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66North Glymur Jacket

A nice, water-resistant and windproof softshell. 66 North is always well constructed. Watch for the European sizing and get one larger.
66North Glymur Jacket
66North Sulur Jacket

Great fleece . Perfect weight and well constructed. Warm without too much weight. Fleece extremely soft.
66North Sulur Jacket
Arcteryx Accomplice Fleece Jacket

Slim cut PowerShield softshell blocks wind and looks "spiffy".
Arcteryx Accomplice Fleece Jacket
Arcteryx Gamma SV Hooded Jacket

Softshell with Polartec Power Shield fabric to block wind and hold off light rain and snow. Stretch-woven shell and DWR finish plus good breathability. Hood completes the picture in rough weather.
Arcteryx Gamma SV Hooded Jacket
Arcteryx Gamma SV Jacket

Softshell with Polartec Power Shield fabric to block wind and hold off light rain and snow. Stretch-woven shell and DWR finish plus good breathability.
Arcteryx Gamma SV Jacket
Arcteryx Hades Jacket

Light but warm softshell jacket. Small amount of insulation comes up big in warmth.
Arcteryx Hades Jacket
Arcteryx Sigma LT Jacket

Nice weight for cool days. Highly water resistant. Collar stands up and can be annoying.
Arcteryx Sigma LT Jacket
Arcteryx Trident Softshell Jacket

Excellent quality light jacket. Very good fit. No way to loosen or tighten cuffs. Sheds light rain. Seems far too warm for its weight.
Arcteryx Trident Softshell Jacket
Backcountry Shift Softshell

Softshell repels water and blocks most wind but breathes during aerobic activities. Good quality at a reduced price.
Backcountry Shift Softshell
Black Diamond Microfleece Jacket

A nice average hiking fleece that fits well and offers a good value.
Black Diamond Microfleece Jacket
Cabelas Goretex Paclite Rainy River Parka

Paclite does seem to breathe better than other GoreTex. Best price around for a simple rain shell.
Cabelas Goretex Paclite Rainy River Parka
Cloudveil Inertia Peak Jacket

Nice, light jacket with DWR finish. A little large in a medium for me. Allows layering underneath with no problem.
Cloudveil Inertia Peak Jacket
Cloudveil Zorro LT Jacket

One of the most breathable waterproof jackets I have worn. Otherwise pretty basic design.
Cloudveil Zorro LT Jacket
Columbia Ballistic Jacket

Great value in a windblocking jacket. Pit zips allow temperature adjustment. Water repellent.
Columbia Ballistic Jacket
Columbia Hoodie

Nice light jacket with a hood and enough pockets to store a few things. At home on the trail or around town.
Columbia Hoodie
Columbia Six Glaciers Jacket

a VERY nice hiking sweater that is just warm enough on cool days.
Columbia Six Glaciers Jacket
Eider Highstretch Jacket

Very well-made and incredibly warm light jacket. Hard to believe it is as warm as it is. Perfect fir for me with adjustable wrists.
Eider Highstretch Jacket
EMS Glacier Vest

My daughter REALLY likes this vest. Wore it on geology trips to Utah and New Mexico. Warm and durable.
EMS Glacier Vest
EMS Super Microfleece Jacket

EMS quality and a lower price make this wind blocking jacket a good deal.
EMS Super Microfleece Jacket
First Ascent Bat Hang Hoody

Surprisingly warm technical hoody from Eddie Bauer's First Ascent branch.
First Ascent Bat Hang Hoody
Golite Cady Jacket

Light synthetic insulation and pit zips and versatility to this jacket. Golite seems to have a good idea of what hikers want.
Golite Cady Jacket
GoLite McKenzie Reflexion Softshell Jacket

Insulated but very light this softshell is highly water resistant but is breathable and stretches to move with you.
GoLite McKenzie Reflexion Softshell Jacket
Ground Armstrong Jacket

A trim fitting softshell that sheds light rain and keeps you warm.
Ground Armstrong Jacket
Haglofs Spider

WOW! Nice jacket with a good fit! Who would have thought there was a brand more expensive than Arc'teryx?
Haglofs Spider
Hot Chillys Shooter

Lightly insulated jackets for days when a windshirt is too light but down would be too heavy.
Hot Chillys Shooter
Ibex Vim Hybrid Jacket

Synthetics block the wind up front while breathable wool back allows sweat to escape.
Ibex Vim Hybrid Jacket
Integral Designs Event Jacket
Integral Designs Event Jacket
Kuhl Thor Thermakore

Very warm but stylish. Looks good around town but works well on the trails. Nice as a jacket when wind blocking is not critical.
Kuhl Thor Thermakore
Lands End Windfall Squall Jacket

Waterproof and breathable with a layer of insulation but will it stand up to trail use. Nice jacket for around town.
Lands End Windfall Squall Jacket
Loki Myth Soft Shell Jacket

Stiff softshell with built-in face mask and mittens. Made me feel claustrophobic!
Loki Myth Soft Shell Jacket
Lowe Alpine Climb Pro Gore-Tex Jacket

Bulletproof shell with many nice features. Gore-Tex Pro is great but Lowe quality is questionable.
Lowe Alpine Climb Pro Gore-Tex Jacket
Lowe Alpine Eclipse Jacket

Another hiking fleece that is warm. The style is OK.
Lowe Alpine Eclipse Jacket
Lowe Alpine Essentials Jacket

Another hiking fleece that is warm. The style is OK.
Lowe Alpine Essentials Jacket
Mammut Alto Jacket

Good jacket from a well-known manufacturer. Warm and wind blocking. The standard medium is a little big on me but allows layering.
Mammut Alto Jacket
Mammut Makalu Jacket

Waterproof softshell made with proprietary and stretchy DryTech material.
Mammut Makalu Jacket
Mammut Ultimate Hoody

A windproof and water resistant jacket with a hood added. Pitzips from hem to sleeve allow for just the right amount of venting.
Mammut Ultimate Hoody
Marmot Driclime Jacket

A nice jacket to add a little warmth and wind blocking on cooler days.
Marmot Driclime Jacket
Marmot Firelight Jacket

A heavyweight fleece for use as the temperature continue to drop. Not a wind blocking model.
Marmot Firelight Jacket
Marmot Genesis Jacket

Soft shell which is ALMOST a hard shell. Resists wind and rain but has room for layering.
Marmot Genesis Jacket
Marmot Precip Jacket

Well vented waterproof jacket. One of the few I can wear and not get as wet from sweat as from the rain.
Marmot Precip Jacket
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