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Lightweight Waterproof Shells

Whether you're walking, climbing or running, summer is the time to save weight on your rain shell. We've compared nine at a range of budgets. From the world's lightest 3-layer waterproof to stripped-back alpine shells, there's something here for everyone.


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

Mountain Equipment Quarrel Jacket

Designed for "high mountain treks and big ski days" the Quarrel is a light Gore-Tex shell with 'C-KNIT backer' for greater softness and packability. It's something a bit different, says Hugh Simons

Rab Sharp Edge Jacket

The Sharp Edge is a versatile and genuinely female-tailored ski mountaineering shell that will serve you well both up and downhill, all season long, says Rebecca Ting

SALEWA Puez Tirolwool Celliant Jacket

This pull-on style jacket from Salewa uses a unique wool blend as insulation. Theo Moore describes it as a heavy mid-layer: warmer and more water resistant than a fleece, but more athletically-cut than a duvet.

Arc'teryx Beta LT Jacket

A simple and lightweight shell in Gore-Tex Pro, the Arcteryx Beta LT is an ideal all-season all-rounder for the weight conscious, says...

Rab Kinetic Plus Jacket

With the waterproofness of a shell and the breathability of a softshell, the Kinetic Plus is an unusual and versatile summer jacket. An...

Páramo Enduro Jacket and Enduro Tour Trousers

As an alternative to a traditional hard shell, Tom Ripley has been putting Páramo's top-end technical...

Alpkit Definition Shell

The result of 12 years of development, Alpkit's new top-end shell is billed as a fully-featured mountain waterproof at a highly...


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Outdoor Research Interstellar Jacket

Lightweight and highly breathable waterproof protection.

Rab Sharp Edge Jacket and Pants

Perfected for ski mountaineering, the Sharp Edge is designed for technical climbs and nail-biting descents. Striking the balance between protection and comfort, the flexible Pertex AP 3L fabric is as breathable as it is hard-wearing, offering shelter...

Latok Jacket and Bib from Rab

Rab introduce their ultimate winter waterproof combo - an extremely robust Jacket and bib designed using their exclusive DVexpedition fabric.

Arc'teryx Rush Jacket

Built for big mountain realities, the Rush Jacket delivers waterproof, windproof protection with comfort and durability. Rugged...

Arc'teryx Beta LT Jacket

Full protection in a lightweight, all-round, and high performance hardshell. Versatility is key for the Beta LT Jacket, designed to...

Rab: Scottish winter gear highlights

Winter certainly has its challenges. As we transition from cursing the cold, wet weather to dreaming of white, icy...

New Eiger Range Launch

From high alpine expeditions to ski tours and ice climbing – the new Eiger Extreme collection offers the perfect product system for...


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