Columbia Lhotse Mountain II Interchange Omni-Heat Jacket for Men
Great, except pocket placement
My Marmot jacket has chest pocket zippers on both sides: right handed outside, left handed inside. This Columbia jacket only has right handed pockets, which makes the left chest overly bulky when in use.
Overall great jacket for warmth retention. Only time will tell if the wrist and waist cinched elastic will wear out.
December 9, 2014
Best jacket I have owned
So, I have owned this jacket for about a year, and I usually don't care for giving reviews, but given how well this jacket has served me I decided to give my two cents. I was pretty new to Columbia's product line, but after this jacket I became a fan. I'm pretty much an everyday use kind of guy with the occasional outdoorsy adventures. I wanted a good winter jacket to replace my old one that can last me the next 5 years, and I certainly haven't been disappointed. It's been 1 year down, and this jacket still continues to look almost new.
I bought this jacket right before the polar vortex hit the Northeast, and thanks to this jacket I hardly even noticed how horrible winter actually was... this coat has some fantastic features to keep you warm. I don't know how they do it, but I know after this jacket I won't buy another unless it is a Columbia jacket. I often travel to cold places in the winter, to places like upstate New York and the Rocky Mountains in Colorado for skiing. This jacket has served me well in conditions from -5 degrees (with 1-2 extra layers) to 45 degrees. Haven't used it when it was colder than -5, and when it's 45+ this jacket can get way too toasty. However, the ability to use both the inside liner and the rain coat portion separately is really a great feature of this coat. This jacket has ended up replacing my rain coat and the insider liner is taking the place of my other sweaters and fall jackets a good amount of times.
December 8, 2014
Warm and Dry
My co-workers and I purchased these jackets several months ago to replace our previous uniform jackets. We are incredibly hard on gear, and so far these jackets continue to take it in the teeth and come back for more. They allow full range of motion, are easily cleaned/decontaminated, look great, and most importantly keep us DRY and as WARM as we want to be. In our specialty we're often outdoors on a scene for over 24 hours at a time. These jackets have proved to be completely adaptable to whatever the wind and thermometer are doing. So far we have used them in low desert thunderstorms, high desert windstorms, and snowstorms at over 8,000 ft. Each time the jacket has performed as well or better then we had hoped. Well done Columbia.
December 6, 2014
Definitely will keep me warm! Mine fits perfect. I got a large. I am between a medium and large on size chart. 5'7"and 170 lbs. So I got the large. glad I did, the fit is nice. I think if I would have gotten the Medium it would have been too tight across the chest. The main reason I got this jacket over other Columbia Jackets is that this one had the armpit vents. They will help from over heating while I'm out on the slopes. Good quality Jacket!!
December 5, 2014