Ratings Overview - Hardshell Jacket

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 Arc'teryx Alpha FL
Once again, the Arc'teryx Alpha FL takes home our Editors' Choice Award as the best overall hardshell jacket. It combines all of our hardshell desires into one quality jacket: low weight, supreme...  read more >
$425

Editors' Choice Award
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80
Weather Protection - 10 of 10
10
Weight - 9 of 10
9
Mobility and Fit - 7 of 10
7
Venting and Breathability - 4 of 10
4
Features - 7 of 10
7

 Outdoor Research Realm
The Outdoor Research Realm is a supremely lightweight hardshell that uses OR's proprietary AscentShell membrane paired with super light 20D stretch face fabric. This combination of an air-permeable...  read more >
$279

Best Buy Award
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78
Weather Protection - 6 of 10
6
Weight - 10 of 10
10
Mobility and Fit - 9 of 10
9
Venting and Breathability - 9 of 10
9
Features - 5 of 10
5

 Dynafit Radical
The Dynafit Radical jacket is a simple and clean hardshell designed with ski touring in mind but will work well for nearly any mountain sport. It uses a Gore-Tex Pro membrane with C-knit backer to...  read more >
$500

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76
Weather Protection - 9 of 10
9
Weight - 6 of 10
6
Mobility and Fit - 8 of 10
8
Venting and Breathability - 7 of 10
7
Features - 6 of 10
6

 Mountain Hardwear CloudSeeker
Backcountry skiers need a hardshell jacket that will keep them dry and cool as they sweat their way up a mountain, but will also keep them protected from the snow and wind as they ski back down the...  read more >
$500

Top Pick Award
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73
Weather Protection - 9 of 10
9
Weight - 2 of 10
2
Mobility and Fit - 7 of 10
7
Venting and Breathability - 9 of 10
9
Features - 10 of 10
10

 Outdoor Research Axiom
The Outdoor Research Axiom is an athletically fitting, lightweight hardshell that uses the Gore-Tex Active air-permeable membrane to keep one dry while working hard in the mountains. In the past, we...  read more >
$399

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Weather Protection - 6 of 10
6
Weight - 8 of 10
8
Mobility and Fit - 9 of 10
9
Venting and Breathability - 9 of 10
9
Features - 4 of 10
4

 Patagonia Pluma
The Patagonia Pluma is a versatile, do-everything kind of hardshell that offers solid weather protection and a finely tuned set of features. It pairs a Gore-Tex Pro membrane with a recycled nylon...  read more >
$549

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Weather Protection - 7 of 10
7
Weight - 7 of 10
7
Mobility and Fit - 7 of 10
7
Venting and Breathability - 6 of 10
6
Features - 9 of 10
9

 The North Face Summit L5 FuseForm GTX
As the dominant trends in outdoor clothing tend to be heading in the direction of lighter and lighter products, super light face fabrics are being used at the expense of durability and ruggedness...  read more >
$650

Top Pick Award
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67
Weather Protection - 10 of 10
10
Weight - 2 of 10
2
Mobility and Fit - 6 of 10
6
Venting and Breathability - 5 of 10
5
Features - 8 of 10
8

 Arc'teryx Beta AR
The Arc'teryx Beta AR remains unchanged for the 2018 season, except for a new selection of new colors to mix things up. It has been a mainstay of Arc'teryx's jacket line-up for around 13 years now...  read more >
$575

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Weather Protection - 8 of 10
8
Weight - 5 of 10
5
Mobility and Fit - 5 of 10
5
Venting and Breathability - 6 of 10
6
Features - 6 of 10
6

 Rab Firewall
The Rab Firewall jacket is a very affordable hardshell that uses stretchy fabric to create a very mobile and supple feel while wearing it. It uses the Pertex Shield+ 3L membrane that is a lower cost...  read more >
$290

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Weather Protection - 5 of 10
5
Weight - 4 of 10
4
Mobility and Fit - 8 of 10
8
Venting and Breathability - 8 of 10
8
Features - 8 of 10
8

 Marmot Speed Light
The Marmot Speed Light is a relatively affordable hardshell made with a Gore-Tex Pro membrane that includes a standard set of hardshell features: pit zips, handwarmer pockets, and a storm hood...  read more >
$450

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Weather Protection - 5 of 10
5
Weight - 7 of 10
7
Mobility and Fit - 4 of 10
4
Venting and Breathability - 6 of 10
6
Features - 5 of 10
5
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