Result Performance R120 Soft Shell Activity jacket
Soft Shell Jacket
Product Review / Walking Gear Test

Result Performance R120 Soft Shell Activity jacket Soft Shell Jacket Result Performance R120 Soft Shell Activity jacket Soft Shell Jacket
R120 Soft Shell Activity jacket Soft Shell Jacket

Result Performance Result Performance R120 Soft Shell Activity jacket

Vital Statistics:

Colours: Sky/Black, Navy/Black, Red/Black, Sport Yellow/Black

Sizes: S 37" M 40" L 43" XL 46" XXL 49"

SRP: £49.95

Result Performance says:"These garments have been specially designed to give the protection you require in a wide range of conditions, whilst protecting you from the elements. All RESULT Soft Shell garments provide essential breathability required for today's ever demanding outdoor lifestyle."

Features to Note:

In-use Test:

I wore the Result Performance R120 Soft Shell Activity Jacket for a number of low level walks during UK Autumn in Shropshire. The conditions were mild but damp with light winds.

Materials: The jacket makes use of Result's own Soft Shell technology. The purpose of a 'soft shell' garment is that it combines some of the features of an outer garment (usually windproofness and/or rain resistance) with those of a mid layer fleece.

In this case, the inner layer is a soft micro-fleece that is bonded to an outer polyester/spandex layer via a breathable mid-layer membrane.

An interesting feature is the sleeve lining which extends below the bottom of the cuff. There's a thumb hole in at the end of each which allows the lining (and hence the sleeve) to be anchored snugly around the wrists. Whilst this is a clear advantage in wet and windy weather, the tightness of the wrist elastic makes it difficult to roll-up the sleeves when you need to cool down. However, there are two underarm ventilation zips - so a degree of temperature control is possible.

I wore this in relatively mild conditions with low wind as an outer layer/mid layer - and yes it did keep me quite comfortable.

Fit: I'm 5' 10" and of medium build and was wearing an XL size. The jacket was a very snug fit so I don't think the cut is overly generous. Neither is there a draw-cord at the the hem so there is no way of adjusting the fit. The sleeves were a good length.

Collar: The collar is a good size and can be zipped right up to produce a very nice cosy feel to the garment.

Pockets: There are two large pockets high-up on the front, each large enough to take a folded OS map. Both are well above belt level so can be easily accessed even when wearing a large back-pack.

Zips: There's a full front zip (with a small storm flap) which has a large toggle on it making it easy to use when wearing gloves.

Buying Advice:

I'd use a garment that offered more warmth for winter/high-level walking. However, the Result Performance R120 Soft Shell Activity Jacket is a good value, windproof garment with some breathability that is a great option for lower level walking in milder, blustery conditions.


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