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Forclaz Trek 500 WindWarm, Softshell Hiking Jacket, Men's

Sale price: $40.00 Regular price: $74.99

Keep well protected during excursions in the mountains with this warm and breathable softshell windproof jacket!

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Forclaz Trek 500 WindWarm, Softshell Hiking Jacket, Men's | Designed by our teams to protect you from the wind during a mountain walk in cold weather

Keep well protected during excursions in the mountains with this warm and breathable softshell windproof jacket!

A photo of the Forclaz Trek 500 WindWarm, Softshell Hiking Jacket, Men's in use

Abrasion resistant

Fabric with tight weave so you can wear a backpack without any risk of tearing.


Built-in windproof membrane for maximum protection.


Comfortable from61°F to55°F when worn as 2nd layer. Fleece brushed on the inside


Zipped air vents that help to eliminate the heat generated by the body


Underarm panel that lets the water vapor generated by the body pass through

Water repellent

Treated surface to prevent water from seeping into the fabric.


Weight: 1.3 lbs in size M

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Forclaz Trek 500 WindWarm,  Softshell Hiking Jacket, Men's,galaxy blue 

Forclaz Trek 500 WindWarm,  Softshell Hiking Jacket, Men's,galaxy blue 

Forclaz Trek 500 WindWarm,  Softshell Hiking Jacket, Men's,galaxy blue

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I love it.

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Central Cee brought me here

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very good jacket

solid and good price

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School coat for my son

A good coat for my son to wear to school. He cycles, so something windproof, waterproof and big enough to wear a blazer under was needed. This fitted the bill perfectly and didn't break the bank.

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Comfortable and warm in high winds.

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Love these jackets

Bought the black one a couple of years ago and loved it so bought the blue one too. Very versatile and warm enough for spring and autumn and even cool summer evenings....Great comfortable fit on the generous side of just right ....

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Keeps the wind out

Really good softshell. I took it out for a proper test on a very cold, windy day in the hills and was kept cool on the hike up and warm once I was in the hilltop conditions. The zips under the armpits do a good job of letting heat out as you warm up on the way in and all the zips are covered to stop unwanted air getting in once the wind starts blowing. I bought a large and found it perfectly comfortable with 3 layers underneath. The hood totally blocks wind from the side, and the thumbholes on the cuffs are good for making sure no wind is going to make it in at your wrists if you have gloves on. The two internal pockets are generous enough to fit an OS map, water bottle, stuff of that size. There are a couple of minor downsides: the chest pocket is quite small, you can *just* get a smartphone in there but its a squeeze. When fully zipped up, the jacket squashes your chin a bit.

A very good performing softshell

I am very pleased with this softshell jacket, especially when you factor in the price. It offers more warmth than usual softshell jackets I own. I have worn it down to 40-42F with no base layer, (I can just about get away with that), lower just need a fleece underneath. I haven't worn it in bad rain storms, only light rain and the DWR works with the rain beading off, as it should. It is a very versatile jacket, I especially like the pit zips, so if I am getting a bit hot I can vent out. Recommended

Well worth the money

This jacket is amazing for the price id highly recommend it

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Great product

Nice cut, and really warm. Depending how tight you like, or what you plan on having as lower layers you may want to size up.

Perfect for hiking

I bought this as i was going to climb Snowden, it was the perfect garment for the cold rainy blustering conditions we faced. The Jacket kept me warm and the air vents made it breathable so i didn't get wet internally through sweating. The thumb hole in the sleeves were great to keep out the cold air .

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Really nice jacket but had to send the first one back and get the next size up. I'm 5'11 with a 37.5 inch chest and 32 inch waist. The S was just about ok if I'd wanted it only as a mid layer, was very close fitting and could only where it over 1 thin layer. The M is much better as I can fit 3 layers under it, I wanted a windproof outer layer/lighter alternative to a coat for trekking up in the hills. S = 88-91cm / XS/S UK / 38 EU M = 92-95cm / S UK / 40 EU Would be useful if the size type was referenced on the product page as I didn't know whether I ordering a UK size or a Universal size until it had arrived. Choice of couple more colours would good

Excellent durability and value for money

After using it for over 2 yr, I thought up to write a review of my experience. What a Jacket it is, I am quite impressed with the quality and durability of this. I have used this on regular basis and mostly outdoor in cold and wet season. Shine of the jacket hasn't lost and it looks like brand new. I have used many different jacket types but this one so far best one in quality and durability as compared to price.

Trekking on a budget

Good alternative to the major brands

this Is amazing

This jacket is pretty good it kept me really warm in the snow and it’s comfy aswell so why not buy it

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Main fabric

  • 5% Spandex
  • 95% Polyester cationic

Outer fabric

  • 7% Spandex
  • 93% Polyester cationic


  • 100% Polyester cationic
  • 80% Polyamide


  • 7% Spandex
  • 93% Polyester cationic


  • 100% Polyurethane


  • 20% Spandex
  • 80% Polyamide

What is a softshell?

It is a warm protective jacket that protects you from the wind and a short downpour (about 30 minutes) of light rain or snow. The fabric used is an assembly of 3 materials: a breathable and windproof micro-porous membrane sandwiched between the water-repellent outer side and the inner face composed of a comfortable and warm fleece.

Thermal comfort and windproof

The wind makes you feel considerably colder. With an outside temperature of 32°F and a 12 mph wind, the perceived temperature is 14°F. The so-called "windproof" components block this uncomfortable wind chill. Forming a barrier against the wind, they effectively reduce heat loss.


The main fabric used throughout the jacket, except at the sides, has a windproof membrane with a breathability of 6.2 lbs/sqm for 24 h (according to the JIS 1099 A standard).

Water-repellent properties of the component (not to be confused with waterproofing)

The water-repellent property of a fabric is its capacity to make water run off its surface without absorbing it. This prevents the fabric from soaking up water and keeps it lightweight and breathable. The fabric is made water-repellent by treating its outer surface. However, this property may deteriorate with use. The water-repellent property can be reactivated by putting the jacket in the tumble dryer for 10 minutes on low heat.

Recommended additional product

Wash-in waterproofing product that restores the water-repellent properties It restores the water-repellent properties of the fabric and optimizes the performance of your garment throughout its lifetime.

Jacket hem drawstring

With an elastic drawstrings and toggles.

Pocket system

2 hand pockets + 1 chest pocket with zipper fastener.

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Product testing

This jacket was developed in partnership with mountain professionals (AEM: Accompagnateurs En Montagne)

Care instructions

Wash at 104°F. Do not use fabric softener, tumble dry, or iron.

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