High-exertion alpine activities require a jacket that is extremely flexible, breathes well, blocks wind, and sheds snow. The Outdoor Research Men's Enchainment Softshell Jacket hits upon all of these key featuresallowing you to enjoy your summit quest with fewer worries. In addition, the jacket's movement-mirroring stretch won't restrict critical maneuvers when you're climbing up a technical route.
This softshell jacket features a tightly woven polyester double weave fabric to completely block wind, resist all but the gnarliest of downpours, and easily shed snow. The extreme breathability of Schoeller underarm panels facilitate sweat evaporation; these underarm panels are treated with a NanoSphere DWR to resist moisture, dirt, and stains that inevitably build up over time. A wire-brimmed hood with stretch panels enhances peripheral vision, and DWR coated zippers resist moisture.