Soft Shell Jackets

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Brands

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

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 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 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

Arc'teryx Men's Epsilon LT Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great all around jacket. Great all around jacket. It's not very thick but still keeps you warmer than you would think. I've had it on in the mid to high 40s and been fine. It also breathes well and with the DWR finish a little mist or drizzle doesn't bother it. I got mine in black and it's a great looking jacket. You can dress it up with a collared shit or, down with a tee shirt and still looks good. My one complaint is the the wrist cuffs are a little small, which can make it a hassle taking off… Full review

Outdoor Research Women's Ferrosi Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The perfect addition to any outdoor excursion! I wear the OR Ferrosi soft shell in every season! It's the perfect outer layer in the summer when I need something breathable, soft on my skin when worn over a t-shirt, and warm enough to allow me to rest and soak in the view atop a chilly summit. In cooler temperatures, it's a welcome addition to any layering system. I often wear it beneath the OR Aria Vest and on especially cold days, pile on a hard shell over both. I love the Ferrosi material—… Full review

Outdoor Research Women's Mithril Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars This is an awesome soft shell for winter activities. If it were not for this jacket, I would be stuck inside during this very cold—and extremely windy—winter season. I've been using it for snowshoeing on the prairie and it hasn't even come close to letting me down. Before I reviewed this jacket, I wanted to try it out in various conditions, temps, and moods, to make a good assessment. I have been using and will use this jacket in the winter as an outer shell for snowshoeing, so I am basing my… 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
$192 - $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
$80 - $159
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
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 - $318
Mountain Hardwear Effusion Hooded Jacket
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear
Effusion Hooded Jacket
$84 - $249
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
$227 - $379
Arc'teryx Gamma LT Jacket
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx
Gamma LT Jacket
$142 - $218
Marmot Furlong Jacket
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Marmot
Furlong Jacket
$70 - $115
Mountain Hardwear Alchemy Hooded Jacket
NEW!
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear
Alchemy Hooded Jacket
$395
available Fall 2014
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (6)
Buffalo
Special 6 Shirt
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
TAD
Stealth Hoodie
Mountain Hardwear Brono Jacket
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Mountain Hardwear
Brono Jacket
$225 MSRP
The North Face Apex Thermal Jacket
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face
Apex Thermal Jacket
$229 MSRP
Klattermusen Mithril Sweater
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Klattermusen
Mithril Sweater
Jack Wolfskin Traverse Jacket
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Jack Wolfskin
Traverse Jacket
Arc'teryx Firee Jacket
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx
Firee Jacket
$375 MSRP
Loki Lore Jacket
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Loki
Lore Jacket
GoLite Granite Creek Trinity Bonded Softshell Jacket
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
GoLite
Granite Creek Trinity Bonded Softshell Jacket
Gore Phantom SO Lady Bike Jacket
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Gore
Phantom SO Lady Bike Jacket
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Alpine Design
RN 44741
Patagonia Insulator 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
Backcountry.com Shift Softshell Jacket
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Backcountry.com
Shift Softshell Jacket
$199 MSRP
Patagonia Ready Mix Jacket
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Patagonia
Ready Mix Jacket
discontinued
The North Face Apex Zip Shirt
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
The North Face
Apex Zip Shirt
discontinued
Columbia Cloud Forest Jacket
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Columbia
Cloud Forest Jacket
discontinued
Marmot Threshold Jacket
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Marmot
Threshold Jacket
discontinued
Westcomb Arcane Jacket
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Westcomb
Arcane Jacket
discontinued
Patagonia Stretch Boundary Jacket
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Patagonia
Stretch Boundary Jacket
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Mammut
Castor Jacket
discontinued
The North Face Cipher Windstopper Jacket
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
The North Face
Cipher Windstopper Jacket
discontinued
Marmot Storm King Jacket
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Marmot
Storm King Jacket
discontinued
The North Face Welded Omega Jacket
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
The North Face
Welded Omega Jacket
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
EMS
All-Terra Jacket
discontinued
Arc'teryx Trident Jacket
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx
Trident Jacket
discontinued
The North Face Prolix Delta Jacket
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face
Prolix Delta Jacket
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
EMS
Gunk Jacket
discontinued
Patagonia MixMistress Jacket
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
GoLite Kinetic Jacket/Vest
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
GoLite
Kinetic Jacket/Vest
discontinued
Cloudveil Ambush Jacket
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Cloudveil
Ambush Jacket
discontinued
Sierra Designs Black Ice Jacket
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Sierra Designs
Black Ice Jacket
discontinued
The North Face Apex Bionic Thermal Jacket
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face
Apex Bionic Thermal Jacket
discontinued
The North Face Apex Hooded Infusion Jacket
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face
Apex Hooded Infusion Jacket
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mammut
Warden Jacket
discontinued
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