Softshell is a great solution to those inbetween days, where sunshine vies with showers and cloud, driven by blustery wind and a waterproof is just not breathable enough. At The Epicentre, we have a huge range of Men's softshell jackets and trousers to keep you on the hill all year round.
Most Softshells are generally constructed from non-membrane fabrics, usually with a double weave of breathable and quick-drying synthetic fibres for durability and protection that has an application of Durable Water Repellancy (DWR) to shrug off the worst of the weather.
By not having a membrane, softshell is much more breathable, making it great for humid conditions where you are likely to get as wet with a jacket on as off. Most softshells have an element of stretch within the fabric, giving great freedom of movement and allowing for a closer fit.
Some softshells use a Windstopper or windproof membrane for complete windproofness, this is very effective and makes for a much warmer layer but does reduce breathability while adding a little extra weight and bulk.
Use a softshell as an outer in changeable conditions or to add vital warmth beneath a shell in bad conditions. Pair it with a lightweight fleece or Icebreaker merino layer beneath for a versatile layering system in almost any conditions.
Softshell trousers have made great strides in hill-top comfort, with breathable, stretchy and quick drying technology that prolongs the time until it is necessary to pull on a pair of overtrousers.
For information on sizing and fit, check out our Size Guide or the individual item description.
For information regarding garment care, check out our Care Guide.
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