Category: Clothing soft shells

  • Pearl Izumi Summit AmFIB Bike Pants

    Soft shell pants are an indispensable part of an active outdoor wardrobe, and when it comes to soft shell pants that can handle the crappiest weather while keeping you warm, dry and comfortable no matter what you're doing, Pearl Izumi has you covered. From the waist down, in this case, with the Summit AmFIB bike […]

  • Outdoor Research Interstellar Jacket

    Some days are just great gear days, and the day we put on the Interstellar jacket from Outdoor Research was one of those days. The Interstellar looks on the outside like just another hard shell, and yeah it's that but also so much more. It's no exaggeration to say the Interstellar can be your only […]

  • Black Diamond Deployment Hoody

    In a fresh take on the classic cotton hoody, Black Diamond updates the format to take it into the 21st Century and onto your favorite project. The Deployment series from BD uses a blend of 60 percent merino wool and 40 percent nylon for the best of both worlds: the classy look and lush feel of […]

  • Rab Baltoro Guide soft shell jacket

    We backcountry folk have simple ways. We work hard on the way up and play hard on the way down. On the ascent we need breathability, on the descent weather protection, and the fact is these are hard qualities to balance in a material. Polartec has taken one giant leap for backcountrykind with it's new […]

  • The North Face Jammu jacket

    Soft shells are the best shells. Except when they're not waterproof, but who rolls that way anymore? Have your cake and eat it too with The North Face Jammu jacket. It's one of the first waterproof soft shells made with Polartec NeoShell, a new tech that is much more breathable, quiet and stretchy than traditional hard shells. […]

  • Outdoor Research Ferrosi jacket

    We've raved about the Ferrosi line from Outdoor Research before, but it's worth a redux. OR came out with the Ferrosi line for men and women a year or so ago, and while you can't find the products on their website you can still get great deals on them online if you look. Consider this […]

  • Mountain Hardwear Effusion Power jacket

    Mountain Hardwear is getting all crazy innovative these days, especially on the materials side. Their latest is Dry.Q, a family of waterproof-breathable fabrics that includes Elite, Active and Core variations. The Effusion Power jacket features Dry.Q Active for high-output activities like running. We tested the women's Effusion and found it perfect for runners, bikers and cross-country […]

  • REI Endeavor vest

    One vest to rule them all! We're big fans of REI's Endeavor line of clothing, and this vest absolutely rocks. The double-weave 89% polyester/11% spandex material is the best of all worlds: UPF 50, breathable, wind resistant and repellent of light precipitation. It's the ultimate travel clothing, the shorts having survived a month of bushwhacking […]

  • Outdoor Research Alibi women’s jacket

    OK, so here's the deal: occasionally somebody tries to do something different with a new jacket design. It almost invariably fails miserably, and it is universally and deservedly mocked. But once in a great while, that somebody actually succeeds in building a better mousetrap. Today, that better mousetrap is the Outdoor Research Alibi jacket. We got […]

  • Arc’Teryx Scarabee women’s pant

    OK, here's the thing: we love Arc'Teryx for their fit and quality while cringing at the price. Only you can decide if the tradeoff is worth it, and we understand if you're looking to score a deal on discontinued items. If you're a skier or boarder looking at the Scarabee pant here's what you need […]