Apparel Guide 2009: Shells

In a 2000 BACKPACKER raingear review, the average jacket weighed 20.6 ounces. Nine year later, that's down as much as 65%–and these six entries are more breathable to boot.

First Ascent BC-100 Shell

REI OXT Airflyte Running Jacket

Marmot Nano Shell

Mammut Lobuche Shell

Millet Super touring Jacket

GoLite Mackenzie Reflxion