Many people can’t figure out the difference between a soft shell jacket and a jacket. What are the characteristics of the two? Which one is more suitable for outdoor sports?
Soft shell is a kind of clothing between fleece and jacket. A waterproof layer is added to the warm and windproof fabric. To put it bluntly, the soft shell is a single piece of clothing, which is more suitable for spring and summer diplomacy and autumn and winter diplomacy. The soft shell is light in weight. It is easy to carry. Although it is a single piece, it uses waterproof fabric on the outer layer, which has the function of waterproof and windproof. The fleece fabric is used inside, which has the functions of warmth and breathability.
As far as functionality is concerned, it is not a raincoat but it is lightly waterproof; it is said that it is not fleece, but the inner layer of some soft shells is really filled with PORLATEC; is it a middle layer or a coat? Why do you say that! Because the soft shell integrates heat preservation, ventilation, windproof, water resistance and elasticity. Lightweight and other characteristics also created the redundancy of other processes.
The appearance characteristic of soft shell fabric is that the woven nylon surface fabric instead of the traditional FLEECE suede has the advantage of avoiding pilling and "grass collection", and it is easy to do DWR water-resistant treatment.
three-in-one jacket is a combination of jacket and liner fleece. It can be worn in three ways. The jacket and liner fleece can be worn separately. The fabric of the jacket is generally divided into the outermost protective layer, the middle waterproof and breathable layer and the lining. Three-layer fabric: the protective layer, the waterproof and breathable layer and the lining are pressed together, which looks like a layer of fabric. Generally, the color of the lining is mostly silver gray. You can see the tape at the seam of the lining.
Jackets have several conditions: First of all, the structure meets the requirements of climbing. Mountain climbing often involves various activities in harsh environments, including weight-bearing walking and skills. The structure of the jacket must meet the requirements of these activities. Secondly, the production materials need to meet the requirements of mountain climbing. Due to the special environment and the requirements of mountain climbing, the materials of the jacket can meet the requirements of windproof, waterproof and breathable. The soft shell is far from achieving this effect, so in contrast, jackets are more suitable for outdoor sports.