Hard Shell Jackets

Brands

Lowe Alpine
Berghaus
Marmot
Fjallraven
Columbia
Outdoor Research
other
Mountain Hardwear
Arc'teryx
Hi-Tec

Genders

Unisex
Men's
Women's
Kids'
Boys'
Girls'

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

L.L.Bean Women's Trail Model Raincoat

rated 5 of 5 stars I have been using this raincoat for about a year and I highly recommend it. The best part about this raincoat is the hood, in my opinion. It has a velcro flap in the back that allows to adjust the depth of the hood. It has a two-way zipper, which is excellent for those days when I need to walk faster, and need as much freedom of movement as I can get. Overall this coat is boxy, and I recommend sizing down for a more form-fitting experience. I have long arms and this coat has sleeves long enough… Full review

Lowe Alpine Triple Point Ceramic Jacket

rated 1.5 of 5 stars I would not recommend this jacket because the lining has completely flaked off and looks like dandruff which gets on everything. The jacket was bought new and started flaking within one year of only wearing it a couple of times a month. The overall fit is good with convenient, adjustable cuffs and the zipper is of good quality. It is easy to wear layers under this jacket. The downside is that the entire inside lining is completely flaked away and looks like dandruff and gets over everything, making… Full review

Berghaus VapourLight Hyper Smock

rated 3.5 of 5 stars With its claim as the lightest rain jacket in the world — if you are looking for the absolute lightest weight rain jacket you can find, this is it. But, you must be able to live with very minimal features. I really like this jacket for its simplicity and extremely lightweight and packability. It could be a good choice for a hiker, backpacker, cyclist, or anyone that needs the lightest gear possible. If you want a jacket with more functionality, find a jacket with a couple more features and a couple… Full review

Marmot Men's PreCip Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great rain jacket. I have used this jacket extensively and would definitely buy it again. Picked it up for $70 at the end of season sale at Gander Mountain. I tested immediately on a warm(er) January rainy day. Kept me dry and fit great. I used it for a 50 day thru hike. It worked well in the rain and as an alternate lightweight jacket for the cool mornings. Fit well, has not shown any wear through all of this. Only drawback I can tell is that it does need to be washed regularly. As you perspire,… Full review

EMS Men's Thunderhead Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars The Thunderhead Jacket is a lightweight, waterproof, and windproof jacket suitable for use in all seasons. The rollaway hood is easily accessible and doesn't fill up with rain if you'd rather wear a rain hat. Exterior pockets are large and easy to access. Long pit zips help ventilate even in warmer weather. I bought my EMS Thunderhead Jacket about a year ago because I needed a lightweight, waterproof and windproof shell for 4-season use. It's completely waterproof, and the pit zips allow for excellent… Full review

Outdoor Research Men's Paladin Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars A great, no-nonsense rain shell from OR. Lightweight and truly waterproof. If you're looking for a basic rain layer for outdoor activities, this is a great option. It'll keep you dry during even the strongest rain and is sort of lightweight. However, it won't keep you warm by itself (but is super layering-friendly) and the hood is awkwardly large without a helmet, but still does its job. Also, as this is a climbing-oriented jacket, it's weird there's no pack-up-and-clip-to-harness bag included. Full review

Fjallraven Eco-Trail Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars Simply put, this is a well-designed, well-constructed, stylish, and environmentally responsible jacket. If you can afford it, you will be glad you bought it. I look for clothing that will stand up to hard use and shows signs that the people who made it used it a lot. This jacket has many little features that show that it was well-thought out by the designers. And though it is lightweight, it in no way feels flimsy. Excellent attention to detail, an excellent jacket. One note, it's best for slim… Full review

Columbia Watertight Jacket

rated 3 of 5 stars This is a solid jacket for wet conditions, but it still has room for improvement. I like the way it compacts into its built in stuff sack and fits a little big so that I can add layers underneath it when it's cold. I would recommend this jacket for those who want to spend a few weekends in the great outdoors throughout the year or for anyone who wants a cool looking rain jacket to wear around town. I give this a 3 star rating mainly because of its ability to keep you dry in the rain. It works, but… Full review

Sierra Designs Men's Hurricane Parka

rated 1.5 of 5 stars Works about as well as a garbage bag with arm holes cut into it. I bought this parka because it was cheap, and that's what I got — a cheap parka. Doesn't breathe, wets out quickly, and the interior feels damp after a short time in the rain. Fit is baggy which seems to be typical of SD's tailoring (all over the map with little consistency). There's a reason SD radically changes their lineup from year to year: they just can't get it right. Rather than buy their mediocre gear every year, I've decided… Full review

Top-Rated Hard Shell Jackets

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Lowe Alpine Triple Point Ceramic Jacket
user rating: 4 of 5 (13)
Lowe Alpine
Triple Point Ceramic Jacket
reviewed Oct 16, 2014
discontinued
Berghaus VapourLight Hyper Smock
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Berghaus
VapourLight Hyper Smock
reviewed Oct 4, 2014
$149
Marmot PreCip Jacket
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (47)
Marmot
PreCip Jacket
reviewed Oct 2, 2014
$36 - $119
Fjallraven Eco-Trail Jacket
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Fjallraven
Eco-Trail Jacket
reviewed Sep 9, 2014
$249 - $259
Columbia Watertight Jacket
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Columbia
Watertight Jacket
reviewed Sep 5, 2014
$72 MSRP
Outdoor Research Clairvoyant Jacket
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research
Clairvoyant Jacket
reviewed Aug 20, 2014
$325
Peak Oil Jacket
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)

Peak Oil Jacket
reviewed Aug 20, 2014
Didriksons EVA Jacket
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)

Didriksons EVA Jacket
reviewed Jun 13, 2014
Mountain Hardwear Runoff Jacket
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear
Runoff Jacket
reviewed Jun 8, 2014
$50
Marmot Aegis Jacket
user rating: 1.5 of 5 (3)
Marmot
Aegis Jacket
reviewed May 22, 2014
$24 - $109
 
user rating: 0.5 of 5 (1)

Target Dry Mac in a Sac Classic Jacket
reviewed Apr 20, 2014
Columbia Arcadia Rain Jacket
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Columbia
Arcadia Rain Jacket
reviewed Apr 17, 2014
$43 - $64
Arc'teryx LEAF Alpha LT Jacket
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx
LEAF Alpha LT Jacket
reviewed Apr 11, 2014
$589 MSRP
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Columbia
Raintech Jacket Omni-Heat
reviewed Mar 19, 2014
$110 MSRP
Hi-Tec Mystic Mountain Shell
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Hi-Tec
Mystic Mountain Shell
reviewed Mar 14, 2014
discontinued
Rab Latok Jacket
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Rab
Latok Jacket
reviewed Feb 10, 2014
$245 - $327
Mountain Hardwear Exposure Parka
user rating: 5 of 5 (12)
Mountain Hardwear
Exposure Parka
reviewed Jan 30, 2014
$180
Jack Wolfskin Highland Jacket
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Jack Wolfskin
Highland Jacket
reviewed Jan 9, 2014
discontinued
Westcomb Focus LT Hoody
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Westcomb
Focus LT Hoody
reviewed Jan 8, 2014
$290
Gander Mountain Guide Series Thundercloud II Rain Jacket
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Gander Mountain
Guide Series Thundercloud II Rain Jacket
reviewed Jan 7, 2014
$50 MSRP
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
REI
Telus Rain Jacket
reviewed Dec 5, 2013
Eddie Bauer First Ascent BC-200 Jacket
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Eddie Bauer
First Ascent BC-200 Jacket
reviewed Dec 3, 2013
$199 MSRP
Columbia Glennaker Lake Rain Jacket
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Columbia
Glennaker Lake Rain Jacket
reviewed Nov 14, 2013
$34
Mountain Hardwear Plasmic Parka
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear
Plasmic Parka
reviewed Oct 20, 2013
$112 - $160
Outdoor Research Foray Jacket
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research
Foray Jacket
reviewed Oct 14, 2013
$100 - $215
GoLite Tumalo Pertex 2.5-Layer Storm Jacket
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
GoLite
Tumalo Pertex 2.5-Layer Storm Jacket
reviewed Oct 13, 2013
$150 MSRP
Mountain Hardwear Carillion Jacket
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear
Carillion Jacket
reviewed Oct 8, 2013
$179 - $274
Marmot Hyper Jacket
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Marmot
Hyper Jacket
reviewed Oct 5, 2013
$200 MSRP
Arc'teryx Theta SV Jacket
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Arc'teryx
Theta SV Jacket
reviewed Sep 21, 2013
$750
Montane Minimus Smock
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Montane
Minimus Smock
reviewed Sep 10, 2013
$199
Trangoworld Grid CN Jacket
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Trangoworld
Grid CN Jacket
reviewed Sep 1, 2013
Patagonia Rain Shadow Jacket
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (3)
Patagonia
Rain Shadow Jacket
reviewed Aug 4, 2013
$95 - $189
Outdoor Research Revel Jacket
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Outdoor Research
Revel Jacket
reviewed Jul 31, 2013
$85 - $169
Outdoor Research Transonic Jacket
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research
Transonic Jacket
reviewed Jul 20, 2013
$180 - $299
REI OXT Airflyte Running Jacket
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
REI
OXT Airflyte Running Jacket
reviewed Jul 18, 2013
$169 MSRP
Mountain Hardwear Stretch Typhoon Jacket
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
MEC Synergy LT Jacket
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
MEC
Synergy LT Jacket
reviewed Jun 18, 2013
Mountain Hardwear Ampato Jacket
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear
Ampato Jacket
reviewed Jun 14, 2013
$175 - $250
Marmot Minimalist Jacket
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Marmot
Minimalist Jacket
reviewed Jun 14, 2013
$120 - $285
Outdoor Products Backpacker's Poncho
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Products
Backpacker's Poncho
reviewed May 28, 2013
$35
Outdoor Research Maximus Jacket
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research
Maximus Jacket
reviewed May 26, 2013
$235 - $495
Mountain Hardwear Cohesion Jacket
user rating: 3 of 5 (6)
Mountain Hardwear
Cohesion Jacket
reviewed May 24, 2013
$79
Sierra Designs Genesis 3.0 Parka
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Sierra Designs
Genesis 3.0 Parka
reviewed May 18, 2013
discontinued
GoLite Currant Mountain Paclite 2-Layer Jacket
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
GoLite
Currant Mountain Paclite 2-Layer Jacket
reviewed May 11, 2013
Montane Minimus Mountain Jacket
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Montane
Minimus Mountain Jacket
reviewed May 8, 2013
$259
White Sierra Trabagon Jacket
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
White Sierra
Trabagon Jacket
reviewed Apr 28, 2013
$24 - $60
Westcomb Apoc Jacket
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Westcomb
Apoc Jacket
reviewed Apr 19, 2013
$175 - $500
Hi-Tec Hard Rain Shell
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Hi-Tec
Hard Rain Shell
reviewed Apr 16, 2013
$110 MSRP
Westcomb Shift LT Hoody
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Westcomb
Shift LT Hoody
reviewed Apr 12, 2013
$200 - $398
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