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Summer Softshells

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


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

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

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...

Fjällräven Keb Trousers

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

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 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...

Mountain Equipment Rock Climbing Range

After reviewing, not to mention rating, the Mountain Equipment Squall Jacket and Hope Pant last year Rob Greenwood was...

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 practically any need.

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...

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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