Castle Crest Jacket
Go straight from the slopes to the city in the Columbia Castle Crest Jacket. Slip it under your favorite shell and let the Microtemp XF II and Omni-HEAT reflective lining keep you warm throughout a long day of skiing or snowboarding. As your day winds down and you are ready to hit the town for a night of food and festivities, pop the removable hood back on and rely on the water resistant outer to keep you dry in the light snow storm as you catch a bus downtown. Double check for your condo key in the zippered pockets and feel good about yourself knowing that the drop tail adds a nice touch of style to ensure that you are looking your best as you explore your new favorite ski town.
- An insulated jacket perfect for casual or technical use
- 100g of synthetic insulation provides warmth and minimal bulk
- Omni-Heat reflective liner traps body heat at the source
- Water resistant outer protects you from precipitation
- Removable hood to match anyone's style or desired function
- Drop tail adds style and a touch of function to keep out snow
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Small
Bought this for a camping trip to Yosemite, the temperature dropped to 30 degrees at night. Wore this with a long sleeve shirt and I was super warm!! Super lightweight so I could shove it in my backbag when we were hiking too. 10/10 recommend!
I like it but not quite what I expected
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: Runs large
- Size Bought: small
I like the look of it and it's super comfortable but the fit is a bit off and I'm not sure it will hold up to some technical use. I've just been wearing around town as the temps drop and it's definitely warm enough to use for temps around freezing (upper 20s/30s degrees F). Flexibility wise, I'm not sure this would offer enough range of motion to comfortably use for skiing as an inner layer, but it would be totally fine for hiking as long as there isn't much scrambling.
Sizing: I got a small and it fits through the shoulders and sleeve length, but feels a bit bulkier through the chest and waist than I expected. My bust is on the smaller side, so I think someone with a bigger bust won't find this to be an issue.
Lastly, I am not crazy about the way the snaps on the collar sit for the removable hood. They're metal snaps so if you aren't in a turtle neck or aren't wearing a scarf, those buggers are cold and awkward feeling against your skin. The little flap of fabric to "hide" them when you're not using the hood does not do much.
Fleece lined pockets are wonderful, and they're deep too, so they're plenty big to carry a good pair of gloves or mittens in.
Overall, I like it and I'm fairly confident it will get the job done this winter, but it fell a little short on expectations and functionality.
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: XS
This jacket will keep you warm in the fall season, but I don't think it was constructed very well. The drop hem in the back is in my opinion, a bit unnecessary and does not flatter the rest of the jacket, or your figure. I don't feel it adds any functionality to it either. The Omni-Heat Reflective material is not super nice looking and it appears that in time, would begin to peel/flake off - it resembles a space blanket too!
I think Columbia was headed in the right direction with this, but missed the mark. I ended up sending this back.
I love this light jacket. Itâs light, itâs comfortable,itâs fun. Great for Fall.