If you've never owned a softshell, get on it. They rule! The Men's Halsingland Softshell is a perfect place to drop in for softshell veterans and newbies alike. ShieldTex Softshell is more breathable than a completely waterproof shell and more water resistant than a fleece. Add in 3-way stretch for freedom to move, close cell mesh lining for insulation and temperature control, and a full-time adjustable hood, and you have the gold medal standard for high output activities in cold weather.