Soft Shell Jackets

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Brands

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

User

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Men's
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Price

less than $25
$25 - $49.99
$50 - $99.99
$100 - $199.99
$200 - $299.99
$300 - $399.99
$400 and above

Recent Soft Shell Jacket Reviews

Rab Men's Vapour-Rise Guide Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars If you need a winter soft-shell and weight isn't an issue, this is the one. Purchased my first one last autumn/winter(2016) in size XL and in the striking Red colour. Rab states this jacket is a "Regular fit." I ordered my usual XL size, which for me (who's of rugby player build) is a tad long over my arms and a bit snug around my bulky torso. However, the jacket's length does give some additional protection below the waist and means that it won't ride up as easily when i'm reaching up or stretching. Full review

Outdoor Research Men's Whirlwind Hoody

rated 4.5 of 5 stars If a softshell and wind jacket mated this would be their offspring—a well-constructed piece that excels in certain conditions. I'd been looking for an in-between piece that would cut the chill from the wind but still have some breathability on the trail when a fleece would be overkill. As an Outdoor Research fan I jumped at the Whirlwind Hoody when it was offered on their site for 50% off despite not seeing a lot of info on it. Big score. It's usually the first thing I pull from my pack and I… Full review

Mountain Hardwear Dragon Hooded Jacket

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Not as waterproof as it should be. I'm a big fan of Mountain Hardwear products having bought many of their jackets and pants in the last 10 years or more. Most of their products I must say I have bought for wet weather protection rather than skiing, including Conduit Silk and DryQ Elite products. I bought the Dragon Hooded Jacket expecting to get a jacket like the Epic series of jackets, but with more features. I've loved the Epic jackets and have owned a few and although they may not have been… Full review

Toad&Co Aerium Shirtjac

rated 4 of 5 stars Four-way stretch makes this a versatile fall/winter jacket. On the trail or out to dinner, the jacket looks good and keeps you warm. I received the Toad&Co. Aerium Shirtjac in late September just in time for fall and winter hiking. My dark chestnut colored Shirtjac came in medium and fit my frame well. Constructed of 100% stretch nylon and filled with a coiled polyester insulation it has the styling of a shirt with the warmth of a jacket. The Shirtjac features a snap front closure, two side… Full review

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

Top-Rated Soft Shell Jackets

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user rating: 5 of 5 (6)
Marmot Gravity Jacket
$60 - $149
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research Ferrosi Jacket
$64 - $99
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Marmot Storm King Jacket
$330
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Arc'teryx Gamma LT Jacket
$157 - $225
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Alchemy Hooded Jacket
$178 - $199
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Approach Jacket
$69 - $89
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Ferrosi Hoody
$65 - $129
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Marmot ATV Jacket
$44
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)
Mountain Hardwear Effusion Hooded Jacket
$200 MSRP
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)
Marmot Furlong Jacket
$160 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)
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)
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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