Waterproof Jackets

Recent Waterproof Jacket Reviews

rated 3.5 of 5 stars
Mammut Men's Masao Hooded Hardshell Jacket

Three-layer shell...Mammut has been tops for me. I have come back to the Masao hard shell last year after owning one when they were introduced. Been through some eVent and 3L Gore-tex. This jacket is light, waterproof, warm, rugged, and fits nicely. This model is cursed with tricky zippers, but once you train yourself to it the rest of the jacket makes up for it. I've had A+ experience with Mammut's staff in Vermont. So to pack away when you want, and protect you when you need, this shell is better… 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
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

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Gore Women's H5 Gore-Tex Active Hooded Jacket

The Gore H5 Gore-Tex Active Hooded Jacket is a lightweight, functional and very comfortable waterproof shell designed for "fast hiking." It served perfectly as my one and only windbreaker/rain jacket for five months on the trail, through a variety of harsh conditions. I wore it primarily for warmth but also to keep dry during many prolonged rainstorms. It fits well under a backpack and still repels water after extended wear-and-tear. It's the most durable and reliable lightweight rain jacket that… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Patagonia Women's PowSlayer Jacket

Patagonia's PowSlayer Jacket is a premium, lightweight yet durable, waterproof snowsports jacket for the backcountry-focused skier and rider. It works equally well for inbounds and side-country trips too. Its Gore-Tex Pro fabric keeps out all types of precipitation—not just powder—reliably and comfortably all day long, though overall sizing is roomy. With its 100-percent recycled face fabric, the PowSlayer brings together environmental credibility and technical waterproof/breathable performance… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Red Ledge Storm Backpacker Poncho

Functional and durable for hiking in the rain with a large pack. I think it beats a rain jacket and pants overall, in that it keeps the wearer dry down to the knee, AND keeps the pack dry, INCLUDING the shoulder straps, and isn't too "sweaty." Construction, Function, Fit, Comfort, and Adjustablity: This is a one-size garment. I am 5'8" and about 160 lbs. It fits me very nicely. A taller or stouter person would be less well-covered, and a shorter person might find it excessively long, especially… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Frogg Toggs DriDucks Trail-Pac Rain Suit

For the money this is the most durable rain suit out there. This coupled with being lightweight makes this a great combo for backcountry. So this is a lightweight waterproof, they have kept me dry on more then one hike, and extremely affordable rain suit. I finally retired my first one this fall, after six years of hard use. Paid $25 for the first one and the same for the second, and yes, that's a jacket and pants for the price. Lightweight material breathable and waterproof as advertised. These… Full review

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Outdoor Research Helium Rain Jacket added May 28, 2020
$159
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Mountain Equipment Impellor Shakedry Jacket added May 11, 2020
$225 - $300
Mountain Hardwear Exposure/2 Gore-Tex Paclite Plus Jacket added May 11, 2020
$210 - $300
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Kilpi Hastar added Feb 29, 2020
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user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research Microgravity Jacket added Jan 21, 2020
$187 - $249
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Gore H5 Gore-Tex Active Hooded Jacket added Dec 12, 2019
$370
Patagonia Ascensionist Jacket added Sep 18, 2019
$499
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: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Interstellar Jacket added Feb 28, 2018
$149 - $239
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Venture 2 Jacket added Feb 23, 2018
$59 - $119
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
ALPS Mountaineering Nimbus Jacket added Feb 21, 2018
$100 MSRP
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: 1 of 5 (1)
Lands' End 800 Down Packable Jacket added Oct 2, 2017
$149 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Columbia OutDry Ex Eco Jacket added Sep 21, 2017
$108 - $148
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Mishmi Takin Qaras Waterproof Soft Shell Jacket added Sep 11, 2017
$180 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Frogg Toggs Ultra-Lite2 Poncho added Jul 5, 2017
$15 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Mishmi Takin Garamba Jacket added Jul 1, 2017
$270 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
LightHeart Gear Rain Jacket added Jun 9, 2017
$99 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Clothing Arts Cubed Travel Jacket added Feb 7, 2017
$380 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Foamback Mountain Jacket added Nov 23, 2016
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Under Armour Storm Moonraker GORE-TEX Jacket added Oct 2, 2016
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
Regatta Topout Jacket added Sep 5, 2016
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Simms Acklins Jacket added Sep 3, 2016
$350 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Under Armour Hurakan Paclite Jacket added Aug 22, 2016
$200 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Columbia OutDry Ex Gold Hooded Down added Aug 5, 2016
$125 - $186
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Berghaus Light Trek Hydroshell Jacket added Jul 10, 2016
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Montane Spine Jacket added Jun 23, 2016
$237
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Columbia OutDry Ex Diamond Shell Jacket added May 28, 2016
$198
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Showers Pass Syncline Jacket added May 13, 2016
$125 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Theta SVX Jacket added Dec 20, 2015
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Cotopaxi Tikal Active Shell added Nov 3, 2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Procline Comp Jacket added Jul 27, 2015
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Norvan Jacket added Jul 27, 2015
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Berghaus VapourLight Hyper Smock 2.0 added Apr 5, 2015
$150 MSRP
Rab Muztag DV Jacket added Mar 6, 2015
$131 - $299
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Rab Flashpoint Jacket added Mar 6, 2015
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Columbia Sleeker Rain Jacket added Feb 21, 2015
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
U.S. Military ECWCS Gen I Parka added Feb 19, 2015
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Sierra Designs Elite Cagoule added Feb 4, 2015
$104 - $121
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Plasmic Ion Jacket added Feb 4, 2015
Dynafit Yotei Jacket added Jan 23, 2015
$300 - $539
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Luke's Ultralite Silnylon Rain Shell added Nov 20, 2014
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Helly Hansen Odin Minimalist Rain Jacket added Nov 15, 2014
$220 MSRP
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Rab Neo Guide Jacket added Sep 21, 2014
$259
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Sierra Designs DriDown Rain Jacket added Sep 18, 2014
$299 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
The North Face Fuse Uno Jacket added Aug 29, 2014
$399 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Peak Oil Jacket added Aug 20, 2014
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