Black Diamond Shell

This jacket pairs waterproof-breathable technology (dubbed “BD.dry”) with a lightweight design (just 8 ounces for a men’s size medium). As our tester noted, “It works best for three-season rock climbing, backpacking, and aerobic sports. It’s not the lightest rain shell on the market, but the excellent mobility and price make it a top choice for that one jacket that never leaves the pack.”