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It's like walking around in a sleeping bag. Columbia's Men's Alaskan II Down Jacket faces winter's nastiest cold and chuckles. The Alaskan shrugs off cold, but breathes so well that it won't cook you, either. Thick 700 fill power down is super lightweight, and with Columbia's Omni-Shield thermal reflective lining, the Alaskan can stand up to the harshest cold. As an extra element of protection, Columbia utilized Omni-Shield water-repellent coated fabric in case of a surprise storm.

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What is the weight of an Small?

What is the weight of an Small?

5 5

Amazing Coat, 5 Thumbs Up!!!

This coat does everything and then some. Keeps me very warm in cold and windy weather. I could not feel any wind make it through, the hood was really warm and comfy. I am so happy with this coat, I recommend this particular coat to everyone.

5 5

Awesome Jacket - super warm!

After reading Jeff's review I decided to give this jacket a try. It is incredibly wonderful. The Omni Shield reflects your own heat - combine that with the down and it is absolutely as warm as can be. I live in Vermont mountains and find it perfect for this climate. Pockets are great too - and hand pockets have very soft liners. The hood fits more perfectly than any hood I've ever had on any jacket. I highly recommend this jacket!

what is the outer material of this jacket?...

what is the outer material of this jacket? does it have a pocket stuff sack? how packable is it? and how water/snow resistant?

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it is a matte, ripstop material that is more firm than many puffy coats out there. t does not come with a stiff sack and it packs reasonably small (something closer to a football than a rugby ball). It was designed as an outer piece and the OmniShield makes it quite water resistant. I used it for skiing with the kids (low arobic) in some pretty wet snow. the DWR is applied to the fiber and not the fabric, making it more resistant and supple, and adding durability and longevity. There is not a membrane used onthis to waterproof it.

How many oz of 700 fill is in the size M...

How many oz of 700 fill is in the size M and size L versions of the Alaskan Down Jacket? Does the 20% improvement in warmth from the reflective dots refer to the difference in the lining insulation, the down insulation, or the whole jacket?

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I have requested the specs for M and L ounce fills and expect an answer shortly. I can tell you now that the linig reflects enough heat to regulate and keep you warmer with less effort. The lining fabric creates a 20% warmer garment

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Columbia's Reply from e-mail correspondence:

From Columbia:

"The total down weight for the Alaskan II size large is 250 grams. The XL has 265 grams.

Our minimum down content is 90% to 10% feathers... given that percentage, the size large has a minimum down only weight of 225 grams. The XL has a minimum down weight of 238.5 grams.

I'm 6'2" and about as skinny as they come...

I'm 6'2" and about as skinny as they come (think European cyclist skinny) any recommendation on size?

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If you are reasonably long-waisted go for a Large. If you are all legs, you could probably get away with a medium. There is an easy exchange policy

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I ended up getting the Medium. It fits really well and am very pleased thus far. I've used it in the cold but not bitter cold yet.

Is the columbia size chart true for this...

Is the columbia size chart true for this gear (size "M")?

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it sounds right. it runs a bit roomy, with ample sleeve length. Personally, I have a high ape-index and was accustomed to up-sizing to get sleeve length. With this one, I did not have to or choose to do so.

5 5

sleeping bag with sleeves

yeah... I work for Columbia. I am also a gear snob. I speak my mind on what I like far less than I bag on things I don't like. This is my jacket for W'10. it moves with me, it's quiet, and it doesn't overheat. The new OmniHeat makes it super for all cold conditions and the OmniShield makes it repel all CO winter precip that I have thrown at it. Did I mention the hood? That sealed it for me.

At the Steamboat Easter Egg Hunt, the weather turned south and i had that jacket on as I chased my kids. I bundled my cold toddler up inside this jacket with me and she fell asleep in the warm comfort.