Hard Shell Jackets

Brands

Patagonia
Outdoor Research
Arc'teryx
Mountain Hardwear
Westcomb
Marmot
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Rab
Norrona
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Genders

Unisex
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Price

less than $25
$25 - $49.99
$50 - $99.99
$100 - $199.99
$200 - $299.99
$300 - $399.99
$400 - $499.99
$500 and above

Recent Hard Shell Jacket Reviews

Rab Flashpoint Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars In point, this jacket is all one needs for a fast and light, fully protected hardshell. See detailed review below. Testing: I tested the Flashpoint Jacket in the best backyard a guy can ask for: Glacier National Park. Scrambling peaks, backcountry ski missions where weight was to be kept at a minimum. It was my go-to shell and my only means of protection from wind/water/snow. Only other thing I'd bring was a good insulated piece. Sizing/Fit: I am a slightly 145 pounds and 5'10" guy, which seems… Full review

Mountain Hardwear Men's Exposure II Parka

rated 3 of 5 stars Great waterproofing and an overall good shell, but after less than six months one of the chest zippers ripped. Not something you expect when you pay $280 for a shell. REI took it back and gave me store credit, but by then the shell was out of stock. So, you either pay more for the Arc'teryx shell or buy a store brand. Disappointed in the quality overall. Poor workmanship. Expected more for the price.  Full review

Stoic Vaporshell 3L Anorak

rated 4 of 5 stars Great wp/b shell, usually at an affordable price Fit & Comfort: I purchased a medium, my typical size, which I found to be a bit on the slim side and a little shorter than I would have expected, the sleeves are more than adequate length for me. I've worn it comfortably in the rain and in windy weather. It is an effort to slip on due to the slim fit and half zipper. Unzipping the side zipper makes getting it on and off easier, though. Adjustability: There is a draw cord around the waist and in… Full review

Outdoor Research Men's Helium II Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Now my go-to trail running and tramping jacket. A great performer. This is a great jacket. I'm 6'3" and 110kgs (242 lbs). Naturally I wear the xl.  It is long enough in the arms and still allows some room in the body. The hood fits well and has a handy pull cord at the back to ensure a good fit. It's a functional garment. It has one not particularly useful pocket at the chest and another internal pocket which doubles as the stuff sack. It is designed to be minimalist and it works perfectly for… Full review

Sierra Designs Elite Cagoule Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Simple, lightweight, packable, and good ventilation. I have yet to find any real negative to the Elite Cagoule (6.5 oz.). It is lightweight, without zippers or pockets. The unique design allows for excellent air flow through the torso, as well as the upper legs and crotch when paired with the Sierra Designs Elite Chaps. The Cagoule also gives you quick access to pants and shirt pockets. If you are looking for lightweight rain wear that works hard at keeping you dry inside and out, check the Cagoule… Full review

Columbia Men's Pour Osity Stretch Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars Very light and breathable jacket. A fantastic alternative to a Gore jacket. This is a fantastic lightweight jacket. Quite durable feeling and the fit is excellent (6'2", 185lbs, Medium does it). Didn't even notice it was raining out today. It layers perfectly with TurboDown 650, and I'm excited to wear the combo next winter! Full review

Luke's Ultralite Silnylon Rain Shell

rated 4 of 5 stars A superb, truly waterproof and lightweight rain jacket. I had Luke add two hand pockets, adjustable wrist cuffs, and pit zips for venting and it still weighs only 5.1 ounces and stuffs into the stuff sack provided (or one of the pockets). I've owned a couple different silnylon rain jackets over the years, but they all had two weaknesses that caused me to not wear them very much: condensation (lack of venting) and no hand pockets. I didn't like sacrificing comfort and convenience for what I felt… Full review

Mountain Hardwear Ampato Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Ampato Jacket is a versatile hardshell using Mountain Hardwear's Dry.Q Elite technology. It's waterproof and durable and holds up well climbing and backpacking. Fabric: The Ampato jacket is a 2-layer shell using Mountain Hardwear's high end Dry.Q Elite technology. The fabric is waterproof and breathable and also durable. I've worn this pack while climbing a dihedral and there was no wear from putting my shoulder and back against the rock as I shimmied my way up the climb. One thing to note,… Full review

Columbia Men's Sleeker Rain Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars A lightweight, breathable/waterproof jacket, durable enough for three-season use. Ideal for the budget conscious. Conditions: I received this jacket in late November 2014 and have worn it whenever reasonably possible: multiple light rain hikes with a pack; three ~2-mile hikes in heavy rain (one with day-pack, two without); a full day of consistent, moderate rain while hunting; and even in warm winter days (40+°F) with no rain but where a light jacket was needed to break small amounts of wind. My… Full review

Top-Rated Hard Shell Jackets

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user rating: 5 of 5 (6)
Patagonia Super Alpine Jacket
$300 - $599
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Patagonia Super Pluma Jacket
$380 - $383
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Outdoor Research Mentor Jacket
$300 - $355
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Arc'teryx Theta SV Jacket
$637 - $749
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Patagonia M10 Jacket
$265 - $379
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Mountain Hardwear Victorio Jacket
$349
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research Foray Jacket
$130 - $215
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Westcomb Specter LT Hoody
$300
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Marmot Nano Jacket
$114 - $290
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Westcomb Apoc Jacket
$375 - $499
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Columbia Pour Osity Stretch Jacket
$200
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Essence Jacket
$67 - $199
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Tamarack Jacket
$112 - $224
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Rubicon Jacket
$142 - $289
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Rab Flashpoint Jacket
$260 - $324
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Norrona Bitihorn Dri1 Jacket
$269
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Zeta LT Hybrid Jacket
$299 - $375
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Axiom Jacket
$187 - $388
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Westcomb Shift LT Hoody
$430
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Triolet Jacket
$279 - $429
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Fjallraven Eco-Trail Jacket
$210 - $339
user rating: 5 of 5 (12)
Mountain Hardwear Exposure Parka
$250 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (10)
Pacific Trail Pac Tech Terrain Jacket
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
REI Ultra Light Jacket
$119 MSRP
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Cabela's Rainy River Gore-tex PacLite Parka
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
REI Taku Jacket
$219 MSRP
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Mountain Equipment Karakorum Jacket
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Sequel Twilight Jacket
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Taiga Chamonix Sport Jacket
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Sprayway Coyote Jacket
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
L.L.Bean Stowaway Jacket
$169 MSRP
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Teton Outfitters Tomahawk Jacket
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mammut Nordwand Jacket
$675 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Sierra Designs Renegade Jacket
$129 MSRP
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Log House Designs Gore-Tex Jacket
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Equipment Gore-Tex Jacket
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Sprayway Summit Peak Jacket
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
GoLite Currant Mountain Paclite 2-Layer Jacket
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Simms Gore-Tex Guide Jacket
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Pacific Trail Storm Guide Jacket
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Rockport Light Parka
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Dutch Harbor Shoalwater Rain Jacket
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
World Famous Wetlands Rain Parka
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Klattermusen Firn Jacket
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Equipment Makalu Jacket
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Slioch Pioneer Jacket
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Empire Wool and Canvas Company Field Coat
$265 MSRP
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Paramo Scala Jacket
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Hi-Tec Hard Rain Shell
$110 MSRP
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
REI Telus Rain Jacket
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