Men’s Hiking Shell Layers

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

All Selections of Men’s Hiking Shells


The Best Gore-Tex Jackets to Buy in 2019

For outdoor activities such as hiking, backpacking and mountaineering, it is good to have high-quality rainwear which protects you against the elements (rain, wind, snow etc.) and at the same time provides good breathability, so you don’t soak in your own sweat. Today there are many so-called waterproof/breathable fabrics available, but Gore-Tex remains the most… Read More »

OR Maximus Gore-Tex Jacket

The Best Polartec NeoShell Jackets of 2019

For aerobic activities such as mountaineering and alpine climbing you need highly breathable rainwear so you don’t soak in your own sweat during exhausting ascents. Polartec NeoShell is by all accounts the most breathable waterproof fabric currently available. Polartec launched the NeoShell fabric in 2011 and soon it became clear that it offers better air… Read More »

Strafe Jacket - One of the best NeoShell jackets

The Best Softshell Jackets of 2019

Hiking in cold and windy weather is no fun unless you wear appropriate clothing which keeps you warm and snug. This includes a high-quality base layer, insulation layer and/or an outer layer. A softshell jacket is very useful as the outer layer because it provides both insulation and protection against the wind and light rain.… Read More »

Outdoor Research Ferrosi

Best Hiking Rain Jackets of 2019 – Lightweight

Hiking in rainy weather is no fun unless you have the right equipment and clothing. A high-quality rain jacket is essential in wet conditions because it keeps you dry and thus warm. Furthermore, it also protects you against the wind and reduces the wind-chill effect. In this review we selected the best hiking rain jackets… Read More »

Rab Muztag Jacket