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Sprayway Softshells - Zennor and Maelor

Technical mountain jackets are great in their place, but if you're just out for a walk in chilly autumn or winter weather you might prefer something snug, simple and comparatively affordable. Chris Scaife and Carolina Smith check out these men's and women's softshells.


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

Jöttnar Asger HS lightweight hoodless softshell

Lightweight, quick-drying, and really breathable on the move, the collared version of this popular lined softshell may be an improvement on the hooded original if, like Dan Bailey, you like simplicity and low bulk for easy layering.  

66°North Skaftafell jacket

Existing on the hazy boundary between fully waterproof and merely very water-resistant, and blurring the windproof/softshell/hard shell divide, the Skaftafell baffles binary thinking, says Toby Archer. It's unsettling. But in the real, wet and windy world, does it...

Jöttnar Valen 4S Trousers

The Valen 4S softshell trousers are tough, stretchy and smartly tailored, says Dan Bailey. They're a versatile weight for spring, autumn and winter (lite) on the mountains, but when the mercury drops you'll want to remember your thermal leggings.

Montane Krypton Softshell Hoodie

With a robust softshell fabric that combines a weather-resisting face with a snug furry inside, the Krypton works as either a...

Mountain Equipment Kinesis Range - the ultimate softshell?

For this season Mountain Equipment have refreshed their Kinesis range, offering two new legwear...

Rab's New Vapour-Rise Range

Combining a weather-resisting outer with a wicking/insulating lining, for many years Rab's Vapour-Rise system has been one of the...

Arc'teryx Gamma SL Hoody

Its active cut, minimalist design, and light-but-tough fabric make the Gamma SL Hoody a bit of a winner if you're after a lightweight...


Latest News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

The Rab Guide to Summer Softshells

Softshells are the ideal outer layer for Spring and Summer weather. In this article, Rab run us through a few of their key softshell designs. From lightweight, packable windproofs to a boundary blurring new design, there's something to suit practi...

New Berghaus climbing softshells have a hard edge

New from Berghaus for spring/summer 2017 are the Fast Climb jacket and pant. Extending the renowned Extrem range with lightweight, durable summer gear, the Fast Climb products are softshells designed to give protection from the elements,...

Rab Kinetic Plus Jacket (Mens and Womens)

The Kinetic Plus is a new super lightweight waterproof stretch softshell from Rab. Designed using Rab's own Proflex™ fabric, the Kinetic Plus provides unrivaled freedom of movement thanks to the built-in stretch of this new fabric.

Váli - Multifunctional Mountain Legwear from Jöttnar

A richly featured softshell mountain pant made from class-leading Schoeller® fabric....

Nabu Waterproof Softshell for Men and Women

Quite simply the best softshell jacket Marmot has ever made...

WHAT'S AVAILABLE - Summer Softshells

In this 'What's Available' announcement we look at a variety of different soft shell jackets. British summer? Better get...

Highland Softshell Pant

A new softshell pant designed to meet the needs of outdoor enthusiasts and mountain leaders.


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