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Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2014: Shells

eVent membrane technology goes stretchy—and that's great news for the evolution of softshells.

Editors' Choice Snow Award 2013: Dynafit Mercury Softshell Jacket & Pants

A lightweight pant and jacket combo that packs a punch for a fraction of the price.

Editors' Choice Snow Award 2013: Dynafit Mercury Softshell

A softshell that saves your skin from windy, winter weather.

Gear Review: Dynafit Mercury Softshell Pant

Editor's Choice 2013 Winner. Innovative softshell fabric for a bargain price

Gear Review: Patagonia Knifeblade Softshell

Classic softshell for any winter sport

Gear Review: Millet Rock + Ice WDS Softshell

Keep cool on hard-charging tours

Gear Review: Fjallraven Abisko/Nikka Softshell

A simple yet rugged cotton softshell.

Gear Review: Eastern Mountain Sports Fader Softshell

A wind-blocking nylon softshell jacket.

Gear Review: Columbia Zonafied Softshell

Complete Insulation with added hardshell-style wind and water proofing

Gear Review: Dynafit Mercury Softshell

Editor's Choice 2013: High-level performance without the price.

Gear Review: Black Diamond Dawn Patrol LT Softshell

All-weather defense in a light and stretchy softshell.

Gear Review: Arc'teryx Fortrez Softshell

A midlayer that pinch-hits as outerwear.

Gear Review: Salomon Mont Baron WS Hoodie

This breathable hoodie is ideal for high-elevation or high-intensity trips.

Gear Review: More Tester Picks Shells

Find your ideal shell with these myriad reviews.

Gear Review: Wild Things Custom Wind Pro Hoody Softshell

Make a statement with this custom softshell from Wild Things.

Gear Review: Marmot Nabu Softshell

The waterproof Marmot Nabu bridges the gap between softshell and hardshell.

Gear Review: Rab Zephyr/Solar Softshell

The Rab Zephys/Solar pairs a multitude of features with one low price.

Gear Review: Arc'teryx Gamma LT Hoody Softshell

Explore off the beaten path with this durable softshell from Arc'teryx.

Gear Review: Mammut Ultimate Light Softshell

Be ready for all weather conditions with the Mammut Ultimate Light.

Gear Review: adidas Outdoor Terrex Zupalite Softshell

This ultralight adidas softshell excels in everything from daily life to daring ascents.

Gear Review: Westcomb Crest Hoody Softshell

For cold weather activities, check out this softshell from Westcomb, a minimalist in price and weight.

Gear Review: Outdoor Research Enchainment Softshell

The sky is the limit for this weather-resistant softshell from Outdoor Research.

Gear Review: The North Face Radish Mid Layer Softshell

A killer softshell that performs both as an outerlayer and a midlayer.

Gear Review: Stoic Microlith Softshell Pullover

A softshell and baselayer in one.

Gear Review: Sage Quest Insulated Softshell Hoody

This angler-worthy jacket keeps your torso toasty and your arms free.

Gear Review: Rab Baltoro Guide Jacket Softshell

Warm and fuzzy on the inside, durable on the outside.

Gear Review: Outdoor Research Salvo Softshell

Mediating breathability and weather-proofing, the Salvo does exactly what a softshell is supposed to.

Gear Review: Mountain Hardwear Alakazam Softshell

This breathable softshell combats weather like the best hardshells do.

Gear Review: Helly Hansen Racing Light Softshell

This sleek softshell was built for speed and temperature regulation.

Gear Review: Icebreaker Kodiak Hood/Arctic Hood Softshell

Feel good, look good, and perform at your best in this high-tech merino softshell.

Fall/Winter Gear Guide 2012: Softshells

These versatile jackets repel wind and wet.

Gear Guide 2012: Softshell Jackets

Stay dry and comfortable on the move with these breathable softshells.

Gear Guide 2012: More Tester Picks - Softshells

Lightweight and durable, these softshells provide solid weather resistance.

Gear Review: Patagonia Simple Guide Hoody

A light, packable, and good-looking softshell

Gear Review: REI Centre Peak Softshell Jacket

A softshell that's weather resistant and super breathable.

Gear Review: MontBell Thermawrap BC Jacket

A light, warm, synthetic layering piece ideal for damp conditions and active pursuits.

Readers' Choice Issue: Reader-Rated Gear

Our official test team logged more than 2,337 miles and 263 nights in the backcountry to find the best gear for every type of hiker.

Reader Rated: Dayhiking Gear

Dawn-to-dusk adventure ahead? Prepare for anything with this versatile system.

Gear Review: Stoic Welder Hi Softshell Jacket

It's a stretchy winter softshell completely coated in high loft, fuzzy lining. Need we say more?

Fall/Winter Gear Guide 2010: Softshells

Find a jacket that's suited for highly active, cold-weather activities.

Toughest Gear: Ibex Icefall Jacket

This stretch-nylon softshell jacket is one of the most-worn garments in our gear closet.

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