Softshell


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softshell montage test  © martin

Group Test Summer Softshells

Lightweight softshell jackets are a summer staple for both walkers and climbers. We compare 11 models here.


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These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

Alpine Start montage  © Toby Archer

Black Diamond Alpine Start Hoody & Alpine Light Pants

From winter walking and climbing to spring cragging and via ferrata, Toby Archer tests a lightweight softshell combo from Black Diamond

It\'s a versatile and breathable outer- or mid-layer that works year round  © Lorraine McCall
It\'s a versatile and breathable outer- or mid-layer that works year round  © Lorraine McCall

OR Ascendant Hoody

Warm for its weight, highly breathable and well-tailored - the only thing this versatile softshell really lacks, says Pegs Bailey, is zipped pockets...

Alpenice montage  © Dan Bailey
Alpenice montage  © Dan Bailey

Outdoor Research Alpenice Hooded Jacket

Marrying weatherproof fabrics with a snazzy pile lining, this is a bit of a cutting edge softshell, reckons Dan Bailey. Perhaps the ambitious price tag reflects its 'concept car' status?

Not many trousers come tougher than Kebs  © Richard Prideaux
Not many trousers come tougher than Kebs  © Richard Prideaux

Fjällräven Keb Trousers

Richard Prideaux puts these bombproof, 'technically advanced trekking trousers' through their paces

Victoria with Scafell  © Martin McKenna
Victoria with Scafell  © Martin McKenna

Mountain Equipment Women's Squall Jacket & Comici Pants

From sport climbing in Finale to walking up Scafell and trad climbing in the Highlands, Victoria de Ga...

Rab Matrix montage  © Dan Bailey
Rab Matrix montage  © Dan Bailey

Rab Women's Exodus Pants

With their active cut and tough, stretchy softshell fabric, the Exodus are great trousers for winter hillwalking and climbing. But is...

Jottnar trousers montage  © Dan Bailey
Jottnar trousers montage  © Dan Bailey

Jottnar trousers - Vanir LT shell and Vali softshell

In search of the perfect winter legwear Dan Bailey tests a combination of softshell and hardshell trousers...


Latest News

These are annoucements 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...

Gabby Lees using the Womens Kinetic Plus  © Rab
Gabby Lees using the Womens Kinetic Plus  © Rab

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.

Jottnar Vali Thumb 3  © Jottnar
Jottnar Vali Thumb 3  © Jottnar

Váli - Multifunctional Mountain Legwear from Jöttnar

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

Nabu Waterproof Softshell for Men   © Marmot
Nabu Waterproof Softshell for Men   © Marmot

Nabu Waterproof Softshell for Men and Women

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

Summer Soft Shells  © UKC
Summer Soft Shells  © UKC

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...

Marmot Highland Pant - Olive   © Marmot
Marmot Highland Pant - Olive   © Marmot

Highland Softshell Pant

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


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