Lincoln, New Hampshire, the heart of the White Mountains:


“Fit was exceptional. I haven't found a soft shell in at least 6 years that fit as well. The length staying in my harness or under my pack straps. I actually never thought about it all day. I can't say how important that is.

The breathability was fantastic. One pitch on Saturday I got pretty sweaty and wet from water. By the time I finished belaying the pitch I was nearly dry. I was way more comfortable in this garment because I got dry so quickly than almost any other ice climbing day I've had in awhile.

This was also a big factor on Mt. Washington. We had a big group and I did a lot of moving up and down the line which made me hot, but I dryed so fast that I never got the "chill".  Even during breaks I didn't get the sweaty cold back.”

-Alex Teixeira, Mooney Mountain Guides


The weather in the White Mountains can be quite harsh, wet and changes rapidly.  The White Mountains outdoor enthusiast needs a softshell that is warm, water repellent and expels moisture.  You might be breaking a sweat the first hour out from the trailhead, then transition to cooler temperatures and light snow mid-mountain.  On the ridges and summits the wind might pick up and you need your hood and integrated balaclava to stay warm. In short, you want the correct layers without going through a wardrobe change every hour.


Polartec Windpro fleece with DWR, 100% recycled.  The Polartec Fleece and YKK zippers used in this product are all sourced in the USA.

Features and Benefits

DWR gives you water repellency with high breathability
Windpro technology helps to block wind, while maintaining breathability
Hood with integrated balaclava for superior layering and warmth
Five zippered pockets for lense cleaners, chapstick, sunscreen, gloves and more
Extra torso length for better coverage in cold and windy conditions


Hiking, back-country skiing, cross-country skiing, rock and ice climbing, downhill skiing.

The story behind the name:  Mt. Washington is the home of the World’s Worst Weather.  We wanted a jacket that could handle those extremes and designed it to have features you want for that type of challenge.  Whether you wear it on Mt. Washington, another NH 4000 footer or just around town, our Washington Softshell will keep you warm -- while venting out excess moisture and keeping you dry in snow and rain.  Pairs well with our Franconia Mid Layer and Flume and Bond Base Layers.

Learn More

Burgeon Outdoor's Washington Softshell product page

Photo Credit -- Philip Carcia, AKA Finding Philip

Alex Teixeira & Mooney Mountain Guides

Mount Washington Observatory (Check the current and forecasted weather here)

Polartec Windpro

Burgeon Outdoor was founded in 2019.  Burgeon’s mission is to help mountain communities flourish.  Burgeon proudly manufactures premium outdoor apparel in Lincoln, NH.  By manufacturing locally, Burgeon creates year round jobs in the White Mountains.  5% of Burgeon’s sales support its community and environment efforts. To learn more, please visit our studio at the Village Shops in Lincoln, our website; or call us at 603-745-7123.

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