Soft Shell Jackets

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Brands

Arc'teryx
Marmot
Mountain Hardwear
The North Face
Outdoor Research
Mammut
Patagonia
Rab
Columbia
Black Diamond

Genders

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

Price

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

Recent Soft Shell Jacket Reviews

Eddie Bauer Men's Propellant Jacket

rated 3 of 5 stars Very comfortable, lightly insulated, stretchy, wind and water resistant soft shell. Poor quality control! Great idea, this jacket could be awesome but...questionable execution. My hood elastic cinch pulled loose from the end the first time I pulled it, unthreading all the way out. Hmmm return or ??? I reluctantly rethreaded and sewed it back. The hem elastic cinch has no cord locks. I had to add them. Zippers were very sticky. I lubed them and they were better, but come on! This is an expensive… Full review

Outdoor Research Men's Helium Hybrid Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Super light, compact. Easy to throw in you pack or clip onto your belt or harness. Love the self stuffing pouch that has a nice clip-in loop. Once the Helium is on you the wind is blocked. I have only worn it in the lightest of mist and sprinkles, worked great there. I assume if you know it's going to rain you'd want something beefier. (The reviewer is an athlete ambassador for Outdoor Research.) Full review

Outdoor Research Men's Helium Hybrid Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The OR Helium Hybrid is a lightweight, no-frills wind jacket that has additional protection from rain on the hood and shoulders. The minimalist design of the jacket provides satisfactory coverage from wind and moderate rain showers, which I found perfect for spring and summer weather. Background: I have been testing this jacket over the past three months using it as my go-to jacket when an extra layer is needed or as protection from the rain. It has been used primarily for hiking in the Columbia… Full review

Marmot Men's Vapor Trail Hoody

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great mid-weight wind and water resistant shell for early spring and higher altitude outings. As part of my preparation for summiting some 14'ers this summer, I bought this Marmot Vapor Trail Hoody to carry as my mid-weight layer. The weather can change dramatically and in a hurry at altitude so I wanted something with a hood that was highly breathable yet blocked wind and shed light rain or snow.  I bought this toward the end of winter but we had a lot of spring snow and rain this year in the… Full review

Patagonia Men's Alpine Houdini

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is the lightest and most packable waterproof/breathable shell I have tried. It functioned extremely well on a variety of really unpleasant days, in both heavy rain and high wind. Consistent with many ultralight options, this jacket covers the basics but has a fairly spartan design overall — so if you favor function over frills, you will like this. I highly recommend this shell as a compact, light, but very functional insurance policy against foul weather. PRODUCT DETAILS: My size XL in "folios… Full review

Mountain Hardwear Men's Alchemy Hooded Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars After giving up on soft shells I am back to being a fan. After the last soft shell jacket I was wearing became soaked during an all-day sleet I said never again. People told me, “soft shells are only for light rain or dry snow.”  I thought, So now I need to be able to predict the weather?  Comparing the new Alchemy to those old jackets is like comparing my ‘02 Focus to a new Audi S5. If you remember such things, the MH Alchemy jacket used to be a hoodless soft shell made with Windstopper… Full review

Rab Men's Scimitar Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars Light, well-designed, all-around softshell for doing anything in the mountains. Purchased this jacket about six months ago and have had the opportunity to take this jacket hiking, biking, ice/alpine/rock climbing, backcountry, alpine, and cross-country skiing, and traveling to Asia. The fit in Rab is usually spot on for my body type, and this piece very nearly got it perfect; only gripes are forearms that are too snug to use very substantial layers underneath. Granted I'm a climber and my forearm… Full review

Marmot Men's Leadville Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars One of the best jackets I have had in the last 60+ years! It was an impulse end of season sale item, that lives up to its advertising. I was fortunate to find it marked down for a quick sale as gear in XXL/tall does not stay on the racks long. It is quite comfortable in the very unseasonable weather we have been having this year. It sheds the wind and rain better than I hoped for. It moves well with me. The only thing I dislike is the logos on the sleeves front/back and etc. It is solid black with… Full review

Marmot Men's Gravity Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Best jacket EVER. I've owned mine for 3-4 years now and have used both in the U.S. and abroad. Lightweight, easy to pack and wear, this jacket is perfect. Stops wind and water and with the pit zips, the jacket breathes when you need it to. Full review

Top-Rated Soft Shell Jackets

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Arc'teryx Gamma MX Hoody
user rating: 5 of 5 (11)
Arc'teryx
Gamma MX Hoody
$227 - $350
Marmot Gravity Jacket
user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
Marmot
Gravity Jacket
$68 - $150
Marmot Leadville Jacket
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Marmot
Leadville Jacket
$64 - $160
Mountain Hardwear Alchemy Jacket
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (19)
Mountain Hardwear
Alchemy Jacket
$395
The North Face Apex Bionic Jacket
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (17)
The North Face
Apex Bionic Jacket
$64 - $169
Arc'teryx Gamma MX Jacket
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
Arc'teryx
Gamma MX Jacket
$194 - $299
Outdoor Research Ferrosi Jacket
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research
Ferrosi Jacket
$57 - $99
Outdoor Research Alibi Jacket
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research
Alibi Jacket
$130 - $174
Marmot ROM Jacket
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Marmot
ROM Jacket
$92 - $185
Mountain Hardwear G50 Jacket
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Mountain Hardwear
G50 Jacket
$112 - $156
Arc'teryx Gamma AR Jacket
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Arc'teryx
Gamma AR Jacket
$150 - $259
Outdoor Research Mithril Jacket
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Outdoor Research
Mithril Jacket
$110 - $250
Mammut Ultimate Hoody
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Mammut
Ultimate Hoody
$155 - $279
Outdoor Research Helium Hybrid Jacket
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research
Helium Hybrid Jacket
$74 - $125
Mountain Hardwear Alchemy Hooded Jacket
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear
Alchemy Hooded Jacket
$395
Outdoor Research Mithril Stormshell
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research
Mithril Stormshell
$100
Arc'teryx Venta SV Jacket
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx
Venta SV Jacket
$239 - $398
Mountain Hardwear Effusion Hooded Jacket
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear
Effusion Hooded Jacket
$98 - $174
Marmot Approach Jacket
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Marmot
Approach Jacket
$60 - $119
Patagonia Knifeblade Jacket
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia
Knifeblade Jacket
$208 - $379
Marmot ATV Jacket
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Marmot
ATV Jacket
$44
Arc'teryx Gamma LT Jacket
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx
Gamma LT Jacket
$175 - $218
Marmot Furlong Jacket
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Marmot
Furlong Jacket
$70 - $164
Arc'teryx Easyrider Jacket
user rating: 4 of 5 (7)
Arc'teryx
Easyrider Jacket
$90
Marmot Zion Jacket
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Marmot
Zion Jacket
$212 - $449
Mountain Hardwear Offwidth Jacket
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Mountain Hardwear
Offwidth Jacket
$65 - $99
Arc'teryx Epsilon AR Jacket
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Arc'teryx
Epsilon AR Jacket
$149
Rab Stretch Neo Jacket
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Rab
Stretch Neo Jacket
$220 - $259
Columbia Key Three II Softshell
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Columbia
Key Three II Softshell
$70 - $92
Patagonia Alpine Houdini
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia
Alpine Houdini
$119 - $199
The North Face Cipher Hybrid Jacket
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
The North Face
Cipher Hybrid Jacket
$119
Black Diamond Dawn Patrol Jacket
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond
Dawn Patrol Jacket
$112 - $249
The North Face Valkyrie Jacket
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
The North Face
Valkyrie Jacket
$140 - $194
Montane Mountain Star
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Montane
Mountain Star
$55 - $84
Arc'teryx Epsilon LT Jacket
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx
Epsilon LT Jacket
$119 - $199
Marmot Vapor Trail Hoody
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Marmot
Vapor Trail Hoody
$90 - $149
Mammut Ultimate Jacket
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Mammut
Ultimate Jacket
$162 - $237
Mountain Hardwear Tempo Windstopper Jacket
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear
Tempo Windstopper Jacket
$78
Cloudveil Prospector Jacket
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Cloudveil
Prospector Jacket
$69
Arc'teryx Epsilon SV Hoody
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx
Epsilon SV Hoody
$141 - $163
Rab Scimitar Jacket
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Rab
Scimitar Jacket
$90 - $107
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Columbia
Wildcat III Soft Shell
$180
Rab Vapour-Rise Lite Jacket
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Rab
Vapour-Rise Lite Jacket
$96 - $329
Mountain Hardwear Principia Softshell Jacket
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear
Principia Softshell Jacket
$82 - $165
Loki Mountain Hoodie
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (4)
Loki
Mountain Hoodie
$129
Patagonia Alpine Guide Jacket
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia
Alpine Guide Jacket
$115 - $229
Patagonia Guide Jacket
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia
Guide Jacket
$75 - $104
The North Face RDT Softshell Jacket
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
The North Face
RDT Softshell Jacket
$66 - $89
Mammut Ultimate Pro Jacket
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Mammut
Ultimate Pro Jacket
$165
Rab Boreas Pull-On
user rating: 1 of 5 (1)
Rab
Boreas Pull-On
$80 - $89
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