Soft Shell Jackets

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Brands

Tamagear
Arc'teryx
Canada Goose
Marmot
The North Face
Mountain Hardwear
Rab
Outdoor Research
Patagonia
Alpine Design

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

Outdoor Research Men's Mithril Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great waterproof soft shell jacket. Durable and stylish. A great soft shell jacket. I have used it skiing and as a hiking jacket, and it had no problems keeping me dry in rain and snow showers. Also became my around town jacket in the late fall and early spring. It is a good mid weight, not overly warm (which is good for me, I tend to overheat), but provides much more warmth that my other rain shells. Velcro wrist adjustments work great, much prefer them to the elastic style. Plenty of pocket space… Full review

Outdoor Research Men's Helium Hybrid Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A lightweight, breathable jacket, that packs down small, and won't weigh you down. In my never-ending quest to find the perfect lightweight wind shell, I have purchased and re-sold many a jacket. Either the fit is wonky, or there is no breathability, or they provide little protection. I pondered this jacket when I first read about it in Backpacker, and recently found it on sale, so took the bait. The jacket fits very nicely. It is a trim fit around the torso, which enhances its ability to breathe,… Full review

Loki Men's Mountain Hoodie

rated 3 of 5 stars Great ideas (built-in balaklava and mitts) and could be a game changer, but the quality is not there yet. I love the design of the hoodie. Adding a face mask and mitts to the existing jacket is very useful. I am always leaving the house underdressed for the weather and the Loki addresses this very well. Many times I go to work and when I come out my car is covered in snow and ice. I end up scraping off the build up with bare hands and freeze; the mitts solve that. Also, when I go cross-country skiing… Full review

Patagonia Men's Alpine Houdini

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Hello, backpackers. I fully agree with the last review. I would just add one important thing:  I bought it and was very satisfied and with the nice light blue color too. However I noticed that when tightening the back hood elastic it is OK on the top of the head, but the cheeks and chin are widely open to the rain that comes in. There are no elastics going up to the zip that tightens around the face. That's why I give 3.5 stars. Full review

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

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: 5 of 5 (2)
Arc'teryx Gamma LT Jacket reviewed Mar 14, 2015
$131 - $218
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
$43 - $169
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Venta MX Hoody reviewed Sep 22, 2014
$450 MSRP
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
$200 - $395
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Rab Scimitar Jacket reviewed Apr 25, 2014
$115
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Marmot Leadville Jacket reviewed Apr 6, 2014
$75 - $169
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Epsilon LT Jacket reviewed Mar 12, 2014
$139 - $199
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Outdoor Research Mithril Jacket reviewed Jul 23, 2015
$125 - $260
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
$41 - $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: 5 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research Ferrosi Jacket reviewed Mar 2, 2014
$60 - $98
user rating: 4 of 5 (14)
Mountain Hardwear Synchro Jacket reviewed Jun 20, 2013
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Marmot Super Hero Jacket reviewed May 24, 2013
$285 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Marmot Zion Jacket reviewed May 23, 2013
$190 - $259
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Columbia Key Three II Softshell reviewed May 4, 2013
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Dawn Patrol Jacket reviewed Apr 30, 2013
$149 - $159
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
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user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research Alibi Jacket reviewed Jan 20, 2013
$75 - $149
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Mountain Hardwear Brono Jacket reviewed Jan 3, 2013
$45
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)
Mountain Hardwear Offwidth Jacket reviewed Sep 10, 2012
$50
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
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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
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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Rab Stretch Neo Jacket reviewed Jan 4, 2012
$200
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Marmot Threshold Jacket reviewed Dec 17, 2011
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user rating: 1 of 5 (1)
Rab Boreas Pull-On reviewed Nov 18, 2011
$58 - $89
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Apex McKinley Jacket reviewed Nov 3, 2011
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user rating: 3.5 of 5 (5)
Loki Mountain Hoodie reviewed May 18, 2015
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Maneuver Jacket reviewed Sep 27, 2011
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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: 5 of 5 (2)
The North Face Cipher Windstopper Jacket reviewed Feb 13, 2011
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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
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