A very nicely thought out and we'll made soft
Having used the Lundhags Dimma softshell for a few months now, I can definitely say its an excellent bit of kit. I've used it for hiking, scrambling and mountain biking, as well as around town. It breathes extremely well and the lighter weight softshell on the back is perfect when wearing a pack. The fully waterproof hood, shoulders and front panel mean that it keeps you dry for longer in heavy rain and there's no soak through under backpack straps. The cut is excellent, slim with a good range of movement without riding up. I especially like the three pop studs at the hem, mid zip and collar, which allow the jacket to be closed but still vented. I was a bit sceptical about the shoulder vents (from top shoulder to just above elbow), as I'm used to pit zips but they work very well indeed. It has good pockets for small items (or long thin ones), including three nice snug mesh pockets for phone, GPS, MP3 etc. Won't fit an OS map but I can't say that's bothered me. The only negative I'd mention is pretty minor: the peak of the hood (which fits snug and has great movement) tickles the back of my neck when it's down and I'm wearing a backpack. A kitty clip or Velcro tab would sort that nicely. Other than that, its pretty close to my perfect all round, mixed weather jacket. Good warmth to weight, excellent weather protection and breathability. I'm definitely a Lundhags convert.
- Good details
- Good cut
- Recommended use
- Winter hiking