Soft Shell Jackets

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Brands

Marmot
Outdoor Research
Arc'teryx
Mountain Hardwear
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

Bergans Women's Torfinnstind Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Torfinnstind Jacket is a soft-shell hybrid that provides comfort and stretch while repelling wind and water. Whether hiking, mountain biking, snowshoeing, nordic skiing, alpine skiing, or backcountry ski touring, the Torfinnstind has been my most consistent outdoor adventure companion throughout the fall and winter months this season. This versatility across climate and sport earns it a consistent home in my pack (on the rare occasion in which I’m not already wearing it when I leave the house). Full review

REI Fleece Lined Wind Pro Shell

rated 5 of 5 stars The most wonderful soft shell I have ever owned! Extremely durable and soft. Very comfortable. This is my 'magic' jacket! I have had it for about 12 years, and it's still holding strong! I wear it almost every time I hike, backpack, snowshoe, mountain bike, etc. It's my camp layer on river and camping trips. It layers well with heavier jackets, and is comfortable to sleep in, if needed. I will never find another layer like it, so I hope it lasts forever! I have been more than pleasantly surprised… Full review

Outdoor Research Men's Ferrosi Hoody

rated 5 of 5 stars Hands down my #1 go-to upper layer for 3-season use! Feels like a second natural protective outer skin! So comfortable and flexible, it "becomes you." I have four of these in different colors and REALLY like them. Use on trails, commute to trailhead, out-and-about day off jacket, workday commute jacket. My wife and several members of our hiking clubs are now getting these. Amazing soft shell hoody for aerobic activities. -- Writing and photos underway. Please check back soon! -- More photos coming… Full review

Black Diamond Men's Dawn Patrol Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Range of motion is excellent as are the size adjustment features. Storage is excellent considering range of motion. Jacket repels water like an allergy and blocks wind like a wall. I bought the BDE dawn patrol over the summer at the BDE Outlet in Salt Lake City for a bargain. The jacket has been worth every penny.  Remarkably waterproof and unfailingly wind proof, the Dawn Patrol is perfect for shoulder season forays into any terrain. Range of motion in the Dawn Patrol means you can stay dry and… Full review

Columbia Women's Sweet As Softshell Hoodie

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Does the job it was designed for — breathable, water resistant. I wanted something to wear while hiking in the rain that wouldn't make me wetter on the inside than out. This jacket has been perfect.   It breathes well and it has kept me dry in the drizzle, moderate rain and snow. Haven't worn it in a monsoon yet. As well I find it does a good job cutting the wind.   It fits very well, very comfortable. I'm 5'9" and a large is perfect. There is room for layering underneath but not too big that… Full review

Marmot Men's Gravity Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars Great jacket. Lightweight, warm and waterproof. Worth every penny. Bought new for 75$ (sale). Full review

Loki Men's Mountain Hoodie

rated 5 of 5 stars I really, really, like this jacket!!! So, does my youngest son! Great product!!! I've had mine for 7 years now and the blue outer is just now starting to show signs of wear near the cuff. I've used the jacket from fall to spring for the last 7 years and the only jacket I own for protection. Great with t-shirt, long sleeve tee, or heavier pullover used as first layer under the Loki Jacket. I used it at work when working outdoors (Craig, Co and it gets cold there) for several hours with no break to… Full review

Mountain Hardwear Android II Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A terrific and stylish jacket. Totally windproof, surprisingly water resistant. Best used for around the town as opposed to climbing or backpacking. Very happy with it, and highly recommend it. I am the head band director for a large high school band program, and I bought a set of these to use as staff jackets during the marching band season. I chose the Android II because it looked a bit more classy than the more technical soft shells I already have.   We have just finished our first season in… Full review

Rab Women's Stretch Neo Jacket

rated 2 of 5 stars Marketed as a waterproof hard shell-softshell hybrid, this jacket failed to keep the rain off two hours into a showery hike in the Alps. I'm not convinced by NeoShell as a fabric and I certainly would not recommend this as an outer layer for wet weather. I bought this jacket as quite a sweaty person and was sold on the breath ability whilst still being waterproof thing. However, I find that the jacket soaks through quickly, even in light rain. Water does not bead on the outside, and my base layer… Full review

Top-Rated Soft Shell Jackets

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user rating: 5 of 5 (6)
Marmot Gravity Jacket
$73 - $149
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Marmot Leadville Jacket
$100 - $174
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research Ferrosi Jacket
$99
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Marmot Storm King Jacket
$412
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Arc'teryx Gamma LT Jacket
$142 - $224
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 - $135
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Approach Jacket
$66 - $120
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Ferrosi Hoody
$62 - $129
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Marmot ATV Jacket
$35 - $69
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Furlong Jacket
$80 - $114
user rating: 5 of 5 (6)
Buffalo Special 6 Shirt
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
TAD Stealth Hoodie
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Mountain Hardwear Brono Jacket
$225 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research Alibi Jacket
$260 MSRP
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
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user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
The North Face Apex Zip Shirt
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user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Columbia Cloud Forest Jacket
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user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Marmot Threshold Jacket
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user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Westcomb Arcane Jacket
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user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Patagonia Stretch Boundary Jacket
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user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Mammut Castor Jacket
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user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
The North Face Cipher Windstopper Jacket
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user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
The North Face Welded Omega Jacket
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user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Cloudveil Rayzar Jacket
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
EMS All-Terra Jacket
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Trident Jacket
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Prolix Delta Jacket
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
EMS Gunk Jacket
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia MixMistress Jacket
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
EMS Ascent Dryskin Jacket
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Haglofs Cobra Jacket
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
GoLite Kinetic Jacket/Vest
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Cloudveil Ambush Jacket
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Sierra Designs Black Ice Jacket
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Apex Bionic Thermal Jacket
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Mithril Stormshell
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