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Editors' Choice Award
A serious hardshell for serious adventures, this tough contender really excels when it comes to weather protection and venting options
Editors' Choice Award
A well-balanced array of weather protection, breathability, and mobility make this an excellent jacket
A backcountry skiing jacket that is slim-fitting and stretchy
Casual styling and serious weather protection make this a heavy but reliable option
An expensive shell with exceptional weather protection
Top Pick Award
The ideal hardshell to keep in your pack for unexpected storms during ultralight adventures
A quality hardshell that offers great weather protection, with a few minor flaws
A middle of the pack performer that has a lot of good qualities for the world adventurer
An lightweight hardshell that includes pit zips and an exceptional price point
While this model is less a hardshell and more of a rain jacket, it can be used as a lightweight option
This more expensive model comes with the features and build you'd expect of a costly piece
A full-featured hardshell with plenty of style but added bulk

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