Salomon XT Wings Softshell Jacket Review
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It’s definitely that time of year when we runners have had our fill of hours pounding away on the treadmill and venture outdoors no matter the weather. On those spring mornings when there’s still a bit of frost on the lawn, throw on the Salomon XT Wings Jacket to cut the chill. This new softshell jacket is constructed with 2 breeds of CLIMAWIND™ fabric: one on front faces of the jacket for wind and water resistance, and a super flexible, breathable version in high-flex zones. Seams are sealed with 10mm micro tape for additional protection. The fit of the XT Wings is form fitting but not tight and the CLIMAWIND materials move with you whether on a trail run or the bike commute to the office.
Our testers liked the XT Wings Jacket for running, light hiking and even causal use as the fit is loose enough to be comfortable for that. We also found it to be suitable for mountain biking, but the elongated positions of road biking didn’t suit the cut of this jacket very well, but we wouldn’t really expect a multi-purpose shell like this to have a bike-friendly cut, so we didn’t count that against the Salomon XT Wings Softshell. 360 degree reflectivity and dual side pockets complete a feature set that, along with a near perfect fit, make this jacket our go-to chilly morning piece.
For more information on the XT Wings Softshell Jacket and other Salomon products, visit www.salomon.com.