Raywrote a review of Columbia Whirlibird III Interchange Parka - Men's on December 31, 2012
Familiarity: I've used it several times
I needed a jacket that can repel rain, ski/snowboard with, can wear to work/casually, keep my warm and not make me sweat when I go indoors and this jacket delivers. I had my doubts when I saw the foil looking inside and I thought there's no way it can keep me warm. I live in New York and this is perfect since it gets frigid/windy here. I don't question the mechanics of it all but it keeps me comfortably warm. I don't get sweaty and uncomfortable when I go indoors because the material dries sweat. I have mobility, move around easily, and it's not bulky. My only gripe is the backtail of the jacket is longer than the front which is probably designed to keep your butt from getting wet when snowboarding but just looks and feels weird to me. Also, when you zip the jacket all the way up, the zipper guards kind of get in the way and rub up on your neck and mouth. But other than that, 5 out of 5.