If you’re looking for a breathable, warm, lightweight shell with some great features, the Odin Mountain deserves your attention.
Warm, lightweight, durable. For reviewer Julia Van Raalte, those three words pretty much sum up the Verglas Hooded Down Insulator.
The Verglas is a tough hardshell, well suited for colder weather resort and backcountry skiing.
The Dakine Kaitlin is a stylish, practical piece of outerwear for resort skiers and snowboarders.
Patagonia’s Super Cell is a lightweight, affordable hard shell designed with alpine climbing in mind. It also comes with Patagonia’s “Ironclad Guarantee,” which as you’ll see, is a “feature” that shouldn’t be overlooked.
In our third review of “super breathable” hardshell jackets, the Rab Viper earns big points for its extremely attractive price.
Over the next few days, we’ll be posting reviews of 3 hard shell jackets that use cutting edge membrane technologies to increase breathability. First up, the Arc’teryx Beta FL.
The Westcomb Crest Hoody is an impressive achievement that doesn’t leave much room for improvement.
For biking, running, skiing, touring, or all of the above, the Icebreaker Blast jacket is a great first line of defense from the elements.
That the Lethal Descent 3L Eagle jacket is one of the best values on the market is only half the story. The fit and style make it even better.
The Sessions Drone jacket and Clone pants score well in terms of waterproofing and breathability, but there are some notable design shortcomings.
When serious weather protection and durability are more important than saving a few ounces or ultra-packability, the Patagonia Triolet jacket is a stellar option.
The Patagonia PowSlayer is a well-engineered, lightweight, and durable jacket with a price tag to match its performance.
The Westcomb Skeena Wool Hoody softshell strikes a rare balance of Casual & Technical, with a very cool shell fabric we’d never seen before.
The Patagonia Ultralight Down Hoody is an exceptional jacket: incredibly light, warm, comfortable, packable, durable, and good looking, too.
The First Ascent MicroTherm Down Hooded Jacket is a versatile layering piece or a stand-alone jacket for just about any activity.
The Arc’teryx Atom LT hooded jacket hits the trifecta when it comes to mid-layers: warm, breathable, exceptionally packable.
A great choice if you earn your turns, the Oakley Unification Pro jacket delivers exceptional wind and water protection while maintaining a very high degree of breathability.
The Moment Bantam jacket and pants are comfortable, perform well for the price, and have a unique look unlike anything we’ve seen before.
The Scott Decoder is a breathable, “hybrid” puffy that works well both as a mid-layer and outerlayer when conditions aren’t crazy cold.