Apex 3/4 Zip Zeitgeist


Apex 3/4 Zip Zeitgeist
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Apex 3/4 Zip Zeitgeist
Manufacturer The North Face
Page By T Sharp
Page Type Sep 23, 2007 / Sep 23, 2007
Object ID 3994
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Product Description

The North Face Men's Apex ¾ Zip Zeitgeist is a highly breathable water and wind resistant softshell shirt. This shirt has a trim athletic cut that coupled with 4 way stretch fabric allows for full overhead arm extension without pulling up the waist. The narrow waist fits comfortably under a harness, and is cut slightly longer in the back for better coverage. The 3/4 lenght front zip allows the shirt to put on or taken off with out removing your helmet, and has a small pocket at the top to keep the zip pull form agravating your chin. The sleeves have an articulated cuff with a narrow non restrictive elastic band at the wrist. There is a left chest napoleon pocket, and a right handwarmer pocket, [pity for us left handers] that sits above the harness belt. This shirt has an effective DWR that beads water nicely. Wind transference is 10cfm.


Material: Nylon, polyester, elastane Apex Aerobic DWR-coated fabric
Pockets: 1 left Napoleon, 1 hidden right hand
Hood: No
Weight: 14.8oz (420g)
Warranty: Lifetime
Recommended Use: Climbing, touring, backcountry skiing



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T Sharp - Sep 23, 2007 2:49 pm - Voted 5/5

My View of the Zeitgeist
This is a workhorse of a climbing shirt, very tough fabric that will not abrade against rock, very breathable, yet wind resistant.The DWR is fantastic, and it is one of the most water repellant pieces that I own, I would use it for a rain shell if it had a hood! I have to literally stuff it down in the water in the washing machine!
It is very comfortable under a harness, and functions well as an outer layer on cool mornings, or as a mid layer in colder conditions.
I prefer to have a lightweight polypro, or capilene t-shirt under it though, as the fabric is a bit rough on bare skin.
I paid @$65.00 for both of mine on sale. This shirt seems to be a common sale item at Backcountry.com and Mountaingear.com. It is available in black, blue, and a burnt red.
This is a product in which I am well pleased.

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