The Black Diamond Liquid Point Shell Jacket for women is a lightweight, versatile, and protective option that works well for keeping you dry during outdoor activities. With an adjustable hood, lightweight material, and flattering fit, this shell jacket is functional for use on and off the trail.
The Black Diamond Alpine Start Hooded Jacket for women is a lightweight, durable, and breathable option that works well for a variety of outdoor activities. With extra water and wind resistance, this hooded jacket combines protection and breathability into one layer for those who are looking for a one-size-fits-all jacket all year round.
The North Face Dryzzle Jacket for women is a weather-resistant, comfortable, and lightweight option that works well for protecting in mild conditions. However, this jacket is not weatherproof for use in intense conditions and is better-suited for mild or dry weather.
The Backcountry Uinta 3L Stretch Rain Jacket for women is a breathable, protective, and functional option that works well in a variety of weather conditions. If you are looking for a layer that can pack down small for easy carrying, contains stretch for ample mobility, and features multiple adjustment points, this could be the best option.
The Black Diamond Stormline Stretch Rain Shell for women is a protective, comfortable, and mobile rain shell that is versatile in many conditions. Despite not being the lightest or the most breathable, this shell provides great layering abilities to make it usable in various climates and precipitation levels. Although we wouldn’t recommend wearing this as a stand-alone layer during heavy precipitation, the soft material and great fit allow you to easily layer this shell.
The Patagonia Stretch Rainshadow Jacket for women is a lightweight, breathable, and packable layering option that is highly-transportable due to being compressible and lightweight. Despite some user issues with the tight fit and questionable waterproofing abilities, this jacket could be a good choice for those who want to bring a back-up layer on a hiking trip that won’t take up lots of space or weight in your pack.
The Arc’Teryx Squamish Hooded Jacket for women is a mobile, comfortable, and lightweight option that works well in outdoor activities, providing both flexibility and durability. Despite being expensive and slightly bulky, this hoodie works well for layering, provides weather protection, and works in a variety of non-wet weather conditions.
Marmot’s Celeste Jacket for women is a soft, breathable waterproof rain jacket that will keep you dry and looking good on the trails and walking around town. While it looks like an urban fashion piece, it is fully functional on the trail, with a longer cut to protect you when you sit down, zippered pocket to stow valuables, a hood that tucks away when you don’t want it and stand-up collar. The jacket is made of recycled nylon, so you can feel good inside and out wearing it.
The Arc’teryx Beta SL Jacket for women is loved for its almost unbelievable lightness and breathability. While users generally find this jacket waterproof, some are underwhelmed after getting wet while wearing it. This jacket is more useful as an emergency rain jacket, as its lightness and packability make it easy to take anywhere, but its less-durable fabric make it more prone to wearing out quickly.
The Outdoor Research Helium II Jacket for women is so lightweight and compact that you can throw it in your pack and forget about it… until you need it. Then, the jacket provides no-frills protection from rain and wind.