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 and above

Recent Soft Shell Jacket Reviews

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

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

Top-Rated Soft Shell Jackets

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user rating: 5 of 5 (6)
Marmot Gravity Jacket
$75 - $149
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Marmot Threshold Jacket
$80
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research Ferrosi Jacket
$99
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Marmot Storm King Jacket
$384 - $439
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Arc'teryx Gamma LT Jacket
$219 - $224
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Alchemy Hooded Jacket
$197 - $229
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Effusion Hooded Jacket
$136
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Approach Jacket
$60 - $119
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
$82 - $98
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 (1)
Empire Wool and Canvas Company Arctic Anorak
$230 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
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Columbia Cloud Forest 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
discontinued
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
discontinued
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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