Basin and Range Silver Fork Softshell Jacket - Men's

When slowing down isn't an option.

A little breathability goes a long way when you're moving through the mountains, so when you need protection from the elements but don't want to slow down your pace, reach for the Basin and Range Men's Silver Fork Softshell Jacket. The Silver Fork puts the hurt on finicky mountain weather with laminated, three-layer softshell material, and it has a brushed fleece lining for some added warmth. A DWR finish makes moisture bead along the face of the fabric, while two zippered handwarmer pockets give your digits a place to stay warm as you take in the high elevation views.

  • Three-layer polyester softshell
  • DWR finish
  • Brushed fleece lining
  • Regular fit
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Very nice soft-shell from a cool new co.

  • Size Bought: small

Well…this and the primaloft jacket came in the mail today, which was delivered in a blizzard. So I tried this on and ran outside with the tags still attached. Did a great job keeping me dry (well…not my head….) Fits over a fleece, but can be worn over just a t shirt, thanks to athletic cut and drawcord hem. Sleeves are long enough for my monkey arms which is a rare treat. Thin fleece lining the inside is surprisingly nice. The "raisin" color is sort of purple-merlot, which I have never seen before but I like. I also got this for a steal on steep and cheap, so there's that. All in all, a nice soft-shell for everyday use that seems like it will stand up to climbing and more rigorous pursuits as well. Seems like a cool little brand from Utah that I'm pleased I found.

Some people complain the sleeves are baggy. Well they are a bit but luckily I do nothing but curls at the gym. In front of the mirror. Plus they'll fit over arm warmers!!! Seriously the fit is fine. Athletic cut, but you can move it, move it.

Great Jacket

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: l

to dress up or down. I wanted something inm between my UA 3/4 super insulated winter jacket, and light trowover jacket. this fits the bill nicely. It doesn't look too "outdoors" if you know what I mean-- the logo is subtlety placed, and it has a streamlined design, with a minimum of pockets, doo dads, clips, loops, etc. It is warm enough for 20 degrees, no problem. The material stops wind and will repel mild raindrops, but not a downpour. The sleeves are somewhat tapered towards the wrist, so it may not be a good fit on those with Popeye forearms. Size L Fits me perfect (6', 200, athletic build). I'll be looking at more of B+R's offerings for sure.

Trim Fit

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: XL

This is the fit I was looking for. I agree with a couple of reviews that the sleeve openings are narrow especially for big hands and a Nixon watch, but I'll make that compromise for the trim fit. I'm 6'3 230 - and the XL fits nice and trim.(I wear a 48 long suit coat)

Disappointed in this jacket

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Small

I bought this coat because it looked absolutely perfect in the picture and had great reviews. Upon receiving the item I found this not to be true at all.

Pros and Cons:
-The body of this coat fits very well. Which is especially important for a stiffer softshell jacket. The arms on this coat however are humongous and long compared to the body. How has no one else mentioned this in the reviews? Anyone who could fit into the slim body of this coat cannot have nearly this large of arms. On top of that I'm quite lanky and the arms are too long for me. Add this on to the fact that the arms are giant sized leaving tons of extra fabric means the coat looks ridiculous. I workout a lot and could fit at least two or three of my arms in there. It's absolutely terrible and is the reason I will be returning the jacket. Also I own another basin and range coat and the sleeves on the other are slimmer than this one although still not perfect. So if you're planning on ever using this as a mid layer I suggest you look elsewhere unless your shell has lots of extra room in the arms and you don't mind bunched up fabric.
-The material of this coat seems really great. It seems like it would block wind and rain quite well compared to some softer lighter softshells.
-The collar on this coat is awful it flops around cause it's just a thin piece of fabric and doesn't keep a good shape. Would have loved to see a sturdier piece of fabric used to line the collar.

I cannot recommend this jacket and will be returning mine which is disappointing cause it seems like it has great potential. The absolutely terrible giant arms has ruined what seems like an otherwise great jacket. Especially since the picture makes it look so good. I was really hoping basin and range would be my go to brand but the arms on all the items are so big compared to the small bodies it just doesn't make any sense.

Seriously top notch!

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: xlg

I love this jacket. It is extremely warm for the thickness. It is very well constructed. All of the seams are solidly stitched, there are lots of nice little touches like the zipper hideaways and the very large chest pocket. I looks great in a casual setting and the black color is a true dark black. I did notice that the wrist closures are a little small and non adjustable and it takes a sec to work my big mitts through. I suppose though this is better so you don't get the wind blowing up your arms.
Despite the small wrist closures it runs a little large, I'm 6'1" 225 with a 44" chest and the XLG is a little baggy on me. Not too bad!!!!

It's all in the details!

-Zippers tucks under small cavities

-Water forming nice round droplets on the DWR treated surface

It's all in the details!

Beautifully designed

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

This is a great jacket, and I'm starting to like it over the bulkier TNF Apex Bianic Softchell.

I purchased the Raisin color, and I must say that it looks really nice when worn. The fit is more "sintered" and looks very stylish. Would definitely buy another in black color for casual outings. I'm 6'0, 165lb, 40in chest, size Medium.

The napoleon pocket is quite large and would easily fit any oversized phone. The face fabric is rugged and has this ripstop pattern across.
The jacket is lined with a very soft and thin fleece which makes it super comfy and warm.

Another detail I really like is how the zippers are tucked away when sipped to the top.
Thumbs up B&A

Beautifully designed

From the mountains to the sound

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Large

An rugged softshell with downtown style?! Yes please.

I love finding pieces that I don't feel like I stick out as "Overly Outdoorsy" when I do have to venture to the city.

The jacket is a heavier softshell than a windstopper type and so its easy to wear as a stand alone piece but also makes a great mid layer with its trim fit.

The fit is kinda euro in that its trim in the chest and body yet still long enough in the arms. Think Mammut\La Sportiva...



The pros are that its tough (so far) enough for ski touring. Repels light rain and mist very well. Nice DWR finish! Breathable enough that I wasn't begging for a venting option too!

Its nicely styled. As in it looks good everywhere from jazz bars in Portland to 10,000 feet on Mount Rainier.

The soft fleecey inside is nice against the skin when worn with just a T-shirt and insulates well. Subtle, but I really like the pocket location, the right height for wearing a hipbelt and still a comfortable to warm hands.

Cons are that the sleeve cuffs don't have any adjustment. for tightening over a glove, not an issue for me but something I noticed. The opening was difficult to pull my clunky watch through. Its heavy, not ideal for stuffing into a backpack for a long day in the mountains.

The front doesn't seem to sit flat, where the zipper housings are stick out a bit. I know I know!! lots of negatives there... ha.

All in all I am pleasantly surprised and stoked about the Basin and Range brand and looking forward to more.

This piece would be a great "all mountain" softshell. Does everything you expect a softshell to do without lacking too heavily for activities that usually call for a specific style of jacket.

From the mountains to the sound

Camp Muir, Mount Rainier

PC. Carl Simpson

Camp Muir, Mount Rainier

Silver Fork Softshell

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

The Basin and Range Silver Fork soft shell is a comfortable jacket. Fit is true to size but I found the waist was a tad snug and for a very brief moment made me consider the insane notion of consuming less bacon. I like the overall cut of this jacket because it is not super baggy. I could see myself using it for some mountain biking.

The brushed fleece lining is a nice touch that adds warmth and comfort. The inner collar is well protected from the zipper so no need to worry about scratchiness on those cold days when you need to burry your face down in the collar. The brushed fleece lining is also found on half of the inner surface of the hand warmer pockets.

In addition to the hand warmer pockets, there is one left sided chest pocket. It is plenty large and can easily hold your cell phone, point and shoot camera, or snacks. There is a headphone port in the chest pocket and a headphone clip along the inner zipper that helps manage the cord. The chest pocket also creates a sort of inner pocket. It’s more of a semi open pouch but you could easily carry something like a journal in there.

The three layer poly soft shell offers some stretch so whether you are playing in the mountains or reaching for that post ride cheeseburger you will not feel constricted. Looking forward to using this jacket more as fall has arrived in my neck of the woods.