Soft Shell Jackets

Recent Soft Shell Jacket Reviews

Mountain Equipment Men's Echo Hooded Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars The Mountain Equipment Echo is an unlined soft shell jacket designed for active pursuits with specific designs for the climber, including articulated arms, a drop hem, helmet-compatible hood, and dual toggle hem. I have found this jacket highly useful for ranges far out of its intended uses—as a protective layer against the sun, a mid-layer in cold winter temps and, of course, as an outer layer in cool temps, especially against wind and abrasion. I have been testing the Mountain Equipment Echo… Full review

Arc'teryx Men's Gamma SV Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars Super comfortable. It's still my go-to fleece for park walks and even to the (relaxed dress) office. The fabric has begun pilling around the cuffs and collar. The hem and front has slight abrasion marks. If heading into the elements this is still my most reliable piece. Zips and fastenings all immaculate. Tough? I bought mine for around in 1999 :-) It's likely my most worn item of clothing. Full review

The North Face Men's Apex Elevation Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars Good fall winter jacket. Excellent wind proofing. This jacket has good technical features.  It performs very well in fall and early winter conditions.  The hood is large enough to accommodate a helmet, but needs a volume adjustment.  The arm length was 2" longer than I needed but the velcro cuff work well.  The rain I experienced did not stay out after 20 minutes. The jacket shed snow very well. Full review

Mishmi Takin Cayambe Soft Shell Jacket

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A well made technical waterproof jacket with a fleece lining suitable for a wide range of outdoor activities. All seams are taped and Aquaguard zippers are used throughout. The Mishmi Takin Cayambe Soft Shell packs a lot of features into a compact jacket. Featuring a three-layer waterproof fabric with a rating of 10,000mm (moderate to heavy rain) this jacket can handle some heavy wet weather. Fully taped seams in a contrasting color add to the waterproof exterior while adding some style. Aquaguard… Full review

Arc'teryx Men's Epsilon LT Hoody

rated 5 of 5 stars My favorite jacket. Ever. So I can see why people have a difficult time figuring out what this jacket excels at. I have two, an XL that I have worn pretty much every day (except in the summer) for the past five years. I use it primarily as a one-tool option softshell/ hardfleece. This year I got a size Large to use for layering and couldn't be happier. So it's not as soft or insulated as the Gamma MX and not as stretchy as the Gamma LT. It's also a little more than half the price of the Gamma MX. Full review

Mountain Hardwear G50 Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars Very nice jacket. Well made and fits right. I'm 6' and 235 lbs and XL fits me well. I really like this jacket. Incredibly sharp looking and well constructed. I listed the higher hand pockets as both a pro and a con. They are designed perfectly when wearing a backpack as they stay above the hip-belt and remain accessible. On the other hand, they look a little odd and not placed well for the hands in average everyday use. So, take that how you will. They are designed with a function in mind and work… Full review

Dragon Heatwear Wyvern 3 Zone Heated Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Love the feel of the jacket. The battery lasts a good amount of time and definitely keeps me warm. I definitely recommend it. If you get cold, this heated jacket is a good one to get. Fit is good. Definitely check the sizing guide before buying. I got it right from their store. And they shipped pretty quickly. Got it in four days.  It can be a bit tight around the waist at times. Has adjustable velcro cuffs which is nice.  It is wind and water resistant. Holds up well in the rain.  It definitely… Full review

Rab Men's Vapour-Rise Guide Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars If you need a winter soft-shell and weight isn't an issue, this is the one. Purchased my first one last Autumn (2016) in size XL and in the striking Red colour. Rab states this jacket is a "Regular fit." I ordered my usual XL size, which for me (who's of rugby player build) is a tad long over my arms and a bit snug around my bulky torso. However. The jacket's length does give some additional protection below the waist and means that it won't ride up as easily when i'm reaching up or stretching. Full review

Outdoor Research Men's Whirlwind Hoody

rated 4.5 of 5 stars If a softshell and wind jacket mated this would be their offspring—a well-constructed piece that excels in certain conditions. I'd been looking for an in-between piece that would cut the chill from the wind but still have some breathability on the trail when a fleece would be overkill. As an Outdoor Research fan I jumped at the Whirlwind Hoody when it was offered on their site for 50% off despite not seeing a lot of info on it. Big score. It's usually the first thing I pull from my pack and I… Full review

Dynafit Speedfit Windstopper Jacket added Jun 27, 2019
$126 - $274
Canada Goose Reid Jacket added May 30, 2019
$316
Canada Goose WindBridge Full Zip Sweater added May 30, 2019
$575
Montane Bellatrix Jacket added Mar 25, 2019
$90
Outdoor Research Ferrosi Shirt Jacket added Mar 21, 2019
$49 - $98
Outdoor Research San Juan Jacket added Mar 21, 2019
$100 - $168
Brooks-Range Scramble Hoody added Mar 19, 2019
$110
Black Diamond Cirque Shell added Mar 18, 2019
$175
Ascend Stretch Softshell Jacket added Feb 26, 2019
$85
Ascend Softshell Jacket added Feb 26, 2019
 
Patagonia Burly Man Hooded Jacket added Feb 12, 2019
$199
 
Patagonia Tin Shed Jacket added Feb 12, 2019
$74
Arc'teryx Solano Hoody added Feb 11, 2019
$135 - $229
Arc'teryx Sigma SL Anorak added Feb 11, 2019
$125 - $179
Helly Hansen Jr Edge Softshell Jacket added Jan 8, 2019
$60
Helly Hansen Jotun Hooded Jacket added Jan 8, 2019
 
Patagonia Softshell Patrol Jacket added Dec 19, 2018
Mountain Hardwear Fairing Softshell Jacket added Nov 30, 2018
$57
Outdoor Research Skyward II Jacket added Nov 29, 2018
$204 - $349
Arc'teryx Cordova Jacket added Nov 28, 2018
$319 - $399
Mountain Hardwear Super Chockstone Hooded Jacket added Nov 28, 2018
$101
Mountain Equipment Vulcan MRT Jacket added Oct 15, 2018
Fjallraven Greenland Half Century Jacket added Oct 5, 2018
$190 - $425
La Sportiva Ermes Hoody added Oct 5, 2018
$59
Patagonia Field Hacking Jacket added Sep 6, 2018
Patagonia Adze Parka added Sep 6, 2018
Mountain Hardwear Schematic Hooded Jacket added Jul 6, 2018
$130
Outdoor Research Prologue Moto Jacket added Jun 21, 2018
$119
Outdoor Research Prologue Field Jacket added Jun 21, 2018
$134
Outdoor Research Fifth Force Hoody added Jun 21, 2018
$40 - $98
Outdoor Research Prologue Travel Jacket added Jun 21, 2018
$118
Outdoor Research Ferrosi Crosstown Hoody added Jun 21, 2018
Sierra Designs Shed UL Softshell Pullover added May 17, 2018
$15 - $29
Mountain Equipment Trembler Jacket added Mar 28, 2018
$60 - $150
Mountain Equipment Aerofoil Jacket added Mar 28, 2018
$101 - $134
Fjallraven Travellers Jacket added Mar 2, 2018
$225
Fjallraven Abisko Shade Jacket added Mar 2, 2018
The North Face Summit L4 Windstopper Softshell Hoodie added Feb 28, 2018
$150 - $199
Outdoor Research Melody Jacket added Feb 28, 2018
Virtus Helios Jacket added Jan 18, 2018
$134
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Dragon Heatwear Wyvern 3 Zone Heated Jacket added Oct 5, 2017
$199 MSRP
Rab Kinetic Plus Jacket added Sep 5, 2017
$115 - $230
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Equipment Echo Hooded Jacket added Aug 26, 2017
$48 - $149
La Sportiva TX Light Jacket added Mar 31, 2017
$49
Outdoor Research Boost Jacket added Mar 31, 2017
$59 - $99
La Sportiva Grade Jacket added Mar 31, 2017
$96
Outdoor Research Ferrosi Metro Hoody added Mar 31, 2017
$49 - $74
Outdoor Research Ferrosi Hooded Jacket added Mar 31, 2017
$35 - $129
Montane Dyno Stretch Jacket added Mar 21, 2017
$81 - $140
ExOfficio FlyQ Convertible Jacket added Oct 14, 2016
$103
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