You're up before dawn, rucksack packed and ready to go. If you're looking for a more flexible softshell option for big days out in the mountains, the NORTHERN PASS ZIP OFF is definitely worth considering. This windproof softshell jacket is equipped with zip-off sleeves so, if the day warms up and you want to enjoy a bit of sunshine, you can convert the jacket to a gilet.
The fabric is extra stretchy for enhanced freedom of movement and robust enough to cope with harsh treatment. The soft fleece reverse side provides superb next-to-skin comfort.