Soft shells are fabulous for comfort, warmth without excessive heat retention, wind stopper capability, breathability and basic water repellance. All these features and more are ably demonstrated in the The North Face Men's Apex Bionic Hoodie. Rated at 0 CFM, the TNF Apex ClimateBlock has a certified 100% wind proof rating, ensuring your body's warmth cannot be whisked away by the wind, no matter how hard it blows on your autumnal woodland wander or when you're scaling Snowdon via Crib Goch. It also makes it virtually waterproof too! Warmth is provided with a inner fleece layer and the hem cinch-cord keeps things tight around the alpine style slightly elongated back. The full length zip is backed by a generous internal storm flap running right up to the integral hood, so wind can't even get through the zip. Two zipped fleece lined hand-warming pockets plus a zippered chest pocket provide secured storage for your all important valuables. Not least of which of course being your MP3 player that, thanks to the media hole can be stored in the chest pocket whilst your ear phones run up the inside of the jacket so you can zone out to your favourite tunes whilst stood at the bus stop with the hood up. Speaking of the hood, fully adjustable with cinch cords and a stiffened peak you need never worry about the wind giving you ear ache again. And of course the hood is styled to move with your head, not against it, meaning your peripheral vision is not limited so you'll see that snowball your mate just lobbed at you, long before it gets anywhere near.
There are lots of obstacles to getting out on the hills, don't let not having the right gear for the day be one of them. At e-OUTDOOR we pride ourselves on supplying you with outstanding quality equipment at astonishingly low prices. For more ideas from our soft shell range click here.