The 12 Best Hiking Jackets of 2019

Keep out the wind, rain, and cold with our favorite shells of the season

How do you find the best jackets of the year? If you’re us, you take them out in the worst, most varied weather you can find. From downpours on the Oregon coast to chilly nights in the high Pyrenees of Catalonia, we put this year’s crop of jackets through their paces. These are the 12 that rose to the top.

Hardshells

From ultralight to ultra-robust, these shells are made keep out precip.

Windshells

Cut through the breeze without carrying extra weight.

Softshells

Flexible and breathable, these jackets are great for warding off light rain and snow without steaming up.

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