You can find the value of water column in the description of the product. The water column indicates how waterproof the fabric is. The higher the value of the water column the more water pressure a jacket can withstand before it soaks through.
Breathable jackets will allow perspiration to escape, without becoming damp and cold. The higher the breathability the better moisture will be transported to the outside.
Softshell is a versatile and practical jacket designed for outdoor activities as a part of layering system. As an outer layer it can be worn over a base layer or a shirt. It is a popular item of clothing for everyday use or aerobic activities in cool weather. Softshell jackets are water-resistant, stretchy and highly breathable shells that offer protection from light rain or snow. They are designed to ensure optimum freedom of movement.
Softshells can also be used as a midlayer under your ski jacket or a hardshell when it is really cold and and wet outside.
There are a lot of types of softshell jackets. Lightweight jackets that serve as midlayer, Other softshells are designed for colder conditions, featuring taped seams or waterproof membranes. Take both the weather conditions as well as your outdoor activities into account when choosing a softshell jacket.
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