Hard Shell Jackets

Brands

Luke's Ultralite
Helly Hansen
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Lowe Alpine
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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

Luke's Ultralite Silnylon Rain Shell

rated 3.5 of 5 stars This is a light, packable, and well made rain jacket that is excellent for wind protection and light rain. This is a well made silnylon rain jacket that packs very small. I am 5'8" and 170 lbs. A Large fits well allowing a light fleece as a base layer.   I purchased the jacket with the pit zips and adjustable cuffs (both worth the money IMHO). The hood has a good adjustment and fits well. I have used this jacket now for three seasons, in a variety of conditions including several driving rain storms. Full review

Helly Hansen Odin Minimalist Rain Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars For under 6 ounces, this rain shell makes a lightweight addition to a pack. Used as an emergency layer, it breathes as well as a waterproof jacket can and layers easily with a down jacket in the cooler months. This three-season minimalist jacket used for hiking or biking packs small, but the small size, light weight, and durability comes at a higher price than others, though will be enticing to UL backpackers. Preface: I was lucky enough to win this jacket in a Facebook contest back in August for… Full review

Wiggy's Cagoule

rated 4 of 5 stars I own two Wiggy's bags, a bivy sack, a rain jacket, and six ecotats made by Wiggy's. All are over built and what I would call BET YOUR LIFE GEAR. The temp ratings tend to be very conservative. The #10 YKK zippers are bulky but built to last. I would not hesitate to buy Wiggy's products or give them to loved ones; they are that good. Cagoule/ rain jacket: This item is extremely well made, the seams are fully taped, and the item is overbuilt. The Cagoule would be a world beater if it was a little… Full review

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

Top-Rated Hard Shell Jackets

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Luke's Ultralite Silnylon Rain Shell
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Luke's Ultralite Silnylon Rain Shell reviewed Nov 20, 2014
Helly Hansen Odin Minimalist Rain Jacket
NEW!
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Helly Hansen Odin Minimalist Rain Jacket reviewed Nov 15, 2014
$220
available Spring 2015
Wiggy's Cagoule
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Wiggy's Cagoule reviewed Oct 25, 2014
$140 MSRP
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
Fjallraven Eco-Trail Jacket
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Fjallraven Eco-Trail Jacket reviewed Sep 9, 2014
$249 - $289
Columbia Watertight Jacket
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Columbia Watertight Jacket reviewed Sep 5, 2014
$72 MSRP
Sierra Designs Hurricane Parka
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Sierra Designs Hurricane Parka reviewed Sep 3, 2014
$69
Sierra Designs Hurricane HP Jacket
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (2)
Sierra Designs Hurricane HP Jacket reviewed Aug 25, 2014
$89
Outdoor Research Clairvoyant Jacket
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Clairvoyant Jacket reviewed Aug 20, 2014
$260 - $325
Peak Oil Jacket
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Peak Oil Jacket reviewed Aug 20, 2014
The North Face Verto Storm Jacket
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Verto Storm Jacket reviewed Aug 4, 2014
$109 - $199
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
The North Face Venture Jacket
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (24)
The North Face Venture Jacket reviewed Apr 20, 2014
$64 - $99
 
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
Arc'teryx LEAF Alpha LT Jacket
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx LEAF Alpha LT Jacket reviewed Apr 11, 2014
$589 MSRP
Pacific Trail Pac Tech Terrain Jacket
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
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
Marmot PreCip Jacket
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (47)
Marmot PreCip Jacket reviewed Oct 2, 2014
$36 - $119
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
REI Telus Rain Jacket reviewed Dec 5, 2013
Columbia Glennaker Lake Rain Jacket
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Columbia Glennaker Lake Rain Jacket reviewed Nov 14, 2013
$28
Arc'teryx Theta AR Jacket
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (24)
Arc'teryx Theta AR Jacket reviewed Nov 11, 2013
$349 - $575
Mountain Hardwear Seraction Jacket
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Seraction Jacket reviewed Nov 9, 2013
$259 - $600
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
$109 - $215
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
Mountain Hardwear Epic Jacket
user rating: 3 of 5 (15)
Mountain Hardwear Epic Jacket reviewed Sep 15, 2013
$100
Montane Minimus Smock
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Montane Minimus Smock reviewed Sep 10, 2013
$159 - $198
Trangoworld Grid CN Jacket
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Trangoworld Grid CN Jacket reviewed Sep 1, 2013
Outdoor Research Revel Jacket
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Outdoor Research Revel Jacket reviewed Jul 31, 2013
$80 - $169
The North Face Super Venture Jacket
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Super Venture Jacket reviewed Jul 31, 2013
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
 
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
The North Face Meru Paclite Jacket
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Meru Paclite Jacket reviewed May 30, 2013
discontinued
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
$396 - $495
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