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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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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 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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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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mountain Hardwear Dragon Hooded
Mountain Hardwear Dragon Hooded
Mountain Hardwear's Dragon Hood was discontinued in 2018. The Mountain Hardwear Dragon is a...

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Outdoor Research Lodestar Jacket
Outdoor Research Lodestar Jacket
The Lodestar Jacket is No Longer Available as of November, 2015 The Lodestar is a premium fleece...

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Mountain Hardwear Barisian Jacket - Women's
Mountain Hardwear Barisian Jacket - Women's
The Mountain HardWear Barisian is phenomenal. It is light and flexible, and slightly insulated...

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Mountain Hardwear Principia - Women's
Mountain Hardwear Principia - Women's
The Principia is vanilla. It is a basic, budget softshell with average performance. The Principia...

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Charles River Axis
Charles River Axis
The Charles River Axis is a simple, non-technical layer that sells for a very friendly price. We...

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Mountain Hardwear North Landing - Women's
Mountain Hardwear North Landing - Women's
Mountain Hardwear discontinued the North Landing as of Fall of 2018 The Mountain Hardwear North...

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Outdoor Research Alibi
Outdoor Research Alibi
The Outdoor Research Alibi is a climbing softshell that scores below average in our ratings. Two...

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Flylow Higgins
Flylow Higgins
Flylow discontinued the Higgins jacket. The Flylow Higgins is a good ski-specific "softshell"...

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Marmot Moblis - Women's
Marmot Moblis - Women's
The Marmot Moblis is a good-looking windproof layer that's great for casual excursions and colder...

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Columbia Phurtec II - Women's
Columbia Phurtec II - Women's
The Columbia Phurtec II is a thick, fuzzy, and cozy softshell that will keep you seriously warm...

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Arc'teryx Psiphon FL Hoody - Women's
Arc'teryx Psiphon FL Hoody - Women's
The Psiphon FL Hoody was discontinued in 2019. The Arc'teryx Psiphon FL Hoody soared to the top...

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Kuhl Travrse Pullover - Women's
Kuhl Travrse Pullover - Women's
The Kuhl Travrse Pullover is a decent active softshell at a great price point. The DWR-treated...

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Mountain Hardwear Alchemy
Mountain Hardwear Alchemy
The Mountain Hardwear Alchemy has been discontinued because Mountain Hardwear dropped thier...

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Patagonia Mixed Guide Hoody - Women's
Patagonia Mixed Guide Hoody - Women's
September, 2015: The Mixed Guide Hoody is Discontinued Just like peanut butter and chocolate...

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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 Enchainment - Women's
Outdoor Research Enchainment - Women's
If you have every enjoyed a tasty tangelo, which is a hybrid between a tangerine and a grapefruit...

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Mountain Hardwear Alchemy Hooded Jacket - Women's
Mountain Hardwear Alchemy Hooded Jacket - Women's
Discontinued Mountain Hardwear discontinued the Alchemy Jacket, but you can check out our...

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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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Outdoor Research Whirlwind Pullover - Women's
Outdoor Research Whirlwind Pullover - Women's
Outdoor Research no longer makes the Whirlwind Pullover. The Outdoor Research Whirlwind Pullover...

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Marmot Leadville
Marmot Leadville
Marmot discontinued the Leadville. The Marmot Leadville is one of our top-rated non-hooded...

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Patagonia Traverse
Patagonia Traverse
Product Discontinued Patagonia no longer makes the Traverse. Our current Softshell Jacket review...

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Outdoor Research Ascendant Hoody
Outdoor Research Ascendant Hoody
The Outdoor Research Ascendant Hoody represents the growing trend of hybrid jackets. Featuring...

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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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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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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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Mountain Hardwear Dragon
Mountain Hardwear Dragon
The MH Dragon is No Longer Available as of 2011 The Mountain Hardwear Dragon is an excellent...

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