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Jacket is NOT packable...
on September 11, 2012
For those who are looking for Columbia's typical "packable" feature (i.e., where the jacket packs up into its pocket for easy storage and transport within luggage/backpacks/etc.), please be aware that, at this time, this jacket is NOT packable. This was a feature my wife was looking for, in addition to the rain/waterproof feature. So, having read elsewhere that this jacket was supposedly packable, I purchased it for her. While this jacket is stylish and fit well, it does not meet one of the requirements she had - i.e., being packable. So, be aware, if you read that it is packable, that is not correct information. It isn't.
As for sizing, it does run a bit small so it is recommended that you order a size up, particularly if you want to layer this waterproof jacket over warmer gear (sweaters, fleece, etc.).
Three stars - while a good-looking, well-made jacket that repels the elements well, it simply fails to have one of the main features of the entire Columbia line.