Soft Shell Jackets

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Brands

Tamagear
Canada Goose
Marmot
The North Face
Arc'teryx
Mountain Hardwear
Outdoor Research
Alpine Design
Jack Wolfskin
TAD

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

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

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

Top-Rated Soft Shell Jackets

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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
$525
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
$54 - $169
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Venta MX Hoody reviewed Sep 22, 2014
$315 - $449
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Marmot Vapor Trail Hoody reviewed May 19, 2014
$101 - $169
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Alchemy Hooded Jacket reviewed Apr 28, 2014
$230 - $295
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Marmot Leadville Jacket reviewed Apr 6, 2014
$80 - $169
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Outdoor Research Mithril Jacket reviewed Feb 3, 2014
$125 - $174
 
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
$82 - $165
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
$51 - $84
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
The North Face RDT Softshell Jacket reviewed Aug 1, 2013
$60 - $89
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research Ferrosi Jacket reviewed Mar 2, 2014
$57 - $98
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Marmot Zion Jacket reviewed May 23, 2013
$192 - $250
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Columbia Key Three II Softshell reviewed May 4, 2013
$93
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Dawn Patrol Jacket reviewed Apr 30, 2013
$149 - $249
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
GoLite Granite Creek Trinity Bonded Softshell Jacket reviewed Feb 21, 2013
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Sierra Designs Omni Jacket reviewed Feb 21, 2013
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research Alibi Jacket reviewed Jan 20, 2013
$130 - $174
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Mountain Hardwear Brono Jacket reviewed Jan 3, 2013
$55
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Gore Phantom SO Lady Bike Jacket reviewed Dec 28, 2012
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Mammut Ultimate Hoody reviewed Oct 30, 2012
$162 - $279
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
$65 - $99
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Effusion Hooded Jacket reviewed Jun 21, 2012
$75 - $138
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 - $274
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Newton Jacket reviewed Jan 17, 2012
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Rab Stretch Neo Jacket reviewed Jan 4, 2012
user rating: 1 of 5 (1)
Rab Boreas Pull-On reviewed Nov 18, 2011
$48 - $62
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Apex McKinley Jacket reviewed Nov 3, 2011
discontinued
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (4)
Loki Mountain Hoodie reviewed Jan 22, 2013
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
 
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
Avalanche Wear Aegis Hooded Soft Shell reviewed Feb 14, 2011
$110 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Cipher Hybrid Jacket reviewed Feb 2, 2011
$149
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Sunice Silverton 3 layer stretch soft shell jacket reviewed Jan 31, 2011
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Columbia Phurtec Softshell reviewed Jan 31, 2011
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Columbia Wildcard III Softshell reviewed Jan 30, 2011
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Moonstone Nordwand Jacket reviewed Jan 7, 2011
discontinued
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (5)
Beyond Clothing Cold Fusion X Jacket reviewed Dec 26, 2010
$239 MSRP
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