Figure-flattering silhouette, movement-friendly cut and modern color combinations make the softshell jacket a highlight in any sporty outfit. The garment enjoys growing popularity and has been one of the most popular sportswear for spring for years. Thanks to its breathability, it has become the faithful companion of outdoor athletes, cyclists and hikers.
Sportswear for spring – the softshell jacket protects from rain, wind and cold.
The material softshell /soft shell/ consists of two layers of fabric – the upper layer protects against wind and repels water, the lower layer insulates. Most softshells are made of synthetic materials such as polyester or polyamide. The robust, but at the same time soft fabric protects against external environmental influences, transports moisture, supports air circulation and thus regulates the body climate. Softshell jackets can provide wetness protection in light to moderate rain and are therefore ideal for excursions and day trips.
The advantages of functional clothing at a glance:
– Abrasion-resistant, color-fast and easy-care fabric.
– Elastic fabric that allows free movement and contributes to high wearing comfort
– Pleasantly light, saves packing volume and is therefore extremely practical for transporting
– Combines two layers of clothing in one /rain and fleece jacket/ and is therefore a good alternative to traditional quilted jackets
– Windproof, durable and water repellent – ideal for wearing in steady temperatures and drizzle
– Transmits excess heat and regulates moisture – keeping you comfortable even during higher physical exertion.
Sportswear for spring – uses of the softshell jacket
The softshell jacket is the perfect garment for a family outing or for half-day hikes – when the weight of the equipment plays an important role. Cyclists and racers can also make good use of the windbreaker jacket in everyday life. Active athletes, who do not let the bad weather stop them, always have the soft shell clothing with them. But also children wear them in spring and autumn – so they are protected from colds when playing.
And if you think a sports jacket is not fashionable, you are wrong – nowadays it shines in trendy colors /grass green and turquoise blue/, is jazzed up with cool design zippers and has a figure-flattering cut. The functional jacket forms a charming ensemble with jeans, jogging pants and cargo pants. At Engelbert Strauss, for example, various thermal pants are offered that can round off the amateur athlete’s spring outfit.
Sportswear for spring – care tips for the softshell jacket
With softshell jackets, the right care plays a decisive role for the longevity – everyone must find out about this when buying and then also follow the manufacturer’s care instructions. Unless otherwise noted, only liquid detergent without fabric softener must be used for outdoor clothing. Once the jacket is completely dry, it can be reimpregnated.