Top 5 All-Round Hiking Jackets
Montane Minimus 777 waterproof jacket
The Montane Minimus 777 waterproof jacket has a revolutionary 3-layer design made from a waterproof Pertex Shield+ laminate. It is lightweight and has a 4.9-ounce weight. It uses a 7-denier nylon face fabric, 7-micron laminate film, and tricot backing to create a waterproof and breathable shell. It is also incredibly comfortable to wear and doesn’t restrict movement.
Another feature of this jacket is its packability. It’s ultralight and can easily be stowed away in a chaleco or rionera, and is lightweight enough to fit in a pocket. Despite its minimal design, this jacket is incredibly water-resistant and can protect you from rain for up to 20 hours. The jacket also features articulated arms and a tailored fit that eliminates hem lift. It’s tested for waterproofing and breathability in high-altitude terrain and boreal forests.
Arc’teryx Theta AR
The Arc’teryx Theta AR jacket is a high-performance all-round hiking jacket. It is designed for harsh mountain environments and can be used all year long. It is fully waterproof and weighs less than 500 grams. It also features pit zips under the arms and an articulated fit.
The Theta AR jacket is the perfect jacket for cold weather. Made with the highest-quality materials, it has a reinforced GORE-TEX Pro shell. It’s a versatile jacket, which makes it a versatile choice. Because it is not a specialty product, it is best used for all-around activities. It’s known as a “storm shelter” in extreme weather.
Columbia Out Dry Ex Diamond Shell
The Columbia OutDry EX Diamond Piste Jacket is a warm, lightweight piece with 800 fill down insulation. It has a durable face fabric and Omni Heat 3D lining, which adds another layer of warmth. It is also made from a waterproof membrane that prevents water leakage and keeps down lining warm and dry. The jacket is also warm and breathable, making it a good choice for colder days when you don’t want to wear a heavy jacket.
The Columbia OutDry Ex Diamond Shell is waterproof and breathable thanks to its innovative design and a special waterproof-breathable membrane that is integrated into the shell. This is the first rain jacket series to include a waterproof-breathable membrane on the outside. The textured outer shell prevents moisture from penetrating the jacket, while the high-tech Light Rail zippers eliminate bulk and weight.
North Face Apex Flex
The North Face Apex Flex Montane Air is a great jacket that provides good coverage and support for any activity. This jacket uses a DryVent waterproof membrane that is laminated to the exterior stretch-woven fabric. It features a hood that is deep and has a large front storm flap. The hood’s bill is thick and provides solid coverage. It also buttons down easily in the wind.
The North Face Apex Flex Montane Air jacket is an excellent option for colder weather. Its four-way stretch fabric provides a comfortable fit without restricting upper body movement. It is also compatible with helmets. The jacket also features articulated back and arm panels. These features give the wearer a maximum range of motion, which is important for active sports.
Haglofs Astral iii
The Haglofs Astral ii Montane Air Jacket is a rugged and well-made hardshell jacket that is perfect for outdoor pursuits. The jacket’s waterproofing and durability are excellent, and its DWR-treated fabric will help keep you dry even in heavy rain. It is also well-balanced, making it a good all-rounder that will protect you from the elements and last you for years.
The Astral III is a no-fuss jacket, with an excellent hood and two-layer Gore-Tex fabric. The hood is also well-designed, with a double storm-flap arrangement, and plenty of Velcro fasteners. It also has two hand pockets and pit-zip pockets. The fabric is a two-layer Gore-Tex, which adds some weight and bulk, but provides plenty of warmth.
Mountain Equipment Lhotse
The Mountain Equipment Lhotse is a fantastic all-rounder jacket that can keep you dry and protected in all weather. It features a helmet-compatible hood and pit zips, making it an excellent choice for a variety of activities. It also has ample room for layers and is incredibly well-designed to fit snugly.
It’s fully waterproof, with DWR (Durable Water Repellency). The jacket has a stiff fabric that traps air and regulates body temperature while remaining impervious to the elements. The zippers are easy to use and don’t let wet air in.