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A shell jacket is a practical and versatile garment that can be used all year round – on a ski trip, on a summer hike and on a rainy forest walk in autumn. Shell jackets are available in three different variants; 2-layer, 2.5-layer and 3-layer. Which one is right for you depends on what you will be using the jacket for. Check the water column on each jacket to see how water resistant it is - the higher the water column, the higher the water resistance.

Women's Shell Jackets
Women's Outdoor Jackets
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Women's Beta Jacket Black Arc'teryx
Arc'teryx
Women's Beta Jacket Black
New!
price€399.90
L.I.M Jacket Women's Signal Yellow Haglöfs
Haglöfs
L.I.M Jacket Women's Signal Yellow
price€248.90
Women's Astral GORE-TEX Jacket True Black Haglöfs
Haglöfs
Women's Astral GORE-TEX Jacket True Black
price€279
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L.I.M Gore-Tex Jacket Women Magnetite Haglöfs
Haglöfs
L.I.M Gore-Tex Jacket Women Magnetite
price€159
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Women's Quest Insulated Jacket Tnf Black The North Face
The North Face
Women's Quest Insulated Jacket Tnf Black
price€179.90
Women's Surmount Shell Jacket Swix red Swix
Swix
Women's Surmount Shell Jacket Swix red
price€363.90
Women's Falketind Gore-Tex Jacket Orange Alert Norrøna
Norrøna
Women's Falketind Gore-Tex Jacket Orange Alert
price€548.90
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Women's Abisko/Telluz 3L Jacket Burned Orange Pinewood
Pinewood
Women's Abisko/Telluz 3L Jacket Burned Orange
price€249.90
Women's Senja GORE-TEX Active Jacket  Flamingo/Blue Fog Norrøna
Norrøna
Women's Senja GORE-TEX Active Jacket Flamingo/Blue Fog
price€548.90
Women's Beta Insulated Jacket Black Arc'teryx
Arc'teryx
Women's Beta Insulated Jacket Black
price€799.90
Women's Dawn Patrol Hybrid Shell Jacket Blackberry-Black Black Diamond
Black Diamond
Women's Dawn Patrol Hybrid Shell Jacket Blackberry-Black
price€346.90
Women's L.I.M Gore-Tex II Jacket Magnetite Haglöfs
Haglöfs
Women's L.I.M Gore-Tex II Jacket Magnetite
price€298.90
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Women's Falketind Gore-Tex Jacket Aquarius/Mykonos Blue Norrøna
Norrøna
Women's Falketind Gore-Tex Jacket Aquarius/Mykonos Blue
price€548.90
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Women's Convey Tour HS Hooded Jacket neo mint Mammut
Mammut
Women's Convey Tour HS Hooded Jacket neo mint
price€269.90
Women's Salal Jacket Black Arc'teryx
Arc'teryx
Women's Salal Jacket Black
price€549.90
Women's Outline GORE-TEX 2.5 Layer Jacket ENGLISH MANOR Salomon
Salomon
Women's Outline GORE-TEX 2.5 Layer Jacket ENGLISH MANOR
price€197.90
Women's Allgrön 2.0 Jacket Grape Klättermusen
Klättermusen
Women's Allgrön 2.0 Jacket Grape
price€568.90
Loke Jacket Women's Black Helly Hansen
Helly Hansen
Loke Jacket Women's Black
price€99.90
Women's D Jacket Pumped Up Purple Houdini
Houdini
Women's D Jacket Pumped Up Purple
price€499.90
Women's Aerial Shell Jacket Pink Lavender J.Lindeberg
J.Lindeberg
Women's Aerial Shell Jacket Pink Lavender
price€442.90
Women's L.I.M Proof Jacket Magnetite Haglöfs
Haglöfs
Women's L.I.M Proof Jacket Magnetite
price€149
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Women's L.I.M Proof Jacket True Black Haglöfs
Haglöfs
Women's L.I.M Proof Jacket True Black
price€149
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Women's Tasman Cloud Jacket Violet Quartz Jack Wolfskin
Jack Wolfskin
Women's Tasman Cloud Jacket Violet Quartz
price€189.90
Women's Elsberg 2.5-Layer Jacket Graphite Jack Wolfskin
Jack Wolfskin
Women's Elsberg 2.5-Layer Jacket Graphite
price€169.90

Women's shell jacket – the ultimate garment

Whether you're going out hiking in harsh climates in the mountains or taking a walk to the store when it's drizzling, the shell jacket is the perfect garment. The name shell jacket itself, one could argue that it has two different meanings. First and foremost, the shell jacket is an outer shell that protects you from the elements, both wind and rain. A good shell jacket is both waterproof and windproof, while also being breathable and comfortable enough to move around in – a perfect outer shell. But in addition to being an outer shell, the shell jacket is also very useful. You can wear it on a summer day when it's windy and drizzling as well as on a windy mountain in winter when it's many degrees below zero. The shell jacket can be peeled on and off, depending on what you have underneath. Versatility is due to the garment's breathability and technical membranes that allow moisture to pass through from the inside, but not from the outside in. This allows you to sweat in the garment while protecting you from winds or moisture that cool you down. In the summer, a thin garment under the shell jacket, such as a t-shirt, is enough, while in the winter, you can scale up and have more layers underneath to keep warm – for example, a warm knitted sweater or a fleece.

As if it wasn't enough that the shell jacket makes you "immune" to the elements and can be used all year round, it is also a very light garment that can easily be packed into your backpack or any bag without taking up much space. We at Outnorth recommend everyone to have at least one quality shell jacket on or in your pack on every excursion, trip or really whenever you plan to stay outdoors.

The membrane – the magic of a shell jacket

Shell jackets usually have a special membrane inside the outer fabric. They can consist of different numbers of membranes – the most common being two layers, three layers or two and a half layers.

Two layers means that there is a loosely hanging inner fabric that protects the membrane from wear and tear from the inside. Three layers usually means that the inner fabric is connected to both the membrane and the outer fabric. Two and a half layers means that the jacket has a mesh-like protection that is attached to the inside of the membrane. Simplified, you can say that three-layer jackets usually have stronger quality than two-layer or two-and-a-half-layer jackets. On the other hand, jackets with fewer layers are usually thinner, lighter and more flexible. So which one is best simply depends on what you are going to use the jacket for.

The membrane in the shell jacket is what releases moisture and steam from the inside while protecting against both moisture and wind from the outside. The technology was introduced by Gore-Tex in the 70's and even today Gore-Tex is a very good and popular choice for various shell garments. Today, however, there are many more options that are often just as good. If you don't need a full-so-technical jacket, which is usually a bit more expensive, but still want to be protected from the elements, you can take a look at our large selection of rain jackets.

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