Ultimate tech: a Thermic Micro insulated soft shell jacket that's built to handle to vagaries of winter with nary a flinch, the Cutaway excels in cold, dry conditions for highly aerobic activities.
Tufstretch Shell with DWR
- 4 Way Stretch
- Water Repellent
- Thermic Micro Insulated
- Attached, Insulated Hood
- Removable, Adjustable Stretch Powder Skirt
- Multiple Interior Pockets
- Pit Zips
- Single Handed Hood and Hem Drawcords
- Molded Velcro Cuff Tabs
- Zip Closure Handwarmer Pockets
- Ski Pass Reel and Lift Ticket Ring
- Micro-chamois Lined Chinguard
58% nylon, 31% polyester, 11% elastane four-way comfort stretch double weave. Durable tightly woven nylon face with soft wicking polyester loops inside. DWR finish.
Thermic Micro Insulation
An exclusive insulation developed for its loft, durability, softness and compressibility. Made from a combination of hollow and solid staple fibers. The fine denier of the fibers and thermo-bonding manufacturing process produces an insulation that is thermally efficient, structurally stable, and has excellent loft retention. This manufacturing process also produces an insulation that is more consistent than a lapped continuous filament.
Care and Feeding of Softshells
For best performance, it is a good idea to keep your Soft Shell clean and its DWR finish freshly charged. This means keeping oil and grease away from the garment, washing it when it gets dirty and reapplying its DWR finish.
Soft Shells can be machine washed in warm or cold (not hot) water using regular powdered laundry detergent. Wash in a front loading washing machine only. Do not use Woolite, other cleaners with lanolin (or any other oil), or fabric softener. Put the garment through at least two rinse cycles, as the detergent can interact with the DWR finish and needs to be totally rinsed out of the material.
After your Soft Shell has been washed, reapply the DWR finish while the garment is still damp. The heat of the dryer will help set the DWR finish into the fabric. Tumble dry on low heat or line dry.
Mountain Hardwear recommends you retreat your Soft Shell at the beginning of your wet weather season. However, if you are washing your Soft Shell often, or if your Soft Shell is frequently in contact with abrasive surfaces, we recommend retreating the DWR finish more frequently. For best results, use spray-on, rather than wash-in, products. Two brands we suggest are NikWax and Revivex from W.L. Gore. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for application. Once you have successfully cleaned and refinished your Soft Shell, it should work as well as new again.