Fall/Winter Gear Guide 2011: Hardshells

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

Bargain: L.L. Bean Trail Model Rain Jacket

Breathable Bargain: Stoic Vaporshell

Ultradurable: Outdoor Research Paladin

All-season Breathability: Rab Stretch Neo

Full-featured Ultralight: Arc’teryx Beta FL

Lightest: Mammut Felsturm Half-Zip

Best Value: Mountain Hardwear Ampato

Storm Protection: Patagonia Super Pluma

Versatile Value: Adidas Terrex Swift 3in1

Mountaineers’ Favorite: Mammut Eiger Extreme Nordwand