Resolute [Mens] Hooded softshell jacket
Breathable and wind resistant hooded softshell jacket, for freedom of movement making it ideal for climbing, scrambling, ski-touring and mountain walking
If we all started the morning like Kenny, we’d be abbing off icefalls, setting up multi pitch belays without a single knot in the rope, lashing kayaks to the Yeti himself and standing up to Scottish spindrift with a look of determination on our faces – all by about 11am. Sometimes we don’t feel quite that gnarly, but fortunately we have gnarly garments to call upon instead.
Resolute softshell jacket shuts out the worst of the elements to keep you comfortable over a wide range of conditions.
The first thing you’ll notice when you put on the Resolute is that it feels incredibly comfortable yet tough enough to keep you protected for years to come.
A double weave fabric with a water repellent coating makes Resolute abrasion and wind resistant on the outside, yet comfy and breathable on the inside. A bit of spandex in the fabric gives you plenty of freedom to move, making it excellent for anything from local winter cragging to crisp alpine summer days. Resolute has an active fit, with articulated arms and a drop hem to ensure that you can push yourself on the harder moves without feeling restricted and prevents cold spots.
When you’re climbing or scrambling, Resolute’s feature-set really comes into its own. The hood fits over a helmet, with 3 hood adjustment points for getting a good fit and a stow-away tab for when you want it out of the way. The front 2-way zip lets Resolute fit over your harness, and if you prefer to tuck your jacket into your harness you’ll still have access to the large external and internal chest pockets.
- 3 Year Alpine Bond
- Softshell jacket for keeping out the cold and wind when you’re being active
- Double weave fabric is stretchy for freedom of movement, as well as comfortable and durable
- The inner is sanded (almost ‘fluffed’) for warmth and a comfy next to skin feel
- Active fit with articulated arms and a drop hem
- Helmet compatible roll-away hood, with 3 adjustment points
- 2-way front zip for venting, accessing your other layers and harness compatibility
- 1 external and 1 internal chest pocket that you can access when wearing a harness
- 2 zipped hand warmer pockets
S: 535 g; M:560 g; L: 590 g; XL: 625g; XXL: 660g
Fabric: 92% nylon, 8% spandex, 207 gsm
Construction: double weave with sanded back
Air permeability: 2.6CFM
As with all water resistant garments from responsible outdoor brands, our water resistant jackets meet international environmental standards and require occasional washing with a technical wash to maintain their high breathability.
This wasn’t always the case. Years ago, jackets were treated with chemicals that had toxic by-products that lingered in the environment for generations. Those old chemicals needed little maintenance, whereas modern waterproofs need regular washing.
We fully support this change. In fact, we quite like the idea of taking time to look after our kit so that it lasts a long time.
We are committed to reducing the environmental impact of all our products –in fact it’s in our DNA: we can’t imagine ever doing anything else. We always review the materials we use, manufacturing methods and our own consumption of resources. We do the research, make informed decisions, and choose the best option available to us.
Product Care Information
To maintain the water resistance of your jacket, we recommend you wash and re-proof once or twice a year using specialist products like Nikwax or Grangers. For more information, read our detailed care instructions.
What You Say: Customer Reviews and Comments
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Shame about the fit
The good news is that the jacket is well made and brick is a nicer colour than shown on the website (it is better indicated in the photo).
However, it fits pretty much everywhere apart from across the chest/under the arms. Despite the video saying that it is cut generously to allow you to where a quilted gilet underneath, the spandex was stretched almost to bursting by a polo shirt underneath. I had ordered a medium and I am a pretty standard medium across all manufacturers with a 38/39 inch chest but there was no way i could wear a thin fleece top under the jacket. There was no point in swapping it for a large as that would have been too long in the body and arms and too loose around the hips. I don't know if this is a quality control issue or a basic standard size issue? Disappointed
Iantobanjo returned their jacket for a full refund using our free returns service.
Since then we have reviewed the video, descriptions and detailled photos and recognised that we originally overstated the “generousity” of fit provided by the Resolute jacket. We have now updated the description and photos to provide a more accurate representation of the fit.
An updated video is coming soon - Alpkit
Not a generous fit....
Frankly I'm disappointed in this jacket.
I ordered the medium as I have a 40 inch chest and that is what I normally buy for Alpkit tops.
Unfortunately this jacket is TIGHT on me. The chest/shoulders just about fit assuming I wear a thin base layer underneath but nothing else..... Therefore pretty useless when the temperature drops as I won't be able to layer. Where it really doesn't work though is around the stomach and bum area. My stomach is completely flat and my wife assures me that I have absolutely no bum.... but still, I can barely breathe it is that tight and I have a hard time pulling it down over my bum. This is why I can not understand the generous fit comment in the description. I bought the medium based on this comment as I assumed I'd actually be able to wear it with other clothes on underneath....
Then we have the wind resistance claim which I am just not feeling seeing as in a slight breeze the other day I felt a whole pile of draughts...
To finish off, I really wanted to like this jacket and the only reason I gave 2 stars vs 1 is that the brick colour is fantastic.
All the comments also apply to the women's version as my wife bought hers in her usual Alpkit size and she has exactly the same issues....
Hi Nick, we have contacted you directly to get this resolved.
We are sorry that the original content did not provide the correct expection for the fit of this jacket and hope that the updated description and imagery provide a more accurate representation of the fit. - Alpkit
A slim fit.
As others have said it's a tight fit. There is certainly no way of getting much more than a T-shirt underneath, and in cooler weather it needs another layer. The cut is also longer than another fleece I've owned, and the material has snagged an pulled in several places already. I think I will stick to normal fleece material in the future.
Hi Standinthecoldalot, we have contacted you directly to get this resolved as per the above comments. Apologies for the inconvenience caused. - Alpkit