Soft Shell Jackets

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Brands

Columbia
Stio
SportHill
Stoic
Sugoi
Under Armour
Craghoppers
Mountain Hardwear
Kamik
Marmot

Genders

Unisex
Men's
Women's
Kids'
Boys'
Girls'

Price

less than $50
$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 Vapor Trail Hoody

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great mid-weight wind and water resistant shell for early spring and higher altitude outings. As part of my preparation for summiting some 14'ers this summer, I bought this Marmot Vapor Trail Hoody to carry as my mid-weight layer. The weather can change dramatically and in a hurry at altitude so I wanted something with a hood that was highly breathable yet blocked wind and shed light rain or snow.  I bought this toward the end of winter but we had a lot of spring snow and rain this year in the… Full review

Patagonia Men's Alpine Houdini

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is the lightest and most packable waterproof/breathable shell I have tried. It functioned extremely well on a variety of really unpleasant days, in both heavy rain and high wind. Consistent with many ultralight options, this jacket covers the basics but has a fairly spartan design overall — so if you favor function over frills, you will like this. I highly recommend this shell as a compact, light, but very functional insurance policy against foul weather. PRODUCT DETAILS: My size XL in "folios… Full review

Mountain Hardwear Alchemy Hooded Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars After giving up on soft shells I am back to being a fan. After the last soft shell jacket I was wearing became soaked during an all-day sleet I said never again. People told me, “soft shells are only for light rain or dry snow.”  I thought, So now I need to be able to predict the weather?  Comparing the new Alchemy to those old jackets is like comparing my ‘02 Focus to a new Audi S5. If you remember such things, the MH Alchemy jacket used to be a hoodless soft shell made with Windstopper… Full review

Rab Men's Scimitar Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars Light, well-designed, all-around softshell for doing anything in the mountains. Purchased this jacket about six months ago and have had the opportunity to take this jacket hiking, biking, ice/alpine/rock climbing, backcountry, alpine, and cross-country skiing, and traveling to Asia. The fit in Rab is usually spot on for my body type, and this piece very nearly got it perfect; only gripes are forearms that are too snug to use very substantial layers underneath. Granted I'm a climber and my forearm… Full review

Marmot Men's Leadville Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars One of the best jackets I have had in the last 60+ years! It was an impulse end of season sale item, that lives up to its advertising. I was fortunate to find it marked down for a quick sale as gear in XXL/tall does not stay on the racks long. It is quite comfortable in the very unseasonable weather we have been having this year. It sheds the wind and rain better than I hoped for. It moves well with me. The only thing I dislike is the logos on the sleeves front/back and etc. It is solid black with… Full review

Marmot Men's Gravity Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Best jacket EVER. I've owned mine for 3-4 years now and have used both in the U.S. and abroad. Lightweight, easy to pack and wear, this jacket is perfect. Stops wind and water and with the pit zips, the jacket breathes when you need it to. Full review

Arc'teryx Men's Epsilon LT Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great all around jacket. Great all around jacket. It's not very thick but still keeps you warmer than you would think. I've had it on in the mid to high 40s and been fine. It also breathes well and with the DWR finish a little mist or drizzle doesn't bother it. I got mine in black and it's a great looking jacket. You can dress it up with a collared shit or, down with a tee shirt and still looks good. My one complaint is the the wrist cuffs are a little small, which can make it a hassle taking off… Full review

Outdoor Research Women's Ferrosi Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The perfect addition to any outdoor excursion! I wear the OR Ferrosi soft shell in every season! It's the perfect outer layer in the summer when I need something breathable, soft on my skin when worn over a t-shirt, and warm enough to allow me to rest and soak in the view atop a chilly summit. In cooler temperatures, it's a welcome addition to any layering system. I often wear it beneath the OR Aria Vest and on especially cold days, pile on a hard shell over both. I love the Ferrosi material—… Full review

Outdoor Research Women's Mithril Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars This is an awesome soft shell for winter activities. If it were not for this jacket, I would be stuck inside during this very cold—and extremely windy—winter season. I've been using it for snowshoeing on the prairie and it hasn't even come close to letting me down. Before I reviewed this jacket, I wanted to try it out in various conditions, temps, and moods, to make a good assessment. I have been using and will use this jacket in the winter as an outer shell for snowshoeing, so I am basing my… Full review

Top-Rated Soft Shell Jackets

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Columbia SplashFlash II Hooded Softshell
Columbia
SplashFlash II Hooded Softshell
$29
Stio First Light Jacket
Stio
First Light Jacket
$30 - $65
SportHill Symmetry II Jacket
SportHill
Symmetry II Jacket
$35 - $99
Stoic Microlith Softshell Pullover
Stoic
Microlith Softshell Pullover
$35
Columbia Trail Twist III Jacket
Columbia
Trail Twist III Jacket
$35
Sugoi Firewall 180 Zip
Sugoi
Firewall 180 Zip
$36 - $89
Columbia Straight Line Rain Jacket
Columbia
Straight Line Rain Jacket
$36 - $44
Under Armour Wintersweet Full Zip Hoodie
Under Armour
Wintersweet Full Zip Hoodie
$36 - $99
Columbia Ascender II Softshell
Columbia
Ascender II Softshell
$38 - $64
Craghoppers Luka Jacket
Craghoppers
Luka Jacket
$38
Mountain Hardwear Chocklite Anorak
Mountain Hardwear
Chocklite Anorak
$39
SportHill Symmetry Jacket
SportHill
Symmetry Jacket
$40 - $69
Stio Crester Jacket
Stio
Crester Jacket
$40 - $129
Kamik Soft Shell Jacket
Kamik
Soft Shell Jacket
$42
Craghoppers Hiro Insulate Soft-Shell
Craghoppers
Hiro Insulate Soft-Shell
$44
Marmot Tempo Jacket
Marmot
Tempo Jacket
$44 - $100
Columbia Sweet As II Softshell Hoodie
Columbia
Sweet As II Softshell Hoodie
$45 - $59
Salomon Junin Jr. Jacket
Salomon
Junin Jr. Jacket
$45
Marmot Stretch Light 1/2 Zip
Marmot
Stretch Light 1/2 Zip
$47 - $94
Salomon XT Zip Off Softshell Jacket
Salomon
XT Zip Off Softshell Jacket
$48
Columbia Kruser Ridge Softshell
Columbia
Kruser Ridge Softshell
$49 - $64
The North Face Nimble Jacket
The North Face
Nimble Jacket
$49 - $90
Stoic Monolith Softshell Jacket
Stoic
Monolith Softshell Jacket
$50 - $62
Sherpa Adventure Gear Padmini Jacket
Sherpa Adventure Gear
Padmini Jacket
$50
EMS Confluence Jacket
EMS
Confluence Jacket
$50 - $103
The North Face Mossbud Softshell
The North Face
Mossbud Softshell
$50 - $59
The North Face Long Distance Jacket
The North Face
Long Distance Jacket
$50 - $85
Sugoi Firewall 220 Zip
Sugoi
Firewall 220 Zip
$51
SportHill Traveler Jacket
SportHill
Traveler Jacket
$52
Columbia Sweet As Softshell Hoodie
Columbia
Sweet As Softshell Hoodie
$52
Rab Boreas Pull-On
user rating: 1 of 5 (1)
Rab
Boreas Pull-On
$52 - $89
Outdoor Research Whirlwind Hoody
Outdoor Research
Whirlwind Hoody
$53 - $99
Sierra Designs Bullseye Jacket
Sierra Designs
Bullseye Jacket
$54
Adidas Hiking Softshell Jacket
Adidas
Hiking Softshell Jacket
$54 - $134
Salomon Active Softshell Jacket
Salomon
Active Softshell Jacket
$54 - $174
Saucony Vortex Softshell Jacket
Saucony
Vortex Softshell Jacket
$54
The North Face Pumori Wind Jacket
The North Face
Pumori Wind Jacket
$54 - $99
The North Face Torpedo Jacket
The North Face
Torpedo Jacket
$54 - $99
White Sierra South Shore Hooded Softshell
White Sierra
South Shore Hooded Softshell
$55 - $69
Outdoor Research Ferrosi Windshirt
Outdoor Research
Ferrosi Windshirt
$55
Mountain Hardwear Onata Jacket
Mountain Hardwear
Onata Jacket
$55 - $81
Columbia Lady Ace Softshell
Columbia
Lady Ace Softshell
$55
EMS Microburst Jacket
EMS
Microburst Jacket
$55
Swix Bergan Jacket
Swix
Bergan Jacket
$56 - $120
Outdoor Research Ferrosi Jacket
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research
Ferrosi Jacket
$57 - $99
Rab Aurora Pull-On
Rab
Aurora Pull-On
$58 - $89
The North Face Apex Bionic Jacket
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (17)
The North Face
Apex Bionic Jacket
$59 - $169
Outdoor Research Transfer Jacket
Outdoor Research
Transfer Jacket
$59 - $140
L.L.Bean Wonderfleece Soft-Shell Jacket
L.L.Bean
Wonderfleece Soft-Shell Jacket
$59
EMS Endo Pullover
EMS
Endo Pullover
$59 MSRP
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