Wind Shirts

The best wind shirts, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on May 7, 2019. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

Recent Wind Shirt Reviews

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Marmot Ether DriClime Jacket

Moisture Management. I agree with the points in the other review. I wear the Ether full time next to my skin alone when on the trail hiking/backpacking in CO and WY in the 20°F to 65°F range. So many conditions like wind, rain, sleet, grapple, snow flurries can happen at my typical altitude range of 8k to 11k anytime. In the warmer temps I sweat a bit, but this manages it nicely by drying quickly. So I just lower the front zip and keep it on.  Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
L.L.Bean Mountain Classic Anorak

Perfect description. I cross country ski and snowshoe and am old school. I have a North Face from 1978 I "outgrew." There for quite a few years, the only anorak I could find were tactical gear...but now they are back in colors other than coyote and camo and better made. I wear Patagonia AND the LL Bean Primaloft bivys with a hood under these and it is a perfect combination over a base layer and different weights mid layers. I live in MT and temps run from single digits below (my personal limits)… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Smartwool PhD Ultra Light Sport Jacket

The Smartwool PhD Ultra Light Sport Jacket is an extremely lightweight, portable, and comfortable shell for chill and windy days that might also include a little rain. It is a great jacket to take along on a day hike or trail run for just-in-case scenarios or might just work as the sole jacket of a minimalist thru-hiker. Description: This is an ultralight wind jacket combining merino mesh panels for breathability and comfort and a DWR nylon to provide wind and weather protection. The merino mesh… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Patagonia Houdini Jacket

Light, packable, and all so versatile, the Patagonia Houdini is an excellent wind jacket and perhaps a little bit more. I use the jacket as it was intended, as a wind jacket. But it is one of those go anywhere pieces of gear because it is so packable and weighs only 3.6 ounces. It folds into its own pocket and ends up being smaller than a can of soda. The fit is a slim athletic fit. The hood is adjustable and the cuffs have elastic to ensure a snug fit. The jacket does a decent job of remaining… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
L.L.Bean Mountain Classic Anorak

A simple, inexpensive but highly functional wind shell. The nylon shell is wind and water resistant but will soak through and will let air through in a stiff breeze. Zipper pulls and some cords seem intended more for town or campus but do the job. On the plus side, highly breathable and apparently built to last. Hood is best used with a ballcap or it will fall down over your eyes. In high school and until I lost it in college, the LL Bean anorak was one of my favorite shell jackets. Lightweight,… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Patagonia Houdini Jacket

Ultra lightweight, packable, minimalist jacket. I bought this jacket to throw in a small pack, along with an ultralight thermal layer (Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Down Jacket) for long rock climbing routes. The two together add a lot of warmth in a tiny package for a combined weight of 10 oz. I find that I am likely to throw it my pack or pocket whenever I am unsure of the wind or temperatures I will encounter—you don't even know you are carrying it. But the single horizontal chest pocket… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Mountain Hardwear Ghost Lite Jacket

An excellent packable windbreaker that will stuff into ANY empty space you have in your pack. I love my Mountain Hardwear Ghost Lite Jacket! At 6' and 210 lbs I'm able to get into the Large very comfortably. It fits without being "fitted". Clearly, since they've kept the weight to 3 oz, there isn't any "extra" material.   This jacket stuffs itself into its own right-hand pocket and winds up being about the size of a kid's pencil bag. After that, it will easily stuff into any available space you… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Patagonia Houdini Pullover

A very light, yet effective wind shirt for many uses. It is durable and comfortable to wear, and it packs down to the size of a stick of deodorant. The Patagonia Houdini Pullover is a simple, yet effective wind shirt that is very useful in many situations. It fits true to size, and I love wearing it with a Patagonia Snap-T fleece underneath, because the two garments have very similar styles and sizes that feel as though they were made to go together. The shirt does not have many ways to adjust it,… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Marmot Ether DriClime Jacket

The Marmot Ether Driclime Wind Jacket is just about the only piece of my outdoor clothes closet that always gets packed—year round. It’s a great wind jacket that keeps the chill off in a solid breeze through major wind gusts, is water repellent, and breathes well while providing some insulation. The perfect “not too hot – not too cold” shell for my metabolism on most trips throughout the year. Light and quick-drying, it’s difficult to find a reason to leave it behind. When Trailspace… Full review

user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Marmot Ion Windshirt
$16 - $22
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (10)
Patagonia Houdini Jacket
$69 - $99
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Montane Lite-Speed Jacket
$83 - $130
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Marmot Ether DriClime Hoody
$80 - $93
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Smartwool PhD Ultra Light Sport Jacket
$85
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Alpine Start Hoody
$103 - $165
user rating: 5 of 5 (10)
Marmot DriClime Windshirt
$90 MSRP
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Wild Things Epic Halfzip Windshirt
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Marmot Ether DriClime Jacket
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
L.L.Bean Mountain Classic Anorak
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Trangoworld Grid CN Jacket Wind Shirt / Waterproof
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Anorak
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Paramo Fuera Ascent Jacket
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia First Sun Jacket
$99 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Paramo Fuera Windproof Smock
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Trew Up Jacket
$119 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Verto Jacket
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Sierra Designs Cloud Windshell
$119 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Ghost Lite Jacket
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Montane Minimus 777 Pull-On
$289 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Houdini Pullover
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
MontBell Tachyon Anorak
$89 MSRP
RailRiders WeatherTop
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Sierra Designs Microlight Jacket
$42 MSRP
Swix Cyclon Packable Wind Jacket
$110 MSRP
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Paramo Explorer Pull-On
user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
Mountain Hardwear Transition Zip T
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user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Marmot DriClime Jacket
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user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
MontBell Light Shell Jacket
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user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Marmot DriClime Catalyst Jacket
$110 MSRP
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user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Marmot Evolution Half Zip
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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Patagonia Pneumatic Pullover
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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Mountain Hardwear Phantom Anorak
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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Wild Things Epic Hooded Windshirt
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
MontBell Mistral Parka
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Haglofs Swift II Jacket
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Helly Hansen Motive Performance Jacket
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Brooks-Range Lt Breeze Jacket
$120 MSRP
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Nike Oregon Output Jacket
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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Mammut Prussic Jacket
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user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Berghaus Inferno Windshirt
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user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Stretch Zephur Jacket
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user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Hybrid Jacket
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user rating: 3.5 of 5 (3)
Patagonia Velocity Shell
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user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Arc'teryx Tau Jacket
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user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Alpine Wind Jacket
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user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
MEC Mistral Light II Jacket
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