A soft shell technology breakthrough! TNF™ Apex soft shell
fabrics are a signature material, researched and developed exclusively
by The North Face®. TNF™ Apex offers the dynamic duo of a tightly
woven abrasion-phobic face for protection, and a soft-brushed interior
for performance and comfort. Built to stretch for comfort and
mobility, TNF™ Apex is also treated with our Durable Water Resistant
(DWR) finish to achieve the ideal balance between weather resistance
The DWR finish increases watershed and is laboratory tested for
durability and extended wash and wear according to the standard AATCC
22 Water Repellency Spray Test. All TNF™ Apex fabrics meet The North
Face® standard rating of 90 (70 after a specified number of home
washings) for long-term durability.
TNF™ Apex garments are built for warmth and keep you dry in a thick
fog or light rain environment. The tightly woven fabric face creates a
hard barrier to the elements of cold weather, while the soft-brushed
interior allows for a soft warm-next-to-skin feel. The brushed
interior also promotes a microclimate, allowing for superior moisture
management and continued climate control.
The most protective TNF™ Apex fabric, TNF™ Apex ClimateBlock is
virtually waterproof and windproof while also maintaining a
comfortable level of breathability. The fabric is ideal for trekking,
skiing and snowshoeing in challenging, inclement weather conditions.
Water-resistant and Windproof
Breathable Protection in Inclement Weather Conditions