Washington Outer Layer - Men's


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Wind protection, insulation, breathability, and rain/snow protection all in one.  Our Softshell jacket has it all. Tested in blizzards in Wyoming and Utah, as well as the windy conditions of the Franconia ridge, this softshell will keep you warm, dry and insulated from the wind.  A must have item for the active hiker, cross country and/or back-country skier.  

Made in USA:
Handcrafted in Gorham, NH

DWR (Durable Water Repellent) finish
Polartec Windpro for wind protection
Storm Flap zipper
5 exterior pockets for quick access
Integrated balaclava/hood for superior protection

Weight in ounces:

S:1 lb. 4.4oz
M: 1 lb. 5.2 oz.
L: 1 lb. 7.0 oz.  LT 1 lb. 8.2 oz.
XL: 1 lb.1 lb. 8.4 oz.  XLT 1 lb. 9.7 oz.

Fabric (Cleveland, TN):
Polartec Windpro with DWR (Durable Water Repellent)
100% recycled polyester
Bluesign certified
Zippers - YKK (Macon, GA)

Wash with like colors
Machine Wash Cold, normal cycle
Line dry
Do not bleach, iron, or dry clean
Avoid Fabric Softener

Sizing - the sizing for this garment is mens

Customer Reviews

Based on 50 reviews
Steve K. (Nashua, US)
Great layer for mobility and warmth

This is a well-made layer. Pockets are good and the chest pocket holds larger phones. Female version has deferent chest pocket layout that my wife did not like, so she didn’t get it. It’s a warm jacket and it breaths well, which is important for me since I heat up fast and always run hot. But, it gives in the wind pretty easily. You’ll want your shell with you if you anticipate rain or wind. The fit for me (6’, 200 lbs) is perfect. And the hood is the best designed I’ve worn. It doesn’t hang down over my eyes. The hood has no adjustment. Build quality, like all Burgeon clothing, is top notch!

Kevin D. (Marshfield, US)
Great, versatile jacket

It definitely doesn’t seem as warm as I was expecting but I also haven’t worn it layered up. That’s mostly because this winter hasn’t been very cold. Love the fit and style. The workmanship is of the highest quality as expected from Burgeon. I’ve only worn it through some slight drizzle and it has held up well. I look forward to wearing it more, through at least three seasons and utilizing its versatility and see where it takes me.

Kurtis J. (Lincoln, US)
Living up to its reputation

Love the Washington. Great look… comfortable… and definitely keeps the wind out and the temperature warm.

Christoph (Hartford, US)
solid soft shell

I've used the jacket for a few years now and it still holds up well. Even after numerous washings it is highly water repellent. No pilling either. The jacket is incredibly well-made. It's warm, and I like the hood. I'd call it wind resistant but not wind-proof. That's not a big deal though. During ascents it's highly breathable and on the summit it's easy to throw a shell over it.

There are a few things I'd change though:
The material in the handwarmer pockets is highly breathable and stretchy. Without a drawcord at the bottom hem that results in pockets that aren't all that warm, though that's not an issue when the bottom of your jacket is cinched closed by the hip belt of a pack. I also wished the pocket lining was sturdier: my keys have punched a few holes through it. I'd also prefer less stretchy and more wind-proof material for the chest pocket.
I wear glasses, so the integrated balaclava does not work for me. A simple buff is more versatile.
A cinch at the bottom hem would keep more heat in.
The pockets in the sleeves are (too) big and awkwardly shaped. Things get lost in there (keys) or fall sideways (pens), which limits motion. I rather have only one of these arm pockets and a second chest pocket.

Overall, it's still one of my go-to jackets during the cold season. I use it on day hikes or around the house. It's relatively heavy and bulky, so it does not replace my much lighter puffy on multi-day backpacking trips.

Steve j. (Lagrangeville, US)
Best softshell I've ever worn.

Recently did a 6 mile hike with 2k of elevation in this jacket.it was a cold, windy day, but I usually heat up quickly and have to strip off layers on the climbs. The washington breathes so well, I never took off my jacket once. It was plenty warm for breaks, but I was shocked at how well this jacket regulated heat. It is also the most xomfortable softshell I've ever worn. It stretches very well and I almost forgot I had it on during the hike. And the built in balaclava in the hood is genius! No more digging through my pack look for my buff. Just put the hood up and pull it over your face. This is probably the perfect jacket for winter hikes! Well done!