TNF Apex

TNF™ Apex

wind protection

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 and breathability. 

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.


  • Water-resistant
  • Breathability
  • Durable Water Resistant (DWR) Finish
  • Protection in Thick Fog or Light Rain


TNF™ Apex Aerobic

The lightest and most breathable of the TNF™ Apex fabrics, TNF™ Apex Aerobic offers the greatest stretch and mobility, making it ideal for running, cycling and other highly mobile aerobic activities.


  • Great Stretch and Mobility
  • Lightweight and Breathable
  • Ideal for Running and Cycling 



TNF™ Apex ClimateBlock

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
  • Comfortable and Breathable Protection in Inclement Weather Conditions
  • Ideal for Skiing, Snowshoeing and Trekking


TNF™ Apex Universal

The most versatile of the TNF™ Apex Fabrics, TNF™ Apex Universal is both breathable and water resistant, making it ideal across a wide range of activities and weather conditions.


  • Breathable and Water Resistant 
  • Ideal for a Wide Range of Activities