10+ Soft Shell Men Jackets for Sport Lovers (Updated 2016)

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In this post we present 10+ best soft shell jackets for men from different brands. This type of jacket is perfect for all those men who love sports such as skiing, hiking excursions on foot or by mountain bike, golf, sailing or all the physical activities that need freedom of movement between different environments, internal and external.

First of all, what’s a Soft Shell jacket?

The Soft Shell is a material designed to protect against wind, snow, rain and also, it has a water-repellent function. This material allows effective perspiration and body temperature regulation. The fleece layer is warm, soft and comfortable in contact with the skin.

The advantages of owning a soft shell jacket are many, for example the fact that it’s windproof and breathable, it provides appropriate thermoregulation, it’s made with lightweight and elastic materials, etc. Also the Soft Shell material is water-repellent for protecting from snow and rain.

However, you must keep in mind that this material is not 100% waterproof and it doesn’t guarantee a 100% protection from the rain. The protection level depends from the jacket model and brand, so make sure you read carefully the characteristics before buying. Anyway, if you are looking for a 100% water protection, you should go for a Hard Shell jacket.

Among the qualities mentioned previously, we talked about elasticity and lightness of the material. These two features (as well as others) make the soft shell jackets ideal for sport lovers. In fact, their lightness and elasticity allows a perfect fit on the body, almost like a second skin, and it gives a perfect freedom of action.

And now here are the 10+ jackets that we have carefully picked for you:

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Geographical Norway Function Outdoor

Geographical Norway - Men Softshell Outdoor Jacket

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  • Material: 96% Polyester and 4% Elastane;
  • water-repellent treatment and high breathability;
  • windproof, with heat insulation;
  • long collar and Velcro closured cuffs;
  • four front pockets, two on the sides and two on the chest;
  • pocket on the left sleeve, inner pocket to use for mp3 players;
  • slim fit;
  • available colors: Black, Grey, Red, White and Blue.

Read our in-depth review of this jacket here.

Geographical Norway Trimaran

Geographical Norway Soft Shell Jacket For Men Trimaran

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  • Water and wind resistant PowerDry 4000/breathable;
  • detachable hood;
  • equipped inside with soft fleece;
  • material: 96% polyester 4% spandex;
  • lining: 100% polyester;
  • available in four colors: blue, black, red and kiwi.

Viking Godard

Viking Softshell Jacket For Men Godard

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  • Three way Soft Shell Technology 3-Way Stretch (lining polyester – outer fabric soft shell polyester / laminated seams);
  • water and wind resistant / Quick Dry and antibacterial material properties / heat regulating and quick drying / low moisture absorption;
  • reflective logos on front and rear ensure your safety in the dark;
  • perfect for cycling;
  • available in four colors: blue, black, green and yellow.

Geographical Norway Tsunami

Geographical Norway Soft Shell Jacket For Men Tsunami

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  • Geo Norway Powerdry technology;
  • waterproof and windproof;
  • material: 100% polyester;
  • detachable hood;
  • available in five colors: dark grey, white, red, blue and black.

White Season Hooded

White Season Soft Shell Jacket Hooded

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  • Zip-off hood;
  • cuffs with elastic;
  • sports fit;
  • 94% polyester, 6% elastane fleece;
  • lining: 100% polyester.

Geographical Norway Tony Hood

Geographical Norway Soft Shell Sweat Jacket For Men Tony Hood

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  • Inside lining made of soft fleece and breathable mesh;
  • detachable hood;
  • 100% poliester / lining: polyester;
  • available in three colors: black, grey and brown.

Twenty Four Varden

Twenty Four Varden softshell jacket men

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  • 3-layer softshell jacket;
  • micro fleece interior;
  • waterproof (8000mm water column), windproof and breathable (3.000g);
  • this product is designed and developed in Norway
  • detachable hood;
  • available colors: asphalt, dust blue, marine blue, black.

The North Face Ontario

The North Face Soft Shell Jacket For Men Ontario

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  • Windproof / breathble;
  • fleece lining;
  • material: upper 92% polyester, 8% elastane; lining 100% polyester;
  • hood with one-handed adjustable drawstring;
  • 2 side pockets;
  • cuffs with Velcro fastener;
  • available in three colors: blue, black and olive.

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Geographical Norway Revlon

Geographical Norway Soft Shell Jacket For Men Revlon

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  • Breathable and windproof;
  • Polartec Power Dry;
  • inner back with fleece;
  • detachable hood;
  • drawstring at the waist;
  • material: 100% polyester;
  • available colors: black, red, brown.

Ultrasport Stan

Ultrasport Soft Shell Jacket For Men Stan

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  • Shell: Soft Shell (94% polyester, 6% elastane);
  • lining: micro fleece / anti-pilling (100% polyester);
  • freedom of movement through elastane;
  • windproof and breathable;
  • available in seven colors: navy, black / gray, black / red,  blue dephts, brown / melange, caribian blue and gray melange.

Nebulus Burner

Nebulus Soft Shell Jacket For Men Fur Burner

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  • Material: 100% polyester;
  • inner with faux fur.

Haglöfs Boa

Haglöfs Boa Men Softshell Jacket

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  • Material: 90% Nylon and 10% Elastane.
  • Colors: True black, Black, Nori green, Cayenne, Danger red, Azure blue, Strato blue, Lime green and Storm blue.
  • Adjustable hood, that cannot be removed. Drawstrings on the hood for proper adjustment.
  • High collar, thumb holes on the cuffs.
  • Two side pockets, with zippers.
  • Water repellent and windproof jacket to wear while camping, hiking, running, or as a layering jacket in colder weather.

You might be interested: 8 Best Haglöfs Jackets to Go Outdoors, Men and Women.

Erima Function Jacket

erima men softshell function jacket

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  • Colors: Black / Anthracite and Petrol / Black.
  • Side pockets with Velcro closures, chest pocket on the right side.
  • High collar, adjustable hood, chin guard.
  • Loose fit for warmth and flexibility during movement.
  • Water resistant, with proper insulation.

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Now, as a conclusion, here is an interesting article that explains what a softshell is. And below you can see a nice video to learn the basics of this type of jacket:

3 Comments

  1. Hi
    ijust bought at ebay.de a brandnew Geographical Norway Texas Men fleece jacket for EUR 25,00.
    Since i do not find any label which tells me where it is manufactured i wonder if it could be a fake.
    Do you have a label inside which tells me where it is made,thank you.
    Otto Ganss

  2. Hi, I’m looking for a Twilight jacket, but no succes on the web. Is this jacket no more available? thx and best regards Pascal

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