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- 100% Watertight Microporous Nylon
- Machine Wash
- Omni-Tech Waterproofing
- Fully seam sealed/breathable
- Columbia's Watertight jacket braves any storm with lightweight nylon, storm-guarded zippers, and a trusty hood.
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What’s in a name? everything in this case. The watertight lives up to a big promise, delivering top-notch rain protection in the worst conditions. Micro porous omni-tech fabric breathes to let body heat escape while sealed seams ensure that the elements stay where they belong. Light and packable, the watertight is just as perfect for hard-core hiking as it is for keeping you comfortable on soggy soccer-league sidelines. Curved seams give this jacket a streamlined fit - an adjustable storm hood protects you when the waterworks reach an apex and a draw cord at the hem keeps wind at bay. what’s in a name? everything in this case. The watertight lives up to a big promise, delivering top-notch rain protection in the worst conditions. Micro porous omni-tech fabric breathes to let body heat escape while sealed seams ensure that the elements stay where they belong. Light and packable, the watertight is just as perfect for hard-core hiking as it is for keeping you comfortable on soggy soccer-league sidelines. Curved seams give this jacket a streamlined fit - an adjustable storm hood protects you when the waterworks reach an apex and a drawcord at the hem keeps wind at bay.
- ASIN: B008MBYTL0
- Item model number: stlCol1268
- Date first available at Amazon.com: April 22, 2014
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After a straight week of battle testing it, I came away incredibly impressed. The timing couldn't have been better since, for the first time in my own experience, it rained every day of my June trip and never got above 65 degrees. I literally never took this off.
In summary, I was 100%, unequivocally:
**DRY** Despite pervasive rain, it never leaked or did anything but shed water the way it was supposed to. The hood design was excellent keeping rain off my face.
**COMFORTABLE** I sweat a lot while portaging. The lightweight material breathes so well. A mesh lining prevents the clammy feeling that other jackets create.
**WARM** The conditions were very windy and cool. Wearing this jacket, in combination with layers underneath, I couldn't have been happier.
**STYLISH** I don't much care how I look in the wilderness. I'm pleased that this jacket would fit right in with my normal clothing back home.
The Columbia jacket is very lightweight, but manages to trap a decent amount of body heat. The temperatures we used them in ranged from the high 50’s to low 60’s F, and I was okay wearing just a t-shirt underneath if I was moving around bit or a t-shirt and a sweater if I was more sedentary.
Besides the cool temperatures we also used the jackets in a lot of rain. One day it was pretty much a continual shower and both of the jackets lasted for hours without letting any water in, save a small dime sized spot I noticed by my chest that didn’t spread, so it was probably a one time fluke. The built in hoods have a locking mechanism and a decent bill to keep rain out of your face, while the waist is able to cinch up as well.
We used the jackets for general hiking, horseback riding, and ocean kayaking. They held up well in all these environments and didn’t have any issues. I also washed them in my front load washing machine on the gentle cycle and they came out great.
There are lots of pockets scattered throughout. There are two large packets on the sides that are zippered, a small zippered pocket over the left-hand chest, and a large pocket on the inside. I used one of the lower pockets to store my camera, and the chest pocket for my wallet and other small personal items. The inside pocket is not only meant to pack the jacket into for traveling, but when empty makes a huge pocket that you can carry a moderately sized book in!
As far as sizing is concerned they run just a touch big, which is great for layering. I am 5’6” and 135 lbs and wore a small. My spouse is 6’4” and 190 lbs and wore a large.
All in all… excellent rain jackets at a great price.
I'm a 5'7" guy weighing in at about 200lbs.
I carry a lot of weight in my chest and shoulders. My chest measures about 43-44 inches and my waist at 36.
So, I got the large size based on my chest circumference which looked like the most limiting measurement for me.
Based on the actual fit, I'd say that I could have gone with a medium; easily.
They probably cut these a little larger for layering.
So, fit-wise, I'd say that these are significantly roomier than the size chart measurements.
I'll update the review once I get a chance to test the performance.
Okay, so the large size bothered me enough that I exchanged it for a medium and am very happy I did!
Despite my large chest, I still fits me very well. I can easily put a thick sweater or fleece under this without a problem. So, based on my experience, I'd say, get a size down, from your normal size. The only measurement that really followed Columbia's size chart was the sleeve length.
I've worn it in the rain a few times now and am really impressed with its ability to repel water and breath. It's probably the most comfortable/least clammy-feeling rain jacket I've ever owned.
The buttons on the storm flap hold a little too tight in my opinion, so you should be careful when opening them so you don't rip the material. Despite this, I'd say this is an excellent product.
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