K5 - Velox Light Softshell Jacket
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The K5 - Velox Light Softshell Jacket is a lightweight alternative to our K5 - Testa Softshell Jacket, designed for active use in warmer weather. The durable 4-way stretch nylon shell protects you from the wind and rain, while remaining breathable for moisture transport.
The durable, 4-way stretch nylon shell is not only designed to move with you, but also provides protection from rough terrain and bushes.
Brushed mesh inner collar/hand pockets, wind flap protecting the front zipper, and hypalon hook & loop cuff tabs ensure maximum comfort.
Store the essentials in the zippered chest, bicep, and hand pockets.
K5 - VELOX
WHEN TO USE
40°F and above. Fits over baselayers and insulation layers, allowing use in a wide range of conditions.
PAIRS GREAT WITH
Baselayers, active insulation, and rain layers.
BENEFIT OVER OTHER LAYERS
Very versatile. Ideal for warmer climates but can be used in colder conditions when layered with active insulation.
Learn more about layering:VIEW SYSTEM BUILDER
Weight (Size L)21.9oz
Body Material4-way Stretch Softshell with DWR
CuffHook & Loop
Trade Agreements Act Compliant
Designed in Seattle. Imported.
Their product and sizing matched the description perfectly. Material and finish were high quality. Items were delivered ahead of schedule.
Two words, great jacket.
Recently wore the jacket on a on and off rainy weekend in Minnesota, temps were in the 50s to 60s and it kept we adequately warm when moving with just a base layer under it, and at night it was great to be warm in camp with just a fleece between the two. Dried out fast between storms, and I never got wet underneath. I love this jacket. It's the best shell I own.
The Velox light softshell overall is excellent with plenty of pockets for everything you could possibly need, a durable outer shell that repels everything short of a hurricane, and dries quickly as advertised. Although the $135 (I got it on sale for $95) pricetag seems steep, it's actually competitively priced with other outdoors jackets with other brands. I'm 5'6 and about 155 pounds and ordered a medium to be able to fit insulating layers underneath and it fits perfectly. I've only had it for a month, but some issues I've noticed:
-The inner wind flap is quite stiff and rides high which can irritate the neck/chin if not zipped fully
-the hook and loop strap is large and can get snagged on things especially if you have a slim wrist like I do and need to close it all the way.
-the inner layer under the pockets is made of this mesh material. I can't review its durability yet, but mesh as pocket lining doesn't inspire confidence.
The K5 series has all the great features of Beyond and at a nice price point. But I'd rather they be made here in the US. And wish they had active ventilation like pit zips or two way front zipper.