The Principia is vanilla. It is a basic, budget softshell with average performance. The Principia has been discontinued; if you're in search of a women's softshell jacket, check out the Best Softshell Jacket for Women to see how all of the models compare.
If offers a small amount of weather protection for cool weather activities while still allowing some breathability. The Principia is a viable option for customers looking to purchase a hooded softshell for under $200, (neither of our Best Buy winners have hoods). This jacket serves well as a general purpose softshell, but is not designed to cater towards climbers or skiers. For an everyday shell in mild weather, the Principia is lightweight, appealing, and comfortable.