Soft Shell Jackets

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$50 - $99.99
$100 - $199.99
$200 - $299.99
$300 - $399.99
$400 - $499.99
$500 and above

Recent Soft Shell Jacket Reviews

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

Arc'teryx Men's Gamma MX Hoody

rated 3 of 5 stars Very lackluster performance for the price. It's a good light jacket that is being overhyped. Seriously the glowing reviews for this have to be confirmation bias due to spending so much. It's OK, but doesn't do what a jacket needs to do hardly any better than a decent fleece. Your shoulders will start to get wet after 20 minutes of light rain, the wind will be slowed but even a moderate breeze can be felt, and temperatures below 45 Fahrenheit will leave you shivering if you're not exerting… Full review

Arc'teryx Venta MX Hoody

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great all round soft shell for touring, mountaineering, and climbing, I used this jacket as my primary do-it-all layer for all of 2013/2014. The fit is closest to the Gamma AR, being slightly more tapered around the waist that the Venta SV. It was looser than the the MX. It does have a very almost hard-shell starchiness that makes it less stretchy than the Gamma MX, but immensely more water resistant and durable. I was a little put off by the fact it had Windstopper and pit zips, but I have actually… Full review

Eddie Bauer Men's Propellant Jacket

rated 3 of 5 stars Very comfortable, lightly insulated, stretchy, wind and water resistant soft shell. Poor quality control! Great idea, this jacket could be awesome but...questionable execution. My hood elastic cinch pulled loose from the end the first time I pulled it, unthreading all the way out. Hmmm return or ??? I reluctantly rethreaded and sewed it back. The hem elastic cinch has no cord locks. I had to add them. Zippers were very sticky. I lubed them and they were better, but come on! This is an expensive… Full review

Outdoor Research Men's Helium Hybrid Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Super light, compact. Easy to throw in you pack or clip onto your belt or harness. Love the self stuffing pouch that has a nice clip-in loop. Once the Helium is on you the wind is blocked. I have only worn it in the lightest of mist and sprinkles, worked great there. I assume if you know it's going to rain you'd want something beefier. (The reviewer is an athlete ambassador for Outdoor Research.) Full review

Outdoor Research Men's Helium Hybrid Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The OR Helium Hybrid is a lightweight, no-frills wind jacket that has additional protection from rain on the hood and shoulders. The minimalist design of the jacket provides satisfactory coverage from wind and moderate rain showers, which I found perfect for spring and summer weather. Background: I have been testing this jacket over the past three months using it as my go-to jacket when an extra layer is needed or as protection from the rain. It has been used primarily for hiking in the Columbia… Full review

Top-Rated Soft Shell Jackets

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user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Sportswear Soft Shell Jacket
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Montana Mountaineering Summit Jacket
$150 MSRP
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Sunice Silverton 3 layer stretch soft shell jacket
66°North Esja Power Shield Jacket
$349
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
66°North Glymur Softshell
$336 MSRP
66°North Vatnajokull Softshell Jacket
$299
686 Authentic Hunter Softshell Jacket
$136
686 Plexus Lumber Softshell Jacket
$76
686 Plexus Revival Softshell Jacket
$51
686 Reserved Ugly Sweater Softshell Jacket
Adidas Access Softshell Jacket
Adidas Greeley Ave Softshell
Adidas Hiking 2-Layer CPS Jacket
$70
Adidas Hiking Climaproof Warm Softshell Jacket
$135
Adidas Hiking Softshell Jacket
$48 - $119
Adidas Nimick Track Softshell Jacket
Adidas Terrex Swift Mountain Summer Jacket
$82 - $119
Adidas Terrex Swift Soft Shell Jacket
$70
Adidas Terrex Swift Softshell
$60 - $119
Adidas Terrex Swift Softshell Hoodie
$160
Adidas Terrex Windstopper Fast Jacket
Adidas Terrex Windstopper Softshell Jacket
$207
Adidas TX Skyclimb Jacket
$72 - $144
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Alpine Design RN 44741
Arc'teryx A2B Commuter Jacket
$123 - $178
Arc'teryx Accelero Jacket
$81 - $149
Arc'teryx Alpha Comp Hoody
$187 - $375
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Alpha Comp Jacket
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (7)
Arc'teryx Easyrider Jacket
$90
Arc'teryx Eldora Hooded Softshell
$161 - $187
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Arc'teryx Epsilon AR Jacket
$199 MSRP
Arc'teryx Epsilon LT Hoody
$120 - $219
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Epsilon LT Jacket
$109 - $199
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Epsilon SV Hoody
$225 MSRP
Arc'teryx Epsilon SV Jacket
$199 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Firee Jacket
$375 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Arc'teryx Gamma AR Jacket
$150 - $259
Arc'teryx Gamma LT Hoody
$175 - $249
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Gamma LT Jacket
$131 - $218
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (12)
Arc'teryx Gamma MX Hoody
$284 - $350
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
Arc'teryx Gamma MX Jacket
$164 - $299
Arc'teryx Gamma SL Hybrid Hoody
$125 - $268
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (12)
Arc'teryx Gamma SV Jacket
discontinued
Arc'teryx Kapta Jacket
$81 - $148
 
Arc'teryx Karda Jacket
$149
Arc'teryx Psiphon SL Pullover
$149
user rating: 0.5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Scorpion Jacket
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Sigma AR Jacket
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Sigma LT Jacket
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Sigma SV Jacket
discontinued
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