Soft Shell Jackets

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Brands

Bergans
REI
Outdoor Research
Black Diamond
Columbia
Mountain Hardwear
Tamagear
Canada Goose
Marmot
The North Face

Genders

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

Price

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

Bergans Women's Torfinnstind Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Torfinnstind Jacket is a soft-shell hybrid that provides comfort and stretch while repelling wind and water. Whether hiking, mountain biking, snowshoeing, nordic skiing, alpine skiing, or backcountry ski touring, the Torfinnstind has been my most consistent outdoor adventure companion throughout the fall and winter months this season. This versatility across climate and sport earns it a consistent home in my pack (on the rare occasion in which I’m not already wearing it when I leave the house). Full review

REI Fleece Lined Wind Pro Shell

rated 5 of 5 stars The most wonderful soft shell I have ever owned! Extremely durable and soft. Very comfortable. This is my 'magic' jacket! I have had it for about 12 years, and it's still holding strong! I wear it almost every time I hike, backpack, snowshoe, mountain bike, etc. It's my camp layer on river and camping trips. It layers well with heavier jackets, and is comfortable to sleep in, if needed. I will never find another layer like it, so I hope it lasts forever! I have been more than pleasantly surprised… Full review

Outdoor Research Men's Ferrosi Hoody

rated 5 of 5 stars Hands down my #1 go-to upper layer for 3-season use! Feels like a second natural protective outer skin! So comfortable and flexible, it "becomes you." I have four of these in different colors and REALLY like them. Use on trails, commute to trailhead, out-and-about day off jacket, workday commute jacket. My wife and several members of our hiking clubs are now getting these. Amazing soft shell hoody for aerobic activities. -- Writing and photos underway. Please check back soon! -- More photos coming… Full review

Black Diamond Men's Dawn Patrol Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Range of motion is excellent as are the size adjustment features. Storage is excellent considering range of motion. Jacket repels water like an allergy and blocks wind like a wall. I bought the BDE dawn patrol over the summer at the BDE Outlet in Salt Lake City for a bargain. The jacket has been worth every penny.  Remarkably waterproof and unfailingly wind proof, the Dawn Patrol is perfect for shoulder season forays into any terrain. Range of motion in the Dawn Patrol means you can stay dry and… Full review

Columbia Women's Sweet As Softshell Hoodie

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Does the job it was designed for — breathable, water resistant. I wanted something to wear while hiking in the rain that wouldn't make me wetter on the inside than out. This jacket has been perfect.   It breathes well and it has kept me dry in the drizzle, moderate rain and snow. Haven't worn it in a monsoon yet. As well I find it does a good job cutting the wind.   It fits very well, very comfortable. I'm 5'9" and a large is perfect. There is room for layering underneath but not too big that… Full review

Marmot Men's Gravity Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars Great jacket. Lightweight, warm and waterproof. Worth every penny. Bought new for 75$ (sale). Full review

Loki Men's Mountain Hoodie

rated 5 of 5 stars I really, really, like this jacket!!! So, does my youngest son! Great product!!! I've had mine for 7 years now and the blue outer is just now starting to show signs of wear near the cuff. I've used the jacket from fall to spring for the last 7 years and the only jacket I own for protection. Great with t-shirt, long sleeve tee, or heavier pullover used as first layer under the Loki Jacket. I used it at work when working outdoors (Craig, Co and it gets cold there) for several hours with no break to… Full review

Mountain Hardwear Android II Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A terrific and stylish jacket. Totally windproof, surprisingly water resistant. Best used for around the town as opposed to climbing or backpacking. Very happy with it, and highly recommend it. I am the head band director for a large high school band program, and I bought a set of these to use as staff jackets during the marching band season. I chose the Android II because it looked a bit more classy than the more technical soft shells I already have.   We have just finished our first season in… Full review

Rab Women's Stretch Neo Jacket

rated 2 of 5 stars Marketed as a waterproof hard shell-softshell hybrid, this jacket failed to keep the rain off two hours into a showery hike in the Alps. I'm not convinced by NeoShell as a fabric and I certainly would not recommend this as an outer layer for wet weather. I bought this jacket as quite a sweaty person and was sold on the breath ability whilst still being waterproof thing. However, I find that the jacket soaks through quickly, even in light rain. Water does not bead on the outside, and my base layer… Full review

Top-Rated Soft Shell Jackets

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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Bergans Torfinnstind Jacket reviewed Jan 29, 2016
$169
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
REI Fleece Lined Wind Pro Shell reviewed Dec 19, 2015
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Ferrosi Hoody reviewed Dec 12, 2015
$62 - $129
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Black Diamond Dawn Patrol Jacket reviewed Dec 11, 2015
$124 - $298
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Columbia Sweet As Softshell Hoodie reviewed Dec 8, 2015
$40 - $90
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Android II Jacket reviewed Nov 12, 2015
$75 - $111
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Tamagear Saddleback Jacket reviewed Mar 15, 2015
$150 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Canada Goose Trenton Jacket reviewed Mar 10, 2015
$316
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Marmot Kingpin Jacket reviewed Feb 15, 2015
$260 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (18)
The North Face Apex Bionic Jacket reviewed Jan 13, 2015
$50 - $169
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Venta MX Hoody reviewed Sep 22, 2014
$450 MSRP
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Eddie Bauer Propellant Jacket reviewed Sep 9, 2014
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Marmot Vapor Trail Hoody reviewed May 19, 2014
$85 - $169
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Alchemy Hooded Jacket reviewed Apr 28, 2014
$197 - $295
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Marmot Leadville Jacket reviewed Apr 6, 2014
$83 - $174
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Empire Wool and Canvas Company Arctic Anorak reviewed Mar 21, 2014
$230 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Epsilon LT Jacket reviewed Mar 12, 2014
$99 - $198
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Outdoor Research Mithril Jacket reviewed Jul 23, 2015
$125 - $181
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Knifeblade Jacket reviewed Feb 1, 2014
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Alpine Design RN 44741 reviewed Jan 20, 2014
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Jack Wolfskin Traverse Jacket reviewed Jan 9, 2014
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Principia Softshell Jacket reviewed Dec 6, 2013
$100 - $122
user rating: 4 of 5 (6)
TAD Stealth Hoodie LT reviewed Nov 6, 2013
$475 MSRP
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Patagonia Apastron Hoody reviewed Sep 19, 2013
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Montane Mountain Star reviewed Aug 21, 2013
$62 - $63
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
The North Face RDT Softshell Jacket reviewed Aug 1, 2013
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research Ferrosi Jacket reviewed Mar 2, 2014
$99
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Marmot Zion Jacket reviewed May 23, 2013
$173 - $399
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Eddie Bauer First Ascent Sandstone Soft Shell Jacket reviewed May 14, 2013
$74 - $89
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Columbia Key Three II Softshell reviewed May 4, 2013
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Sierra Designs Omni Jacket reviewed Feb 21, 2013
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Mountain Hardwear Brono Jacket reviewed Jan 3, 2013
$225 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Gore Phantom SO Lady Bike Jacket reviewed Dec 28, 2012
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Montana Mountaineering Summit Jacket reviewed Oct 10, 2012
$150 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Cloudveil RPK Jacket reviewed Oct 8, 2012
$400 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Mountain Hardwear Offwidth Jacket reviewed Sep 10, 2012
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Effusion Hooded Jacket reviewed Jun 21, 2012
$87 - $135
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Columbia Grade Max Softshell reviewed May 8, 2012
$120 MSRP
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Haglofs Jaw Jacket reviewed Apr 26, 2012
discontinued
 
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Eddie Bauer First Ascent 18K Jacket reviewed Apr 6, 2012
$249 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Mountain Hardwear Dragon Jacket reviewed Feb 27, 2012
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Arc'teryx Gamma AR Jacket reviewed Feb 27, 2012
$150
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Newton Jacket reviewed Jan 17, 2012
discontinued
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Rab Stretch Neo Jacket reviewed Nov 9, 2015
$200
user rating: 1 of 5 (1)
Rab Boreas Pull-On reviewed Nov 18, 2011
$48 - $66
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Apex McKinley Jacket reviewed Nov 3, 2011
discontinued
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (6)
Loki Mountain Hoodie reviewed Nov 28, 2015
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Maneuver Jacket reviewed Sep 27, 2011
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
TAD Stealth Hoodie reviewed Jul 29, 2011
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Firee Jacket reviewed Mar 15, 2011
$375 MSRP
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