The 3 Best Softshell Jackets of 2021

Find the sweet spot between weather protection and comfort with these flexible shells.
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If you're moving, you're sweating. And if your layers don't breathe, that sweat has nowhere to go. Whether you're hiking, climbing, or skinning up a peak in the backcountry, a comfortable, versatile softshell should be part of everyone's kit, and strides in materials and construction mean that the compromises of swapping out your hardshell are minimal. Grab one of these three jackets and get moving.

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