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Outdoor Clothing Soft-Shell Vapour-rise Pant Women's

Rab
Vapour-rise Pant Women's

£91.37 (inc Vat)
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Outdoor Clothing Soft-Shell Procline Hybrid Hoody Men's

Arc'teryx
Procline Hybrid Hoody Men's

£132.99 (inc Vat)
You save 30%

£224.18 (inc Vat)
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Outdoor Clothing Soft-Shell Schoeller-Powershield-etc. Gamma MX Jacket Men's Arc'teryx
Gamma MX Jacket Men's

Ideal for climbing and mountaineering this wind-resistant, water-repellant, highly breathable softshell jacket is the best cut offering we have found and provides top level versatile performance.

£154.30 (inc Vat)
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Outdoor Clothing Soft-Shell Schoeller-Powershield-etc. Gamma AR Pant Men's Arc'teryx
Gamma AR Pant Men's

4 season hardcore softshell pant; durable, stretchy, windproof, and water resistant nylon softshell trousers for climbing, mountaineering or trekking. You can feel the quality!

Special Offer £132.99 (inc Vat)
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Outdoor Clothing Soft-Shell Microfibre-and-Pertex Procline Hybrid Hoody Men's Arc'teryx
Procline Hybrid Hoody Men's

Arcteryx take on the Rab Vapour-Rise Jacket. Same outer as Arcteryx Atom LT Hoody with high wicking and shower-resistance, wind-resistance and side stretch for active outdoor use.

£130.52 (inc Vat)
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Outdoor Clothing Soft-Shell Microfibre-and-Pertex Vapour-Rise Alpine Jacket Rab
Vapour-Rise Alpine Jacket

Latest version of classic Vapour-Rise jacket! Fully featured soft-shell for fast and light advetnurers. Great warmth to weight ratio, and plenty of features perfect for the mountain or the crag.

£126.18 (inc Vat)
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Outdoor Clothing Soft-Shell Salvo Jacket Rab
Salvo Jacket

Rab Salvo Jacket is a mid-weight softshell jacket perfect for most active outdoor pursuits as is a breathable weather protection piece. Will provide warmth in harsh weather

£125.68 (inc Vat)
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Outdoor Clothing Soft-Shell Schoeller-Powershield-etc. Gamma LT Pant Men's Arc'teryx
Gamma LT Pant Men's

Arcteryx Sale - RRP £100 now only £64.99! The Arcteryx Gamma LT pant is a lightweight softshell pant designed with climbing and hiking in cool conditions in mind.

£121.82 (inc Vat)
You save 12%
Outdoor Clothing Soft-Shell Microfibre-and-Pertex Vapour-rise Guide Pant Rab
Vapour-rise Guide Pant

£121.82 (inc Vat)
You save 12%
Outdoor Clothing Soft-Shell Microfibre-and-Pertex Vapour-Rise Jacket Women's Rab
Vapour-Rise Jacket Women's

Sale - RRP £140 now only £89.99! A women's fit version of the popular Rab Women's Vapour Rise Jacket or Rab VR Jacket Wmn's with Pertex Equilibrium outer with a DWR (Durable Water Repellancy) treatment and a m...

£121.82 (inc Vat)
You save 12%
Outdoor Clothing Soft-Shell Microfibre-and-Pertex Vapour-rise Guide Pant Women's Rab
Vapour-rise Guide Pant Women's

Special Offer £99.99 (inc Vat)
You save 33%
Outdoor Clothing Soft-Shell Schoeller-Powershield-etc. LD Shuksan High Loft Hoodie Millet
LD Shuksan High Loft Hoodie

Luxury on the summit...yes this beautifully luxurious soft shell jacket brings ultimate softness and gorgeous fit to the tough summits of Wales. A most definite must try, to feel it's 'oooh so soft' touch.

£97.90 (inc Vat)
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Outdoor Clothing Soft-Shell Highland Pant Marmot
Highland Pant

Excellent multisport, weather resistant all year round trouser with amazing breathability. Durable and stretchy softshell with reinforced high-wear areas, perfect for that epic adventure...that is life!

£97.90 (inc Vat)
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Outdoor Clothing Trousers-and-Shorts Trousers Wm's Highland Pant Marmot
Wm's Highland Pant

Ladies meet your ideal all season trouser. These Softshell Trousers are weather resistant, hard-wearing and super stretchy! Ideal for multi sport use, lightweight enough for summer but robust enough for some wi...

Soft Shell is a bit of a confusing area as everyone seems to have differing ideas as to what it is. How we think of it is this:

Soft - ie Doesn't rely on a stiff, noisy face fabric and or membrane to keep out the elements like traditional waterproof jackets. Instead it uses a tightly woven soft face fabric often with a velour lining of some sort.

Shell - Provides good levels of water and wind resistance and a degree of warmth in one garment.

The result is to produce clothing that reduces the need for the user to carry a traditional layering system of base, mid and shell layers, although you will probably want a base layer with most of the jackets. This works because the garment will have much higher levels of breathability than traditional waterproof shells, while still keeping out all but the worst of the elements. This means that you should be able to keep yourself comfortable by venting rather than changing from one to two to three layers to keep warm and then redry. As a concept, Soft Shell has almost entirely replaced windproof fleeces, because it is more breathable and tougher.

The levels of wind and water resistance should be fine for most single day ventures where a bit of a soaking at some point in the day ins't going to be a serious issue, or where the chances of rain are lower. Soft Shell is therefore less relevant as a single garment on multi day ventures where you could get thoroughly soaked and then have to carry on in the same vein the next day. In such cases you would be better off with a classic shell and layering system for longer term comfort and safety. This doesn't mean that you still couldn't use your soft shell as part of such a system, although there are a number of better products for this use as Soft Shell tends to be heavy and is much less adaptable. For more information on the various pros and cons of softshell jackets vs waterproofs click here.

Most Soft Shell has good levels of abrasion resistance and durability. It is particularly suited to climbing as it tends to have a good degree of omni-directional stretch for ease of unrestricted movement. We also particularly like Soft Shell trousers for winter walking and climbing, and summer Alpine routes on colder faces where you need warmth, wind, water and snow-resistance but don't want to carry waterproof trousers on your lightweight dash.


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