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Hardshell



Gear Review: Millet Touring Neo Hardshell Pants

A light hardshell pant with superb breathability.

Fall Gear Guide 2013: Hardshells

Beat the elements with armor-like protection.

Gear Review: The North Face Kichatna Shell Jacket

Armor for tall hikers

Gear Review: Adidas Outdoor Terrex Advanced Shell Jacket

Unique features fit for the cold

Gear Review: Arc'teryx Beta LT Shell Jacket

Brawn without the bulk

Gear Review: Mountain Hardwear Compulsion 3L/Snowtastic Hardshell

The Swiss Army Knife of Hardshells

Gear Review: Montane Alpine Endurance Event Hardshell

Alpine climbers' all-time favorite

Gear Review: Flylow Lab Coat Hardshell

For style, form, and function

Gear Review: Mammut Lanin/Larain Hardshell

A hardshell that's powder ready and made for the skier that likes to earn her turns.

Gear Review: Dynafit Patroul GTX Hardshell

Outstanding lightweight shell with serious breathability

Gear Review: Salomon Tour Hardshell

Favorite all-season shell

Gear Review: More Tester Picks Shells

Find your ideal shell with these myriad reviews.

Gear Review: Patagonia Encapsil Down Belay Parka Hardshell

What do you get when you make a down jacket water resistant and increase its loft? The Patagonia Encapsil Down Belay Parka Hardshell.

Gear Review: Millet Alpine Xcelerator Hardshell

This well-rounded hardshell from Millet suits the most varied of lifestyles.

Gear Review: Outdoor Research Transonic Hardshell

Choose the Outdoor Research Transonic for breathability in the worst of conditions.

Gear Review: Salomon Veyrier Stretch Jacket Hardshell

Freedom of movement defines this hardshell from Salomon.

Gear Review: Patagonia Torrentshell Hardshell

Spend less with this all-around performer from Patagonia.

Gear Review: Montane Minimus Smock Hardshell

Go minimalist with the Montane Minimus Smock.

Gear Review: Marmot Micro G Hardshell

Stay snug in a storm with the Marmot Micro G.

Gear Review: Westcomb Focus LT Hoody Hardshell

Breathability and ultralight combine in this hardshell from Westcomb.

Gear Review: Bergans Helium Hardshell

The breathability of this hardshell from Bergans provides comfort in all conditions.

Gear Review: Rab Myriad Hardshell

For comfort in Myriad conditions, look no further than this hardshell from Rab.

Fall/Winter Gear Guide 2012: Hardshells

Stay protected from the elements with these nine hardshell picks.

Gear Review: Wild Things Alpinist Hardshell Jacket

A super breathable hardshell that also offers great protection.

Gear Review: Millet Davai GTX Hardshell Jacket

A jacket burlier enough for a BASE jumper.

Gear Review: Hi-Tec Hard Rain WP Hardshell Jacket

A sub-$100 jacket that provides excellent rain protection with decent breathability.

Gear Review: adidas Terrex Skyclimb Hardshell Jacket

The comfort of a softshell with the protection of a hardshell.

Gear Review: Marmot Speed Light Women's Hardshell Jacket

A great fitting, great performing jacket for the ladies.

Gear Review: The North Face Split Hardshell Jacket

A lightweight hardshell for under $200.

Gear Review: Outdoor Research Mentor Hardshell Jacket

A great all-around jacket that handled a month straight of wet weather and rough hiking.

Gear Review: Arc'teryx Alpha SL Hybrid

A do-it-all hardshell for wilderness warriors who want four-season versatility in a light, packable, and impeccably cut package.

Gear Guide 2012: Hardshell Jackets

Core protection for any weather and environment

Gear Guide 2012: More Tester Picks - Hardshells

Extreme weather protection and breathability make these hardshells great performers when it comes to rough conditions.

Fall/Winter Gear Guide 2011: Hardshells

Protect yourself from the worst of nature in these hardshell jackets.

Gear Review: Outdoor Research Vigor Jacket

An extremely lightweight and tough jacket that's only $70.

Gear Review: Patagonia Nine Trails Jacket

This hoodless Patagonia jacket is extremely breathable.

Gear Review: Mountain Hardwear Shadowland Jacket

A windproof jacket with a warm, brushed tricot lining.

Gear Review: GoLite Kenai Jacket

This waterproof, windproof jacket loves crappy weather.

Gear Review: Arc'teryx Celeris Jacket

A great jacket for trail runners at only five ounces.

Gear Review: The North Face Leonidas Jacket

A stretchy, three-season jacket

Gear Review: GoLite Malpais Jacket

A ridiculously light shell that also blocks wind and rain.

Gear Review: Marmot Ether DriClime Jacket



Gear Review: Stoic Welder Lo Jacket

The perfect three-season jacket.

Gear Review: Rab Boreas/Aurora Pull-on Jacket



Gear Review: Sierra Designs Hurricane Accelerator Shell

A hooded, seam-taped, DWR-treated rain jacket for kids.

Gear Review: Outdoor Research Alibi Jacket

A stretchy softshell jacket that is perfect for dayhikes

As Seen on The Martha Stewart Show

Our own gear diva met with Martha on December 20th to talk about cold-weather layering. Here's the gear Kristin suggested:

Fall/Winter Gear Guide 2010: Hardshells

Repel rain, cold, and snow with these hardshell jackets.

Gear Review: Westcomb Cruiser Jacket

One pound of all-purpose protection

Gear Review: The North Face Lockoff Jacket

A good looking jacket with plenty of storm protection.

Gear Review: Sierra Designs Mantra Fusion Jacket

A versatile ski shell at a great price

Gear Review: Rab Kinetic Rain Jacket

An ultralight hardshell jacket for under $150.

Gear Review: Mountain Hardware Axial/Emporia Jacket

A versatile hardshell that's lightweight and breathable.

Gear Review: Mammut Adrenaline Jacket

Reinforced shoulders and three-layer Gore-Tex Pro Shell fabric make this jacket super tough.

Gear Review: First Ascent BC-200 Jacket

An all-conditions jacket that's under $200.

Gear Review: Millet 350

This lightweight shell is mountain ready.

Gear Review: White Sierra Tempest Tek Jacket

Total rain protection at a happy, happy price.

Gear Review: Merrel Norgate

A do-it-all rainshell with a roomy cut.

Gear Review: Mountain Hardware Boys' Epic

An affordable kids' rain jacket that can handle serious weather

Fall/Winter Gear Guide: Hardshells

These six hardshell jackets will keep you covered in any weather.

Gear Review: REI OXT Airflyte Running Jacket

This hoodless jacket is breathable and stretchy, perfect for aerobic activities.

Gear Review: Rab Latok Alpine Jacket

This '08 Editors' Choice Award winner is still a staff favorite.

Gear Review: Outdoor Research Revel Jacket

This Outdoor Research jacket was deemed "most comfortable" thanks to its stretch Pertex Shield fabric.

Gear Review: ARC'TERYX Alpha SL Pullover Jacket

Pulling this jacket over many layers is a breeze with the elbow to hem pit zip.

Gear Review: Westcomb Revenant Hardshell

This Westcomb hardshell is at its best in extreme, wet conditions.

Gear Review: Millet Aerial Max Evo Hardshell

This Millet hardshell is a great climbing jacket due to its high range of motion.

Gear Review: Ground Essence All-Season Shell

This lightweight, breathable hardshell comes complete with a transponder.

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