Soft Shell Jackets

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Brands

Sherpa Adventure Gear
Bergans
REI
Outdoor Research
Mountain Hardwear
Tamagear
Canada Goose
Marmot
Cloudveil
The North Face

User

Unisex
Men's
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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

Marmot Men's ROM Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Superbly breathable, wind proof, versatile softshell. My go-to layer from fall to spring. At 5'10" 200 lbs, a large fits me pretty well, with room for a fleece or thin puffy underneath. I use it day to day for over half the year, either by itself ~10°C or with a light insulating and base layer down to -10°C when I am active (ex. snowshoeing, hiking, ice climbing). Arms could be longer for climbing, although I have a +2.5" ape so take that with a grain of salt. Also, to stow the extra cord when… Full review

Marmot Men's Sharp Point Jacket

rated 3 of 5 stars Expensive! Durable as it lasted a few years and still good. Windproof but water resistant. Fleece backing means that it's not insulated, but provides a little warmth combined with the windproofness. Wear through cool autumn temps but not winter as it's not insulated. Tight fit esp. in arms/shoulders/chest so need to size up for layering. Bought an older version from years ago and it still fits. Appears that Marmot is finally retiring this jacket.It's windproof and water resistant. It can be worn… Full review

EMS Men's Epic Soft Shell Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars Hiking/outdoor activities. I would recommend it to/for anyone looking for a lightweight breathable/wicking/ mist proof layer of protection. Best use for outdoors/hiking. Great flex and fit. I am 6'1" 200 lbs and got the large. Great fit with just enough room for a base layer without felling restricted. Not "waterproof" but mist proof and dries fast and wicks very well. Full review

Black Diamond Men's Dawn Patrol Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars Lightweight, bomb proof, very comfortable. Good pockets with good placement and zippers. Clever inside pocket for iPhone or small water bladder. Hood closes nicely over hat and helmet. Design makes for comfort in wet and cold exposures. It's a bit pricy, but well worth it as it's very functional and comfortable with several inner layers. Easy to use with ropes and ice axes as the fit is very comfortable. Full review

Sherpa Adventure Gear Shishapangma Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Lightweight, comfortable, and very stylish. I really like this softshell for spring and fall temps. I really like my Sherpa softshell. It was my first softshell, and it is great for cool weather but doesn't do well when the wind is strong and the temperatures drop below 35°. It is lightweight, stretchy, and looks great. The only real con I have about this jacket is that the zipper gets a stuck at the neckline. Overall I am very happy with it and I'm glad I purchased it. Full review

Outdoor Research Men's Mithril Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars Very reliable and warm waterproof softshell for cold conditions. Introduction This is a jacket that bridges the gap between softshell and hardshell.  In fact this is a taped seamed hardshell with a fleece lining. This makes it either the most versatile jacket you'll ever own or a jacket that you don't know quite what to do with. Fit & Comfort: Fits small. Comfortable with a base layer but cannot layer anything but a base and insulated vest under this jacket. Material is stiff and binds when… Full review

Marmot Men's Leadville Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars I haven't worn this out in the mountains yet, so this will be on fit and fee (10/2016 update below)l. I'm not familiar with soft shell jackets but I wanted one for the three seasons, wind and light rain. I weigh 160 lbs. am 5'10", jacket size: Medium I like the fit, the arms are long enough so if I'm stretching for that next hold while climbing my jacket sleeves don't ride up my arm and the torso length of the jacket covers the iliac crest. I hiked up Mount Washington in 50 degrees, in heavy… Full review

Arc'teryx Men's Epsilon LT Hoody

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A very well made piece that never seems ideal for any one task. A good lightweight top layer for cold weather alpine and rock climbing. For a long while I had dreamed of owning an Acto MX, Arc'teryx truly wonderful hard fleece layering jacket. Sadly they discontinued this jacket and replaced it with the Epsilon LT. The idea I had in mind for this jacket was to be used as a weather resistant mid layer. I run very hot, so I like to have a layer piece that can sit under a shell if things get really… Full review

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

Top-Rated Soft Shell Jackets

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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Sherpa Adventure Gear Shishapangma Jacket reviewed Jun 8, 2016
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Bergans Torfinnstind Jacket reviewed Jan 29, 2016
$101
 
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 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Android II Jacket reviewed Nov 12, 2015
$75 - $150
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Outdoor Research Helium Hybrid Jacket reviewed Oct 5, 2015
$65 - $124
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: 5 of 5 (2)
Cloudveil Rayzar Jacket reviewed Feb 14, 2015
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (6)
Cloudveil Serendipity Jacket reviewed Feb 7, 2015
$210 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (18)
The North Face Apex Bionic Jacket reviewed Jan 13, 2015
$20 - $169
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Venta MX Hoody reviewed Sep 22, 2014
$450 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Alchemy Hooded Jacket reviewed Apr 28, 2014
$200 - $395
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 (5)
Outdoor Research Mithril Jacket reviewed May 23, 2016
$125 - $260
 
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: 5 of 5 (1)
Haglofs Massif Jacket reviewed Nov 14, 2013
discontinued
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: 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
$260 - $399
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Eddie Bauer First Ascent Sandstone Soft Shell Jacket reviewed May 14, 2013
$12
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: 4.5 of 5 (19)
Mountain Hardwear Alchemy Jacket reviewed Jan 29, 2013
$177 - $395
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Arc'teryx Epsilon AR Jacket reviewed Jan 29, 2013
$199 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research Alibi Jacket reviewed Jan 20, 2013
$260 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Rab Vapour-Rise Lite Jacket reviewed Jan 14, 2013
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: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Mammut Ultimate Hoody reviewed Oct 30, 2012
$138 - $279
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
discontinued
 
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
REI Aegis Jacket reviewed Jul 17, 2012
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Effusion Hooded Jacket reviewed Jun 21, 2012
$200 MSRP
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 Hooded Jacket reviewed Feb 27, 2012
$100 - $220
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Arc'teryx Gamma AR Jacket reviewed Feb 27, 2012
$150
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Rab Stretch Neo Jacket reviewed Nov 9, 2015
$240
user rating: 1 of 5 (1)
Rab Boreas Pull-On reviewed Nov 18, 2011
$56 - $62
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Apex McKinley Jacket reviewed Nov 3, 2011
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Marmot Genesis Jacket reviewed Oct 12, 2011
$350 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Vortec Jacket reviewed Oct 11, 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
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