Find the best in Men’s shell jackets. The hiking season is here and your going to need a light weight water proof or wind proof shell jacket to protect you from the elements. Earth Gear has put together a collection of some of the best men’s shell jackets to take you on the trails or maybe just around town. Light weight wind proof shell jackets for riding your bike or waterproof Gor-tex jackets to get you through the rain.
Norrøna Falketind Gore-Tex Jacket
There’s a cirque high in the alpine that you like to visit every season, and your ascension gear changes from skis and crampons to stoppers and cams as winter turns to summer, but the Norrona Men’s Falketind Gore-Tex Jacket always finds a way inside your pack. It doesn’t take much space because it’s so light and compact, and its Gore-Tex membrane provides reliable waterproof, breathable protection whether it’s snowing or raining. Norrona designed this jacket to have a shorter hem in order to make harnesses more comfortable.
Ortovox Civetta Jacket
Much like bringing a knife to a gunfight, you wouldn’t embark upon a journey through the high alpine without waterproof protection. Built to endure everything from squall-like conditions to light mists, the Ortovox Men’s Civetta Jacket provides shelter from the storm. The superlight Civetta is outfitted with a myriad of precipitation safeguards starting with its fully taped seams, slim-fitting hood, and elastic bound cuffs and hem. And thanks to the waterproof, 2.5 Dermizax DT membrane, you can trust the Civetta to protect you from precipitation while the merino wool collar offers a comfortable feel against your chin and neck.
Millet Trilogy V Icon GTX Pro Jacket
Standing up to rigorous alpine ascents, hardcore expedition use, and mixed climbs comprised of tricky rock and ice sections, the Millet Men’s Trilogy V Icon GTX Pro Jacket features a Gore-Tex Pro Astree 3L membrane, fully heat-sealed seams, and an Alpine-specific fit that reduces bulk without sacrificing freedom of mobility. The Gore-Tex Pro Astree 3L membrane not only offers industry-leading durability and waterproof protection, but it’s also fully windproof and highly breathable when you’re battling the elements on grueling ascents. Its microgrid ripstop backer pulls perspiration off your skin to accelerate breathability.
Arc’teryx Zeta LT Jacket
The Zeta LT features the Gore C-Knit backer, which has a smooth texture, making the jacket comfortable, supple, and quiet. Watertight zippers throughout the jacket make for a water-resistant closure, while the low-profile hood is equipped with multiple adjustment points and a laminated brim to keep spitting rains out of your hair and off your face. The droptail hem extends below where a hipbelt from a backpack would ride, so the jacket wears comfortably with a pack.