The North Face built the Women's Apex Bionic Jacket with stretchy Apex Climateblock for total protection from cold, windy weather. In addition to blocking out the wind, the Apex Bionic is highly water resistant and breathable, making it great for hiking, XC skiing, or cold-weather runs. The jacket's soft-brushed fleece lining imparts some extra coziness, and internal stretch comfort cuffs keep drafts from snaking up your arms. Looks great, feels great, does the job. What more could you ask for in a softshell?