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Hardshell Jacket Ratings Summary

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Score Product Price Our Take
85
$650
Editors' Choice Award
This isn't the lightest jacket in our review but it comes out on top thanks to its great fit and awesome features.
80
$425
Top Pick Award
The Alpha FL stands out among some stiff competition with its simple and solid design.
78
$400
This jacket is a solid choice for fast and light missions, but we'd go with a heavier model fo a quiver-of-one jacket.
77
$299
Best Buy Award
A surprising amount of performance given the low price.
76
$500
Turns out a company known for skis and bindings also makes a great jacket for touring...
73
$500
Top Pick Award
Our Top Pick for Backcountry Skiing because of its great features and excellent ventilation.
72
$400
A unique hardshell for climbers who are after freedom and mobility.
71
$549
A middle of the pack performer that has a lot of good qualities for the world adventurer.
70
$279
Though not a top performer, this model will keep you dry for a modest price.
67
$550
If the fit doesn't bother you, the Sharp End will serve you well for Ice climbing and ski touring.
63
$575
This more expensive model comes with the features and build you'd expect of a pricey piece.
62
$300
Although not one of the top overall performers, worth checking out for its affordability.