also means that they can be ideal for wearing in the city when it is raining or windy. And when it's cold you can add layers to the system creating an insulating jacket and no matter how cold it gets you won't complain.
As soon as you put it on, you'll see that it fits very well, it's easy to adjust and clings well to your body as it moves.
The wrists can be very easily adjusted using the VELCRO® fastenings, as can the waistband. You just have to put your hands in the pockets and pull the cord that you find inside and the jacket will quickly adapt to your waist.
The hood is also very easy to adjust, you just need to pull the cords which are on both sides and close the opening as needed. They lock into place automatically. There is another adjustment on the back of the head so that you can make it fit the size of your head perfectly.
I had a chance to test it out on a typical stormy day in spring and the results were excellent, I stayed completely dry!
It is definitely lightweight at 680g which means that the jacket is practical for TRAIL RUNNING, but it can also be used for all kinds of other activities.
As with all of these types of jackets, it can be compressed and packed in a small space so that it can be carried in a backpack.
Without a doubt, this is another great success for the brand, which continues to innovate year after year and continues to surprise us, this time with a jacket that is suitable for everyone and all kinds of uses. This is a jacket designed for outdoor activities, with an affordable price and high-end performance.
So if you are looking for a jacket to wear while you are doing your favourite activity and looking stylish at the same time, don't hesitate to get this jacket.
*The jacket weight is a little high compared to others that are currently on the market.
*It's difficult to adjust the hood.
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