Women’s Hiking Shell Layers

Below you will find reviews of women’s shell layers for hiking. The main function of a shell layer is to provide protection against the elements (rain, snow and wind) and it is normally worn over the mid-layer and base layer. In warm weather the shell can also be worn directly over a base layer as insulation is not required. Shell layer garments include rain jackets, softshell jackets and insulated (waterproof or water-resistant) jackets.

Reviews of Women’s Hiking Shells


Best Women’s Softshell Jackets

A softshell jacket typically combines the qualities of a fleece jacket and a rain jacket by offering warmth as well as decent wind- and water-resistance. It is worn directly over your base layer or on top of an insulating mid-layer in cold weather. Wearing a softshell jacket for hiking is a lot more comfortable than… Read More »

Mountain Equipment Vulcan Jacket

Best Women’s Rain Jackets for Hiking

In an ideal world all outdoor activities would take place in sunny dry weather. However, even if you plan your hiking trips meticulously after the weather forecast, there is always a chance that you will run into some unforeseen rain – especially at higher altitudes where the weather can change abruptly. A quality rain jacket… Read More »

Mountain Hardwear Quasar