Rated 5 out of 5 by RyanN Perfect Jacket
I ordered this jacket almost two months ago and wanted to wait until snowy weather arrived before I wrote a review.
There are only a few negatives to this jacket that I have found. The first isn't really a negative, but I found the underarm vents felt annoying and in the way. I eventually grew used to this so that wasn't much of a concern. Second, whenever I have both jackets together and wear items on my wrist like a watch or certain bracelets, the inner jacket's sleeve wouldn't come all the way down and I'd see the Omni-Heat dots. I felt as if I wasn't getting all the coverage I should have been. Lastly, I found that while Omni-Heat does work, wind would get into the jacket from the collar even when it was fully zipped. A scarf fixed that problem and now my core stays warm.
All the technologies do as they say. Omni-Heat really works and it works very well. After the wind problem was fixed with the scarf, I was never cold. You can feel the heat when you take off the jacket. The jacket is also very breathable. My core has remained the perfect, comfortable temperature no matter how warm or cold it is outside. From 50 degree weather down to 20 and under, my body remains warm, but not uncomfortably warm. The only time it gets too warm is when I first enter a well heated building, but the underarm vents help cool me down. Also, it truly is water and stain resistant. The water beads up when it rains and I've gotten coffee and other things on the outer jacket, but it all comes off without leaving a mark. I've only ever gotten my pockets wet so I can't say much about the wicking, but the pockets dried quickly when they did get wet.
I think about how very satisfied I am with my purchase every time I look at and put on my jacket. The pockets are plentiful and roomy, the skirt fits nice and snug, and it is an overall great looking jacket. I removed the hood and it felt like I had a whole new jacket. It looked like a jacket that can be worn in a professional office setting since I bought it in black.
This is the first product I have purchased from Columbia and I am extremely pleased. I look forward to buying more of its products. Thank you Columbia.
November 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Miracleworkerone Versatility you gota love
Here in Minnesota the zip out liner is invaluble!
This jacket keeps out the wind and saves your heat. Definitly performs as advertised. Love it!!
November 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by DouglasJ Awesome Jacket
This jacket is really a great product for the money, however I've had to return the particular jacket that I bought, because the jacket ran a little small. I bought a L and received it today, tried it on, and it seemed to fit great. ( I was measured) However, when I crossed or lifted my arms, the jacket got pretty tight around my back, or would lift up too high above my belt line for my comfort.
The only reason I rate the function a 4 is because of not being able to completely test the product in the cold, and it was not true to size. I bought the "Ridge 2 Run" pants in a L and they seemed to fit perfectly.
The jacket felt very warm, all pockets were very warm, comfortable, functional, and overall is a great product. I'm sure when I receive the XL jacket, I will be very pleased. Return shipping is not paid for, so be careful.
November 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nitejazz Interchange jacket
Warm, wind and waterproof. Great combo. Fits snugly but not tight, sleeves are just a bit ling for me The only thing I would change would be to add good reflective trim, like SOLAS patches to improve visibility in the dark.
November 12, 2013