Softshell jackets are coming of age as fabric designers create ever more versatile polyester-based materials. This lightweight jacket has a stretch woven polyester build, which features a breathable fleece grid back.
To beat the winter wind, there are windproof front panels and underside to the sleeves. A Deluge DWR (Durable Water Repellent) finish covers the entire garment to give it some protection from the odd shower.
Pre-shaped darted sleeves make the Cold Track comfortable to wear, and it features a slight drop tail with a one-handed draw cord. We used it over a base layer and thin jersey on cold, dry days and under a Gore shell with full-sleeve base layer in the wet, and it worked well both times.