Your new go-to.
Whether you're taking the dogs out for an evening walk or escaping into the mountains for a Saturday snowshoe adventure, you'll love the protective power of the Columbia Men's Outdry Ex Gold Insulated Jacket. Made with Columbia's OutDry technology, which puts a waterproof and breathable membrane on the outside and a wicking fabric on the inside, this jacket will keep you warm and dry through winter's toughest storms. Lightweight Omni-Heat thermal insulation is backed by an Omni-Heat lining that reflects body heat back to your core, so you'll stay warmer longer. A storm hood and an adjustable hem and cuffs keep strong winds at bay, while underarm zippers offer quick ventilation to help you stay cool and comfortable as you snowshoe up steep ridges.
- A winter coat for everday wear around town and on the trail
- OutDry waterproof, breathable membrane is on the outside
- Omni-Heat thermal insulation keeps you warm and comfortable
- Omni-Heat lining reflects body heat for added warmth
- Adjustable hood provides storm protection
- Underarm venting helps regulate temperature
- Active fit with drop tail hem is slimmer in the body
- Q & A
Stay dry my friends
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
If you're shopping around for a serious waterproof jacket this one should be close to the top of your list.
I don't have any worries about getting wet while wearing this jacket and I don't have to think about the jacket itself wetting out like some other waterproof fabrics.
On first inspection I was a little worried about how thin the insulation seemed, but it is plenty warm. I wore this jacket snowboarding on a day where the temperature hovered around mid 40s and it was almost too warm with just a long sleeve baselayer underneath.
The inner liner is nice and soft unlike the exterior. The jacket is comfortable enough that I end up wearing it most of the day even when I'm in the office and I'm not really eager to take it off when I get home. I should probably adjust the A/C in both places.
It's a slimmer fit than I was expecting, but I'm not a slim dude so it'll probably fit most people well. Its got enough room for me to wear a baselayer and a thin fleece jacket comfortably. The hood is big enough I can fit a medium size ski helmet and zip almost all the way up.
The exterior on this jacket is like a thinner rubber slicker, it seems very durable compared to some other fabrics. It does make some noise when moving around, I'm not sure how much that factors in how people decide to buy a rain jacket. Besides if its raining you won't be hearing the jacket and you'll be just happy that you're completely dry.