A whole lot of fuss can be made over how great fleece jackets are, but here’s the problem: Handling inclement weather has never been their strong suit, and what good is that when you never know what the elements have in store for you. Never content to live a boring, casual life, you’re out there finding the best hiking trail, or maybe scouting your next camping trip. You need a jacket that will keep you covered and dry, and the Apex Bionic jacket from The North Face will keep you protected when you need it most.
The Apex Bionic is straight-up softshell technology, meaning you aren’t dealing with a soggy mess of a jacket once the rain starts. This is weather-blocking goodness, with water-resistance helping make the rain a worry of the past. Also not a worry? Wind, because this sucker is windproof. You might expect that a jacket with weather-beating properties like these must be a clunky, heavy affair, but you’d be so wrong. The Apex Bionic is lightweight and built with some stretch, meaning it won’t hold you back while you’re mid-climb or setting new records running or doing that climb-run thing we’ve been hearing so much about.
Loving the Apex Bionic style? Have a little variety with your windproof/water-resistant hybrid, as there’s more to the Apex Bionic style than just jackets. The Apex Bionic vest is perfect for those who want a little extra agility, with hoodie and trench coat versions for when you want a bit more coverage during those colder months. Regardless of which style you end up with, and whether you use it as your main jacket or an extra layer, grabbing an Apex Bionic from The North Face is a great way to get ready for whatever may come – especially if you’re headed into that climbing-running race thing, which sounds like a nightmare, to be honest.