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Don't be fooled by it's classy and refined looks; the Columbia Women's Lay 'D' Down Jacket is built to tear apart the slopes and keep your core warm when the outside temperature is hovering between cold and brutal.

  • Omni-Shield water-resistant coating sheds light, intermittent rain and snow and breathes well so that your down insulation can vent
  • Omni-Heat thermal reflective lining radiates your body's heat back towards your skin so you stay warmer when the temperatures drops
  • The 550-fill down insulation locks in warmth, compresses and rebounds well, and weighs less than any synthetic insulator
  • Underarm vents let you dump excess warmth when you work up a sweat on the hill
  • Adjustable hem, cuffs, wrist gaiters, and powder skirt help you lock out the cold and snow
  • Removable faux-fur hood trim lends extra snazz and pizazz
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Very warm jacket & great price on-line!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small

I finally wore out my Columbia jacket after 15 years and was concerned I wouldn't find one as warm as my previous one. Got the Lay D Down jacket for Christmas and find it extremely warm in 10 degree or below weather. It's lightweight, slimming and not at all bulky. Wasn't sure I'd like the thumb loops and they're useful rather than wearing light gloves. Prefer the dark compass blue as it's not a bright or purplish blue. The jacket runs a bit small. I needed to return the small for a medium though the return process was easy and quick. Definitely recommend this jacket! Reading the reviews was helpful in making my decision so hope this one helps others.

Very warm jacket

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Had been living in Orange County, California, for many years where it never snows, before moving to Chicago just few months ago, I was worried that I could not make it through Chicago winter, so I did countless research on internet and bought this jacket. Boy I'm glad I did. It's super warm and keeps me toasty all the time. Plus it's figure flattering so u can't go wrong with it. I'm petite 5'1 and 105lb, size XS fits me perfectly and it still allows some layering. I can't recommend this jacket enough.

Not warm enough

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

This is a very nice jacket. However, it was just not as warm as I was hoping for. The sizing also seems to run small. The difference between a small and a medium is negligible.

Good fit, great warmth

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Love this jacket, it is super warm, flattering fit and great colour. Only issue for me is that I can't reach forward with the thumbs loops on as I have pretty long arms. Otherwise I love it and would recommend it to others.


    I researched a lot of coats to find the best quality for the price. When I first came across this coat, I said I would never spend that much!! Upon further research and reading customer reviews, it was clear that if I was going to purchase a nice coat to last me for years to come, this was the one! I'm very pleased with the quality and the extreme warmth of this coat! The omni heat is trulely amazing! The collar has a very soft lining on the inside, comfortable on your face. The thumb holes in the sleeves keep the cold air out. Also, the coat is not big and bulky at all. In fact, it has a nice slimming effect. I definitely recommend this coat for anyone who is looking for QUALITY, STYLE, and AMAZING WARMTH!!!! It's worth every penny!!

    How warm is this jacket? I'm from northern...

    How warm is this jacket? I'm from northern Canada where it is currently -45 degrees celsius, -49 fahrenheit. Will this keep me warm or do I need something warmer?

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    The Columbia Lay 'D' Down Jacket is an excellent cold weather piece and would be good in southern Canada, and even central Canada. But northern Canada?! That is a whole different ballpark. This jacket would make a good layering piece for the temps you describe but for the best results I would recommend a 3/4 length down parka like the Arc'Teryx Patera, the Patagonia Tres Down, the Patagonia Northwest Down, or any 3/4 length parka from Canada Goose. You may still need to layer a little bit under these coats, but they will generally provide the warmth and weather protection you need.

    Hey Kaley,

    You're talking temps and latitudes that rate as Arctic and top-of-the-world type stuff. You're living it, so I don't think I can tell you much that you don't already know in that regard. You want much more than 550 fill and any kind of average jacket. Your best bet for where fashion meets function is going to be Canada Goose. If style isn't so much an issue, start looking at Mountain Hardwear, TNF, and maybe Marmot in 850 fill weight parkas designed for high altitude mountaineering...Oh jeez that's cold!!

    Can anyone tell me if this jacket is bulky...

    Can anyone tell me if this jacket is bulky or not. I need a jacket for traveling to Germany and Switzerland in February and would like to have a less bulky coat to keep up with. I like the sleekness if the packable down coats but I feel they will be too lightweight. Thank you!

    This coat will definitely be more heavy weight then the packable down coats, but also it will be considerably more bulky. I understand the concern with the packables being too lightweight but some of them have about 250 more down fill then this coat, so they will be warmer, but also more lightweight to fit in that carry on! Check out this north face, warmer and lighter weight!

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    This jacket is going to be a little puffy because down has to have loft to keep you warm. That being said, it will compress down to a reasonable size because it is down. If you go with a thinner jacket, it's not going to be as warm. This is a great middle of the road for warmth/weight jacket.

    What is the difference between this and...

    What is the difference between this and the Columbia Powder Summit?

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    Hi Kim, thank you for your question.

    The two models are very similar tech-wise- the difference will come in their aesthetics. This model has the removeable faux-fur hood, while the Powder Summit has no faux-fur but it does offer a longer fit. But in regards to insulation and waterproofing, they will be the same.

    I'm 5'2, 112 lbs, should i get the xs? or...

    I'm 5'2, 112 lbs, should i get the xs? or s?

    I am 5'3", 110 lbs and I ordered the small, because I want to be able to wear it over sweaters and winter clothing. I haven't gotten it yet, but if it is the same as my other Columbia jackets, the small will be perfect. I'll let you know more when I get it!

    Is this more of a ski jacket or around...

    Is this more of a ski jacket or around town jacket? Mainly is it the stiffer material of most ski jackets or softer like "around town" puffer jackets?

    There is a same model for girls which is...

    There is a same model for girls which is almost half the price. I compared all features, and they look quite the same. can anyone tell me what's the big difference if both sizes fit (M size for women, and L size for girls).

    The fit on the ladies version is much more feminine and looks more flattering. The ladies has the wrist gaiters, which I would never do without for snowboarding, glued zippers and overall better jacket. My daughter fit in the girls 14/16 and the ladies XS. We ended up with the ladies XS . More money but a nicer jacket in my opinion.

    Has anyone had a problem with the pits on...

    Has anyone had a problem with the pits on this coat? The "best dam down" by Columbia also has pit zips but it makes the fit really tight and uncomfortable in the armpits. I hope this one doesn't have that problem... Thanks!

    What is a comfortable temperature range...

    What is a comfortable temperature range for this jacket? I am moving up to Iowa for college in the fall from a place where it hardly snows, so I'm looking for a jacket to wear in winter, when the average low (apparently) is 14 F or lower. Is it comfortable in that kind of weather when you're just walking (for example, walking from class to class at college?) instead of skiing or doing any similar exercise?

    my my wife has three of these... it sounds snobby and she uses each of them every bit as much as people in other regions use a single parka. It is versatile for the really cold times skiing, in the stands for a late season football game, and for the shoulder season mornings. It fights off the biting, super cold

    Is this coat puffy?

    Is this coat puffy?

    Does the hood have an adjustible drawstring...

    Does the hood have an adjustible drawstring to tighten around your face

    Can you tell me how long is the jacket....

    Can you tell me how long is the jacket. Does it cover the kidneys, i.e. mid-butt?

    How bright is the cherrybomb color?

    How bright is the cherrybomb color?

    is this coat true to size or does it run...

    is this coat true to size or does it run small?

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    True to size. If you are between 2 sizes, go with the bigger. It doesn't look like it in the picture but this jacket flatters one's shape. I wear a 14/16 and ordered the XL. I have large hips and a butt to match and this jacket hugs my curves and keeps me warm and sexy!

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    I want to buy one for my mum. Her bust is...

    I want to buy one for my mum. Her bust is 84cm, waist is 100cm. Who can tell me what size I should buy? Thanks