Columbia Men's Cougar Peaks II Jacket, Taupe, Large

4.4 out of 5 stars 73 customer reviews

Size: Large
Color: Taupe
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  • 100% Nylon
  • Machine wash cold gentle, wash separately, do not bleach, tumble dry low, remove promptly, iron low, do not use fabric softener, do not dryclean
  • Shell: 100% Nylon Hydroplus. Lining: 57% Recycled Polyester, 43% Polyester Mesh
  • Highly water resistant. stowaway hood
  • Packable. drawcord at hem. venter
  • Machine wash warm, permanent press cycle, mild detergent, do not bleach, do not dry clean, do not use fabric softener
  • Imported
  • Adjustable hood
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Product Description

  • Product Dimensions: 15.4 x 11.3 x 1.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • ASIN: B004EEOAFY
  • Item model number: RM3026-Taupe-Large
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 13, 2011
  • Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #493,611 in Clothing (See Top 100 in Clothing)
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      4.4 out of 5 stars 73 customer reviews
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    This jacket is NOT a rain jacket and barely considered a windbreaker. It is touted as "water resistant", and yes the fabric is highly water repellent, but the numerous unsealed seams on the shoulders and elsewhere and the exposed zipper allowed water to soak through in a downpour. Even as a windbreaker it's mediocre because you cannot close the back shoulder vent so when the wind is at your back it blows right through you. As for the fabric being breathable, I'd say it's more breathable than a plastic bag but it falls way short of something more sophisticated like Gortex. I found it trapped a lot of condensation. There are no vents in the armpits.

    On the up side, it's lightweight and packs small, has a concealable hood, is cut large enough in the sleeves to fit over a fleece jacket or sweatshirt, and does shed light rain/drizzle. And it looks good. But don't be mislead in thinking it's truly a rain jacket or windbreaker because it isn't either. It's just a cheap, "better-than-nothing" jacket to bring along on a day trip or keep in the car for occasional use.

    I'm really disappointed by Columbia's products moving towards form over function the past couple years. This jacket is a glaring example. Maybe they'll make the 3rd generation of this jacket better. Or not...
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    Size: LargeColor: Columbia Navy Verified Purchase
    This jacket is supposed to be waterproof, but after a while in even a drizzle it starts to absorb the water just like any other material. If this were actually waterproof then it would be AMAZING. I wear every now and again when I'm going to be outside for short amounts of time, it's good for that, but isn't much better than that.

    I love the fact that it's packable, very easy to store in your car under the seat or a backpack. The hood packs into the collar so it's not in the way all the time, that's another awesome feature.

    It's light and since the thickness is minimal I would recommend possibly getting a size larger to wear a sweatshirt under if your going to be wearing it in Fall weather.

    LIke I said, this would be an awesome jacket, if it were waterproof. But without that important feature, this is nothing more than an expensive windbreaker. I would recommend spending a little more money in order to get better quality, that's the general rule isn't it?
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    I've got a bunch of stuff from Columbia, not only is every item of superior quality, but reasonably-priced as well. Seriously, when it comes to sportswear, and particularly items like jackets and such, the mark-ups are often ludicrously unjustified. One particularly severe example of this phenomenon I experienced involved a soft-shell jacket from one of the upmarket manufacturers. The MSRP of that jacket, which protected against neither wind nor rain, was $160.

    Columbia doesn't pull shenanigans like that, which is why I sought out this brand for an cheap windbreaker, and as the review title indicates, I do love it. It's got a decently roomy cut for layering but isn't all puffy, it has a proper anti-precipitation coating that actually works, and it has the all-important vent in the back to keep the wearer from overheating (crucial for cycling,) and the cell phone pocket up front. Put a polyester fleece sweatshirt or wool sweater on underneath and you're ready for anything, provided due attention is given to pants and headwear. And it looks cool even though it's cheap.

    Additionally, a note about Columbia's customer service: Not long ago, I had a zipper go bad on a Columbia jacket I had owned for about two years. I sent the jacket back with an explanation of my plight. Shortly thereafter, they sent me a replacement. I also learned that they give their returned and/or damaged clothing away to charity to be repaired and distributed to the needy. That is very cool.
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    Bought this Columbia Men's Cougar Peaks II Jacket in charcoal, as it seemed to be a decent three-season garment that would offer some protection from the elements. The main purposes for this jacket were for general wear, cycling in questionable weather, and as a jacket that could stow away comfortably and in a compact fashion so that I could stuff it into a camera bag for those occasions when an unexpected shower might hit.

    Let's clear up one thing to start: I did not expect this lightweight jacket to be waterproof. That said, I did treat the inside seams with a seam sealer withing a few weeks after receiving it. Try McNett Seam Sealer or some similar products, but be sure that (1) you apply it to the inside seams only, and (2) that your product will work with nylon. If you're looking for a truly waterproof jacket, if there's such a thing, then look elsewhere. This one is water resistant, regardless of what might be claimed on some sites.
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