The North Face Apex Elixir Jacket-135004 - Women's


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Designed to provide the ultimate comfort and mobility; the Women's North Face Apex Elixir is a durable and breathable soft shell made of stretch fabric that serves well as a stand-alone jacket or as a layering piece. Stylish enough to be worn around town and performance driven to keep up with the active lifestyle, The North Face Apex Elixir Jacket delivers superior stretch while repelling rain and moisture with a DWR finish.


  • 73% nylon, 17% polyester, 10% elastane 4-way stretch TNF™ Apex Aerobic soft shell with DWR
  • Alpine fit
  • TNF™ Apex Aerobic soft shell fabric wind permeability rated at 10 CFM
  • Embroidered logos
  • Reverse-coil zippers
  • Hand pockets
  • Non-abrasive, molded cuff tabs
  • Hem cinch cord
  • Weight 366 g (12.4 oz)

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Review Summary

4.3 out of 5

14 Reviews

  • Great design: 3
  • Great value: 3
  • Lasts forever: 3
  • Performance: 3

  • Bad design: 1
  • Cost: 1
  • too lightweight: 1
Comfort: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Durability: 4.2 / 5
Wind Protection: 5 / 5
Fit: 4 / 5
Water Protection: 4 / 5

14 Ratings & Reviews

excellent long-wearing jacket
November 11, 2008

true-to-size fit, would definitely buy again

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 4 / 5
WaterProtection: 2 / 5
WindProtection: 4 / 5

from Honolulu, HI
35-44 yrs

Versatile lightweight jacket.
August 19, 2012

I live in Hawaii but love to travel to cooler climates. This jacket is usable in Hawaii as well as in cooler climates, I'd say in spring or fall on the West Coast, summer in Alaska, etc... It's fine in the light tropical come-and-go rains, but would not hold up in a downpour. I love the magenta color. Wish I'd snagged one in another color before they ran out of my size. Wish it had an adjustable hood. It's extremely lightweight and extremely comfortable, thanks to the soft interior and stretch. I was willing to pay full price on this one, because I'd been on the lookout for it; I had to wait almost a year! It was worth it. TNF has always fit me pretty well (wide, tallish, non-athletic, long arms, long torso, slightly longer legs) and I am extremely satisfied with the durability of this type of fabric; I wear my TNF pants ALL THE TIME for several years and they still look brand new.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value

Apex Jacket
March 21, 2006

Pros: I love the green color and have had many compliments, this jacket will be good for warm spring weather, the fit is perfect. Cons: Although I read other reviews saying the jacket was thin, I thought the people must be wimps. However, I was wrong. The jacket is really thin so I won't be able to ski in it unless the weather is warm with hardly any wind. I still love it though and don't regret the purchase.

I love this jacket; it's perfect.
September 28, 2009

I bought this jacket as an extra layer for under my North Face Summit Series rain jacket and I'm so glad I did. I also wear it alone and have received many complements This jacket is perfect. Great style and fit. Though it is thin, as in not bulky, it is warm and cozy. I love this jacket.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 3 / 5
WaterProtection: 4 / 5
WindProtection: 4 / 5

25-34 yrs

excellent purchase
April 08, 2012

This jacket is thin, stretchy and very comfortable. I'm 5'4 125lbs and have a larger bottom/hips, I'm usually a Medium but i would recommend going up a size if you have larger hips because it is a little snug, other than that the jacket is perfect. My mother saw it on me and bought it immediately!! I would highly recommend this jacket it looks adorable on!

Pros: Great design, Lasts forever, Performance, Great value

apex elixir jacket
April 16, 2008

I loved the cut and material of this jacket. Also the color branson blue is a very pretty blue. The interior pocket is located on your upper right side. I wanted a running jacket for colder temps, so I ordered this one to compare to the NF amp hybrid. Also was looking for an interior pocket. Not sure if I like the location of the pocket. I was told both are fairly equal in performance, decided to go with amp - liked the look better and it's cheaper.

Outstanding Service
May 25, 2008

The service was outstanding, we ordered the jacket and had in 3 day's.My wife loves the the jacket. It's very lightweight and comfortable.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 4 / 5
WaterProtection: 4 / 5
WindProtection: 5 / 5
from Westfield, MA
45-54 yrs

So excited...
October 19, 2011

I have always wanted a North Face jacket and I have been working out like crazy losing inches... Was so excited to purchase a medium jacket and it fit wonderfully. My husband is giving it to me from Santa.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value

wear during tennis when warm up needed
April 14, 2008

just right to take chill off and keep you moving in style.


from CA

very good
May 27, 2011

This was my first softshell and I was lucky to get it right the first time! The fit is great and I bought it for the fact that it is wind/water resistant. It can get a a little warm if you are doing a lot of aerobic activity, so you need a moisture wicking layer underneath. The only improvement suggestion would be the addition of some pit-zips, which are hard to find on women's jackets anyway. It isn't terribly warm, and you may want to add a warm layer if you plan on wearing it in less than 30 degree weather. Otherwise, this is a great option if you are looking for a nice softshell!

thinner than expected
February 17, 2007

if you expect to wear this in the winter, dont buy it.. its thinner than a zip up hoodie.. but its nice and good looking!

Comfort: 4 / 5
Durability: 2 / 5
Quality: 2 / 5
FitClothes: 2 / 5
WaterProtection: 3 / 5
WindProtection: 2 / 5

18-24 yrs

Not as Shown in Image
April 11, 2012

The jacket was different from the image shown. The zippers were purple instead of black and the jacket was in different shades of black, not one solid color. Also, the cuffs were molded but there were no adjustable cuff tabs. It was a good fit, but was also very thin.

Pros: Ease of use, Cons: Cost, Bad design

Like it!
November 04, 2008

I really like it alot! The fabric is very nice, and the cut and shape of it are fitted. The one thing is that it is VERY thin. I was expecting it to be thin, but not THAT thin. Its still warm, though.

from Cleveland, OH

VERY thin!
April 11, 2011

This is a very lightweight, thin jacket. The texture resembles that of 'press 'n seal' without the sticky side. I am 5'5" and 110lbs and I ordered a small...probably should have tried the XS because it was roomy and the sleeves were very long. The length of the small was good though. I stood outside for a minute in the wind and most of the wind came through. This jacket may be good for a light weight running jacket, but that's not what I need it for...I'm returning it.

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Fiery Red, Magic Magenta, TNF Black and TNF White.

Available sizes, while supplies last, include size xs, size small, size medium, size large and size extra large: xs, s, m, l, xl.

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