Patagonia Torrentshell Jacket – Men’s

The Patagonia Torentshell Jacket for men provides a basic 2.5 layer jacket which features a wide array of color options, stylish fit, basic rain and wind protection, and adjustable hood. The durability and expert-crafted hood make this a decent choice for hiking or around town, but a lack of technical features and less-than-perfect waterproofing make this not an ideal choice for prolonged outdoor adventures.

The North Face Resolve 2 Hooded Jacket – Men’s

The North Face Resolve Jacket for men is a good choice for casual use. The waterproof material and the relaxed fit allows for a comfortable no-frills rain jacket. A lack of technical features, such as the absence of adjustable elastic cuffs, lack of breathability, and a heavy material make this jacket not suitable for prolonged outdoor adventures.

Patagonia Nano Puff Insulated Jacket – Men’s

The Patagonia Nano Puff Insulated Jacket for men is a popular choice among outdoor athletes and stylish gym-goers. The variety of colors, softness, and lightweight material allow for multiple-season wear. The technical specs, such as wind-resistance, rain-repellence, and warmth, make this a quality option for a mid-layer or stand-alone jacket in moderate temperatures.

Patagonia Nano-Air Light Hybrid Jacket

The Patagonia Nano-Air Light Hybrid Jacket provides solid warmth and breathability for high intensity activities in cold weather. It cannot be trusted as your sole outer layer if rain or wind is expected, but excels as a mid-layer in these conditions, or as an outer layer in cold, dry and calm weather.

Mountain Hardwear Stretch Ozonic Jacket

The Mountain Hardwear Stretch Ozonic Jacket is a very comfortable high performance rain shell. It’s stretch outer fabric allows for a wide range of motion and its seam sealed waterproof membrane protects from all but the biggest deluges. It is moderately lightweight and has a nice set of basic features.

Arc’teryx Beta SL Jacket

The Arc’teryx Beta SL Jacket is clean and simple, yet highly functional. It is wind and waterproof, has a well designed hood, and is easily packable and breathable. For high intensity activities, the lack of pit zips could be an issue for some users.

Patagonia Storm Racer Jacket

The Patagonia Storm Racer Jacket might be the lightest high performance rain jacket on the market. It does two things and it does them exceptionally well – it is waterproof and it breathes. For high intensity activities in wet weather, when weight matters, this is the jacket of choice.