The best of both worlds.
Using a combination of hydrophobic goose down and Omni-Heat synthetic insulation, the Columbia Men's Platinum 860-fill Turbodown Jacket provides the loft and warmth of down with the moisture management of a synthetic fill jacket. Within each baffle is a stacked combination of natural and synthetic fibers. While the down maintains warmth, synthetic fibers offer breathability and pull moisture away from your body. The Omni-Heat reflective lining uses small reflective circles along the face of the fabric to reflect your body heat back to you, and the micro ripstop shell helps keep all that techy fill inside the jacket. Great for cold days on belay or hikes into the alpine, the Platinum 860 is an essential jacket for any adventure.
- 30D nylon micro ripstop water-resistant fabric
- Omni-Heat Reflective lining
- 860-fill TurboDown insulation
- 60g Omni-Heat synthetic insulation
- Modern Classic fit
- Drawcord adjustable hem
- Zippered hand pockets
- Item #COL00BR
- Q & A
Hypothermia at 32 above
- Size Bought: Small
As my dear friend and mentor Sarah Savala would say - "HOLY FRICK!" It was snowing and 30 degress this morning in SLC so I figured I'd give the jacket a go with a minimal softshell over the top to protect against the snow. I wasn't even to the end of my block before I was practically overheating and had to start shedding layers. Was it hypothermia, I thought to myself? Trying to get naked when you're on the verge of freezing to death is one of those crazy things your mind talks your body into when hypothermic, so it may have been a possibility if I was lost in the Uintahs in sub-zero temps, but no. It's just the TURBO DOWN/OMNIHEAT TECHNOLOGY! Columbia does a great job with tech, either through innovation or acquisition, and the reflective inner lining and insulation on this thing are two great examples. The insulation is a synthetic/down combo which isn't necessarily a new idea, but Columbia uses 800-fill goose(premium) and 60g Omni-Heat, which is a patented variant of the typical polyester microfiber clusters used in virtually all synthetic insulators. The reflective inner-lining is like covering yourself in tin foil except it's softer and quiet. Feels great against the skin until you start sweating.
If you're looking for a super-packable, lightweight midlayer to keep in your pack for when the temperature drops then this is probably not the jacket for you. If you're looking to stay warm on long walks up and down the shore of Lake Michigan in February, look no further. This is easily the warmest jacket I've ever worn in my life. Kudos, Columbia.
For sizing it's pretty true to size. For a piece like this I'd typically wear a medium but I won this at one of our super clinics and thought I could gift it or use it as a mid layer, but nah this is a stand alone jacket in the smaller size for me. Pic attached.
What is the center back length of a medium?