Soft Shell Jackets

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Brands

Marmot
Mountain Hardwear
Outdoor Research
Arc'teryx
Buffalo
TAD
The North Face
Klattermusen
Jack Wolfskin
Loki

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 Soft Shell Jacket Reviews

Loki Men's Mountain Hoodie

rated 3 of 5 stars Great ideas (built-in balaklava and mitts) and could be a game changer, but the quality is not there yet. I love the design of the hoodie. Adding a face mask and mitts to the existing jacket is very useful. I am always leaving the house underdressed for the weather and the Loki addresses this very well. Many times I go to work and when I come out my car is covered in snow and ice. I end up scraping off the build up with bare hands and freeze; the mitts solve that. Also, when I go cross-country skiing… Full review

Patagonia Men's Alpine Houdini

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Hello, backpackers. I fully agree with the last review. I would just add one important thing:  I bought it and was very satisfied and with the nice light blue color too. However I noticed that when tightening the back hood elastic it is OK on the top of the head, but the cheeks and chin are widely open to the rain that comes in. There are no elastics going up to the zip that tightens around the face. That's why I give 3.5 stars. Full review

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

Top-Rated Soft Shell Jackets

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user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
Marmot Gravity Jacket
$60 - $150
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Marmot Leadville Jacket
$64 - $169
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Mountain Hardwear Brono Jacket
$55
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research Ferrosi Jacket
$57 - $99
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research Alibi Jacket
$71 - $149
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Arc'teryx Gamma LT Jacket
$142 - $218
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Alchemy Hooded Jacket
$217 - $295
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Effusion Hooded Jacket
$87 - $138
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Approach Jacket
$60 - $120
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Marmot ATV Jacket
$69 - $79
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Furlong Jacket
$66 - $131
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (6)
Buffalo Special 6 Shirt
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
TAD Stealth Hoodie
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Apex Thermal Jacket
$229 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Klattermusen Mithril Sweater
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Jack Wolfskin Traverse Jacket
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Firee Jacket
$375 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Venta SV Jacket
$399 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Loki Lore Jacket
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
GoLite Granite Creek Trinity Bonded Softshell Jacket
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Gore Phantom SO Lady Bike Jacket
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Alpine Design RN 44741
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Knifeblade Jacket
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Insulator Jacket
$149 MSRP
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Drift Creek Outdoors #5001 Stormbloc Weather Shield Soft Shell Hooded Jacket
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Backcountry.com Shift Softshell Jacket
$199 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Patagonia Ready Mix Jacket
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
The North Face Apex Zip Shirt
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Columbia Cloud Forest Jacket
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Marmot Threshold Jacket
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Westcomb Arcane Jacket
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Patagonia Stretch Boundary Jacket
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Mammut Castor Jacket
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
The North Face Cipher Windstopper Jacket
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Marmot Storm King Jacket
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
The North Face Welded Omega Jacket
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Cloudveil Rayzar Jacket
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
EMS All-Terra Jacket
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Trident Jacket
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Prolix Delta Jacket
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
EMS Gunk Jacket
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia MixMistress Jacket
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
EMS Ascent Dryskin Jacket
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Haglofs Cobra Jacket
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
GoLite Kinetic Jacket/Vest
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Cloudveil Ambush Jacket
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Sierra Designs Black Ice Jacket
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Apex Bionic Thermal Jacket
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Mithril Stormshell
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Apex Hooded Infusion Jacket
discontinued
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