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Shop our wide variety of workwear softshells designed as a lightweight, outer layer garment that will keep you dry in harsh weather conditions. Customise with your company logo using our premium printing and embroidery services, ideal for showcasing your company
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Softshell Work Jacket Buying Guide

Navigating the world of work jackets? With an array of choices available, making the right choice can sometimes be daunting. That’s why we've put together this comprehensive buying guide to help you find the perfect softshell work jacket from our collection at Essential Workwear.

Assess Your Needs

Branding: Keep in mind your brand colours and any specific uniform requirements. Our softshell jackets come in a range of colours from dark navy, dark khaki, grey, charcoal, orange and black to suit every need.

Environment: Consider the type of environment you'll be working in. For extremely cold weather, you might want a softshell with a fleece lining. For dry or milder climates, a standard, water-resistant softshell is the perfect option to keep you comfortable.

Functionality: If your work involves a lot of bending or lifting, look for a jacket that offers added flexibility around the arm and chest areas.

Fabric Composition

While softshell tends to be flexible by nature, boasting a combination of polyester and spandex, the specific blend can vary. A higher spandex content offers more stretch, ideal for jobs requiring significant movement, so be sure to read the individual product specifications to find your perfect match.

Features to Look Out For

Water Resistance & Wind Resistance: Ensure the jacket is capable of protecting against unpredictable weather changes.

Breathability: Opt for jackets that promote air circulation, especially if you'll be wearing them for extended periods or for more physically demanding jobs.

Pockets: Depending on your job, you may need more pockets to store tools or personal items conveniently.

Adjustable Components: Features like adjustable cuffs or a detachable hood can customise the fit and function of your jacket.

Sizing and Fit Guide

Our range features a large number of sizing and fit options to ensure you get the best softshell work jacket to suit your needs.

Standard Fit: Ideal for general work situations and can be comfortably worn over other layers.

Slim Fit: Offers a more tailored look, suitable for both office work and outdoor settings.

Always consult the size guide and, if possible, measure yourself to ensure the perfect fit.

Care and Maintenance

Buying a good quality softshell jacket is an investment in your comfort and protection. As such, it's crucial to ensure its longevity and durability through proper care and maintenance.

Make sure to familiarise yourself with the specific care instructions outlined on the label of your jacket. While many jackets can endure the regular washing cycle, those featuring large reflective elements or water-repellent properties might require a more gentle touch, like hand washing or air drying. It's equally essential to be cautious of certain additives; for instance, some softshell fabrics should not be washed with fabric softeners, as they can affect the jacket's water and wind-resisting properties.

Moreover, periodic checks for minor damages or wear can help address issues before they escalate. By taking these steps, you not only ensure that your jacket remains in optimal condition, but you also enhance its performance, making certain it serves you effectively through many seasons.

Shop Softshell Jackets at Essential Workwear

A softshell work jacket is more than just clothing; it's an investment into your comfort, protection, and style at work. As you explore the softshell range at Essential Workwear, featuring brands like Helly Hansen, Regatta and Dickies, keep this guide handy to ensure you make an informed purchase. Happy shopping!