Designed with breathability in mind, Softshells are an ideal choice over hard shells on a clearer day, although most will stand up to a small shower too. A favourite item of choice for those needing excellent moisture management, but preferring a more flexible, form fitting and flattering top layer. Snow + Rock stock womens softshell jackets from the very best bands you know and love, such as Berghaus, Mountain Equipment, Fjallraven and Haglofs. For a more casual, lifestyle softshell jacket, have a look at our longer length Ilse Jacobsen parkas. Rab are best known for their climbing specific jackets, with features such as helmet compatible hoods and articulated shoulders. They offer a variety of weights for different seasons and activities while the new Rab Kinetic Alpine Jacket is also fully waterproof, made for the ultimate alpinist who doesn’t compromise between durability, comfort and style.
If you're stuck on what to choose, check out our mid-layer buying guide, which has a section on Softshell