Frosty temperatures give the colder seasons a bad rap, but on plenty of chilly days, it’s the wind that kills you. Many a warm, fluffy jacket has been undone by a perfectly frigid gust that cuts right through its layers and straight into the wearer’s bones. Wind makes you the kind of cold that lingers, the kind of cold that finds you still shaking off the occasional shiver when you’ve already been back inside your house for a full half hour or so. That’s why no closet is complete without the help of a jacket that does its part to keep out the cold while also fending off wind and water—and with all the great deals out there, Black Friday is the perfect day to pick one up.
Luckily, Columbia Sportswear has you covered with their Ascender Softshell Jacket, a water and wind resistant layer that’s perfect for fall or spring, or for layering under a heavier coat on those truly frigid days. It’s finished with details like zippered packets, a chin guard, and adjustable cuffs and hems. And those last ones always come in handy, because the wind has a sneaky habit of snaking its way up and under even the toughest layers of clothing.
Thanks to Amazon’s Black Friday deals, the Ascender Softshell is available at some pretty steep discounts, including up to 48 percent off. They’ve also got the jacket in just about every color under the sun.