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Built for winter.
Break out the Men's Columbia Powder Keg Down Jacket for winter endeavors ranging from walking the dog to ripping hard when the snow and wind just won't let up. Built for intense conditions, this jacket's designed with fully sealed seams and an Omni-Tech membrane. A combination of down and synthetic insulation lined with a reflective Omni-Heat backing consistently keeps you warm, while the athletic fit and stretch fabric prevent you from looking too poofy. Skip the search and keep your pass, goggles, and other accessories handy with designated pockets. The helmet-compatible hood features adjustments for your peripheral vision, so you can enjoy the freshies without the blinders you're used to wearing during a storm.
- A jacket built to withstand winter conditions
- Waterproof and breathable Omni-Tech keeps you dry
- 700-fill down and 60g Omni-Heat provide lightweight insulation
- Underarm zippers allow ample airflow and sufficient ventilation
- Adjustable hood and powder skirt assure secure coverage
- Four-way stretch fabric for unimpeded mobility
- Q & A
Really Great Jacket
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: Runs large
- Size Bought: XL
I picked this jacket up last week and have been using it quite a bit as temperatures have gotten colder here in Minnesota. I REALLY like this jacket after using it in cool temperatures (temps down to the mid 20's). I have been looking for a jacket like this for awhile, it is warm, comfortable, and has a lot of great features associated with it. Here are a few key highlights of this jacket:
1.) Warmth- this is the biggest and most important factor when selecting a jacket for use in cold Minnesota winter conditions. I did try the 'Powder Keg SKI jacket' first and that jacket wasn't warm enough (that jacket only has about 60 g of Omni heat insulation). This one has the 60 g of Omni heat and 700 fill down, the down definitely makes this coat warmer (thus why it costs more). I am sure it will handle the colder temperatures when they come along.
Fabric: This jacket is listed as waterproof. I haven't tried that out yet but the material is very comfortable and stretchy. I have the black and orange jacket, and the orange zippers accent the black fabric very nicely. Areas around the wrist/lower arms, the hood, and along the main zipper is a little different fabric that appears to be more durable, when you get the jacket you will notice the different type of fabric. I actually like that different fabrics and it gives the jacket a unique look.
Other cool features: I like the elastic wrist cuffs, they add another level of warmth in wind. I also like the powder skirt, I do not ski but I like having a powder skirt to keep out windy drafts. There are cinch cords on the waist, as well as cords on the hoot to make everything more adjustable (because this is a ski specific jacket the hood is fitted for a helmet so the adjustable cinches on the hood are nice). The pockets are also lined, making them nice and warm too. There are quite a few pockets on the inside and outside of the coat, including a wrist pocket.
Fit: I am 6'0 225 lbs and I ordered the XL. It does fit a little bit on the large side, but I sized it that way so I could layer underneath of this jacket. I could get away with using a large jacket which would be snug but definitely do-able. Sizes run a little on the large side.