Like cell phones, softshell technology is fairly new to the scene yet somehow we can't quite remember what life was like before we had it. Made of tightly woven, weather resistant fabric, a well-constructed softshell can do the job of a couple of different pieces. A softshell can protect you from wind, mild rain and even give a measure of insulation without limiting breathability on your trail run. The four-way stretch material will move with you because last thing you need holding you back on that last pitch of exposed rock, is your jacket. Check out Rock/Creek's collection of Softshell Jackets for your new favorite layer.