Wind - Softshell

WIND / SOFTSHELLJACKETS

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In this category you will find robust, classic softshell jackets and super-light, thin windstopper jackets, as well as the new Hi-Performance jackets, which combine the optimal characteristics of the two lines. Softshelljackets, like the Free Tech Jacket or the Villach 2 Jacket are soft and comfortable to wear, but windproof and water repellent. They are ideal for everyday outdo use. The lightest weather protection with minimum pack size and weight can be found in the Gore windstopper jackets, such as the Fly Jacket or in the Pertex jackets like Zero 119 Jacket and Zero 99 Anorak. The hybrid jackets Revolution Jacket, a mixture of windjackets and fleece pearls, and the Formula Light Jacket, a mixture of artificial jumper and wind jacket, are a new combination of the best features of the various product lines. The Alpha Extreme and Alpha Pro Jackets are a combination of lightweight and insulating Polartec Alpha material and a pro-meteo weather-resistant exterior.
 

The most important questions about Softshell- / Windjacken

 

How to wash softshell jacket?

Softshell jackets should be washed regularly and best with a special functional detergent. Powder detergent and fabric softener should be dispensed with. The jackets should be at max. 40 degrees washed and only slightly spun, all zips and velcro closures should be closed. It is best to rinse the jacket a second time.

 

How often do softshelljacke wash?

Contrary to previous views, regular washing of the softshell jackets is important in order to ensure the function in the long term. Sweat and dirt in the pores of the jackets prevents the breathing activity and also the rain-stripping effect is lost.

 

How to impregnate softshell jacket?

Even the removal of the dirt has a positive effect on the breathing activity and the bubbly effect. However, an impregnating agent should additionally be used to maintain the softshell jackets permanently. The most suitable is a special wash-in impregnation, such as "Softshell-Proof" by Nikwax. In contrast to the spraying impregnation, one reaches every point of the jacket.

 

Softshell jacket as warm?

There are different "thick" softshell jackets. Lightweight jackets consist of a tightly woven functional fiber that serves as a windbreak. The jacket does not have a further insulating layer. They are therefore not warm and are suitable for summer use. Softshell with membrane (Gore windstopper) are thicker due to the different layers and therefore also warmer. Softshell for the winter have fleece on the inside of the jacket.

 

Softshell as waterproof?

Due to the impregnation the jackets are water repellent and can be used for most of the weather conditions. However, the waterproofness is not comparable with hardshell jackets, which are also waterproof in long-term rain. A prolonged shoestring softshell jackets nevertheless. Tip: in combination with a light hardshell jacket you are equipped for all weather conditions and seasons.

 

Softshell jacket how to wear?

The soft jackets are part of the outer layer and can be worn with a T-shirt as well as a fleecepullover. In long-lasting rainy weather and low temperatures, a light hardshell jacket can be covered.

 

Softshell jacket what is it?

Softshell jackets are softer in contrast to hardshell jackets. They are supposed to protect mainly from wind, but are also to a certain extent water-repellent.