Hard Shell Jackets

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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

Marmot Men's PreCip Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars Great lightweight cheap rain jacket. Fantastic rain jacket. So much so that after losing my first one a month ago, I have just forked out for a replacement. I have also $400 eVent jacket sitting in my cupboard and use it for day to day wear.   I picked the Precip as I really wanted a jacket made from breathable material and that's properly vented. I have walked in the rain just in a t-shirt all too often because of overheating. This jacket solved that problem and at a reasonable price. Full review

ECWCS Gen I Parka

rated 4 of 5 stars A rugged, no-frills hardshell parka that will take whatever you can dish out. They're absolutely and completely waterproof, from several years of firsthand experience. The below-the-waist length gives complete coverage when bending, reaching, or sitting, and the hood is compatible with helmets the same size as or smaller than a GI Kevlar helmet. The Extended Cold Weather Clothing System (ECWCS) is a system of various articles of clothing designed to replace existing cold weather clothing articles,… Full review

Mountain Hardwear Minalist Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Minalist Jacket incorporates the latest Dry Q Elite fabric ,which keeps you dry inside. Asymmetric full length zipper and short expansion zipper keeps the chin protected from abrasion with enough room for a baklava. Best use for resort or back country skiing. Highly recommended. Overall view with left chin zipper open Showing internal hood pulls running outside into hood; also chamois lined chin flap. Adjusters are hidden in the hood at the top of the collar.  You adjust by pinching the adjuster… Full review

The North Face Fuse Uno Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars The North Face Fuseform Uno is a lightweight (12oz), 3-layer HyVent Alpha, alpine designed shell which boasts an industry changing innovation dubbed FuseForm. In brief, it allows for different weights of a material to be woven into a single fabric without the use of seams or stitching. This single piece is then folded, paper airplane style, into a jacket. The fit, and strategic added durability, in the upper torso, hood and shoulders are all major pros, while there are some omissions such as pit… Full review

The North Face Men's Mountain Guide Jacket

rated 2 of 5 stars Would not buy a North Face jacket again following this experience. Bought this jacket from a North Face dealer online. Thought it was a great deal at the time: <300$. Would definitely not buy a North Face jacket again following this experience. North Face warranty is not what it used to be, and surprise surprise neither is the quality :( Much better quality available from Patagonia or Arc'teryx or at least comparable quality from less expensive brands. Full review

Sierra Designs Men's DriDown Rain Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars The Sierra Designs DriDown Rain Jacket is billed as "a single solution for wet, cold environments." It is a waterproof rain shell insulated with DriDown (proprietary treated down which according to Sierra Designs remains dry 10x longer than untreated). It is a very well constructed jacket which for the most part works as Sierra Designs advertises. As a hybrid garment it will have its detractors who prefer traditional layering, but there are enough positive features that most people would find this… Full review

The North Face Men's Venture Jacket

rated 1.5 of 5 stars Great rain jacket if you are not moving. 400-foot mountain bike climb in 4.5 miles had me soaking wet under this jacket (outside temp 38 degrees F), with fleece under that and a base layer under that. Head soaked as well. Lousy. Keep seeing very pos review of this technology. Guess I am missing what others are raving about. Good fit. Holds up to rain on 50°F summer rain. Poor wicking performance on 38°F winter day, no rain but cycling hard up incline. Full review

Lowe Alpine Triple Point Ceramic Jacket

rated 0.5 of 5 stars I own three of these TPC jackets. All different styles. All three have failed with the lining flaking off. These are not jackets to count on for long term use. I have a Gortex jacket that I bought 26 years ago. It has lived in my pack in Europe, South America, and Africa. Still my jacket of choice.  The TPC worked, but wetted out after a week on the trail. Lowe Alpine recoated the outside. Now the lining is flaking off, as are the linings of the other two I own. None of these has gotten a tenth… Full review

Marmot Alpinist Climbing Jacket III

rated 5 of 5 stars This jacket has to be the most durable jacket I have ever owned. Marmot keeps replacing any ripped or burnt panel. Sometimes I can forgo a light pack because of the pockets or take a smaller pack. The venting is great. I use the wide cuffs as wind scoops on sunny spring days to cool down. It's nice to know you can use a jacket and not have to baby it. Tear or melt a panel- Marmot fixes it for cheap. I just duct tape the ripped panel until I get back home- and on 2 weeks its back good as new. I just… Full review

Top-Rated Hard Shell Jackets

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user rating: 3.5 of 5 (48)
Marmot PreCip Jacket reviewed Mar 2, 2015
$27 - $119
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
ECWCS Gen I Parka reviewed Feb 19, 2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Minalist Jacket reviewed Jan 24, 2015
$200 - $399
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
The North Face Fuse Uno Jacket reviewed Jan 21, 2015
$199 - $399
user rating: 4 of 5 (14)
Lowe Alpine Triple Point Ceramic Jacket reviewed Dec 13, 2014
discontinued
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
L.L.Bean Traverse Alpine Anorak reviewed Nov 30, 2014
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Luke's Ultralite Silnylon Rain Shell reviewed Nov 20, 2014
NEW!
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Helly Hansen Odin Minimalist Rain Jacket reviewed Nov 15, 2014
$220
available Spring 2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Wiggy's Cagoule reviewed Oct 25, 2014
$140 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
L.L.Bean Trail Model Raincoat reviewed Oct 17, 2014
$89 - $99
 
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Berghaus VapourLight Hyper Smock reviewed Oct 4, 2014
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research Paladin Jacket reviewed Sep 25, 2014
$165 - $169
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Fjallraven Eco-Trail Jacket reviewed Sep 9, 2014
$249 - $289
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Columbia Watertight Jacket reviewed Sep 5, 2014
$45 - $75
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Clairvoyant Jacket reviewed Aug 20, 2014
$211 - $325
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Peak Oil Jacket reviewed Aug 20, 2014
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Arc'teryx Squamish Hoody reviewed Aug 14, 2014
$96 - $149
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Didriksons EVA Jacket reviewed Jun 13, 2014
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Runoff Jacket reviewed Jun 8, 2014
user rating: 1.5 of 5 (3)
Marmot Aegis Jacket reviewed May 22, 2014
$24 - $130
 
user rating: 0.5 of 5 (1)
Target Dry Mac in a Sac Classic Jacket reviewed Apr 20, 2014
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Columbia Arcadia Rain Jacket reviewed Apr 17, 2014
$43 - $75
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx LEAF Alpha LT Jacket reviewed Apr 11, 2014
$589 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (10)
Pacific Trail Pac Tech Terrain Jacket reviewed Apr 9, 2014
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Columbia Raintech Jacket Omni-Heat reviewed Mar 19, 2014
$110 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Hi-Tec Mystic Mountain Shell reviewed Mar 14, 2014
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Rab Latok Jacket reviewed Feb 10, 2014
$235 - $293
user rating: 5 of 5 (12)
Mountain Hardwear Exposure Parka reviewed Jan 30, 2014
$250 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Jack Wolfskin Highland Jacket reviewed Jan 9, 2014
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Westcomb Focus LT Hoody reviewed Jan 8, 2014
$203 - $216
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Gander Mountain Guide Series Thundercloud II Rain Jacket reviewed Jan 7, 2014
$50 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Columbia Glennaker Lake Rain Jacket reviewed Nov 14, 2013
$38 - $39
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Plasmic Parka reviewed Oct 20, 2013
$112 - $135
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research Foray Jacket reviewed Oct 14, 2013
$183 - $215
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
GoLite Tumalo Pertex 2.5-Layer Storm Jacket reviewed Oct 13, 2013
$150 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Carillion Jacket reviewed Oct 8, 2013
$149 - $274
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Hyper Jacket reviewed Oct 5, 2013
$200 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Arc'teryx Theta SV Jacket reviewed Sep 21, 2013
$637 - $749
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Montane Minimus Smock reviewed Sep 10, 2013
$140 - $198
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Trangoworld Grid CN Jacket reviewed Sep 1, 2013
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (16)
Arc'teryx Alpha SV Jacket reviewed Aug 1, 2013
$574 - $675
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Outdoor Research Revel Jacket reviewed Jul 31, 2013
$80 - $179
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Transonic Jacket reviewed Jul 20, 2013
$178 - $189
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
REI OXT Airflyte Running Jacket reviewed Jul 18, 2013
$169 MSRP
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Stretch Typhoon Jacket reviewed Jul 10, 2013
$140
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
British DPM Desert Goretex Top and Bottom reviewed Jun 26, 2013
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
MEC Synergy LT Jacket reviewed Jun 18, 2013
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Ampato Jacket reviewed Jun 14, 2013
$125 - $249
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Marmot Minimalist Jacket reviewed Jun 14, 2013
$39 - $200
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Products Backpacker's Poncho reviewed May 28, 2013
$35
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