The marketers for Cape Union Mart’s house brand are talking up winter 2016 as the year that down goes mainstream. And while the feathered collection is amazing (and affordable), they have quietly put out arguably the best soft shell ever. Sealed seams, supreme water and wind restistance and a cut that will follow your every move.
With all the sealing to keep the elements out, doubts remain about the breath-ability, but the K-Way people assure us that it won’t get super sweaty under there. Of course, they would. R2 500, capeunionmart.co.za
This article was originally published in the May 2016 issue of Popular Mechanics magazine.