( Norwaygeographical) – Rain is upon us… literally, and that brings us to the importance of remaining dry during such times. Well, what better way to achieve that, than wearing waterproof jackets?
In this article we will be taking a look and review some of the best hardshell jackets for this year, which are comfortable, warm, stylish and completely waterproof. These are jackets to be worn as either the go-to jacket for when it rains, or even during sports and outdoor activities.
The style and design are versatile and we have picked them from some of the best outdoor clothing brands, as you will see below. There will be a selection for both men and women, so without further ado, here we go:
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1. Best Hardshell Waterproof Jackets – Men
Jack Wolfskin Iceland “3 in 1” Hardshell Jacket
Starting with the men’s selection, by Jack Wolfskin comes a stylish jacket, Iceland, in a “3 in 1” design. This is a great hiking jacket, suitable to wear from autumn to spring and that is because it comes double layered. These layers are detachable from each other by zippers on both sides.
The outer material is fully waterproof, while the inner one is made of cotton for the outer part and warm fleece lining for the inner part. It is a really warm jacket, suitable for cold nights, while also highly breathable and lightweight.
There are two side pockets and two inner pockets. The main zipper is covered by a Velcro placket, the cuffs are Velcro-adjustable and there is an attached hood on the stand-up collar. It comes in three colors: Black, Olive Brown and Moroccan Blue.
Related: 8 Best Jack Wolfskin Jackets for your Outdoor Adventures, Men and Women
The North Face Resolve Hardshell Jacket
It is made of 100% Nylon on the outside, with HyVent technology, which makes it fully waterproof, aided by the taped seams, as well as durable against scratching or tearing. The inside is Polyester in mesh-lining, making the jacket breathable and fast-drying.
It comes with elastic cuffs, a covered main zipper and two hand warmer pockets on the sides. The hood is attached to the collar and can be stowed underneath it for when not in use. This is a very lightweight jacket, which can be folded and stored neatly into your bag, without taking too much space.
It comes in the colors: Black, TNF Orange, TNF Red, Venom Yellow, Black Ink Green, Grey and TNF Black.
The North Face Evolution II Triclimate Hardshell Jacket
Evolution II Triclimate is also by The North Face and it is made of 100% Nylon and DryVent technology. The inside is made of Polartec Classic 100 fleece, which is incredibly warm and breathable.
This is a good sports jacket, especially suitable for jogging, hiking or camping. It comes with an adjustable and attached hood, which can be stowed away into the high collar. The cuffs are adjustable by Velcro fasteners and the main zipper is waterproof, covered with a Velcro placket.
As for pockets, there are two on the sides with concealed zippers and lined, to quickly warm up the hands when needed. There are four color options: Black, TNF Black, Cosmic Blue and Sequoia Red.
Related: The North Face Evolution II Triclimate Jacket for Men – Review
The North Face Quest Hardshell Jacket
The next jacket in the men’s section, is also by The North Face and it’s the Quest rain jacket. This is a 100% Polyester jacket, with DWR finish that repels water completely. The inner material is also polyester, soft, warm and breathable.
It comes with an attached hood, which is also warmly lined and adjustable. The main zipper on this jacket is not covered, and the cuffs are elastic. There are two zipper pockets on the side and adjusting drawstrings at the hem.
This one makes a good transition jacket and it is most suitable for mild temperatures and rainy days. It comes in a wide color selection: TNF Black, Fiery Red, Flashlight Green, Moonlight Blue, Enamel Blue, Green, Quill Blue and Adder Green.
2. Best Hardshell Waterproof Jackets – Women
Marmot Precip Hardshell Jacket
Now for the women’s selection, first up is the Precip rain jacket by Marmot. It is made of NanoPro TM 100% Nylon fabric, waterproof and highly breathable.
This jacket is designed for functionality, with the sleeves allowing full movement, making it suitable for hiking, trekking, jogging and practically any outdoor activity. It has a stand-up collar, to which is attached the hood. The main zipper is covered and has DriClime lined chin protection to prevent chaffing.
The cuffs are adjustable with Velcro fasteners and there are two side pockets, placed slightly higher than in most jackets, for easy access when you are carrying a backpack.
The colors available are several, including: Black, Persian Red, Arctic navy, Golden Sun, Green, Dark Raspberry, Deep Teal, Cherry Tomato, Gemstone, Dark Coal, Gem Green, Lavender, Aqua Blue and Burgundy.
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The North Face Resolve Hardshell Jacket
Following next it’s Resolve for women by The North Face. This is a 100% Nylon jacket, with mesh inner lining and HyVent technology, that makes it completely waterproof. It makes a good transition jacket, best for mild and wet weather.
The main zipper is covered by a Velcro placket, and zips all the way up to the high collar. There is an attached hood, which can be stowed under the collar and two side pockets for the hands. The cuffs are elastic and there are adjusting drawstrings at the hem.
It is a lightweight jacket and breathable, good for outdoor activities, including camping and hiking, as the nylon shell is resistant to scratches. It comes in many colors, some of which are: TNF Black, Balsam Blue, Pink, Marker Blue and Clear Lake Blue.