Softshell is a stretchy 3-layer material with an 8,000 membrane which combines advantages of the second and third layer. These woven materials are resistant to wear and tear, pleasant to wear and ideal for active sport as the stretchy material gives you freedom of movement. Softshell products are usually made by lamination of the three layers; the outer fabric has DWR treatment and in between the layers there is a membrane which the lower layer is laminated onto. The 8,000 membrane is resistant to rain, wind or wet snow and doesn’t limit breathability.