- February 13 2012
Exactly what I wanted
My old Columbia rain jacket finally died after 15+ years of abuse. I wore it every time I needed a jacket. During the winter, I used it as a shell and layered. During the summer, I used it as a rain jacket. Spring and fall, it was my constant companion. Hiking, camping and even walking across campus, it was either on me or stuffed in my pack. This replacement jacket seems to have the same quality and I expect the same durability as my old one.
- January 27 2012
I really like this jacket. Good quality, comfortable material, and special design. The only thing I should mention is that size S is a little bit long for a guy as tall as 5'10''. But this is fine.
- January 27 2012
Best Jacket for running!
I got this jacket a while ago and I'm using it to run in the cold morning of Portland and it's great! It will protect you perfect from the wind and the rain, no so much from the cold but since you are working out that's ok. Very recommended to do sports in cold temperatures.
- January 23 2012
Great jacket for traveling
This is the second time I've purchased this jacket. I had my first one for 5 years and it survived 2 years in Asia, camping trips, day hikes, bus rides in Laos, and any other torture I could put it through. It only died when I lent it to a friend who dried it on high heat and basically melted some of the fabric on the arms. I primarily bought this jacket for traveling abroad, as it's lightweight and packable, which makes for a perfect pillow on overnight bus/train trips, if you get cold on a long flight, or if you're stuck on a slow-moving ferry. I used it during the rainy season while teaching in Thailand and Laos, and it kept me dry, yet allowed me to remain cool in the hot, humid conditions. As previous reviewers noted, the jacket fits large, which makes sense since you can use the jacket for an outer shell if you're traveling or living in cold climates. I'm 6'2" 170 pounds, and the jacket fits me just right, not too tight or baggy. Other competing companies probably sell comparable products, but in this category at least, I've only owned a Columbia and it's an awesome jacket. I highly recommend it.