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Best Softshell Jackets of 2022
Best Softshell Jackets of 2022
For 11 years, we've tested the best softshell jackets, putting 64 unique models head-to-head. We...

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Best Running Jacket of 2022
Best Running Jacket of 2022
Throughout the last 6 years, our team of experts has tested over 20 of the best running jackets...

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Best Softshell Jackets for Women of 2022
Best Softshell Jackets for Women of 2022
Looking for the best women's softshell? We're here to help! We've tested 45 unique jackets in the...

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How to Choose a Softshell Jacket for Men - Click for details
How to Choose a Softshell Jacket for Men
Are you in the market for a new jacket? If so, we should talk about the merits of adding a...

by Ryan Huetter

How to Choose a Softshell Jacket for Women - Click for details
How to Choose a Softshell Jacket for Women
If you found yourself looking at this website, you might be asking yourself, "do I really need...

by Mary Witlacil

Arc'teryx Gamma LT Hoody
Arc'teryx Gamma LT Hoody
The Arc'teryx Gamma LT is a perfect example of what a softshell jacket needs to be. Although there...

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Outdoor Research Ferrosi Hoodie
Outdoor Research Ferrosi Hoodie
The Outdoor Research Ferrosi Hoodie has seen minor changes over the years but has remained a...

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Marmot ROM 2.0
Marmot ROM 2.0
The Marmot ROM 2.0 has been redesigned from the original version with new material and is now one...

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Arc'teryx Gamma MX Hoody
Arc'teryx Gamma MX Hoody
We have long been fans of the Gamma line of jackets from Arc'teryx, as they are durable...

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Rab Kinetic 2.0
Rab Kinetic 2.0
The Rab Kinetic 2.0 is a hybrid softshell jacket that offers exceptional wet weather protection...

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Patagonia Dirt Roamer
Patagonia Dirt Roamer
We often wear regular softshell jackets for riding bikes because there have been very few specific...

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Arc'teryx Gamma LT Hoody - Women's
Arc'teryx Gamma LT Hoody - Women's
The Arc'teryx Gamma LT is a fantastic technical softshell that strikes an ideal balance between...

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Black Diamond Dawn Patrol Shell
Black Diamond Dawn Patrol Shell
Scoring well in most areas, the Black Diamond Dawn Patrol quickly became a favorite among our...

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Rab Borealis
Rab Borealis
The Rab Borealis is the lightest weight offering from this UK-based apparel brand, and it is an...

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Mammut Ultimate VII SO Hooded
Mammut Ultimate VII SO Hooded
The Mammut Ultimate VII SO is the most recent iteration of a long line of softshell jackets from...

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Arc'teryx Proton FL Hoody - Women's
Arc'teryx Proton FL Hoody - Women's
This is a top-notch hybrid that aims to provide wind resistance and warmth. The latest version of...

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The North Face Apex Bionic Hoodie
The North Face Apex Bionic Hoodie
Both casual and athletically inspired, The North Face Apex Bionic Hoodie is a great jacket that is...

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Outdoor Research Ferrosi Hoodie - Women's
Outdoor Research Ferrosi Hoodie - Women's
The Outdoor Research Ferrosi Hoodie is an active softshell with excellent features at a reasonable...

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Helly Hansen Odin Mountain
Helly Hansen Odin Mountain
The Helly Hansen Odin Mountain is a burly softshell jacket designed for exceptional protection in...

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Rab Borealis - Women's
Rab Borealis - Women's
The Rab Borealis is a light-weight and well-tailored softshell that delivers top-notch mobility...

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Arc'teryx Gamma MX Hoody - Women's
Arc'teryx Gamma MX Hoody - Women's
Tried, tested, and true - the Arc'teryx Gamma MX Hoody covers nearly everything you need out for...

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Salomon RS Softshell
Salomon RS Softshell
If we had to summarize the performance of the Salomon RS Softshell, we would say that it kept our...

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Rab Kinetic 2.0 - Women's
Rab Kinetic 2.0 - Women's
The ultra-stretchy and plush Rab Kinetic 2.0 was a review team favorite from the outset. This...

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Black Diamond Dawn Patrol Shell - Women's
Black Diamond Dawn Patrol Shell - Women's
The Black Diamond Dawn Patrol is a stretchy, highly mobile, and durable softshell that is perfect...

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Mountain Hardwear Kor Preshell Hoody
Mountain Hardwear Kor Preshell Hoody
The Mountain Hardwear Kor Preshell is either a super durable windshell or ultralight softshell...

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Rab Torque
Rab Torque
The Rab Torque is an excellent softshell jacket for climbing and other mountain activities...

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Rab Vapour-Rise Lite Alpine Jacket
Rab Vapour-Rise Lite Alpine Jacket
When you want a jacket that offers great breathability and a little bit of warmth for a really low...

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Columbia Ascender
Columbia Ascender
The Columbia Ascender is a softshell jacket that is best suited for trips around town, light hikes...

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Arc'teryx Psiphon FL Hoody
Arc'teryx Psiphon FL Hoody
Arc'teryx discontinued the Psiphon FL. The Arcteryx Psiphon FL is an incredibly capable jacket...

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Arc'teryx Tenquille Hoody
Arc'teryx Tenquille Hoody
Arc'teryx dropped the Tenquille Hoody from their lineup as of early 2020. The Arc'teryx Tenquille...

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Marmot Gravity
Marmot Gravity
The Marmot Gravity Jacket prioritizes weather protection over breathability. This non-hooded model...

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Mammut Ultimate V SO Hoody
Mammut Ultimate V SO Hoody
The Mammut Ultimate V SO Hoody is made entirely of Gore Windstopper fabric, a three-layer membrane...

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Patagonia Adze Hoody
Patagonia Adze Hoody
Patagonia discontinued the hooded version of the Adze. The Patagonia Adze Hoody is one of an...

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Arc'teryx Venta SV
Arc'teryx Venta SV
The Venta SV is No Longer Available The Arc'teryx Venta SV is a fantastic softshell for downhill...

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Black Diamond First Light Hybrid Hoody - Women's
Black Diamond First Light Hybrid Hoody - Women's
The Black Diamond First Light Hoody is a comfy and cozy hybrid mid-layer perfect for things like...

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Patagonia Simple Guide Hoody
Patagonia Simple Guide Hoody
The Patagonia Simple Guide Hoody is an affordable softshell that performs well for a variety of...

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Patagonia KnifeRidge Jacket
Patagonia KnifeRidge Jacket
The KnifeRidge Was Discontinued in October 2017 Earning our Editors' Choice Award in 2017 is the...

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Black Diamond Alpine Start
Black Diamond Alpine Start
The Black Diamond Alpine Start is a jacket built for fast and light adventures. It is the most...

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Patagonia Adze Hybrid Hoody
Patagonia Adze Hybrid Hoody
With excellent mobility, a cozy fleece interior, near weatherproof construction, and a price point...

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Patagonia Adze Hoody - Women's
Patagonia Adze Hoody - Women's
We liken the Patagonia Adze Hoody to a trusty snow boot -- it protects against inclement weather...

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Arc'teryx Sigma SL Anorak
Arc'teryx Sigma SL Anorak
The Arcteryx Sigma SL Anorak is a unique jacket to this review in that it does not have a full...

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Marmot Moblis
Marmot Moblis
Marmot discontinued the Moblis jacket as of Spring 2020. The Marmot Moblis is a heavy-duty jacket...

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Mammut Ultimate V - Women's
Mammut Ultimate V - Women's
The Mammut Ultimate V is our Top Pick for Alpine Conditions because it is supple, windproof, and...

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Arc'teryx Venta MX Hoody
Arc'teryx Venta MX Hoody
The Venta MX Hoody is Discontinued as of December 2017 Once again, the Arc'teryx Venta MX wins a...

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Outdoor Research San Juan
Outdoor Research San Juan
The Outdoor Research San Juan is inspired by the world-class skiing and climbing offered in its...

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Patagonia Galvanized
Patagonia Galvanized
The Patagonia Galvanized jacket is unique in our softshell review in that it features a...

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Norrona Lofoten Hiloflex200
Norrona Lofoten Hiloflex200
The Norrona Lofoten Hiloflex200 takes a tried and true softshell design (a fleece-backed midweight...

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Outdoor Research Ascendant Hoody - Women's
Outdoor Research Ascendant Hoody - Women's
The Outdoor Research Ascendant Hoody is a unique model in our review. Its fuzzy interior provides...

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Marmot ROM - Women's
Marmot ROM - Women's
The Marmot ROM scored consistently well across nearly all of our metrics. It is breathable despite...

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Outdoor Research Ferrosi Grid
Outdoor Research Ferrosi Grid
The Outdoor Research Ferrosi Grid hooded jacket is an excellent choice for cool weather activities...

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