If you're based state side, chances are you've never experienced a solano. However, if you vacationed on the east coast of Spain, you'd recognize the tell-tale signs of an impending storm: hot oppresive winds followed by heavy wet air and eventually a downpour. An afternoon outside sipping drinks would be ruined, disrupted by a powerful solano...That is unless you were wearing the Solano Softshell from Arc'teryx, in which case you could freely frolic in the downpour. Thanks to jacket's Gore-Tex Windstopper fabric, impending moisture means nothing, allowing you to carry on merrymaking with abandon. Whether you're summering in Spain or car camping in California, the smooth polyester face sheds wind and water vigorously and dutifully, like a an employee on probation bent on job security. The articulated sleeves let you dance in the rain with ease and the zippered hand-warmer pockets warm your paws or stash essentials. Don't be left in the cold, outfit yourself with the Solano Softshell and stylishly confront Mediterranean storms or Sierra sprinkles.