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Top 15 Product Ratings

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Score Product Price Our Take
80
$750
Editors' Choice Award
Our favorite hardshell for serious adventures
80
$475
Editors' Choice Award
Stands out among some stiff competition with its simple and solid design
78
$500
Top Pick Award
Turns out a company known for skis and bindings also makes a great jacket for touring
71
$799
An expensive shell with exceptional weather protection
70
$450
A couple slight flaws detract from an otherwise great jacket
70
$450
A quality hardshell that's undermined by a few fixable flaws
69
$549
A middle of the pack performer that has a lot of good qualities for the world adventurer
69
$249
Best Buy Award
An adequate hardshell at an affordable price
68
$500
Every bell and whistle in an overly heavy hardshell
67
$299
Best Buy Award
A surprising amount of performance given the low price
67
$350
A unique hardshell for climbers who are after freedom and mobility
66
$225
An ultralight model with underarm vents
65
$550
If the fit doesn't bother you, the Sharp End will serve you well for ice climbing and ski touring
64
$250
Less a hardshell and more of a rain jacket
62
$599
This more expensive model comes with the features and build you'd expect of a costly piece