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

Mountain Hardwear Android II Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A terrific and stylish jacket. Totally windproof, surprisingly water resistant. Best used for around the town as opposed to climbing or backpacking. Very happy with it, and highly recommend it. I am the head band director for a large high school band program, and I bought a set of these to use as staff jackets during the marching band season. I chose the Android II because it looked a bit more classy than the more technical soft shells I already have.   We have just finished our first season in… Full review

Rab Women's Stretch Neo Jacket

rated 2 of 5 stars Marketed as a waterproof hard shell-softshell hybrid, this jacket failed to keep the rain off two hours into a showery hike in the Alps. I'm not convinced by NeoShell as a fabric and I certainly would not recommend this as an outer layer for wet weather. I bought this jacket as quite a sweaty person and was sold on the breath ability whilst still being waterproof thing. However, I find that the jacket soaks through quickly, even in light rain. Water does not bead on the outside, and my base layer… Full review

Outdoor Research Men's Helium Hybrid Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars As the name implies, this is a hybrid between a windshirt and a rain jacket. It's lightweight jacket and a good choice when the forecast looks good, but as we all know can change. I was intrigued when I came across this garment—a hybrid between a windshirt and a rain jacket. I often head out to the mountains with the forecast favorable, but know that mountain showers are always a possibility and thus carry both a windshirt and a hardshell—but rarely wearing the hardshell. This garment gives… Full review

Arc'teryx Men's Psiphon SL Pullover

rated 3.5 of 5 stars I got this as a replacement for the Squamish. It's a decent jacket, but a little awkward. Fit Disclaimer: I'm 5'10" 155 lbs and very lean. I have small shoulders, a 29-inch waist and always fit a size small. I tend to run very hot as soon as I start moving. But get cold quickly. I find that Black Diamond Dawn Patrol series and Marmot fit me best and most brands' Trim fits feel normal to me. What works or doesn't for me may Or may not for you.  I've taken this jacket on a number of multi pitch climbs,… Full review

Outdoor Research Men's Mithril Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great waterproof soft shell jacket. Durable and stylish. A great soft shell jacket. I have used it skiing and as a hiking jacket, and it had no problems keeping me dry in rain and snow showers. Also became my around town jacket in the late fall and early spring. It is a good mid weight, not overly warm (which is good for me, I tend to overheat), but provides much more warmth that my other rain shells. Velcro wrist adjustments work great, much prefer them to the elastic style. Plenty of pocket space… Full review

Outdoor Research Men's Helium Hybrid Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A lightweight, breathable jacket, that packs down small, and won't weigh you down. In my never-ending quest to find the perfect lightweight wind shell, I have purchased and re-sold many a jacket. Either the fit is wonky, or there is no breathability, or they provide little protection. I pondered this jacket when I first read about it in Backpacker, and recently found it on sale, so took the bait. The jacket fits very nicely. It is a trim fit around the torso, which enhances its ability to breathe,… Full review

Loki Men's Mountain Hoodie

rated 3 of 5 stars Great ideas (built-in balaklava and mitts) and could be a game changer, but the quality is not there yet. I love the design of the hoodie. Adding a face mask and mitts to the existing jacket is very useful. I am always leaving the house underdressed for the weather and the Loki addresses this very well. Many times I go to work and when I come out my car is covered in snow and ice. I end up scraping off the build up with bare hands and freeze; the mitts solve that. Also, when I go cross-country skiing… Full review

Patagonia Men's Alpine Houdini

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Hello, backpackers. I fully agree with the last review. I would just add one important thing:  I bought it and was very satisfied and with the nice light blue color too. However I noticed that when tightening the back hood elastic it is OK on the top of the head, but the cheeks and chin are widely open to the rain that comes in. There are no elastics going up to the zip that tightens around the face. That's why I give 3.5 stars. Full review

Tamagear Saddleback Jacket

rated 3 of 5 stars The Tamagear Saddleback Jacket performs very well in many situations. The jacket can function well as a mid-layer or outer layer. It sports a stylish look and comfortable fit. This jacket is best suited for use in high activity cool weather endeavors. The Tamagear Saddleback Jacket is best suited for use in high activity cool weather endeavors. It is not adequately warm for sedentary pursuits in cold weather. When your activity level is high, and you need great ventilation, you will stay dry wearing… Full review

Top-Rated Soft Shell Jackets

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Columbia Splash Flash II Hooded Softshell
$20 - $44
Marmot Photon Jacket
$22 - $69
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Marmot ATV Jacket
$35 - $69
Rab Aurora Pull-On
$36 - $67
Craghoppers Hiro Insulate Soft-Shell
Lowe Alpine Caldera Jacket
Sherpa Adventure Gear Kriti Tech Jacket
$37 - $39
Columbia Sweet As Softshell Hoodie
$37 - $44
ExOfficio FlyQ Lite Jacket
$37 - $100
Marmot Spectrum Jacket
$40 - $94
Mountain Hardwear Fairing Jacket
$40 - $120
Craghoppers Luka Jacket
Helly Hansen Paramount Jacket
$42 - $96
Columbia Torque Hoodie
$80 - $90
Lowe Alpine Vapour Trail Jacket
Columbia Evap-Change Softshell Jacket
$45 - $52
Columbia Ascender Softshell
$45 - $100
Marmot Stretch Light 1/2 Zip
$47 - $49
user rating: 1 of 5 (1)
Rab Boreas Pull-On
$48 - $67
Adidas Terrex Swift Softshell
$48 - $119
Marmot Levity Jacket
$48 - $199
REI Carbon River Jacket
Columbia Kruser Ridge Softshell
$49 - $79
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (18)
The North Face Apex Bionic Jacket
$50 - $169
Mountain Hardwear Anselmo Hooded Jacket
$50 - $89
Columbia Jackson Valley Softshell Jacket
Sherpa Adventure Gear Padmini Jacket
Outdoor Research Whirlwind Hoody
Columbia Crystal Crest Softshell
Marmot Aber Jacket
Mountain Hardwear Chockstone Jacket
$50 - $82
Marmot Tempo Jacket
$50 - $67
The North Face Pumori Wind Jacket
$50 - $99
Adidas Hiking Softshell Jacket
$50 - $124
Under Armour Wintersweet Full Zip Hoodie
$50 - $99
Under Armour ColdGear Infrared Softershell
$50 - $149
Lole Joyful
Columbia Anytime Outdoor Jacket
L.L.Bean Wonderfleece Soft-Shell Jacket, Plaid
Columbia Brookview Softshell Jacket
Columbia Prime Peak Softshell Jacket
$50 - $119
686 Plexus Revival Softshell Jacket
Merrell Layne Hooded Softshell
Mountain Hardwear Loughton Jacket
Helly Hansen Odin Rapide Softshell
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research Ferrosi Jacket
$52 - $98
Columbia Heat Mode II Softshell Jacket
$52 - $130
Outdoor Research Transfer Jacket
$52 - $139
EMS Mission Jacket
Helly Hansen Paramount Speedlite Jacket
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