Columbia Men's Erudite Parka
The versatile Columbia Men's Erudite Parka is a wise choice for any winter adventure. The outer shell jacket features Omni-Tech fabric that is waterproof and breathable to keep you dry and comfortable no matter how deep the powder gets. An adjustable, removable hood offers extra protection in storms and a powder skirt snaps back out of the way for off-slope activities. The softshell liner jacket is endowed with Omni-Shield advanced repellency, making it a lightweight, weather-resistant jacket when worn on its own. Hand pockets on both pieces and interior goggle and security pockets offer storage options for cell phone, iPod, snacks and ski pass. You love to be outside in all 4 seasons; the Columbia Erudite Parka for men is a 3-in-1 interchange system that will adjust to keep you comfy in any condition.
- Shell fabric: 100% nylon Clima Grid
- Lining fabric: 100% nylon Contour Echelon Emboss taffeta
- Inner jacket shell fabric: 92% polyester, 8% elastane double weave stretch twill
- Inner jacket lining fabric: 100% polyester chamois touch tricot
- Omni-Tech waterproof-breathable and fully seam sealed
- Omni-Shield advanced repellency liner
- Zip-in and 3-point interchange system
- Softshell liner jacket
- Removable, adjustable storm hood
- Underarm venting
- Adjustable snap-back powder skirt
- Mesh goggle pocket
- Security pocket
- Micro-chamois chin guard
- Articulated elbows
- Center back length: 31.5 in
Purchase the Columbia Erudite Parka for Men from Altrec.com. All order totals over $45 qualify for free ground shipping.
- February 1 2012
this jacket is very warm. it keeps the water and wind out. i normally wear a medium so that is what i ordered and it is a tight fit, but that makes it extra warn. i would recommend this to anyone that is in cold weather.
- January 7 2012
super warm winter jacket
I come from a tropical country so I have zero tolerance to cold weather. And this jacket is my primary survival kit :) It seems that those little silver dots are the secret to keep us warmer. Just like any Columbia product, it is pricey but worth every penny. This jacket is light and the lines of this jacket are flattering. Moreover, the shipping was quick. Definitely recommend for anyone looking for super warm winter jacket!
- January 3 2012
A great value for a 3-in-1 system
Let me first qualify this review by saying that I have a history of buying Columbia gear...it's not indestructible, but I find that by the time I've had it long enough for some aspect of it to fail, I'm usually ready for a new one anyway. I really like this coat...I really had two requirements that led me to it: 1) I really wanted to decent looking green jacket, and 2) I wanted a 3-in-1 setup (removable liner that can be worn on its own). Though the liner in this jacket is thinner than a full fleece liner, it's shockingly warm. The liner + shell keeps you very toasty at temps below 40 F, and above 50 F you would really be way too warm to wear both. The construction is solid, it has a very durable feel. The few chances I've had to test the waterproofing have been very positive so far. The pockets are in all the right places. Cons for me were that for me a Medium is the right size...but the waist of the coat is a little restrictive in this size. I also wish the front zipper was 2-way (able to unzip a zipped coat up from the bottom).