Soft Shell Jackets

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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

Mishmi Takin Cayambe Soft Shell Jacket

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A well made technical waterproof jacket with a fleece lining suitable for a wide range of outdoor activities. All seams are taped and Aquaguard zippers are used throughout. The Mishmi Takin Cayambe Soft Shell packs a lot of features into a compact jacket. Featuring a three-layer waterproof fabric with a rating of 10,000mm (moderate to heavy rain) this jacket can handle some heavy wet weather. Fully taped seams in a contrasting color add to the waterproof exterior while adding some style. Aquaguard… Full review

Arc'teryx Men's Epsilon LT Hoody

rated 5 of 5 stars My favorite jacket. Ever. So i can see why people have a difficult time figuring out what this jacket excels at. I have two, an XL that I have worn pretty much every day (except in the summer) for the past five years. I use it primarily as a one-tool option softshell/ hardfleece. This year I got a size Large to use for layering and couldn't be happier. So it's not as soft or insulated as the Gamma MX and not as stretchy as the Gamma LT. It's also a little more than half the price of the Gamma MX. Full review

Mountain Hardwear G50 Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars Very nice jacket. Well made and fits right. I'm 6' and 235 lbs and XL fits me well. I really like this jacket. Incredibly sharp looking and well constructed. I listed the higher hand pockets as both a pro and a con. They are designed perfectly when wearing a backpack as they stay above the hip-belt and remain accessible. On the other hand, they look a little odd and not placed well for the hands in average everyday use. So, take that how you will. They are designed with a function in mind and work… Full review

Dragon Heatwear Wyvern 3 Zone Heated Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Love the feel of the jacket. The battery lasts a good amount of time and definitely keeps me warm. I definitely recommend it. If you get cold, this heated jacket is a good one to get. Fit is good. Definitely check the sizing guide before buying. I got it right from their store. And they shipped pretty quickly. Got it in four days.  It can be a bit tight around the waist at times. Has adjustable velcro cuffs which is nice.  It is wind and water resistant. Holds up well in the rain.  It definitely… Full review

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 (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

Top-Rated Soft Shell Jackets

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Arc'teryx Accelero Jacket
Columbia Ascender Softshell
$23 - $85
Columbia Brookview Softshell Jacket
Columbia Kruser Ridge Softshell
$35 - $80
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Mammut Ultimate Hoody
$35 - $234
Under Armour Granite
$40 - $99
Mountain Hardwear Wind Activa Jacket
L.L.Bean Wonderfleece Soft-Shell Jacket, Print
$40 - $49
Columbia Splash Flash II Hooded Softshell
$40 - $45
Mountain Hardwear Chockstone Jacket
$42 - $49
Columbia Kruser Ridge Plush Softshell
Columbia Torque Hoodie
Rab Aurora Pull-On
Columbia Prime Peak Softshell Jacket
$45 - $58
Mammut Yampa Advanced ML Hooded
$45 - $78
Marmot Photon Jacket
$46 - $50
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Columbia Sweet As Softshell Hoodie
$47 - $90
Columbia PHG Ascender Camo Softshell
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research Ferrosi Jacket
$49 - $99
Cabela's Trail Ridge Jacket
Mountain Hardwear Solamere Jacket
$50 - $55
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Outdoor Research Helium Hybrid Jacket
Mammut Yadkin Advanced ML Hooded
$50 - $74
Under Armour Extreme ColdGear Jacket
user rating: 1 of 5 (1)
Rab Boreas Pull-On
Mountain Hardwear Super Chockstone Jacket
$55 - $135
Marmot Estes Jacket
$55 - $69
Mountain Hardwear Mistrala Jacket
$55 - $85
The North Face Calentito 2 Jacket
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (18)
The North Face Apex Bionic Jacket
$56 - $99
Outdoor Research Ferrosi Windshirt
$57 - $95
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Whirlwind Hoody
$57 - $115
Outdoor Research Boost Jacket
$58 - $99
The North Face Agave Full Zip
$58 - $74
Columbia Gate Racer Softshell
Icebreaker Blast Long Sleeve Zip
Patagonia Stretch Terre Planing Hoody
$59 - $119
The North Face Apex Pneumatic Jacket
$59 - $68
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Approach Jacket
Mountain Hardwear Mighty Power Hybrid Jacket
$60 - $63
Columbia Ascender Hooded Softshell
$62 - $69
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Arc'teryx Epsilon LT Hoody
$62 - $219
Salomon Equipe Soft-Shell Jacket
Outdoor Research Ferrosi Metro Hoody
$64 - $99
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Ferrosi Hoody
$64 - $129
Mammut Lemah Hoody
$64 - $129
Mammut Nimba Jacket
Outdoor Research Melody Jacket
$64 - $115
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Marmot Vapor Trail Hoody
EMS Acadia Jacket
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