Soft Shell Jackets

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Brands

Marmot
Mountain Hardwear
The North Face
Arc'teryx
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

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

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

Top-Rated Soft Shell Jackets

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user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
Marmot Gravity Jacket
$38 - $150
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Marmot Leadville Jacket
$78 - $184
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Mountain Hardwear Brono Jacket
$55
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (19)
Mountain Hardwear Alchemy Jacket
$217 - $394
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (18)
The North Face Apex Bionic Jacket
$59 - $169
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (12)
Arc'teryx Gamma MX Hoody
$284 - $350
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
Arc'teryx Gamma MX Jacket
$164 - $299
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research Ferrosi Jacket
$57 - $99
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research Alibi Jacket
$124 - $174
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Marmot ROM Jacket
$93 - $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 - $259
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Outdoor Research Mithril Jacket
$135 - $200
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Mammut Ultimate Hoody
$129 - $222
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
$197 - $295
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Venta SV Jacket
$279 - $298
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Effusion Hooded Jacket
$100 - $174
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Approach Jacket
$60 - $120
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Knifeblade Jacket
$246 - $379
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Gamma LT Jacket
$131 - $218
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Furlong Jacket
$90 - $114
user rating: 4 of 5 (7)
Arc'teryx Easyrider Jacket
$90
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Marmot Zion Jacket
$195 - $384
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Mountain Hardwear Offwidth Jacket
$65 - $99
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Rab Stretch Neo Jacket
$160
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
$85 - $149
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Dawn Patrol Jacket
$149 - $179
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Valkyrie Jacket
$166
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Montane Mountain Star
$59 - $84
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Epsilon LT Jacket
$109 - $199
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Venta MX Hoody
$292 - $314
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Marmot Vapor Trail Hoody
$95 - $169
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Mammut Ultimate Jacket
$150 - $199
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Rab Scimitar Jacket
$115
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Rab Vapour-Rise Lite Jacket
$72 - $115
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Principia Softshell Jacket
$115 - $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
$80 - $89
user rating: 1 of 5 (1)
Rab Boreas Pull-On
$56 - $67
Marmot Photon Jacket
$30 - $69
Mountain Hardwear Tacna Jacket
$71 - $96
L.L.Bean Neoshell Bounder Jacket
$149 - $299
Sherpa Adventure Gear Kriti Jacket
$50
Adidas Hiking 2-Layer CPS Jacket
$70
Outdoor Research Speedstar Jacket
$197 - $316
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