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- Shell: 100% Nylon; Lining: 100% Polyester; Mesh: 100% Nylon
- Machine Wash
- Machine Wash
- Omni-tech waterproof/breathable fully seam sealed
- Attached, adjustable storm hood
- Drawcord adjustable hem
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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 drawcord 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 draw cord at the hem keeps wind at bay.
- Product Dimensions: 19.9 x 15.5 x 3.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Origin: Vietnam
- ASIN: B00365F9G6
- Item model number: RM2135
- Date first available at Amazon.com: October 1, 2001
- 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
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Top Customer Reviews
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.
It looks great on as well, which is important, as this will be my everyday jacket.
Very impressed with it's weight, and should be fairly packable. There is a description sewn in the jacket even stating specifically "PACKABLE", so this would be a pretty good option to take with you in your pack for wind/weather protection. I'm sure you will want to test it prior to doing this though to see if it fits in your outdoor system, I can't really vouch for how waterproof the omnitech fabric is in a very long-extended downpour (anyone who has been in this situation though knows you can't guarantee 100% dryness anyway, it's all about staying comfortable)
Purchased at a brick & mortar retailer so I had the opportunity to try it on and inspect the seams prior to purchasing.
I'm not sure this coat is worth full retail price, but if you find it on sale and you need a decent nylon-shell coat, give this one a good look.
I actually bought this coat as a every-day type use alternate to the rain-coat specific "Columbia Men's Shelter Cove Jacket", which served great as a raincoat, but that's basically it.
I will of course update my review once I actually get to put the jacket to some good use.
After using this jacket in several situations, it confirmed my previous beliefs for it's intended purpose.
The jacket performs excellent in the rain, it is surprisingly warm (I would wear this from anything over freezing temp as long as you are layered), it breathes well, light and easy to carry, and does pack well too.
I like the way it looks, and that also is important when making a selection.
Have not been in an EXTREME downpour, but I've been rained on heavily and the jacket kept me dry and the jacket dried fairly quickly (if you shake it around like an umbrella before hanging it up).
Will still keep it at 4/5 stars, I do think it could be cheaper, but only time will tell how much use I can get out of this.
OK... So I've now had this jacket for a few years. I'll admit I'm sort of a jacket hoarder. If I go shopping and see a cool looking jacket on sale, I'll end up buying it.
This jacket here still looks good, and I've actually strayed from buying any more nylon shell jackets because it still performs well.
One problem that will come up, and this is common with all breathable nylon fabrics....eventually that "coating" that gets sprayed on the fabric by the manufacturer starts to wear away and your coat will start to soak up that rain like a sponge. I still have been dry, but now you have to hang your coat and let it dry instead of shaking off the drops.
Up to you if you want to spray some 3M on it for a temporary fix, but I think that will void any warranty you may have with Columbia.
I have thoroughly used and abused this jacket for the past two years and it has held up perfectly. Not a single loose string or tear from wear. A+ for Columbia on this one.