What is a Softshell?
Our Softshell Jackets are one of our most popular sellers, but not many people know what a softshell actually is!
A softshell jacket is the perfect balance of protection and mobility, made of a stretchy, breathable fabric that will bend, flex and move with your body, rather than weighing it down.
It can be worn for anything by anyone, whether it’s shielding you from the winter bite as you run errands midweek, or to keep your muscles warm before, during or after your exercise – it’s really up to you!
Comprised of 3 layers, with a woven exterior for protection, fleece or pile on the inside for warmth, and a durable, weather-resistant, breathable layer between, Softshell jackets are equipped with the protection you need and the comfort you crave, every day.
Softshells are engineered to be lightweight and dynamic, whilst also providing you with warmth and protection from rainy or wet conditions. They’re perfect for drizzly, damp, and cold days when you don’t want the weather to stop you getting out there, as a go-to cover up in cold or windy locations, or during competitions and activities that involve brisk weather and the risk of rain.
The Softshell will offer a reliable source of regulation that won’t add weight to your adventure, and is easy to fold, pack and travel with wherever the road may take you.
In addition to our Free Country Softshell Jacket design, some styles offer different features in order to ensure maximum versatility for your specific needs, such as multiple pockets of varying sizes, machine washable fabrics and two-way zippers for dynamic flexibility across a range of activities.
Other styles also offer major features such as soft chin protectors, detachable hooded jacket benefits, drawstrings for maximum heat protection and soft butter pile lining.
The video below, featuring two members of our Free Country team, Craig and Martha, will answer all of your questions about the features, comfort, and value of Free Country’s softshell jackets.
Ready to experience the softshell jacket for yourself? Shop our extensive range here and find the perfect fit to get started on your next adventure!