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 - $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 fee (10/2016 update below)l. I'm not familiar with soft shell jackets but I wanted one for the three seasons, wind and light rain. I weigh 160 lbs. am 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. I hiked up Mount Washington in 50 degrees, in heavy… 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: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Eddie Bauer First Ascent Sandstone Soft Shell Jacket
Marmot Photon Jacket
$15 - $64
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (18)
The North Face Apex Bionic Jacket
$20 - $149
Columbia Sweet As Softshell
Columbia Phurtec Softshell Hooded Jacket
Columbia Hemlock Forest
Columbia Splash Flash II Hooded Softshell
$31 - $45
Craghoppers Nat Geo Insect Shield Asmina Jacket
$33 - $67
L.L.Bean Treeline Hooded
Storm Creek Sean
$35 - $74
The North Face Isolite Jacket
$35 - $140
Columbia Kruser Ridge Plush Softshell
$37 - $89
Lowe Alpine Caldera Jacket
Helly Hansen Paramount Speedlite Jacket
Columbia Shadow Bluff
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Columbia Sweet As Softshell Hoodie
$40 - $80
Cabela's Soft Shell WindStopper Jacket
Cabela's Trail Ridge Jacket
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
EMS Epic Soft Shell Jacket
$40 - $44
Columbia Kruser Ridge Softshell
$40 - $79
Columbia Torque Hoodie
$45 - $59
Cabela's Sienna Soft Shell
Under Armour Combine Training Flurry Storm Jacket
Craghoppers Pro Lite Softshell
user rating: 1 of 5 (1)
Rab Boreas Pull-On
$47 - $94
Mountain Hardwear Anselmo Jacket
Mountain Hardwear Fracton Jacket
The North Face Short Cut Jacket
Mammut MTR 141 Air Jacket
Sherpa Adventure Gear Mera Jacket
Craghoppers Luka Jacket
The North Face Hooded Soft Shell Jacket
The North Face Nimble Jacket
$49 - $89
White Sierra Glacier Point
Oakley Dual Action
Black Diamond Flow State Jacket
$50 - $169
Columbia Evap-Change Softshell Jacket
Sherpa Adventure Gear Padmini Jacket
Columbia Crystal Crest Softshell
The North Face Calentito 2 Jacket
$50 - $99
Adidas Hiking Softshell Jacket
$50 - $124
Salomon Charvin Softshell Jacket
Columbia Sweet As Long Softshell
Mountain Hardwear Piero Lite Jacket
$50 - $72
Eddie Bauer Windfoil Elite Parka
Columbia Anytime Outdoor Jacket
Columbia Brookview Softshell Jacket
Mountain Hardwear Mistrala Jacket
$50 - $73
Mountain Hardwear Wind Activa Jacket
$50 - $90
Columbia Ascender Softshell
$50 - $100
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