Soft Shell Jackets

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Brands

Marmot
Mountain Hardwear
The North Face
Arc'teryx
Outdoor Research
Mammut
Patagonia
Canada Goose
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

Tamagear Saddleback Jacket

rated 3 of 5 stars The Tamagear Saddleback Jacket performs very well in many situations. The jacket can function well as a mid-layer or outer layer. It sports a stylish look and comfortable fit. This jacket is best suited for use in high activity cool weather endeavors. The Tamagear Saddleback Jacket is best suited for use in high activity cool weather endeavors. It is not adequately warm for sedentary pursuits in cold weather. When your activity level is high, and you need great ventilation, you will stay dry wearing… Full review

Arc'teryx Men's Gamma LT Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars An ultra-breathable softshell, which provides excellent weather protection. I have had this softshell jacket for several years now, and it is one of the most often used pieces of outdoor clothing in my closet. I wear it cycling to and from work in iffy weather. Snowshoeing on a chilly day. Hiking when it's windy. I find myself reaching for it for most anything outside of full on rain. The jacket fits great without binding or tightness anywhere. A nice and soft fleecy lining on the collar makes it… Full review

Canada Goose Trenton Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Trenton is Canada Goose's newest venture into a hybrid softshell. The water resistant (waterproof?) exterior is bonded to a stretchable middle layer and a warm/soft inner layer. The quality is outstanding. The temperature rating is conservative. The look is stylish. Following three and a half months of testing in a variety of weather conditions, I highly recommend this jacket. About the Reviewer: I am a 6'2” and currently weigh 172lbs (when the jacket arrived I was 185lbs). My jacket size… Full review

Marmot Kingpin Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars This jacket is one of my favorites, thanks. Great work guys, keep it up. Full review

Cloudveil Men's Rayzar Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars Excellent technical jacket, mostly aimed at backcountry/off-piste skiers, but be aware when purchasing, as jacket underwent big changes over a few iterations. First, as of 2015, Cloudveil is still in business, but their flagship store in Jackson Hole, Wyoming closed, and they no longer seem to manufacture much of anything. Perhaps they will bring this jacket back, but it's more likely you're going to find it on a closeout, or used. Before you get too far, you need to know that this jacket went through… Full review

Cloudveil Men's Serendipity Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars Outstanding quality from a great company. One of the best garments I have ever purchased. This jacket is made out of Shoeller Dryskin Extreme, and both durable, comfortable, and has a wide temperature range, and very good breathability, while blocking about 95% of the wind. While not waterproof, it will repel a lot of water and takes a while to get soaked through. In fact, compared to Gore-Tex (which is barely breathable), my experience is that it would be more likely that I would be more wet from… Full review

The North Face Women's Apex Bionic Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I couldn't decide between TNF Apex Bionic Jacket and TNF Denali. I purchased both and the Apex won out hands down. I just bought this jacket at the same time as I purchased the Denali and wore them both intermittently trying to decide which to keep. The Apex won out. The Denali, although quite warm and functional, was bulky in comparison to the mid-layer Apex. I was able to wear both a lightweight Columbia fleece jacket and a base TNF shell underneath to keep me extremely warm. The difference in… Full review

Arc'teryx Men's Gamma MX Hoody

rated 3 of 5 stars Very lackluster performance for the price. It's a good light jacket that is being overhyped. Seriously the glowing reviews for this have to be confirmation bias due to spending so much. It's OK, but doesn't do what a jacket needs to do hardly any better than a decent fleece. Your shoulders will start to get wet after 20 minutes of light rain, the wind will be slowed but even a moderate breeze can be felt, and temperatures below 45 Fahrenheit will leave you shivering if you're not exerting… Full review

Arc'teryx Venta MX Hoody

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great all round soft shell for touring, mountaineering, and climbing, I used this jacket as my primary do-it-all layer for all of 2013/2014. The fit is closest to the Gamma AR, being slightly more tapered around the waist that the Venta SV. It was looser than the the MX. It does have a very almost hard-shell starchiness that makes it less stretchy than the Gamma MX, but immensely more water resistant and durable. I was a little put off by the fact it had Windstopper and pit zips, but I have actually… Full review

Top-Rated Soft Shell Jackets

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user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
Marmot Gravity Jacket
$75 - $150
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Marmot Leadville Jacket
$80 - $169
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Mountain Hardwear Brono Jacket
$55
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (19)
Mountain Hardwear Alchemy Jacket
$200 - $296
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (18)
The North Face Apex Bionic Jacket
$54 - $169
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (12)
Arc'teryx Gamma MX Hoody
$349 - $350
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
Arc'teryx Gamma MX Jacket
$194 - $299
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research Ferrosi Jacket
$57 - $98
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research Alibi Jacket
$130 - $174
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Arc'teryx Gamma LT Jacket
$142 - $218
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Marmot ROM Jacket
$102 - $185
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Mountain Hardwear G50 Jacket
$79 - $156
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Arc'teryx Gamma AR Jacket
$150 - $274
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Outdoor Research Mithril Jacket
$125 - $174
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Mammut Ultimate Hoody
$150 - $279
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research Helium Hybrid Jacket
$75 - $125
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Alchemy Hooded Jacket
$230 - $295
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Effusion Hooded Jacket
$75 - $138
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Approach Jacket
$60 - $120
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Knifeblade Jacket
$227 - $379
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Furlong Jacket
$82 - $114
user rating: 4 of 5 (7)
Arc'teryx Easyrider Jacket
$90
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Marmot Zion Jacket
$192 - $250
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Mountain Hardwear Offwidth Jacket
$65 - $99
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Canada Goose Trenton Jacket
$525
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Columbia Key Three II Softshell
$93
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Alpine Houdini
$99 - $199
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Cipher Hybrid Jacket
$149
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Dawn Patrol Jacket
$149 - $249
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Valkyrie Jacket
$166 - $169
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Montane Mountain Star
$51 - $84
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Epsilon LT Jacket
$130 - $199
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Venta MX Hoody
$315 - $449
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Marmot Vapor Trail Hoody
$101 - $169
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Mammut Ultimate Jacket
$150 - $249
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Rab Scimitar Jacket
$115
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Rab Vapour-Rise Lite Jacket
$64 - $98
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Principia Softshell Jacket
$82 - $165
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (4)
Loki Mountain Hoodie
$129
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Alpine Guide Jacket
$114 - $229
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Guide Jacket
$74
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
The North Face RDT Softshell Jacket
$60 - $89
user rating: 1 of 5 (1)
Rab Boreas Pull-On
$48 - $62
Marmot Photon Jacket
$30 - $69
Mountain Hardwear Tacna Jacket
$71 - $79
L.L.Bean Neoshell Bounder Jacket
$299
Adidas Hiking 2-Layer CPS Jacket
$70
Outdoor Research Speedstar Jacket
$197 - $316
 
Salomon Swift Midlayer ll
$60
Mountain Hardwear Felix Jacket
$65 - $174
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