In this post, we wrote about two The North Face technologies that were made for superb performance during outdoor activities: the Ultra Soft Stretch Web and the Impossibly Dry Layer Shell.

Now we’d like to introduce you to the new outdoor jacket by The North Face, which is both ultra soft and impossibly dry: the Apex Flex GTX 2.0.


Apex Flex is the first waterproof softshell material to stretch in 4 directions. The Apex Flex GTX 2.0 consists of this waterproof shell combined with a softshell outer layer and a stretchy inner layer. What this means is that the jacket delivers the waterproof protection of a hard shell together with the comfort and flexibility of a softshell.

Specially designed for trails, this jacket offers you everything you need during outdoor adventures: protection in all weathers and freedom of movement for all kinds of activities!

Thanks to the Gore-Tex® 3L outer material, this garment is 100% wind- and waterproof, as well as extremely breathable. Taped seams and a VISLON® zip work together to ensure you stay nice and dry. The super lightweight design with extremely soft stretchy fabric means that this garment doesn’t feel like a conventional raincoat - it actually offers the same comfort as a hoodie. As well as this, its soft, seamless knitted material keeps you nice and warm. It’s the perfect inside layer for an outdoor jacket!

To top it off, the Apex Flex GTX 2.0 comes with all kinds of useful features: ventilation zips to cool you down on warm days and ensure a comfortable skin temperature in all weathers, and a zipped chest pocket and two hand pockets to store your valuables. The adjustable straps at the cuffs, the cinch stoppers and drawstring at the hem and the hood with the overlay band all work together to deliver a perfect fit all over. On the whole, this jacket has a slim cut.


In a nutshell: the Apex Flex GTX 2.0 is the ideal outdoor jacket for activities like hiking or climbing, be it on sunny, rainy or even stormy days! If you’re looking for a super soft shell jacket that offers the protection of Gore-Tex® and the flexibility of soft shell material, this model is perfect for you!