From trail running to hiking, climbing to backcountry backpacking. However you want to move in your outerwear, do it in a flexible softshell jacket.
Get lightweight protection with a hooded softshell jacket
When it comes to shell jackets, The North Face softshells are a great balance of weatherproof and comfortable. With a wide range of versatility, you can take on everything from black diamond trails to a walk at your local park. Our softshell jackets can act as raincoats, windproof windbreakers, cool-weather outerwear, and more. Layer up with an anorak or pullover fleece jacket or sweatshirt, or wear a puffer-style jacket on its own. Hand and chest pockets are the perfect place to store the necessities for the trail, like your keys, phone, and wallet. Or you can build a backpacking wardrobe of best sellers and take to the trails, confident that your gear can face up against Mother Nature.
Women's and men's softshell jacket moveable styles
Our different jacket styles mean you can find just the right fit for you. Shop men's, women's, and children's softshell jackets for a day on the move. The regular fit offers plenty of room for a colorblock logo hoodie or t-shirt as a base layer. It's easy to tug on a full-zip jacket over your day-to-day outfit and be ready for a few hours outside in a snap. With adjustable cuffs, adjustable hoods, and sizes up to XXL and 3XL, you can make sure your jacket fits comfortably for you, so movement on the go is as smooth as though you were wearing a sleeveless vest. For extra-comfy warmth, zip into one of our fleece-lined softshells. Looking to give the gift of winter coziness? With gift cards to The North Face, you can always get your loved ones the perfect present.
Adventure out in the elements with a hooded softshell jacket for lightweight weather protection. Stay warm, dry, & comfy on the trail and hike in any weather.
What are the benefits of a softshell jacket?
Softshell jackets are lightweight and packable, since they're made of a less rigid material than hardshell jackets. Breathability is a big feature, while the jackets stay water-repellent for outdoor wear.
What is the difference between a softshell jacket and a regular jacket?
A softshell jacket is made from a more flexible material, while a "regular" or hardshell jacket is made from a much stiffer material. A snowboard or ski jacket is a good example of a hardshell jacket feel.
How is a softshell jacket different from a rain jacket?
Many of our softshell jackets are wind-resistant and water-resistant, so they ARE rain jackets. However, they are more moveable and flexible than standard waterproof outerwear.