Break winter's spell.
When Mother Nature's wrapping her icy hands around your town, don the Columbia Hexbreaker Women's Long Down Jacket and tell her to get her witchcraft out of here. The 600-fill down insulation and Omni-Heat reflective coating keep your body heat in and all the cold out, while the water-resistant nylon shell and soft polyester lining keep you cozy and comfortable, even on the most miserably cold winter days. The Hexbreaker has a slim, flattering cut, so it looks great on the streets of New York, Val d'Isere, or Aspen, and plenty of thoughtful and warm touches like a removable hood, draft-blocking comfort cuffs, and a drawcord waist to give it some shape.
- A classy down coat for strutting through chilly winter streets
- Responsibly-sourced down offers comfortable warmth
- Omni-Heat reflectors retain body heat for extra toastiness
- Water-resistant fabric fends off light snow
- Adjustable waist, cuffs, and hood for personalized fit
- Item #COL01Q5
- Q & A
So bummed. And: velcro!
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: small
- Height: 5'5"
- Weight: 130lbs
If the item description had included the word "velcro" anywhere, I would never have purchased this coat. The placket has velcro closures, not snaps. I hate the stuff. It always snags scarves and other clothing, and on this jacket, you can't unzip it without stopping at every velcro junction along the front, detaching the velcro, and moving on to the next, and detaching it too before moving on. It adheres to itself too quickly and easily to stay detached if the zipper is closed. I was disappointed in some other things as well. I bought this coat after purchasing the Mighty Lite jacket, which I am very happy with - for days with a temperature spread of around 20-65 degrees. I thought this would be much warmer, with the down fill, and the omni-heat shield, and I thought I would like a couple other features. I wore it for a around my house (zipped up), and for a little walk on a sunny, 30ish degree day in Denver, and it didn't feel much warmer than the Mighty Lite, which has no insulation. I have had 500 and 550-fill down coats, and this feels thinner than those, though it's supposed to be 600. I don't trust that it would be as warm as I need. It already had small bits of down all over the outside of it from the moment I put it on, presumably from leaking through the fabric, which is nice and silky to the touch, but doesn't feel durable. One of the selling points for me was the adjustable waist. I like things to fit close, for warmth in the winter, and somewhat for style. I thought the drawcord would allow a close fit, whether I had bulky layers on underneath or not. But the drawcord is a very thin cord of elastic, and the stops are odd. They're not the kind of toggle stops I am used to in outdoor gear, and they seem fragile and I have a hard time imagining that they would continue to work with much use, if really at all. The cord seems to slide through easily and the cinch looked a little uneven from side to side. And somehow, even with the waist cinched in, the coat still looks boxy. For size reference, I am 5'5" and a size 2 in jeans, somewhere between 125-130 lbs. I'm more muscular than curvy. The small fits, but does look boxy and could be a little more fitted in the body, just for proper fit, even when accommodating a couple layers. The sleeves are just long enough. The collar, when zipped, is very snug. I think it might prove a little problematic. The hood is a nice size. I could put it over a plush knit cap with a ball on top. I'm not sure the quality matches the price on this one, and it's not what I was hoping for, so I am sadly returning it.