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Shift into the next gear of outerwear versatility with the Shift Hooded Softshell Jacket.

The 4-way stretch, highly-breathable Backcountry.com Women’s Shift Softshell Jacket reads your mind, knows your deepest desires, and fulfills your dreams in the form of a helmet-friendly, weather-shunning hood. At Backcountry.com, we're not about to slap our logo on a glorified piece of polyester and call it a softshell. We wanted a jacket that could see us through countless ski tours, alpine climbs, and hikes into the highlands. The Shift's wind-resistant Polartec Power Shield softshell fabric fends off light moisture and breathes like a champ to keep you cool when the day warms up. A performance cut ensures a streamlined silhouette that minimizes bulk and maximizes mobility. Internal pockets keep tabs on your iPod, phone, and wallet; fleece-lined pockets warm your digits; and a laminated wrist pocket takes care of your small stuff. When comparable jackets go for close to $300, it would be crazy to let this deal slip away.

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Does this jacket have an adjustable pull...

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Does this jacket have an adjustable pull string at the bottom to make it tighter?

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As read from a review below, "One other thing i like about it is the cinch cords at the bottom that you can tighten through the two front pockets to keep wind from blowing up." Hope this helps!

Hi I was wondering what the sleeve lenth...

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Hi I was wondering what the sleeve lenth on this particular jacket xs is? Because one of reviews said that the sleeves were to short.

5 5

Love, love, love it!

It just arrived today so it hasn't seen the elements yet. It's lightweight but solid, soft, and very flattering. I can't wait to get it out on the trail to test it out. It seems like a great value for the price.

5 5

One year into it and I'm still in love.

I bought this jacket during late May, and for the past year I have worn it several times a week. I am 5'3'' and 110 pounds- the extra small fits me perfectly. I appreciate the pocket on the left sleeve- I can throw my license+credits cards in it when I want to go to the store.

5 5

Good piece of gear.

This jacket has a great fit, the soft shell is legitimately soft while breathing and shedding water well. There's a comfortable microfleece liner that makes it comfortable next to the skin to throw on for running errands. There is enough room in the cut and give in the material to be able to layer effectively. It packs down small too, making it easy to throw in for trips. Mine has been around the U.S., Japan, and Korea with me.

4 5

Nice Jacket short sleeves

I got this jacket and I love the fabric and the design, also love the color, it is an awesome gray, the only problem is that the sleeves are a bit short, I bought size small which according with the sizing chart the sleeves should be around 80 cm however they are like 70 cm and something, that is my only complain.

5 5

Love, Love, LOVE this jacket!

the best softshell I've ever owned. Perfect fit, true to size. The colors rock...I get compliments all the time. Bravo!

4 5

Good Softshell

got this off of s&c for a crazy deal and was very excited about it. it is very well made and the combination of colors go great together. the jacket does a good job blocking wind and keeping me toasty. My only qualms about it are the fact that that although the width in the arms and in the torso are true to size, the arm length is slightly short and the torso length is even shorter. Have to wear a long shirt with this unless i want my midriff exposed. I am about 5'6, 120 lbs and got a small. Would have considered getting a medium but i didn't think the torso length would be much longer since it is just the cut of the jacket. One other thing i like about it is the cinch cords at the bottom that you can tighten through the two front pockets to keep wind from blowing up.

5 5

Love this jacket!

I picked it up on SAC in the fall just after I found out I was pregnant. I knew I would need a larger softshell to remain active this winter and it has worked perfectly! It has been great for x-country skiing and just wearing around town on warmer days. I bought a large and at 6 months pregnant still have enough room to grow and yet I know I will be able to wear it still after the baby is born with more layers underneath. I don't feel frumpy trying to wear my husband's coat and the price was well worth it. Love the color contrast and the high quality material.

5 5

amazing-but stay away from the campfire-Madison Wi

I love this jacket so much that I babysit it in public places. I bought it during the BC sale too-I bought it to wear primarily for X-country skiing. It has quickly become my favorite coat. I live in WI and I will be able to use for all the seasons. I wore it near the campfire last weekend and an ember from the fire made a tiny hole. :( It is warm, water resistant and fits great! I am 5' 5' and weigh 140. I love the goat!

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I'm delighted it fits great, and it's fascinating to know your height and weight, but without know which size you purchased this information is meaningless.

3 5

sleeves way too short

I'm a reasonably well proportioned 5'11" person and the XL was pretty much the way I wanted it to fit - except for the sleeves, which were a solid 1" too short. Disappointment! It's speeding it's way back to backcountry.com right now and I'm back on the hunt for a new jacket.

other than that, though, the jacket looked fabulous, and was especially a good deal for the price. the hood was a good shape and the zippers looked like they were real quality.

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I agree it is an awesome jacket except for the length of the sleeves, like said 1'' too short.

Write your question here...Hi - I love the...

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Write your question here...Hi - I love the jacket but see that the Medium is no longer available. I typically wear medium - I'm 5'8", and 130 lbs. Would a small be too small, and a large too large, and which - judging on the fit- would be best to go for?

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if medium is your fit, the best option would be the stoic welder for womens... this style is not welded instead of sewn, and available in medium.

4 5

Surprisingly great jacket

I got this jacket refurbished on GearTrade because I was venturing off to my first ski trip and I wanted something high quality that wasn't going to cost me a lot. I was worried at first because I really thought I would freeze to death, but I layered with a cheap baselayer and a Haglofs fleece and I was more than comfortable. You can move really easily in this jacket and it's extremely lightweight. It is a little bit short compared to most ski/snowboard jackets I've seen, but my ski pants have a pretty high waist so it wasn't an issue. I'm 5'5", 130 lbs and I have wide shoulders and a larger chest and the Medium perfectly fine.

2 5

Not great

I bought this for my wife, because she loves the Men's Shift that I own. Overall, I'm disappointed. Fit is very small (I know, others have said the same thing). The fabric is relatively thin/lightweight relative to the Men's Shift Softshell from last year. If you want a VERY lightweight softshell with a hood, then this is the one. If you want something with a bit more heft, look elsewhere.

Does this jacket have pit zips?

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Does this jacket have pit zips?

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Answered my own question by looking ->> right. No.

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no pit zips needed due to the great performance of the materials. it breathes well, you can actually feel Air pass through it, helping the material to remove moisture.

5 5

Pretty much amazing

I love this jacket. I've used it for hiking, snowshoeing, skiing and just around town, all of which it worked great. I'm 5'9 and about 150 lbs., so I got a large. The arms are long enough, the torso length is perfect and it's roomy enough for (thin) layering underneath. I wore an Underarmor baselayer with a Pearl Izumi Woolie Mammoth under the Shift; it was about 15 degrees and windy outside and I was almost sweating. I haven't tried bike commuting with it yet, I doubt I will, as someone said on here it's not made for that.

I have yet to find any drawback to this jacket.

Excitement!

Excitement!

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Shift kept the ridiculous wind from ripping my skin off at the top of the Continental Divide at Berthoud Pass, CO.

5 5

Love at first sight

My boyfriend bought me this jacket a few days ago since I've been complaining about not having a soft shell and let me just say I LOVE this jacket. You don't even feel like you are wearing a jacket! The material is amazing, soft, and incredibly warm for how thin it is. It was about 20 degrees this morning and this jacket kept me toasty! It does run on the small side - I'm about 5'3 and 125 and needed to swap out the small for a medium like everyone else, but now that I have a size that fits I don't want to take off. If you need a softshell, this is the one you want!

3 5

BC Shift Softshell

Got it for my wife who is a M in Arcteryx, Patagonia and anything else. Too small...sent it back...quality looked real good...Picked up a L on Sac for $70..

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