The Mountain Equipment Echo Hooded Jacket for men is a lightweight, breathable, and mobile option that works well for layering in cold weather and wearing as a stand-alone during mild and dry weather. For those who want a high-quality, adjustable, and lightweight option for a range of temperatures, this could be a good choice.
The Black Diamond Alpine Start Hooded Jacket for men is a breathable, mobile, and versatile option that works well as a stand-alone layer in mild conditions or a mid-layer in extreme weather conditions. Despite being more expensive than similar choices, this option works well for outdoor activities that require a durable, protective, and functional jacket.
The Patagonia Adze Jacket for men is a casual, comfortable, and water/wind-resistant layering option. Despite having numerous issues with the sizing running too big, this jacket can provide some warmth and comfort once you find the correct size for you. This jacket is well-suited for users who don’t need a high-tech jacket, but want a warm, versatile, and high-quality choice.
The Outdoor Research Ferrosi Jacket for men is a breathable, durable, and mobile jacket that is well-suited for intense outdoor activities. Despite not being waterproof and not being insulated, this jacket is good for active use in any temperature, since you can easily layer underneath. This jacket is great for people looking for a highly-mobile and breathable layering option.
The Black Diamond Dawn Patrol Softshell Jacket for men is a weather-resistant, comfortable, and breathable option, that combines an active-use jacket with weather-protective capabilities. The technical features, like helmet-compatible hood and harness-compatible fit, make this a great choice for outdoor activities, while the DWR treatment and wind-resistance enhance the protective qualities. Despite some issues with sizing, if you can find a size that fits you well, we recommend this jacket for any outdoor adventurer.
The Outdoor Research Ferrosi Summit Hooded Softshell Jacket for men is a durable, protective, and stretchy option that is well-suited for outdoor adventures in a variety of conditions. Other than the few complaints about the rougher-feel and hood size, this is a great choice for adventures due to the versatility, water and wind-resistance, and abrasion-resistance.
The North Face Apex Bionic 2 Hooded Softshell Jacket is a warm and windproof layer that is a great choice for walking around town in colder weather and resort skiing. While the jacket offers cozy warmth, fantastic wind proofing, and water resistance, the ventilation is poor, and the fit can be a bit boxy in the torso but tight in the arms. Still, people love the style and ease of use for walks on cold days and going into town, although this is not the best option for those needing a technical soft-shell for high-output activities.
The Marmot ROM Softshell Jacket for men is an adjustable, breathable, and mobile option that is good for outdoor athletes who will not spend the majority of their time in intense weather. The weather-resistant qualities are sufficient for light precipitation but won’t stand up in strong wind, big snowstorms or heavy rain. For skiers and snowboarders who spend most of the season in drier climates, this jacket is a solid choice.
The Arc’teryx Gamma LT Hooded Softshell Jacket for men is best used as an active layer for climbers, skiers, and snowboarders, who want a versatile option that provides warmth and breathability during activities. The durability and light weight make this jacket a top choice for high intensity outdoor activities.
The Arc’teryx Gamma LT Softshell Jacket for men is a great option as an active shell for outdoor adventurers, who also want to be able to wear the jacket around the town. The durability, versatility, lightweight material, and water-resistance makes this a top-contender for an all-around jacket.