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

Marmot Men's ROM Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Superbly breathable, wind proof, versatile softshell. My go-to layer from fall to spring. At 5'10" 200 lbs, a large fits me pretty well, with room for a fleece or thin puffy underneath. I use it day to day for over half the year, either by itself ~10°C or with a light insulating and base layer down to -10°C when I am active (ex. snowshoeing, hiking, ice climbing). Arms could be longer for climbing, although I have a +2.5" ape so take that with a grain of salt. Also, to stow the extra cord when… Full review

Marmot Men's Sharp Point Jacket

rated 3 of 5 stars Expensive! Durable as it lasted a few years and still good. Windproof but water resistant. Fleece backing means that it's not insulated, but provides a little warmth combined with the windproofness. Wear through cool autumn temps but not winter as it's not insulated. Tight fit esp. in arms/shoulders/chest so need to size up for layering. Bought an older version from years ago and it still fits. Appears that Marmot is finally retiring this jacket.It's windproof and water resistant. It can be worn… Full review

EMS Men's Epic Soft Shell Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars Hiking/outdoor activities. I would recommend it to/for anyone looking for a lightweight breathable/wicking/ mist proof layer of protection. Best use for outdoors/hiking. Great flex and fit. I am 6'1" 200 lbs and got the large. Great fit with just enough room for a base layer without felling restricted. Not "waterproof" but mist proof and dries fast and wicks very well. Full review

Black Diamond Men's Dawn Patrol Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars Lightweight, bomb proof, very comfortable. Good pockets with good placement and zippers. Clever inside pocket for iPhone or small water bladder. Hood closes nicely over hat and helmet. Design makes for comfort in wet and cold exposures. It's a bit pricy, but well worth it as it's very functional and comfortable with several inner layers. Easy to use with ropes and ice axes as the fit is very comfortable. Full review

Sherpa Adventure Gear Shishapangma Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Lightweight, comfortable, and very stylish. I really like this softshell for spring and fall temps. I really like my Sherpa softshell. It was my first softshell, and it is great for cool weather but doesn't do well when the wind is strong and the temperatures drop below 35°. It is lightweight, stretchy, and looks great. The only real con I have about this jacket is that the zipper gets a stuck at the neckline. Overall I am very happy with it and I'm glad I purchased it. Full review

Outdoor Research Men's Mithril Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars Very reliable and warm waterproof softshell for cold conditions. Introduction This is a jacket that bridges the gap between softshell and hardshell.  In fact this is a taped seamed hardshell with a fleece lining. This makes it either the most versatile jacket you'll ever own or a jacket that you don't know quite what to do with. Fit & Comfort: Fits small. Comfortable with a base layer but cannot layer anything but a base and insulated vest under this jacket. Material is stiff and binds when… Full review

Marmot Men's Leadville Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars I haven't worn this out in the mountains yet, so this will be on fit and feel. I'm not familiar with soft shell jackets but I wanted one for the three seasons, wind and light rain. I weigh 160lbs. 5'10" jacket size: Medium I like the fit, the arms are long enough so if I'm stretching for that next hold while climbing my jacket sleeves don't ride up my arm and the torso length of the jacket covers the iliac crest. Full review

Arc'teryx Men's Epsilon LT Hoody

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A very well made piece that never seems ideal for any one task. A good lightweight top layer for cold weather alpine and rock climbing. For a long while I had dreamed of owning an Acto MX, Arc'teryx truly wonderful hard fleece layering jacket. Sadly they discontinued this jacket and replaced it with the Epsilon LT. The idea I had in mind for this jacket was to be used as a weather resistant mid layer. I run very hot, so I like to have a layer piece that can sit under a shell if things get really… Full review

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

Top-Rated Soft Shell Jackets

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user rating: 5 of 5 (6)
Marmot Gravity Jacket
$73 - $150
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Marmot Threshold Jacket
$80
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research Ferrosi Jacket
$70 - $99
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research Alibi Jacket
$120
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Marmot Storm King Jacket
$328 - $549
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Arc'teryx Gamma LT Jacket
$188 - $225
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Alchemy Hooded Jacket
$200 - $395
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Effusion Hooded Jacket
$110
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Approach Jacket
$60 - $120
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Ferrosi Hoody
$62 - $129
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Marmot ATV Jacket
$69
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Furlong Jacket
$73 - $165
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 (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 (1)
Empire Wool and Canvas Company Arctic Anorak
$230 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)
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)
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
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