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Make shopping for your next lightweight jacket easy with expert advice from Backpacker Magazine’s soft-shell jacket gear reviews.
Save big on this breathable windbreaker.
Best shell makeover
Most breathable shell
Save big on this light-yet-mighty windbreaker.
Best value softshell
With a perfect mix of breathability and protection, these shells are reliable trail buddies.
In cool conditions, ditch separate insulation and windshell pieces in favor of this light and warm softshell.
This tough, breathable softshell will carry you from summer alpine hikes to winter ski tours.
You won’t find more comfortable protection for 4 ounces than this ultralight women's windshell.
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