British design house Griffin has teamed up with Woolrich to morph their traditional wool fabric into a technical softshell jacket. Combining softshell fabric from Italy with the mix of natural wool fibers makes the Griffin Woolrich jacket a very distinctive outerwear piece.
The slim fitting softshell jacket is made by bonding or glueing Woolrich wool fabric to the technical softshell fabric, which is a breathable, jersey based textile used regularly by Berghaus and the Italian couture skiwear industry.
A longer back and deep funnel collar with concealed hood help keep the weather out for extra warmth and protection. The waterproof, two-way zip is offset so it doesn't rub against your face when your collar and hood are up. Ergonomically designed sleeves with camouflage piping enable ease of movement while wearing the jacket.
This isn't the first traditional outdoor industry partnership Griffin has made. In the past, the company has worked with Berghaus, Baracuta and Mackintosh to create fashionable outerwear for various markets. Griffin even teamed up with bicycle company Charge to produce a Limited Edition fixed gear bike, the Griffin Plug.
The Griffin Woolrich technical softshell jacket comes in a black/red check or blue/black check version and retails for £285. Apparently only 50 pieces are going to be made so you better grab one while you can!