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

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

Arc'teryx Men's Gamma LT Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars An ultra-breathable softshell, which provides excellent weather protection. I have had this softshell jacket for several years now, and it is one of the most often used pieces of outdoor clothing in my closet. I wear it cycling to and from work in iffy weather. Snowshoeing on a chilly day. Hiking when it's windy. I find myself reaching for it for most anything outside of full on rain. The jacket fits great without binding or tightness anywhere. A nice and soft fleecy lining on the collar makes it… Full review

Canada Goose Trenton Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Trenton is Canada Goose's newest venture into a hybrid softshell. The water resistant (waterproof?) exterior is bonded to a stretchable middle layer and a warm/soft inner layer. The quality is outstanding. The temperature rating is conservative. The look is stylish. Following three and a half months of testing in a variety of weather conditions, I highly recommend this jacket. About the Reviewer: I am a 6'2” and currently weigh 172lbs (when the jacket arrived I was 185lbs). My jacket size… Full review

Marmot Kingpin Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars This jacket is one of my favorites, thanks. Great work guys, keep it up. Full review

Cloudveil Men's Rayzar Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars Excellent technical jacket, mostly aimed at backcountry/off-piste skiers, but be aware when purchasing, as jacket underwent big changes over a few iterations. First, as of 2015, Cloudveil is still in business, but their flagship store in Jackson Hole, Wyoming closed, and they no longer seem to manufacture much of anything. Perhaps they will bring this jacket back, but it's more likely you're going to find it on a closeout, or used. Before you get too far, you need to know that this jacket went through… Full review

Top-Rated Soft Shell Jackets

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Marmot Photon Jacket
$19 - $69
Columbia Lady Ace Softshell
Kamik Soft Shell Jacket
White Sierra South Shore Hooded Softshell
$27 - $53
Columbia Sweet As II Softshell Hoodie
Columbia Evap-Change Softshell Jacket
$29 - $99
Helly Hansen Softshell Jacket
Mountain Hardwear Upstage Jacket
Adidas Terrex Swift Mountain Summer Jacket
$35 - $119
Adidas Terrex Swift Softshell
$35 - $119
Rab Aurora Pull-On
$36 - $39
Saucony Heiress Jacket
Outdoor Research Ferrosi Hoody
$37 - $129
Columbia Heat Mode II Softshell Jacket
$38 - $130
Sherpa Adventure Gear Kriti Tech Jacket
$40 - $59
Craghoppers Luka Jacket
Columbia Splash Flash II Hooded Softshell
$40 - $45
Columbia Smooth Pursuit Softshell
$40 - $59
Outdoor Research Decibelle Jacket
$41 - $99
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Principia Softshell Jacket
$41 - $122
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Marmot ATV Jacket
$42 - $79
Columbia Torque Hoodie
prAna Sinta Jacket
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (18)
The North Face Apex Bionic Jacket
$43 - $169
Outdoor Research Solitude Jacket
$44 - $101
Mountain Hardwear Android II Jacket
$44 - $150
Red Ledge Gauntlet Jacket
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Mountain Hardwear Brono Jacket
Marmot Spectrum Jacket
$45 - $94
Outdoor Research Cirque Jacket
$47 - $89
Columbia Million Air Softshell
$47 - $53
Marmot Stretch Light 1/2 Zip
$47 - $70
Adidas Hiking Softshell Jacket
$48 - $124
Mountain Hardwear Android Jacket
The North Face Torpedo Jacket
$49 - $99
Columbia Kruser Ridge Softshell
$49 - $125
Under Armour Extreme ColdGear Jacket
$49 - $99
Mountain Hardwear Anselmo Hooded Jacket
$50 - $106
Sherpa Adventure Gear Padmini Jacket
Columbia Crystal Crest Softshell
Marmot Tempo Jacket
$50 - $73
The North Face Mossbud Soft Shell Hoodie
$50 - $98
The North Face Pumori Wind Jacket
$50 - $99
Mountain Hardwear Chockstone Jacket
$50 - $99
Marmot Summerset Jacket
$50 - $79
Haglofs Lizard Jacket
$50 - $57
Under Armour Wintersweet Full Zip Hoodie
$50 - $99
Under Armour ColdGear Infrared Softershell
$50 - $149
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Mountain Hardwear Offwidth Jacket
Helly Hansen Paramount Jacket
$51 - $96
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