Ratings Overview - Hardshell Jacket

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The 2017 Alpha FL

 Arc'teryx Alpha FL
The Arc'teryx Alpha FL takes home our Editors' Choice Award. It combines all our hardshell desires into one quality jacket: low weight, supreme weather protection, a perfect fit, fantastic mobility...  read more >
$425

Editors' Choice Award
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Weather Protection - 9 of 10
9
Weight - 10 of 10
10
Mobility and Fit - 9 of 10
9
Venting and Breathability - 6 of 10
6
Features - 5 of 10
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 Outdoor Research Axiom
Whether you are lapping the powder in the trees in the backcountry, skinning up that alpine line you have had your eye on all season, or simply riding the lifts at your favorite resort, there is no...  read more >
$389

Best Buy Award
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Weather Protection - 8 of 10
8
Weight - 8 of 10
8
Mobility and Fit - 10 of 10
10
Venting and Breathability - 7 of 10
7
Features - 7 of 10
7
Marmot Cerro Torre NEW

 Marmot Cerro Torre
In our side-by-side comparison testing the Marmot Cerro Torre scored quite well across the board, landing it as one of the top three rated jackets in our review. With its dual high hand pockets, a...  read more >
$450

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Weather Protection - 9 of 10
9
Weight - 7 of 10
7
Mobility and Fit - 8 of 10
8
Venting and Breathability - 8 of 10
8
Features - 6 of 10
6
Black Diamond Helio Alpine Shell NEW

 Black Diamond Helio Alpine Shell
The Black Diamond Helio Alpine Shell is designed as a light and fast garment that cuts out a number of features in the name of shaved ounces. While it is thin and light, it also offers fantastic...  read more >
$499

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Weather Protection - 8 of 10
8
Weight - 9 of 10
9
Mobility and Fit - 8 of 10
8
Venting and Breathability - 7 of 10
7
Features - 5 of 10
5
Rab Latok Alpine Jacket

 Rab Latok Alpine Jacket
The Rab Latok Alpine Jacket is our Top Pick for High Exertion Activities because it pairs a highly breathable, air-permeable eVent membrane with the most innovative venting designs that we have yet...  read more >
$400

Top Pick Award
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Weather Protection - 7 of 10
7
Weight - 6 of 10
6
Mobility and Fit - 8 of 10
8
Venting and Breathability - 9 of 10
9
Features - 10 of 10
10
Arc'Teryx Beta AR Nautic Grey

 Arc'teryx Beta AR
The Arc'teryx Beta AR Jacket is a bomber hardshell that offers fantastic weather protection and comes loaded with a whole heap of handy features. The jacket is part of the Beta series, meaning it's...  read more >
$575

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Weather Protection - 9 of 10
9
Weight - 7 of 10
7
Mobility and Fit - 6 of 10
6
Venting and Breathability - 7 of 10
7
Features - 7 of 10
7
Outdoor Research Furio Jacket

 Outdoor Research Furio Jacket
The Outdoor Research Furio wins the honorable Top Pick for rainy climates due to its blend of protection and ventilation. This award winner features stand-out venting capabilities that allow heat to...  read more >
$375

Top Pick Award
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Weather Protection - 9 of 10
9
Weight - 5 of 10
5
Mobility and Fit - 5 of 10
5
Venting and Breathability - 9 of 10
9
Features - 8 of 10
8
Patagonia Refugitive Black

 Patagonia Refugitive
The Patagonia Refugitive, now in its second winter since its release, remains relatively unchanged except for color scheme. It uses a GORE-TEX 3L membrane with the new GORE C-Knit backer technology...  read more >
$499

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Weather Protection - 6 of 10
6
Weight - 8 of 10
8
Mobility and Fit - 8 of 10
8
Venting and Breathability - 7 of 10
7
Features - 9 of 10
9
The North Face FuseForm Brigandine 3L Jacket NEW

 The North Face FuseForm Brigandine 3L Jacket
The North Face calls their Fuseform Brigandine 3L a lightweight and low-profile jacket appropriate for activities such as skinning uphill. We would have to disagree with that characterization, but...  read more >
$499

Top Pick Award
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Weather Protection - 6 of 10
6
Weight - 3 of 10
3
Mobility and Fit - 7 of 10
7
Venting and Breathability - 5 of 10
5
Features - 9 of 10
9
The North Face Free Thinker NEW

 The North Face Free Thinker
The North Face Free Thinker Jacket is the type of clothing one might expect to see the riders wearing in the newest Alaskan heli-skiing film. Indeed, this jacket is designed specifically for big...  read more >
$599

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Weather Protection - 6 of 10
6
Weight - 3 of 10
3
Mobility and Fit - 7 of 10
7
Venting and Breathability - 5 of 10
5
Features - 8 of 10
8
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 Patagonia Triolet Jacket
The Triolet Jacket is Patagonia's "do everything" alpine and backcountry skiing jacket that uses standard GORE-TEX 3-layer paired with a heavy and durable 75-denier polyester face fabric. While it...  read more >
$399

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