Ratings Overview - Softshell Jacket

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 Patagonia KnifeRidge Jacket
Earning our Editors' Choice Award is the Patagonia KnifeRidge. It outdid the competition by providing the best balance of wet and windy weather protection and breathability, high-quality...  read more >
$449

Editors' Choice Award
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Weather Protection - 9 of 10
9
Breathability - 5 of 10
5
Mobility - 8 of 10
8
Weight - 5 of 10
5
Features - 9 of 10
9
Style - 7 of 10
7
The 2017 Ferrosi Hooded Jacket

 Outdoor Research Ferrosi Hoody
A previous winner of our Editors' Choice Award, the Outdoor Research Ferrosi fell short of the Patagonia KnifeRidge Jacket | new champion, the Patagonia KnifeRidge Jacket. While the KnifeRidge is...  read more >
$129

Best Buy Award
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68
Weather Protection - 4 of 10
4
Breathability - 9 of 10
9
Mobility - 7 of 10
7
Weight - 8 of 10
8
Features - 7 of 10
7
Style - 7 of 10
7
Black Diamond Dawn Patrol Shell

 Black Diamond Dawn Patrol Shell
Scoring well overall, the Dawn Patrol jacket quickly became a favorite among our testers. Most noticeably, it offers a practical combination of precipitation protection and ventilation. Its...  read more >
$199

Top Pick Award
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66
Weather Protection - 7 of 10
7
Breathability - 6 of 10
6
Mobility - 8 of 10
8
Weight - 4 of 10
4
Features - 8 of 10
8
Style - 6 of 10
6
Patagonia Adze Hybrid Hoody

 Patagonia Adze Hybrid Hoody
With excellent mobility, a cozy fleece interior, near weatherproof construction, and a price point that screams "Bargain!", the Patagonia Adze Hybrid Hoody was one of our favorite jackets in this...  read more >
$199

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Weather Protection - 8 of 10
8
Breathability - 5 of 10
5
Mobility - 9 of 10
9
Weight - 1 of 10
1
Features - 7 of 10
7
Style - 8 of 10
8
Vapour-Rise Alpine Jacket Updated

 Rab Vapour-Rise Lite Alpine Jacket
When you want a jacket that offers great breathability and a little bit of warmth for a really low low weight, look no further than the Rab Vapour-Rise Lite Alpine Jacket. It'll also keep a little...  read more >
$190

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Weather Protection - 3 of 10
3
Breathability - 9 of 10
9
Mobility - 7 of 10
7
Weight - 9 of 10
9
Features - 7 of 10
7
Style - 5 of 10
5

 Arc'teryx Gamma MX Hoody
If you chase the cold more often than not, then the Arc'teryx Gamma MX Hoody will be your perfect winter companion. It cuts wind and blowing snow like a champ and offers a bit of warmth to keep you...  read more >
$350

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Weather Protection - 6 of 10
6
Breathability - 6 of 10
6
Mobility - 8 of 10
8
Weight - 4 of 10
4
Features - 8 of 10
8
Style - 8 of 10
8
Black Diamond Alpine Start

 Black Diamond Alpine Start
The Black Diamond Alpine Start is a jacket built for fast and light adventures. It is the most breathable jacket we tested and is a perfect piece if you need a lightweight jacket that'll slow down...  read more >
$149

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Weather Protection - 2 of 10
2
Breathability - 10 of 10
10
Mobility - 6 of 10
6
Weight - 10 of 10
10
Features - 5 of 10
5
Style - 6 of 10
6

 Mountain Hardwear Fairing Jacket
From the moment we put it on, the Mountain Hardwear Fairing Jacket became one of our favorite softshells for around town use. For just $120, you'll get a stylish softshell that is fairly mobile...  read more >
$120

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Weather Protection - 8 of 10
8
Breathability - 3 of 10
3
Mobility - 7 of 10
7
Weight - 4 of 10
4
Features - 7 of 10
7
Style - 10 of 10
10

 Marmot Gravity
The Marmot Gravity Jacket prioritizes weather protection over breathability. This non-hooded model is lined with a light fleece and works adequately for low output ventures. However, it doesn't...  read more >
$150

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Weather Protection - 8 of 10
8
Breathability - 3 of 10
3
Mobility - 5 of 10
5
Weight - 3 of 10
3
Features - 7 of 10
7
Style - 9 of 10
9
The North Face Apex Bionic 2

 The North Face Apex Bionic 2 Jacket
The North Face Apex Bionic 2 performs well across the board: it's comfy, cuts wind, is more breathable than a hardshell, and offers some warmth. For these reasons, it stands out as a popular model...  read more >
$149

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54
Weather Protection - 8 of 10
8
Breathability - 3 of 10
3
Mobility - 5 of 10
5
Weight - 3 of 10
3
Features - 6 of 10
6
Style - 9 of 10
9
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Columbia Ascender - Navy

 Columbia Ascender Jacket
The Columbia Ascender is one of the best casual, around-town jackets we reviewed. It's great for daily use with the occasional trip outdoors and looks great when worn over a pair of jeans. For...  read more >
$115

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Weather Protection - 7 of 10
7
Breathability - 4 of 10
4
Mobility - 4 of 10
4
Weight - 3 of 10
3
Features - 6 of 10
6
Style - 9 of 10
9
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