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

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

Cloudveil Men's Serendipity Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars Outstanding quality from a great company. One of the best garments I have ever purchased. This jacket is made out of Shoeller Dryskin Extreme, and both durable, comfortable, and has a wide temperature range, and very good breathability, while blocking about 95% of the wind. While not waterproof, it will repel a lot of water and takes a while to get soaked through. In fact, compared to Gore-Tex (which is barely breathable), my experience is that it would be more likely that I would be more wet from… Full review

The North Face Women's Apex Bionic Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I couldn't decide between TNF Apex Bionic Jacket and TNF Denali. I purchased both and the Apex won out hands down. I just bought this jacket at the same time as I purchased the Denali and wore them both intermittently trying to decide which to keep. The Apex won out. The Denali, although quite warm and functional, was bulky in comparison to the mid-layer Apex. I was able to wear both a lightweight Columbia fleece jacket and a base TNF shell underneath to keep me extremely warm. The difference in… Full review

Top-Rated Soft Shell Jackets

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Columbia Lady Ace Softshell
Kamik Soft Shell Jacket
Columbia Sweet As II Softshell Hoodie
$27 - $90
Marmot Photon Jacket
$30 - $69
Helly Hansen Softshell Jacket
Rab Aurora Pull-On
$36 - $39
Craft PXC Light Softshell Jacket
$37 - $118
EMS Confluence Jacket
$37 - $103
Columbia Smooth Pursuit Softshell
$39 - $41
Sherpa Adventure Gear Kriti Tech Jacket
$40 - $59
Columbia Splash Flash II Hooded Softshell
$40 - $45
Outdoor Research Cirque Jacket
$41 - $150
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Columbia Key Three II Softshell
Columbia Torque Hoodie
Mountain Hardwear Chockstone Jacket
$44 - $100
Red Ledge Gauntlet Jacket
user rating: 1 of 5 (1)
Rab Boreas Pull-On
$45 - $89
Marmot Spectrum Jacket
$45 - $94
Swix Corvara II Softshell Jacket
Saucony Heiress Jacket
Columbia Million Air Softshell
$45 - $96
Mountain Hardwear Android Jacket
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Mountain Hardwear Offwidth Jacket
$45 - $64
Marmot Stretch Light 1/2 Zip
$47 - $94
Helly Hansen Odin Light Softshell
White Sierra South Shore Hooded Softshell
$48 - $53
Adidas Terrex Swift Softshell
$48 - $119
Under Armour Extreme ColdGear Jacket
$49 - $99
Columbia Evap-Change Softshell Jacket
$49 - $100
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (18)
The North Face Apex Bionic Jacket
$50 - $169
Mountain Hardwear Anselmo Hooded Jacket
$50 - $164
Adidas Hiking Softshell Jacket
$50 - $124
Sherpa Adventure Gear Padmini Jacket
Columbia Crystal Crest Softshell
Marmot Tempo Jacket
$50 - $73
Under Armour Wintersweet Full Zip Hoodie
$50 - $99
Under Armour ColdGear Infrared Softershell
$50 - $149
686 Plexus Revival Softshell Jacket
Outdoor Research Solitude Jacket
$51 - $101
Mountain Hardwear Upstage Jacket
EMS Mission Jacket
ExOfficio FlyQ Lite Jacket
$54 - $125
The North Face Shellrock Jacket
$54 - $129
The North Face Pumori Wind Jacket
$54 - $98
Columbia Kruser Ridge Softshell
$55 - $125
Burton Softshell Hoodie
Mountain Hardwear Super Chockstone Jacket
$56 - $135
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research Ferrosi Jacket
$57 - $99
The North Face Nimble Jacket
$57 - $90
Columbia Ascender Softshell
$58 - $130
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