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Softshell jackets are the perfect layer for moderate temperatures or as a base layer during snowsports. Most softshells are wind-resistant but not waterproof so if you’re heading out in bad weather you’ll probably want to add a rain jacket on top. They’re available in all sorts of colors and shell shapes, from body-hugging to bulky. If you already have a hardshell jacket for being in the snow, then sometimes it’s best to get a softshell of the same brand – typically they’re designed to layer together.

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