Wednesday, March 27, 2013

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The Men's Granite Softshell Jacket by Free Country is Perfect for the Transition From Winter to Spring


Jackets are a necessary evil for me. I really don't like to wear a coat. I get too warm and I hate to carry it around when I go back indoors. When I dress for the outdoors, I try to layer as best as I can, mostly to have some flexibility, but also because I don't want to deal with a bulky coat.

I own several jackets, some are basic shells, as well as a jacket “system” for the coldest of days, but I was lacking a decent coat that was more than a shell, but far shy of a parka. The Free Country Granite Softshell Jacket was the perfect choice to fill that hole in my wardrobe.

The Granite Softshell is a sporty fleece lined jacket with a soft fabric exterior. The coat is heavy enough to layer for the very cold days, but also light enough to wear without layers for the warmer days. Simply put, it was the perfect all around coat for a guy who does not like coats. Wearing the Granite Softshell feels more like wearing a thick fleece than it does a jacket, and that is very important to me.

The jacket does a very good job of keeping the wind out. Although I did not have a chance to wear it in wet weather yet, the manufacturer states it is water resistant. I can see it will keep me dry enough to get inside, but it certainly is not built like a rain coat.

The Granite Softshell is filled with all the pockets, zippers, vents, and Velcro for your storage and custom fitting needs. The quality is decent and I have no problem comparing it to my more expensive name brand outerwear.

The Granite Softshell Jacket became my favorite coat right away.  It is definitely the best choice for a guy who does not like to wear a coat. It looks great, feels great, and at $60 (Regularly $100), it is not very expensive. The Granite Softshell gets this coat hater's seal of approval!

Visit FreeCountry.com to shop for cold-weather jackets while the prices are reduced, whether it's still chilly right now where you live or you want to be ready for the next fall and winter seasons.  Standard Ground Shipping is free on all orders from Free Country.


Thank you to Free Country for providing a complimentary product sample for us to base this review upon.  All opinions expressed are my own.