Soft Shell Jackets

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$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

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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user rating: 2 of 5 (1)

Black Diamond Sportswear Soft Shell Jacket
Montana Mountaineering Summit 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 Glymur Softshell
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
66°North
Glymur Softshell
$336 MSRP
Adidas Access Softshell Jacket
Adidas
Access Softshell Jacket
$91
Adidas Greeley Ave Softshell
Adidas
Greeley Ave Softshell
Adidas Hiking 2-Layer CPS Jacket
Adidas
Hiking 2-Layer CPS Jacket
$70
Adidas Hiking Climaproof Warm Softshell Jacket
Adidas
Hiking Climaproof Warm Softshell Jacket
$135
Adidas Hiking Softshell Jacket
Adidas
Hiking Softshell Jacket
$64 - $134
Adidas Nimick Track Softshell Jacket
Adidas
Nimick Track Softshell Jacket
Adidas Terrex Swift Mountain Summer Jacket
Adidas
Terrex Swift Mountain Summer Jacket
$60 - $119
Adidas Terrex Swift Soft Shell Jacket
Adidas
Terrex Swift Soft Shell Jacket
$73
Adidas Terrex Swift Softshell
Adidas
Terrex Swift Softshell
$69 - $149
Adidas Terrex Swift Softshell Hoodie
Adidas
Terrex Swift Softshell Hoodie
$160 - $174
Adidas Terrex Swift Softshell Hybrid Jacket
Adidas
Terrex Swift Softshell Hybrid Jacket
$53
Adidas Terrex Windstopper Fast Jacket
Adidas
Terrex Windstopper Fast Jacket
$285
Adidas Terrex Windstopper Softshell Jacket
Adidas
Terrex Windstopper Softshell Jacket
$207
Adidas TX Skyclimb Jacket
Adidas
TX Skyclimb Jacket
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Alpine Design
RN 44741
Arc'teryx A2B Commuter Jacket
Arc'teryx
A2B Commuter Jacket
$225
Arc'teryx Accelero Jacket
Arc'teryx
Accelero Jacket
$89 - $148
Arc'teryx Alpha Comp Hoody
Arc'teryx
Alpha Comp Hoody
$375
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx
Alpha Comp Jacket
discontinued
Arc'teryx Easyrider Jacket
user rating: 4 of 5 (7)
Arc'teryx
Easyrider Jacket
$90
Arc'teryx Epsilon AR Jacket
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Arc'teryx
Epsilon AR Jacket
$119 - $148
Arc'teryx Epsilon LT Hoody
Arc'teryx
Epsilon LT Hoody
$164 - $219
Arc'teryx Epsilon LT Jacket
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx
Epsilon LT Jacket
$139 - $199
Arc'teryx Epsilon SV Hoody
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx
Epsilon SV Hoody
$164 - $176
Arc'teryx Epsilon SV Jacket
Arc'teryx
Epsilon SV Jacket
$199 MSRP
Arc'teryx Firee Hoody
Arc'teryx
Firee Hoody
$399 MSRP
Arc'teryx Firee Jacket
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx
Firee Jacket
$375 MSRP
Arc'teryx Gamma AR Jacket
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Arc'teryx
Gamma AR Jacket
$150 - $259
Arc'teryx Gamma LT Hoody
Arc'teryx
Gamma LT Hoody
$162 - $250
Arc'teryx Gamma LT Jacket
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx
Gamma LT Jacket
$142 - $218
Arc'teryx Gamma MX Hoody
user rating: 5 of 5 (11)
Arc'teryx
Gamma MX Hoody
$226 - $349
Arc'teryx Gamma MX Jacket
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
Arc'teryx
Gamma MX Jacket
$194 - $239
Arc'teryx Gamma SL Hybrid Hoody
Arc'teryx
Gamma SL Hybrid Hoody
$148 - $268
Arc'teryx Gamma SV Jacket
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (12)
Arc'teryx
Gamma SV Jacket
discontinued
Arc'teryx Kapta Jacket
Arc'teryx
Kapta Jacket
$74 - $95
Arc'teryx Sabre Pullover
Arc'teryx
Sabre Pullover
$450 MSRP
Arc'teryx Scorpion Jacket
user rating: 0.5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx
Scorpion Jacket
discontinued
Arc'teryx Sigma AR Jacket
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx
Sigma AR Jacket
discontinued
Arc'teryx Sigma LT Jacket
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx
Sigma LT Jacket
discontinued
Arc'teryx Sigma SV Jacket
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx
Sigma SV Jacket
discontinued
 
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx
Skaha Hoody
discontinued
Arc'teryx Solano Jacket
Arc'teryx
Solano Jacket
$157 - $224
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx
Stinger SV Jacket
discontinued
Arc'teryx Tempest Jacket
Arc'teryx
Tempest Jacket
$315 - $340
Arc'teryx Trident Jacket
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx
Trident Jacket
discontinued
Arc'teryx Trino Jacket
Arc'teryx
Trino Jacket
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