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 4.5 of 5 stars
Black Diamond Men's First Light Stretch Hoody

The Black Diamond First Light Hoody is a multifunctional, breathable jacket that can easily be used in a wide range of seasons and temperatures, particularly on highly active days. It's warm (PrimaLoft Silver Insulation Active), easy to layer with and doesn't restrict body movements, making for a highly versatile jacket. Conditions: I’ve worn the Black Diamond First Light Stretch Hoody throughout the winter and early spring in Pennsylvania. I’ve worn the jacket during high-energy activities… 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

user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Norrona Trollveggen Powerstretch Pro Zip Hoodie added Mar 8, 2020
$139 - $188
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Kilpi Hastar added Feb 29, 2020
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Regatta Andreson Lightweight Insulated Hybrid Jacket added Feb 16, 2020
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Craghoppers Roag Softshell Jacket added Feb 9, 2020
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Trew Powfunk Jacket added Jan 22, 2020
$225 - $300
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user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research Microgravity Jacket added Jan 21, 2020
$187 - $249
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Eddie Bauer First Ascent Peak XV Parka added Dec 27, 2019
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Gore H5 Gore-Tex Active Hooded Jacket added Dec 12, 2019
$370
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Helly Hansen Rivaridge Puffy Jacket added Dec 9, 2019
$394
Norrona Trollveggen Primaloft100 Zip Hood added Dec 9, 2019
$259
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Smartwool Smartloft-X 60 Hoodie added Nov 19, 2019
$150 - $250
Kari Traa Tove Jacket added Nov 19, 2019
$105
Smartwool Smartloft-X 60 Pullover added Nov 19, 2019
$148 - $149
Montane Alpine Raid Hoodie added Nov 13, 2019
$98
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Super/DS StretchDown Hooded Down Jacket added Nov 7, 2019
$101 - $275
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond First Light Stretch Hoody added Nov 6, 2019
$168 - $259
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Aspect Wool Hoody added Nov 6, 2019
$149 - $249
Black Diamond Vision Down Parka added Nov 6, 2019
$299 - $399
Patagonia SnowDrifter Jacket added Oct 29, 2019
$239 - $279
Patagonia Ascensionist Jacket added Sep 18, 2019
$349
Patagonia Macro Puff Hoody added Sep 18, 2019
$239 - $278
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Rab Nexus Pull-On added Jul 3, 2019
$71 - $94
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Montane Alpha Balance Jacket added Apr 23, 2019
$150
user rating: 1 of 5 (1)
The North Face Diameter Down Hybrid Jacket added Apr 17, 2019
$499
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Peak Performance Frost Down Long Hooded Jacket added Jan 21, 2019
discontinued
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Helly Hansen Verglas Light Jacket added Jan 8, 2019
$95 - $138
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Live Out There Assiniboine Down Hooded Jacket added Jan 7, 2019
$170 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Macpac Pisa Polartec Alpha Fleece Jacket added Dec 16, 2018
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Smartwool PhD Ultra Light Sport Jacket added Dec 12, 2018
$84
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Transcendent Down Jacket added Nov 28, 2018
$90 - $158
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Helly Hansen Lifaloft Insulator Jacket added Nov 28, 2018
$42 - $165
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Illuminate Down Hoody added Nov 28, 2018
$160 - $201
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear StretchDown DS Hooded Jacket added Nov 28, 2018
$201 - $237
Montane Starlight Pull-On added Oct 15, 2018
$100 - $142
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Jack Wolfskin Gravity Trail Jacket added Sep 28, 2018
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Crosstrek Hoody added Sep 6, 2018
$100 - $118
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
GooseFeet Custom Down Jacket added Aug 8, 2018
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Fjallraven Forest Jacket No. 3 added May 28, 2018
$525
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Craghoppers Woodridge Cagoule added May 7, 2018
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Black Diamond StormLine Stretch Rain Shell added Apr 10, 2018
$100 - $149
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Gore Bike Wear Countdown GT Jacket added Apr 3, 2018
discontinued
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Montane Quattro Fusion Jacket added Mar 24, 2018
$225
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Interstellar Jacket added Feb 28, 2018
$149 - $224
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Venture 2 Jacket added Feb 23, 2018
$49 - $119
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
ALPS Mountaineering Nimbus Jacket added Feb 21, 2018
$100 MSRP
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Craghoppers Venta Lite II Jacket added Feb 20, 2018
$38 - $86
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Craghoppers Voyager Hybrid Jacket added Feb 6, 2018
$85
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Barbour Border Wax Jacket added Jan 28, 2018
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
My Trail Storm UL Jacket added Dec 27, 2017
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Gerry Sweater Down Jacket added Dec 22, 2017
$30 MSRP
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