The North Face Softshell Jackets

The North Face softshell jackets are amongst the most versatile garments made by the brand, as they provide the wearer with weather protection as well as light insulation. This cuts down on the need for excess bulky layers, creating a a streamlined and user-friendly outdoor clothing system. Soft shell jackets by The North Face come in a variety of different fabrics, including the windproof and highly water resistant Gore Windstopper, and the breathable workhorse TNF Apex softshell fabric.

The great thing about softshells is that they can be used for almost any outdoor pursuit! The North Face make softshell jackets for walking, trekking, mountaineering and even trail running - and many of these are transferable between activities, by virtue of their user-friendly blend of high breathability and weather resistance. Because The North Face softshell is such a diverse category, it pays to think about what features you're looking for before you shop. At one end of the scale you have minimalist, hoodless jacket designs for weight-sensitive pursuits, whilst at the other there are fully-features mountain softshells with all the features you'd expect in a mountaineering hard shell, including helmet compatible, peaked hood and A4 pockets.