Warmth, protection, and breathability. The old standard would say pick two. We say have all three. The new TRAIL Winter Softshell is a step up from our rider-favorite Spring/Fall Hoodie—cranking up the heat and boosting protection levels—to become your complete all-mountain winter ally.
The main textile used for the jacket is our proven NEOS Medium. This 3-layer softshell is equipped with a PU bonded membrane, which translates to a highly breathable, water-resistant, insulating, and 100% windproof fabric that ensures you stay fully shielded from icy winter air, rain, and even snow. We paired this winterproof barrier with body-mapped panels of our new RX EVO+, added to the upper arms, side panels, back, and helmet-compatible hood, to manage moisture and keep the breathability levels high. This combination creates armor from the elements and exhaust ports throughout, yielding a warm, dry ride in challenging conditions and with varying levels of physical output.
Materials sorted, we honed the details from the top down. We took cues from our Spring/Fall platform here, notably with the scuba-style hood that features built-in neck protection when fully zipped. The hood itself smoothly integrates with your helmet, with an under-the-helmet design and proprietary klikThru strap slot, ensuring unobstructed vision and frictionless comfort. The elbows are wrapped our abrasion-battling dyneRope material, and you’ll notice the cargoZip along the left side, which offers access to the contents of your rear pockets underneath. We also added a single stash side pocket for small items on the jacket’s front right.
Cut in our trailFit, the jacket is trim and fitted for the trail bike, but still jumps into off-bike duty without issue. The double-slider zipper means you’re able to open the jacket cape-style for the grind to summit, or ventilate the traditional way from the top.
NEOS Medium: Main fabric panel, applied to the front, lower arms, upper back, and collar. This is a patented 3L windproof and highly breathable softshell constructed with a PU bonded membrane for added water-repellency. Weight: 340g/m2; Breathability: MVP 14,600g/m2/24h; Water Column: >10,000mm; Elasticity: 4-way stretch.
RX EVO+: Used for the upper arms, hood, and lower back. A brushed warp-knit with asymmetrical stretch and ECO water-repellent, it provides exceptional comfort, wicks moisture, adds high levels of insulation, and remains extremely flexible.
dyneRope: A high-density woven textile with ripstop weave. Fifteen times stronger than steel, this fiber is blended with a black polyethylene and is strategically placed to protect exposed areas from abrasion.
klikThru Scuba-style hood promotes unobstructed vision, is designed to be worn under the helmet when needed, and features a pass-through section for the helmet strap.
cargoZip: Side zipper for accessing rear pockets’ cargo.
Double-Slider Zipper: Adjust to the conditions with the option to unzip from the bottom for added breathability.
Extended Rear Panel: A drop-tail protects your lower back from wheel spray and mud.
trailFit: Follows the body’s natural motions in, and out, of the saddle—trim, but never restrictive. A comfortable, versatile fit that’s perfect for an array of off-road riding applications, whether that’s one hour or all day.
Composition: 56%PA 22%PL 22%EA