A softshell jacket is designed for high intensity hikes and activities and are windproof and very breathable making them a warm, hardwearing alternative to a... read more
A softshell jacket is designed for high intensity hikes and activities and are windproof and very breathable making them a warm, hardwearing alternative to a midlayer but also a good alternative to a shell jacket which can be stiff and cause stickiness on warmer days.
We offer a broad range of soft shells including wind shirts through to windproof fleeces and soft feel jackets. Soft Shell jackets can also include an additional waterproof and breathable laminate or membrane such as Gore Windstopper and their breathability will match usual hard shells but they will be stretchy which is great for activities like scrambling and climbing. Softshells can therefore range from water resistant through to waterproof so take care to check which you're buying. We cannot rate soft shell jackets as waterproof as they do not have sealed seams like a standard shell jacket but they would keep you dry in a light shower.