Hard Shell Jackets

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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 (1)
British DPM Desert Goretex Top and Bottom
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Didriksons EVA Jacket
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
ECWCS Gen I Parka
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Peak Oil Jacket
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Starter Aqua Shell
 
user rating: 0.5 of 5 (1)
Target Dry Mac in a Sac Classic Jacket
66°North Esja Parka
$588 MSRP
66°North Grandi Parka
$319
66°North Laugavegur Rain Coat
$130
66°North Snaefell Jacket
$200 - $256
Adidas Catchline Gore 3L Jacket
Adidas Hiking Wandertag Jacket
$65 - $99
 
Adidas Terrex Advanced Jacket
Adidas Terrex Gore-Tex Active Shell 2 Jacket
$325
Adidas Terrex Gore-Tex Active Shell Jacket
$243 - $324
Adidas Terrex Icefeather Jacket
Adidas Terrex Swift 2L Spring Jacket
Adidas Terrex Swift Felsfreund Jacket
$195
Adidas Terrex Swift Light Jacket
$102
Adidas Winter Stretch CPS Jacket
Airblaster Big Mountain 3L Jacket
Airblaster Parker Jacket
 
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (3)
Alpine Design Winter Parka
Arc'teryx A2B Commuter Hardshell Jacket
$399
Arc'teryx Alpha AR Jacket
$550
Arc'teryx Alpha FL Jacket
$399
user rating: 4 of 5 (6)
Arc'teryx Alpha LT Jacket
$376
Arc'teryx Alpha SL Hybrid Jacket
$279
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Arc'teryx Alpha SL Jacket
$274 - $324
Arc'teryx Alpha SL Pullover
$259 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (16)
Arc'teryx Alpha SV Jacket
$510 - $679
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (9)
Arc'teryx Beta AR Jacket
$125 - $550
Arc'teryx Beta FL Jacket
$337
Arc'teryx Beta LT Hybrid Jacket
$227 - $350
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Arc'teryx Beta LT Jacket
$249 - $499
user rating: 4 of 5 (7)
Arc'teryx Beta SL Jacket
$179 - $299
Arc'teryx Caden Jacket
$487 - $519
Arc'teryx Cassiar Jacket
$479 - $598
Arc'teryx Consort Jacket
Arc'teryx Consular Jacket
Arc'teryx Crossbow Jacket
$330 - $356
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Javelin AR Jacket
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Kappa LT Jacket
discontinued
Arc'teryx Keibo Jacket
$450 - $561
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx LEAF Alpha LT Jacket
$589 MSRP
Arc'teryx Lithic Comp Jacket
$270 - $399
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Arc'teryx Minuteman SV Jacket
discontinued
Arc'teryx Rush Jacket
$419 - $598
Arc'teryx Sabre Jacket
$315 - $524
Arc'teryx Scimitar Jacket
$385 - $438
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