Race Face Scout Softshell Jacket - Women's 5053-118


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A few notches off a downpour and still game to ride? This highly water-resistant (very nearly waterproof) soft shell has a bonded inner membrane and DWR finish to shed rain and splashes. Technical touches include strategic venting, magnets to keep your hood in place while ripping, thumb loops and a pocket for your fave riding tunes. It nicely blurs the line between technical gear and street wear.

  • Made of polyester soft shell fabric with a DWR finish and a bonded water-resistant inner membrane.
  • Magnets keep the hood in place when you're riding.
  • Full front zip has a storm flap with magnetic closures.
  • Laser perforated underarms and a back vent help regulate body temperature.
  • Stretch cuffs have thumb holes for chilly days.
  • 2 front zippered hand pockets warm frigid digits.
  • Welded back stash pocket has a cord port for headphones.

Tech specs

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Ideal for Mountain biking
Type Soft shell
Construction Bonded
Face fabric Polyester
Fabric waterproof rating

The standard test for waterproof fabrics uses a standing column filled with water. The figures given are the water column height. A rating of 3,500mm or higher can be considered waterproof. The higher the rating, the more durable the waterproof fabric will be over time.


Waterproof garments use waterproof-breathable technologies and are fully seam-taped. Water-resistant garments use waterproof-breathable technologies but their seams are not taped. Water-resistant garments repel water and protect against wind but are not made of waterproof fabric.

Fabric active breathability

The rate at which a waterproof breathable fabric expels moisture when the inner surface is moist from perspiration. Values under 8,000g/m2/24h provide low performance, 20,000g/m2/24h provide moderate performance and values over 30,000g/m2/24h provide high performance.

  • Back vent
  • Underarm perforations
  • 2 handwarmer
  • 1 back

A windproof garment does not allow any air to permeate the fabric. A garment with windproof panels has panels of fabric that are totally windproof, but the rest of the garment may not be windproof. A wind-resistant garment resists some wind, but not as much as a garment that is windproof.

Length Below hip
Durable water repellency

Usually referred to as DWR. A treatment made to fabrics that causes water to bead and run off instead of soaking through.

Hood Standard
Additional feature(s) Thumb loops
Made in Vietnam