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Resolute [Mens] Hooded softshell jacket 

Resolute mens soft shell jacket for mountain activities - wind resistant, breathable, stretchy
Pre Order : 14th February 2020


  • Brick - Resolute mens soft shell jacket for mountain activities - wind resistant, breathable, stretchy
  • Black - Resolute mens soft shell jacket for mountain activities - wind resistant, breathable, stretchy

Breathable and wind resistant hooded soft shell jacket, for freedom of movement making it ideal for climbing, scrambling, ski-touring and mountain walking


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  • Care & Environmental Advice
  • Size Guide
  • Customer Reviews
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Resolute soft shell 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.  

Key features
  • Soft shell 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
  • 3 Year Alpine Bond
Vital stats

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

Environmental Considerations

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.

Size chart Mens technical clothing
Men's sizing
Chest (inches) 37" 40" 43" 46" 49"
Waist (inches) 30" 32" 34" 36" 38"
This size chart indicates the body measurements our garments are designed to fit. Measure yourself as described below, and use the size chart to find your size.
Chest: measure around your chest at the widest part. The tape measure should pass under your arms, and be level from front to back.
Waist: measure around your waist at the narrowest part.
Hips: standing with your feet together, measure around your hips at the widest part.
What You Say: Customer Reviews and Comments

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Excellent Jacket

I bought this jacket today from Alpkit Keswick, excellent customer service included.
Took it out for a test drive for 8 miles up Eagle Crag and Sergant Crag, windchill was probably 0C degrees, all I had underneath was a paramo grid baselayer. I was toasty warm asking as I kept moving, which is what I want.
Fit is perfect for my size.

For my first ever piece of Alpkit kit, I’m presently surprised.

Mark Downey
Super Tough Jacket

I just used my Resolute Jacket for a week of adventures in Scotland, from mixed climbing for many hours to climbing and scrambling on snow and ice it performed brilliantly, super windproof, super breathable and super tough. I wear XL and I bought and XL and it fitted comfortably over a thick base layer, an Alpkit Vizsler jacket and a Rab Cirrus insulated jacket. I only put a hardshell on once, all week. Fantastic hood too, fitted easily over a hat, Black Diamond Vapour Helmet and head torch. Loved it!

Simon Atkinson
Stylish and Functional

I find it hard to agree with the other reviews, I bought a medium and its a great fit, I can wear a base layer and even the Filoment Hoody down jacket underneath.

Jacket is very well made, the materials are very high spec and I feel I could easily brush it past some rocks whilst scrambling and it wouldn't damage the jacket.

Overall 5* from me.

Great softshell jacket

Fits me perfectly. I'm a 42" chest and bought a large and it fits well over baselayer, midlayer and a light insulated jacket. So i havent had the same experience as others ... its a great active cut.

Tom Kennish
Tested in intense Welsh drizzle

It's fine, I bought a larger size to ensure being able to wear it over other layers, and it's brilliant. Excellent hood, the fabric is stretchy and remarkably water-resistant, beading up nicely in really soggy Welsh air/water mixture. Will wear this a lot.

Great (in the right conditions)

This jacket definitely is too warm for summer, but it is great for cool/cold weather (with no rain). I always take an Alpkit Balance jacket with me if there is a chance of rain as the softshell wets through in minutes in an average Scottish shower.

Not heavy, but not lightweight either which means I usually go for my Balance instead when weight counts, however, for climbing/scrambling the fabric of this jacket is much better suited (I shredded my Balance easily on the Cuillins - this would fare better, but offer much less weather resistance).

Fits good for climbing - good articulation all round. Although, at first I thought it was too baggy, now I think it's a great fit for the intended purpose. I wish the velcro on the sleeves was a bit longer so I could really tighten down on my thin wrists.

Feels like a quality item and durably made, but I certainly wouldn't want to be caught out in this in anything beyond a momentary shower. I shall have to see how it fares over winter to see it's true benefit, I think.

The green is actually far more pleasant than it seems in the pictures (wish I'd remembered I live in Glasgow before I bought it, though).

Resolutely good

I wanted a robust weatherproof jacket without a membrane - this left two choices: Alpkit Resolute or Montane Dyno.
They are essentially the same - similar material, same amount of pockets (albeit in a different configuration) and available at a similar price. Until the Resolute was reduced...
I like the material - it just lets a bit of air through for ciculation. I run hot so this is welcome (and why I did't want a membrane jacket). It's stretchy -- nice.
Pockets are a good size and will work with both a climbing harness and a running pack - perfect.
Not sure about the hood - it is big and adjustable but I doubt I'm going to have a helmet on underneath very often. It's not bad, but could be a bit better.
I am usuallly between sizes with Alpkit - sort of large-and-a-half. I suspect I could have fitted into a large if I wanted to be a bit more streamlined, however the XL is just fine.
So far, i've walked the dog in it in the woods and in the rain. I like it. It will get used for running (and lots of walking) in the winter. It's also a nice weight so will be good for the summer, plus it looks smart. The brick red is a nice colour too - I'd get the green one if I could justify it to my wife...

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

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

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

What They Say: Kudos - Product Reviews from independent magazines and websites

Trek and Mountain test the Alpkit Resolute Softshell Jacket

Fully-featured double-weave softshell jacket at a great price

Trek and Mountain

Trek and Mountain September 2019 - Chris Kempster, Amanda Travis

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