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)
Black Diamond First Light Stretch Hoody reviewed Mar 31, 2020
$168 - $259
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Mountain Equipment Citadel Jacket reviewed Mar 27, 2020
$244 - $350
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Helly Hansen Rivaridge Puffy Jacket reviewed Mar 25, 2020
$394
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Trew Powfunk Jacket reviewed Mar 21, 2020
$225 - $300
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Norrona Trollveggen Powerstretch Pro Zip Hoodie reviewed Mar 18, 2020
$139 - $188
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Smartwool Smartloft-X 60 Hoodie reviewed Mar 17, 2020
$150 - $250
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Ortovox Piz Boe Jacket reviewed Mar 14, 2020
$174 - $187
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user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research Microgravity Jacket reviewed Mar 11, 2020
$187 - $249
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Kilpi Hastar reviewed Feb 29, 2020
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Super/DS StretchDown Hooded Down Jacket reviewed Feb 19, 2020
$101 - $275
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Regatta Andreson Lightweight Insulated Hybrid Jacket reviewed Feb 16, 2020
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Craghoppers Roag Softshell Jacket reviewed Feb 9, 2020
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Gore H5 Gore-Tex Active Hooded Jacket reviewed Mar 2, 2020
$370
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Eddie Bauer First Ascent Peak XV Parka reviewed Dec 27, 2019
user rating: 4 of 5 (16)
Lowe Alpine Triple Point Ceramic Jacket reviewed Dec 9, 2019
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Rab Batura Jacket reviewed Nov 5, 2019
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Carhartt Duck Traditional Arctic Quilt-Lined Coat reviewed Oct 30, 2019
$130
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Rab Xenon X Jacket reviewed Oct 3, 2019
$174
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Helly Hansen Verglas Light Jacket reviewed Aug 30, 2019
$95 - $138
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
U.S. Military ECWCS Gen II Brown Bear Jacket reviewed Jul 10, 2019
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Equipment K7 Jacket reviewed Jul 7, 2019
$355 - $550
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Rab Nexus Pull-On reviewed Jul 4, 2019
$71 - $94
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
L.L.Bean Weather Challenger 3-in-1 Jacket reviewed Jul 3, 2019
$159 - $199
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Equipment Echo Hooded Jacket reviewed Jun 26, 2019
$65 - $112
user rating: 1.5 of 5 (1)
Canada Goose Camp Hoody reviewed May 30, 2019
$575
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Columbia Horizons Pine Interchange Jacket reviewed May 11, 2019
$100 - $220
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Eddie Bauer First Ascent Peak XV Down Jacket reviewed May 1, 2019
$249
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Montane Alpha Balance Jacket reviewed Apr 23, 2019
$150
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Montane Featherlite Down Pro Pull-On reviewed Apr 10, 2019
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Craghoppers Venta Lite II Jacket reviewed Apr 8, 2019
$38 - $86
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Red Ledge Storm Backpacker Poncho reviewed Apr 4, 2019
$40 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Equipment Vega Jacket reviewed Mar 6, 2019
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Sorel Caribou Parka reviewed Jan 26, 2019
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Peak Performance Frost Down Long Hooded Jacket reviewed Jan 21, 2019
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Frogg Toggs DriDucks Trail-Pac Rain Suit reviewed Jan 17, 2019
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (8)
Arc'teryx Beta SL Jacket reviewed Jan 16, 2019
$224
user rating: 2 of 5 (3)
The North Face McMurdo Parka II reviewed Jan 11, 2019
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Live Out There Assiniboine Down Hooded Jacket reviewed Jan 7, 2019
$170 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (24)
Mountain Hardwear Monkey Man Jacket reviewed Jan 3, 2019
$87 - $175
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
MontBell EX Light Down Anorak reviewed Dec 28, 2018
$219 MSRP
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
The North Face Bombay Jacket reviewed Dec 27, 2018
$59 - $99
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Alpha FL Jacket reviewed Dec 26, 2018
$315 - $356
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (17)
Arc'teryx Alpha SV Jacket reviewed Dec 26, 2018
$599 - $785
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Macpac Pisa Polartec Alpha Fleece Jacket reviewed Dec 16, 2018
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Smartwool PhD Ultra Light Sport Jacket reviewed Dec 12, 2018
$84
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Cabela's Guidewear X300 Gore-tex Parka reviewed Dec 3, 2018
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Rab Latok GTX Jacket reviewed Dec 2, 2018
$346 - $374
user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
Mountain Hardwear Transition Zip T reviewed Nov 25, 2018
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Sherpa Adventure Gear Kailash Hooded reviewed Nov 20, 2018
user rating: 4 of 5 (28)
Arc'teryx Theta AR Jacket reviewed Nov 17, 2018
$469
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