De Marchi Softshell Women's Jacket $279.95
Softshell done the Italian way.
De Marchi set out to take the traditional softshell jacket to new heights, using a proprietary blend of materials and refined fit techniques. We think the Italian apparel guru pretty much nailed it with its new Women's Softshell Jacket, as it provides protection from the elements in a stretchy, streamlined, and detail-filled silhouette.
For the construction of the Softshell, De Marchi used its proprietary ThermaShield 3L fabric. This material provides a triple-layer of protection against the elements. The exterior of the fabric is water-resistant, which is further reinforced by a windproof membrane. At the interior, ThermaShield features a medium loft that provides a fleecy comfort of warmth against the skin. Just as importantly, though, this textured liner works to efficiently pull moisture away from the skin. And as a result, your torso and arms remain dry and warm from the inside out.
As with all De Marchi apparel, the Softshell jacket was made with both a maximum freedom of movement and the best materials available. Its anatomical, women's-specific fit was made possible using pre-shaped fabric panels that closely follow the body while in motion. When sewn together, these panels form somewhat of a three dimensional shape on their own, mimicking the body before even reaching your shoulders. The result is a jacket that eliminates all unnecessary material, leading to the best fit possible.
De Marchi also spent considerable time focusing on the jacket's finishing details as it did refining the fabrics and fit. You'll notice that the jacket features a tall collar and a subtle drop-tail hem, both of which work to provide added coverage from the elements. A small chest pocket and full-length zipper round out the front, and two side-zip-access pockets line the rear.
The De Marchi Softshell Women's Jacket is available in five sizes from X-Small to X-Large and in the colors Black, Desert, Purple, and Sky.
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- How to Measure:
- For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
- Measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest.
- Natural Waist:
- Measure around your natural waistline, keeping the tape a bit loose.
Reviews & Community
Fit! Fabric! Features!
I'm 5'7" tall and like to think I weigh 125 lbs. Size small is a perfect fit. The rear covers mine and stays in place. Plenty of sleeve length and enough ease to fit over a winter jersey.
The fabric is very soft, like butter, with a matte exterior and fleece inner surface. I can't yet speak to the warmth in this August review.
The detailed description does not include mention of a removable balaclava hood feature. It attaches with a thin zipper along the bottom seam of the not too tight collar. But wait, there is another zipper on the face side of the hood. It provides adjustable coverage from below the chin to full ninja. My helmet fits easily over it. The fabric is thin, very stretchy, and has a soft fleece interior.
This jacket has lots of zippers. The hood is easily removed and replaced for use. I'll probably leave it in place since it is soft and not bulky.
My only regret is that I can't justify purchase of an additional jacket in light blue.