Ratings Overview - Softshell Jacket

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Outdoor Research Lodestar jacket

 Outdoor Research Lodestar jacket
The Lodestar is a premium fleece insulated jacket for ice and done-in-a-day alpine climbs. It uses Polartec Powershield Pro and tw...
$450

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Weather Protection - 6 of 10
6
Breathability - 3 of 10
3
Mobility - 5 of 10
5
Weight - 1 of 10
1
Features - 6 of 10
6
Style - 9 of 10
9
Patagonia Northwall

 Patagonia Northwall
The Northwall marries Patagonias exceptional R2 fleece and Polartecs Power Shield Pro softshell fabric to create a toasty warm fle...
$450

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Weather Protection - 5 of 10
5
Breathability - 3 of 10
3
Mobility - 6 of 10
6
Weight - 2 of 10
2
Features - 7 of 10
7
Style - 9 of 10
9
Arc'teryx Venta MX Hoody

 Arc'teryx Venta MX Hoody
The Venta MX is the ultimate softshell for ice climbing. It's more breathable and more comfortable than a hardshell, and its windp...
$450

Top Pick Award
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Weather Protection - 9 of 10
9
Breathability - 4 of 10
4
Mobility - 8 of 10
8
Weight - 5 of 10
5
Features - 9 of 10
9
Style - 9 of 10
9
Outdoor Research Alibi

 Outdoor Research Alibi
The Outdoor Research Alibi is a climbing softshell that scores below average in our ratings. Two different fabrics are placed stra...
$260

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Weather Protection - 7 of 10
7
Breathability - 4 of 10
4
Mobility - 6 of 10
6
Weight - 3 of 10
3
Features - 5 of 10
5
Style - 9 of 10
9
Patagonia Adze

 Patagonia Adze
The Patagonia Adze is a remarkably successful softshell that looks good, performs admirably, and costs less than $150. It's great ...
$139

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Weather Protection - 9 of 10
9
Breathability - 3 of 10
3
Mobility - 5 of 10
5
Weight - 4 of 10
4
Features - 7 of 10
7
Style - 9 of 10
9
North Face Apex Bionic

 North Face Apex Bionic
The North Face Apex Bionic is a budget, casual softshell for around town use. Due to its poor breathability and heavy weight, we f...
$130

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Weather Protection - 5 of 10
5
Breathability - 3 of 10
3
Mobility - 5 of 10
5
Weight - 3 of 10
3
Features - 6 of 10
6
Style - 9 of 10
9
Marmot Leadville

 Marmot Leadville
The Marmot Leadville is one of our top rated non-hooded softshells. This jacket's combination of materials and great features make...
$150

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Weather Protection - 4 of 10
4
Breathability - 7 of 10
7
Mobility - 9 of 10
9
Weight - 6 of 10
6
Features - 8 of 10
8
Style - 9 of 10
9
Arc'teryx Venta SV

 Arc'teryx Venta SV
The Arc'teryx Vena SV is a fantastic softshell for downhill skiing and snowboarding, and general use in cold weather. This lightly...
$400

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Weather Protection - 9 of 10
9
Breathability - 4 of 10
4
Mobility - 7 of 10
7
Weight - 4 of 10
4
Features - 8 of 10
8
Style - 9 of 10
9
Flylow Higgins

 Flylow Higgins
The Flylow Higgins is a good ski-specific "softshell". Its burly, waterproof, and very well-featured. It has a large helmet-compat...
$270

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Weather Protection - 10 of 10
10
Breathability - 2 of 10
2
Mobility - 5 of 10
5
Weight - 3 of 10
3
Features - 8 of 10
8
Style - 8 of 10
8
REI McCone Jacket

 REI McCone Jacket
Despite its low price the REI McCone is one of our lowest scoring softshell jackets. REI makes some fantastic products, such as te...
$129

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Weather Protection - 5 of 10
5
Breathability - 4 of 10
4
Mobility - 5 of 10
5
Weight - 4 of 10
4
Features - 5 of 10
5
Style - 8 of 10
8
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Patagonia Knifeblade

 Patagonia Knifeblade
The Patagonia Knifeblade is one of our highest rated softshell jackets. Its Polartec Powershield Pro Membrane is windproof and hig...
$379

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Weather Protection - 9 of 10
9
Breathability - 4 of 10
4
Mobility - 7 of 10
7
Weight - 6 of 10
6
Features - 7 of 10
7
Style - 8 of 10
8
Arc'teryx Gamma MX

 Arc'teryx Gamma MX
The Arc'teryx Gamma MX is a perennial favorite among mountain guides. The more time our testers spend in Canada, Arc'teryx's home ...
$379

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Weather Protection - 5 of 10
5
Breathability - 7 of 10
7
Mobility - 8 of 10
8
Weight - 3 of 10
3
Features - 8 of 10
8
Style - 8 of 10
8
Outdoor Research Salvo

 Outdoor Research Salvo
The Outdoor Research Salvo is built with premium Gore Windstopper fabric, but has several design elements that drastically reduce ...
$260

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Weather Protection - 8 of 10
8
Breathability - 4 of 10
4
Mobility - 7 of 10
7
Weight - 5 of 10
5
Features - 5 of 10
5
Style - 7 of 10
7
Patagonia Traverse

 Patagonia Traverse
Like a fantastic Swing dance partner, the Patagonia Traverse jumps, jives, and jitterbugs with you until the early hours of the mo...
$129

Editors' Choice Award
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Weather Protection - 2 of 10
2
Breathability - 8 of 10
8
Mobility - 10 of 10
10
Weight - 10 of 10
10
Features - 8 of 10
8
Style - 7 of 10
7
Patagonia Mixed Guide Hoody - Men's

 Patagonia Mixed Guide Hoody - Men's
The Mixed Guide Hoody combines hardshell and softshell materials in an effort to balance breathability and water resistance. Patag...
$299.00

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Weather Protection - 7 of 10
7
Breathability - 4 of 10
4
Mobility - 8 of 10
8
Weight - 4 of 10
4
Features - 6 of 10
6
Style - 7 of 10
7
Patagonia Alpine Guide Jacket

 Patagonia Alpine Guide Jacket
The Alpine guide is a midweight non-membrane climbing softshell for moderate conditions. The jacket uses the same high performance...
$229

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Weather Protection - 5 of 10
5
Breathability - 6 of 10
6
Mobility - 7 of 10
7
Weight - 6 of 10
6
Features - 7 of 10
7
Style - 7 of 10
7
Patagonia Simple Guide Hoody

 Patagonia Simple Guide Hoody
The Simple Guide Hoody is an affordable softshell that performs well in a variety of conditions and for a variety of activities. T...
$149

Best Buy Award
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Weather Protection - 4 of 10
4
Breathability - 7 of 10
7
Mobility - 7 of 10
7
Weight - 5 of 10
5
Features - 7 of 10
7
Style - 7 of 10
7
Marmot Approach

 Marmot Approach
The Marmot Approach is an inexpensive casual softshell made for light hikes, strolls down chilly beaches, and trips around town. I...
$100

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Weather Protection - 4 of 10
4
Breathability - 7 of 10
7
Mobility - 7 of 10
7
Weight - 6 of 10
6
Features - 7 of 10
7
Style - 6 of 10
6

 
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Weather Protection - 2 of 10
2
Breathability - 7 of 10
7
Mobility - 7 of 10
7
Weight - 5 of 10
5
Features - 6 of 10
6
Style - 5 of 10
5
Rab Zephyr

 Rab Zephyr
The Rab Zephyr is the lightest hooded softshell jacket we've tested and one of the highest rated jackets in our assessment of 20. ...
$110

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66
Weather Protection - 1 of 10
1
Breathability - 9 of 10
9
Mobility - 10 of 10
10
Weight - 10 of 10
10
Features - 7 of 10
7
Style - 4 of 10
4
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