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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on May 14, 2013
This jacket is very water-resistant. So far, in a few downpours it has not let any water through. It is not as breathable as I was hoping, but it is much more breathable than PVC and many other rain-coats. It has been tolerable to wear, with a bit of sweat through about 55°-60°F Above about 65°-70°F I found myself sweating in this unless it was raining, which seemed to facilitate a cooling feel to this jacket.

It is very windproof, once zipped up. In fact, with the mediocre breath-ability, I find myself opening the cuff closures and unzipping the jacket a bit, so I don't feel like I'm over-heating.

There is no insulation in this jacket (as I was aware before my purchase). I found it a bit strange to feel cooler wearing the jacket (alone) in colder weather than if I was not wearing it at all - it seems to have a cooling effect when not paired with an under-layer. Pairing this jacket with just one layer of hood-shirt or sweater made the combination effective in wet and windy conditions to about 40°-45°F - down another 5°-10° or so if there was not rain (or sleet) and/or wind.

It almost exceeds my desires for the perfect wind-breaker jacket - wind and water -proof, yet breathable. Alas, it the technology just doesn't seem quite there yet.

At one month of ownership, I noticed an inch-long tear along the seam of the inside of the outer breast pocket. It is possible that it could have been from a business card or a key that had been kept in the pocket for a short time... but these items have never created a hole in any of my other pieces of clothing. I feel disappointed in the durability of the pockets. I hope that the durability of the jacket overall remains intact for years to come as with my other Columbia gear. I contacted Columbia today, and when the season is over - I will hand-over my jacket to their warranty department for a look into whether the tear was defect or my fault. I just don't want to be without this jacket for the next 3-4 weeks while they examine / remedy the issue.

Yeah, it's not perfect... but it's now one of my "can't be without it" items. I would probably buy this same item again, if this one was lost / stolen.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on November 2, 2012
Ordered this jacket after a bit of research--our family is travelling to WDW in January, and I wanted a light raincoat instead of a poncho that would pack tightly. To me, raincoat has advantages over a poncho; i.e., better fit on sleeves, more durable, quicker to 'button' down (admittedly, my experience with ponchos has been cheap ones from a big box store).

Features that make this jacket a great fit for our needs (bought one for my wife too, in a different size of course):
--Breathable, but waterproof (as opposed to water resistant)
--no insulating liner (perforated nylon liner=airflow; waterproof material isn't in direct contact=no sweat), so great for rain in mild temps
--inner pocket that the entire jacket folds/packs into as a small bundle for easy transport (you can't 'lose' the pouch you pack your jacket into!)
--bottom 'hem' cinch cord for a snug fit if you don't want wind coming up from the bottom
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on November 5, 2013
He really liked the jacket fits very true to size. We were very pleased with it. Always nice to know that they run with actual size.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on October 25, 2012
I live in Seattle, Wa where having a quality rainjacket is a must and this Columbian Watertight is amazing....clean/stylish looking and Watertight it defenitly is

Ive played serveral rounds of golf in light drizzle to heavy downpoors and its kept me totally dry. It's very light weight which allowed me to stay cool and at the same time was loose/lightweight enought to allow for movement

Id give it a 6 if possible, couldnt be happier...was a great purchase
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on May 6, 2014
I bought this jacket for a recent fishing trip, size 4X. I'm 6'2, 340Lbs. with a 57 inch chest. Plenty of room, very comfortable
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on July 13, 2014
I bought this beautiful windbreaker for my husband, it is very light but the material is sturdy. Great quality alll around, zipper, stiching, pockets, hoodiy. Easy to pack, for sports, casual wear and any other activity you can think of.... He is very happy with it. It is exactly as it appears in the picture. As with all jackets make sure your don't put a million keys in them. Thanks I will continue buying this brand for the quality, service, packing etc. Thanks!!!!!!!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on November 9, 2011
I had been looking for a jacket like the Columbia Watertight Jacket for months in local stores without success. I found this jacket in 1X (too tight) and 2X (sleeves far too long), but for some reason, the 1X Big is not available except at Amazon. The jacket is a perfect fit and just what I have been looking for. There are great features like waterproof and breathable fabric, an attached hood, zippered outside pockets and inside pockets which provide excellent security for valuables. It can also be packed to fit in a small space. I just returned from a trip to Europe where it was a perfect solution for my needs.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on December 8, 2013
I chose this rating because the jacket fits me very well and is water resistant in rain. There is a minor problem with the front zipper. The jacket has a flap on the front to cover the zipper in rain, snow, etc. However the flap makes slightly more difficult to open/close the zipper.

With regards to the books I belong to a couple of book clubs and these are reading selections for December 2013 through June 2014. As such I have not read all of them.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on October 21, 2011
Looked at all the stores around town (Erie, PA) and couldn't find a "water proof" jacket. They all said "water resistant" what ever that means. Average cost for what I wanted was $250 and they never had my size. After shopping Amazon.com I found the jacket I wanted in a matter of minutes. Ordered it and it came sooner than I expected. Fits well and very comfortable. Now my Dad wants one.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on June 8, 2014
Beautiful jacket. Its perfect. I love it. Best jacket I've ever had. Would buy another.
Thank you
Sincerely vicki l jones
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