For those that enjoy being active even in winter time, nothing beats a softshell jacket. The fabric is stretchy and breathable, offering an extra bit of comfort that you don’t get from other types of jackets. They allow you to move around and are rather durable being able to take on a bit of precipitation. Which makes them wonderful for any type of weather.
Having that said, if you were to blindly go into the market, you would find hundreds of different jackets to choose from. But, we have your back and have picked the 4 best softshell jackets for men.
Our rating: 4.75 out of 5 Cost: $$$
The Apex Bionic 2 is for anyone looking for a casual softshell jacket. Performance wise it won’t blow you away but it is reasonably priced and gets the job done. It comes with a relaxed fit and works great for hiking while also a stroll around town. The zipper and fabric material is of good quality and the jacket is durable. The design is similar to many other North Face jackets which have made them popular.
Our rating: 4.7 out of 5 Cost: $$$
The Patagonia Airshed Pullover is a versatile, soft-shell jacket. It serves well throughout the year and is a godsend for the casual wearers. You can just throw it on over whatever you are wearing and go out. It is made of Patagonia’s Nano-Air technology which provides exceptional ventilation and also keeps water and wind out. If you are looking for a comfortable, simply designed, easy to wear a softshell jacket then this is it.
Our rating: 4.65 out of 5 Cost: $$$
The Ascender is another jacket that is perfect for the casual wearer. It may not be strong enough for the harshest of winter but perfect for those windy spring and fall nights. The jacket is fleece-lined from the inside so you can an extra bit of comfort when you put it on. The exterior has a softshell with three pockets in the front. It has a simple, minimal design that will appeal to everyone.
Our rating: 4.5 out of 5 Cost: $$$$
The Marmot ROM is a jacket that provides both, a jacket for some heavy duty work and casual wear. The jacket comes with a Windstopper shell so you are protected from rain and wind completely. The design of the jacket is similar to the Ascender with three front pockets, two on the side and one chest. You can wear this around the town or up to the mountain and the jacket will provide enough comfort. It has stretchable fabric so you can be active when you wear the jacket.