BENEFIT 1: WATERPROOF
All hummel® softshell outerwear is 8,000 mm waterproof and has a good windproof effect. With softshell outerwear, your child can stay warm and dry while playing outside in damp weather and light rain. That’s why softshell outerwear is also a fantastic alternative to thermal wear, which doesn’t have the same waterproof and windproof effect. If it’s really pouring down, you can opt for rainsuits, which, in contrast, is up to 10,000 mm waterproof.
BENEFIT 3: FLEXIBLE
hummel® softshell jackets are made from close-woven polyester with a small amount of spandex (also known as elastane), resulting in a flexible material that allows your child lots of mobility. The material is stretchable and therefore provides plenty of freedom of movement, allowing your child to play without feeling like their clothes are getting in the way.
Having trouble finding outerwear that’s suited for unpredictable weather? Or worried that your child gets too sweaty or cold during their playground adventures?
Softshell outerwear is the perfect choice for unpredictable weather.
Softshell outerwear has lots of benefits for active kids who love running about in nature, given that it’s important that they neither sweat nor freeze when playing outdoors.
BENEFITS OF SOFTSHELL
Softshell has four (practical) benefits: It’s waterproof, breathable, flexible and 100% free of PFCs.
BENEFIT 2: BREATHABLE
Softshell is breathable and allows body heat to escape the jacket when your child is engaged in active play. Breathability is measured by the number of grams of water that can escape through a square metre of fabric in 24 hours (mvp). hummel® softshell outerwear has a breathability of 3,000 mvp, which means you can be sure that when your child works up a sweat while they’re out having fun, it won’t lead to damp clothing and chills.
That’s also why softshell jackets are great mid-season jackets and perfect for spring and autumn. All hummel® softshell outerwear has a double fleece back layer for warmth and comfort. Depending on the temperature outside, you can choose to wear a thick fleece sweater under the softshell jacket to add additional warmth.
BENEFIT 4: PFC-FREE
PFCs (per- and polyfluorinated chemicals, all of which fall under the fluorocarbon family) are manmade chemicals that are harmful to the environment because it is very difficult for them to biodegrade in nature. In fact, some PFCs are also harmful to the human body. That’s why all hummel® outerwear for kids is 100% PFC-free. hummel softshell outerwear is coated with a PFC-free, water-repellent finish. Read more about PFCs here.