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ROSE WIND FIBRE cycling jacket

- MOUNTAINBIKE TIP value for money 12/2017 - The ROSE WIND jacket is the ideal thermal jacket for your winter training. Thanks to the WIND FIBRE mate...

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ROSE HIGH END FLUO thermal windbreaker

Ride through winter! The ergonomic and thermal HIGH END FLUO jacket WIND offers pleasant warmth thanks to a brushed fleece inside and a windproof fron...

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GONSO DIORIT softshell jacket

The DIORIT thermal jacket by GONSO is the successor of the BOG softshell jacket and a must-have for cool days. Thanks to HIGHTEX SOFTSHELL, it protect...

Windproof Softshell Waterproof Thermo

RRP €99.95 from89.95 

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Löffler Men's BIKE ZIP-OFF JACKET SAN REMO WS SOFTSHELL LIGHT

– bike 02/15: very good – – RennRad 01/17: Best in test – The SAN REMO WS SOFTSHELL LIGHT zip-off jacket by Löffler can be easily turned into a vest...

Windproof Softshell Waterproof Windstopper Zip-off

RRP €239.95 from149.95 

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Castelli ALPHA ROS JACKET softshell jacket

- bike 01/19: Test Winner Tip - - bike 01/19: Verdict: Great - Ride or shine – the ALPHA ROS JACKET by CASTELLI is just the right choice for cold da...

Windproof Softshell Waterproof Thermo Windstopper

289.95 

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VAUDE Men’s Posta Softshell Jacket V

The Men’s Posta Softshell Jacket V by VAUDE is a real highlight for the cold season. It is windproof, water-resistant, offers sufficient mobility in t...

Windproof Softshell Waterproof Thermo

RRP €149.95 129.95 

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GORE WEAR C3 GORE WINDSTOPPER PHANTOM ZIP-OFF JACKET

The versatile C3 GORE WINDSTOPPER PHANTOM ZIP-OFF JACKET by GORE is the successor of the popular PHANTOM PLUS GORE WINDSTOPPER zip-off jacket and is s...

Windproof Waterproof Windstopper bluesign

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ROSE TOP CYW WIND thermal jacket

The cold season can come with the ROSE TOP CYW WIND winter cycling jacket. The windproof front panel and a complete fleece lining offer good protectio...

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RRP €129.95 99.95 

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ROSE HYBRID jacket

The ROSE HYBRID jacket offers a successful combination of a softshell and a Primaloft jacket. The sleeves and side panels are both made from softshell...

Windproof Softshell Waterproof Wind-resistant Lifestyle

RRP €89.95 79.95 

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GONSO LUCITE women's thermal active jacket

The sporty LUCITE women's thermal active jacket by GONSO offers ideal weather protection on colder days, thanks to its windproof and water-repellent f...

Windproof Softshell Waterproof Thermo

Colour: safety yellow

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ROSE OUTDOOR softshell jacket

With the OUTDOOR softshell jacket, ROSE presents a casual jacket for relaxed tours and every day. The windproof and water-repellent softshell fabric i...

Windproof Softshell Waterproof

RRP €79.95 49.95 

Löffler
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Löffler WS SOFTSHELL WARM softshell jacket

The WS SOFTSHELL WARM jacket by Löffler does not care about cold, windy and rainy weather. Thanks to GORE WINDSTOPPER SOFTSHELL WARM material, it is n...

Windproof Softshell Waterproof Windstopper

Colour: Mauritius

Mauritius
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instead of €199.95 from159.95 

Castelli
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Castelli RADDOPPIA GORE WINDSTOPPER soft shell jacket

The RADDOPPIA soft shell jacket by CASTELLI combines a GORE WINDSTOPPER X-FAST membrane, which is windproof and water-repellent, with THERMOFLEX inser...

Windproof Softshell Waterproof Thermo Windstopper

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MAVIC COSMIC ELITE 16 thermal windbreaker jacket

Cool winter days are no problem with the MAVIC COSMIC ELITE 16 jacket. The front comes with a windproof membrane and a water-repellent surface coating...

Windproof Waterproof Thermo

Colour: dresden blue/black

dresden blue/black
dresden blue/black
RRP €179.95 109.00 

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GORE WEAR C3 GWS Classic thermal jacket

The C3 GWS Classic thermal jacket by GORE WEAR is the successor of the GORE WINDSTOPPER cycling jacket. This winter jacket keeps you pleasantly warm i...

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NORTHWAVE BLADE 3 JACKET TOTAL PROTECTION

With the BLADE 3 JACKET TOTAL PROTECTION winter jacket by NORTHWAVE, cold days are no longer an excuse to stay at home. Thanks to a warm, brushed insi...

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ROSE WIND FIBRE SOFTSHELL II women's jacket

The ROSE WIND FIBRE SOFTSHELL II windbreaker protects you from wind and light rain on cool summer days and in autumn or winter. A fleece inside provid...

Windproof Softshell Waterproof

RRP €89.95 79.95 

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Castelli TRANSITION JACKET softshell jacket

The TRANSITION JACKET by CASTELLI is the perfect choice for use in-between seasons. This lightweight softshell jacket is slightly brushed inside and c...

Windproof Softshell Waterproof Thermo Windstopper

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VAUDE POSTA IV softshell jacket

With the POSTA IV softshell jacket by VAUDE you are perfectly protected from wind and light rain. Thanks to a soft fleece lining, the windbreaker offe...

Windproof Waterproof Fleece

Colour: black

black
pistachio
RRP €149.95 119.95 

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Castelli PERFETTO GORE WINDSTOPPER soft shell jacket

Thanks to its GORE WINDSTOPPER X-LITE PLUS membrane, the PERFETTO soft shell jacket by CASTELLI combines high breathability with effective protection...

Windproof Softshell Waterproof Windstopper

189.95 

Softshell Jackets – Versatile Garments for Sport and Leisure

Versatile Garments for Sport and Leisure


Everybody is talking about softshell. The versatile fabric manages the balancing act between weatherproof hardshell jackets and comfortable fleece jackets. Softshells are breathable, elastic, pleasantly soft on the skin, windproof and water-resistant – the perfect combination for all kinds of outdoor activities.

In our online shop you'll find a huge choice of useful softshell jackets for women and men in all common sizes and colours for best protection from wind and light rain. Discover our range of softshell jackets by popular brands like Jack Wolfskin, VAUDE, GONSO, Castelli, GORE WEAR and Löffler.

What is a softshell jacket?

Just like hardshell outdoor jackets feature a membrane to stop wind and rain from passing through, softshell jackets are usually also made of a two- or three-layer laminate with an integrated membrane. Their outer layer is very elastic and robust, their lining is breathable and soft.

In contrast to membranes used for hardshell jackets, membranes of softshell jackets are not wind- and waterproof, but only windproof and water-resistant. Therefore, softshell jackets are exactly between warm (not weatherproof) fleece jackets and wind- and waterproof hardshell jackets. Softshell is designed to protect you from wind and light rain and is yet elastic to offer free range of movement. Depending on the model you choose, the jacket might also have a windproof, water-resistant membrane stopping cold wind, light rain and spray from penetrating. Some popular membranes used for softshells are GORE WINDSTOPPER, WINDPROOF by VAUDE, STORMLOCK by JACK WOLFSKIN and WINDTEX by ALÉ.

Which softshell jacket is best for cycling? Where can I wear a softshell jacket?

As already mentioned above, softshell jackets are not waterproof. So, if you are looking for a jacket for rainy days, you are better advised to buy a waterproof jacket. Softshell jackets are perfectly suitable for all other uses though – whether sport or leisure activities – as they offer light weather protection, high comfort and a free range of movement.

How do I wash and care for my softshell jacket?

Softshell fabric requires special care. Due to the integrated membrane, you should wash your jacket at 30° C in the washing machine, using special detergent for functional clothing. The special laundry detergent won't clog the membrane and instead retain its windproof, breathable and water-resistant properties.

If your jacket is no longer water-resistant, you can also re-waterproof it. This can either be done by hand with a waterproofing spray or in the washing machine with a liquid waterproofing detergent. Once treated with a waterproofing agent, your softshell jacket should be water-resistant again.

How should a softshell jacket fit?

Depending on whether you want to wear your softshell jacket on relaxed evening rides or use it for weather protection on fast-paced tours, you should rather choose a casual or a close-fitting softshell jacket. Just choose the right cut for the proper level of mobility.

Useful features of softshell jackets

Fleece lining: Those who don't want to do without outdoor activities on cold days should choose a jacket with sufficient insulating properties. Therefore, some softshell jackets are lined with a soft and warm fleece to offer additional warmth on cold days.

Hood: If you want to wear your softshell jacket in everyday life, on bike tours and cycle journeys, you should go for a hooded softshell jacket. A hood keeps your head pleasantly warm and protects sensitive body areas from cold draughts and light rain. However, you can also do without a hood – just make sure the jacket has a high stand-up collar to protect your neck from cold. A helmet cover for protection from rain is also a good choice.

Convertible jackets: Convertible jackets offer even more flexibility. The jackets feature a zip around the upper arm to quickly zip-off the sleeves. Thus, you can easily turn your outdoor jacket into a gilet or cycling jersey – provided it comes with fitted internal sleeves. The perfect choice for changing weather and temperatures!

In our online shop you'll find a huge choice of useful softshell jackets for women and men in all common sizes and colours for best protection from wind and light rain. Discover our range of softshell jackets by popular brands like Jack Wolfskin, VAUDE, GONSO, Castelli, GORE WEAR and Löffler.