Jackets

Recent Jacket Reviews

rated 0.5 of 5 stars
Mountain Equipment Citadel Jacket

First time used in extreme weather at least three zips snagged on their inner linings. Zip pulls "pulled off’"in frustration—winter gloves being worn. Snagged zips, broken zip pulls—steer clear of this jacket, the construction is irrelevant as the zip construction completely compromises credibility. Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Helly Hansen Rivaridge Puffy Jacket

Warm and waterproof, but also bulky and heavy, the Rivaridge Puffy Jacket is an uncompromising jacket for cold-weather downhill skiing (and maybe long, windy, winter walks on the beach). It has all the right bells and whistles to keep a lift riding skier comfortable and connected in both up- and downhill modes, but it's not really practical for backcountry skiing. In Norwegian, “uvær” (unweather) is a general-purpose word for bad weather, and here that usually means blowing rain or snow, sometimes… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Ortovox Piz Boe Jacket

Maybe the perfect cold-weather midlayer. This Piz Boe regulates my body temp better than any other Pertex shelled (windproof shell) I own. Obviously the stretchy, soft shelled midlayers are not in this category. This is windproof, and it has a stretchy merino wool soft shell material on the shoulder blades which really gives you ample freedom for movement and it helps dump heat. This is surprisingly good for high-output ascents in cold weather. It doesn't stink either, I've worked the hell outta… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Patagonia Men's Crosstrek Hoody

Patagonia R1 that's warmer, stretchier, and more durable. What's not to like? This midlayer covers the exact temp range I was looking for, about 35-50 degrees with a baselayer on. I really like it, because it's Polartec Power Stretch Pro. It's actually very similar to the Houdini Power Houdini, only difference being the Houdini has the drawcord hem and hood, but the Patagonia hood fits PERFECT like always, so that's not an issue. It actually saves weight. A drawcord hem would be nice, but it would… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Outdoor Research Men's Microgravity Jacket

Exceptional active shell for those in alpine climates and those that use a helmet. I purchased the Microgravity direct from OR in the Lime color, which is a cool color. Overall I liked the fit and feel of the jacket and the Ascentshell material. For reference I am 5'7" 165 and ordered a Large for layering underneath, which fit slightly baggy as expected. A medium would have been more fitted but lacked the layering ability. I asked OR ahead of time about DWR treatments and was told the Ascentshell… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Norrona Men's Trollveggen Powerstretch Pro Zip Hoodie

The Trollveggen Powerstretch Pro Zip Hoodie is a warm, functional, and stylish Polartec Power Stretch Pro fleece hoodie for the mountain life, that also works as high fashion in Norwegian circles. Stretch fit goes on well over a base layer and under both close and loose fitting shell layers. A great mid layer for cold weather ascents, with a hood to help keep moving without having to layer up when the wind comes up. The word norrøn (norr-RUHN, roll those Rs a little) is best translated as “Norse,”… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Outdoor Research Men's Microgravity Jacket

The Outdoor Research Microgravity Jacket attempts to bridge the gap between hard and soft shell, and I think it succeeds for the most part. Decently weatherproof and almost unbelievably breathable, it feels soft on the skin, doesn’t leave me clammy, stretches without constraining, and is silent compared to most other outer shells. It is definitely my favorite shell to date, but be warned if you stand around in the rain and don’t work it off, you will get damp. A few minor negatives...fiddly… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Kilpi Hastar

Breathability at a good price. Kilpi = Shield in Finish as it reflects the company's philosophy to protect the user from the elements and it's a pretty popular brand here due to its cheap price and good looking products. Hastar is the company's flagship hardshell due to its impressive numbers. It features detachable powder skirt, pit zips, Recco reflector, five waterproof external pockets with glove-friendly pulls, one internal, adjustable hood with semi stiff brim, and adjustable velcro cuffs. Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Gore Men's H5 Gore-Tex Active Hooded Jacket

The H5 is a lightweight Gore-Tex Active shell jacked designed to breathe while you're out being active and to pack away in a tiny space while you aren't. This jacket is probably radder than you. Truly, you probably don't need a jacket this good. An end to the question, "Hmmm, should I pack a hard shell?" This review may contain satire. Literal people take precautions! Gore H5 Gore-Tex Active Hooded Jacket Right up front I'm going to say this: Do whatever you have to so you can afford one of these… Full review

user rating: 4.5 of 5 (17)
Canada Goose Snow Mantra Parka Down Insulated
$1,595
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Canada Goose Resolute Parka Down Insulated
$1,295
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (11)
Canada Goose Expedition Parka Down Insulated
$1,050 - $1,095
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Canada Goose Kensington Parka Down Insulated
$925
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (3)
Canada Goose Chilliwack Bomber Down Insulated
$850 - $900
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Feathered Friends Rock and Ice Parka Down Insulated
$829 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Mountain Hardwear Absolute Zero Parka Down Insulated
$600 - $800
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Micon Jacket Snowsport
$799 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (17)
Arc'teryx Alpha SV Jacket Waterproof
$589 - $599
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Fjallraven Forest Jacket No. 3
$525
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Fission SL Jacket Synthetic Insulated
$699 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Arc'teryx Fission SV Jacket Synthetic Insulated
$449 - $649
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mammut Nordwand Jacket Waterproof
$675 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
The North Face Himalayan Parka Down Insulated
$487 - $649
user rating: 1.5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Camosun Parka Down Insulated
$454 - $649
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Dually Belay Parka Synthetic Insulated
$469
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (12)
Marmot Alpinist Jacket Waterproof
$219 - $419
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Rab Expedition 8000 Jacket Down Insulated
$600
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Helly Hansen Odin Mountain Jacket MK2 Snowsport
$600 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Patagonia Primo Down Jacket Down Insulated
$599 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (11)
Arc'teryx Beta AR Jacket Waterproof
$419 - $575
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Alpha AR Jacket Waterproof
$402 - $449
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (4)
Arc'teryx Sidewinder SV Jacket Waterproof
$338
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx LEAF Alpha LT Jacket Waterproof
$589 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Feathered Friends Icefall Parka Down Insulated
$589 MSRP
user rating: 1.5 of 5 (1)
Canada Goose Camp Hoody Down Insulated
$575
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Equipment Lhotse Jacket Waterproof
$431 - $575
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Burton AK 3L Jacket Snowsport
$560 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (7)
Patagonia Super Alpine Jacket Waterproof
$559 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Arc'teryx Theta SV Jacket Waterproof
$550 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Marmot 8000M Parka Down Insulated
$550 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Nilas Jacket Down Insulated
$412 - $550
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Equipment K7 Jacket Down Insulated
$355 - $550
user rating: 4 of 5 (6)
Arc'teryx Beta LT Jacket Waterproof
$315 - $446
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Zeta AR Jacket Waterproof
$394
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Helly Hansen Rivaridge Puffy Jacket Down Insulated
$394
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Rab Infinity Jacket Down Insulated
$394 - $525
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Mountain Hardwear Victorio Jacket Waterproof
$500 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Rab Latok GTX Jacket Waterproof
$346 - $374
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Eddie Bauer First Ascent Peak XV Down Jacket Down Insulated
$249
user rating: 1 of 5 (1)
The North Face Diameter Down Hybrid Jacket Down Insulated
$499
user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
Patagonia Super Pluma Jacket Waterproof
$499 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Patagonia Primo Jacket Snowsport
$499 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Fission AR Jacket Synthetic Insulated
$499 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (6)
Arc'teryx Alpha LT Jacket Waterproof
$499 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Feathered Friends Frontpoint Jacket Down Insulated
$499 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (28)
Arc'teryx Theta AR Jacket Waterproof
$469
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Silverton Jacket Waterproof
$495 MSRP
Patagonia PowSlayer Jacket Snowsport / Waterproof
$320 - $489
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Westcomb Apoc Jacket Waterproof
$480 MSRP
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