Welcome back to another jacket review. We are starting off this week with a pretty cool softshell, for women. Romantic is the one we have selected for this review and it is by Geographical Norway, part of their latest collection on high-performance jackets.
This is not only a good quality jacket, but also incredibly versatile, as you will see below. Without any further ado, let’s get right into it.
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Where To Buy The Geographical Norway Romantic Softshell Jacket
Here is a list of the various online shops from different countries where you can purchase the jacket:
When To Wear It
Romantic, as stated earlier, is a softshell, which right away gives a pretty good information on what it does and what it is made of.
In general, softshells are some of the favorite sports jackets of professional athletes and highly active people, as they easily adapt to different climates and perform flawlessly in high-demanding sports.
Romantic is no different. While it comes with long sleeves and elastic cuffs, it is also appropriate for cool Summer days or Summer hiking, due to the breathable fabric, that will prevent overheating. Not only will it allow considerable air flow to keep a constant body temperature, but it will also allow what perspiration might be, to easily leave the body.
As for winter, it works best as a layering jacket, or for the early days of the season, where the temperatures are milder.
Despite that, it is quite suitable for those who live in windy areas or are visiting places with cold drafts. The high collar, lined with fleece on the inside, will keep the neck warm and prevent cold winds from getting inside the jacket. The outer membrane is also windproof.
When it comes to overall rain and snow resistance, it is not fully waterproof, but has a high-resistance to dampness. This is due to the water-repellent outer shell, that has been treated so the jacket will resist light to medium showers.
It also has a removable hood, which closes in front with Velcro fasteners, at the level of the collar and is also adjustable with drawstrings. The hood, too, is lined with fleece to keep the head warm and provide better insulation.
The main zipper is uncovered, but highly water-resistant and to help, there is a back placket that will further prevent water and wind from getting through. To prevent zipper chaffing, on the collar there is chin guard.
On the outside there are two zip pockets on the sides, which are also lined on the inside, and there is a chest pocket on the left.
Design-wise, it is a loose fit, with an elastic lower hem and also comes with reflective patches on the sleeves, back and shoulders to keep you extra safe.
Those familiar with sports jackets know that the word “softshell”, when it comes to material, means a Polyester jacket. As such, Romantic is made of 96% Polyester and 4% Elastane for the outer shell and 100% Polyester fleece on the inside.
The inner lining guarantees high-end insulation, while also providing warmth. It is also breathable, which, when combined with the outer shell, makes this jacket less prone to overheating.
The outer membrane is part of the TurboDry series and as such, it is quick-drying in case you get caught in heavy raining.
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When it comes to color options, this jacket is available in 5 different colors. Each of the options comes in contrasting details, specifically placed at the zippers, drawstrings and other tiny details.
These combinations are: White and Coral, Black and Flashy pink, Flashy coral and Blue, Lagoon and Yellow and finally Dark grey and Green.
User Reviews, Feedback & Opinions
Overall, Romantic comes with good online reviews. As we generally do, let’s get the issues that might arise out of the way first and then get to the happy customers.
The main complaint is directed at this jacket being not suitable for Winter. While we did warn you about this previously, it is best to be kept in mind, especially for those who live in colder places. It makes a great transitional jacket, but for winter it requires layering underneath and on top of it.
As for quality and performance, that’s where the good ratings come in. It is high-quality and makes a great sports jacket. It is lightweight and very comfortable to wear. Another plus is how good the colors and the design look.
To summarize all of the above, Romantic will keep up with your activity requirements throughout Spring and Autumn, while giving style to your look and providing warmth, comfort and safety.