Here is my selection of the best wind jackets for 2019 which I would consider to take on my next hiking or backpacking trip.

A lightweight wind jacket is probably one of the most useful pieces of clothes which you can pack into your backpack and it does not need much space either.

best wind jackets for 2019

Patrick hiking in Sarek National Park in Sweden wearing a wind jacket.

Wind jackets comparison table

Wind Jacket Weight
Patagonia Houdini 4 oz. / 113 grams
Arcteryx Incendo Hoody 4.6 oz. / 130 grams
Outdoor Research Men’s Tantrum II Hooded Jacket 4.7 oz. / 133 grams
Marmot Trail Wind Jacket 4.9 oz. / 140 grams
Arct’eryx Nodin Jacket 5.5 oz. / 155 grams
Arcteryx Squamish Hoody 5.5 oz. / 155 grams
Outdoor Research Helium II Jacket 6.4 oz. / 181 grams
Marmot Ether DriClime Hooded Jacket 9.5 oz. / 122 grams
Icebreaker Coriolis Hooded Windbreaker 11.8 oz. / 334 grams

I also combine a wind jacket with a fleece jacket which keeps me warm if the temperatures are low. You may also have a look on our FAQ on wind-jackets.