Balance is key.
The Outdry Ex Eco Insulated Jacket balances protecting nature and protecting you from nature with its sustainable, durable construction. This jacket is designed to have the same performance level as the original version while providing a more eco-friendly option. The non-PFC OutDry Extreme membrane prevents water from seeping in, and the light insulation helps block the chill of winter. Columbia built this jacket with all recycled materials in the fabric, insulation, and trims, and the dye-free manufacturing process saves more than 13 gallons of water per jacket.
- Eco-friendly jacket for cool, wet weather
- Waterproof OutDry Extreme membrane with reduced chemical exposure
- Light insulation appropriate for chilly days
- Adjustable hood and drawcord hem block snow from obvious entry
- 100% recycled fabric, insulation, and trims
- Item #COL01TH
- Q & A
All you'd expect from a Colombia jacket
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Large
- Height: 6'3"
- Weight: 195lbs
First and foremost, for those of you looking for a light rain jacket this is not for you. I half expected this jacket to be much different than it was after 2 months. What it is: durable, water-proof, warm (when you're moving), mobile, and most of all it fits true to size. What it ain't: breathable, insulating for stationary types, cheap. Overall, it's a quality built jacket that fullfills all those pesky green-life mantra people who are looking for an eco-friendly choice in their wearable goods. It does very well in the realm of acting as that barrier between you and the elements, assuming you tighten down the wrist straps, zip the underarm vents, and tighten the lowest torso adjustments. If you do these and expect to move with it breathing - jokes on you! I've had a total of 10 or so outings with it as of yet and when you get to moving it does the insulating job almost too well. I had a t-shirt and light fleece jacket underneath and still sweat my nads off in this thing with it zipped up when I go snowshoeing or skiing. For a light walk with the dog or through the woods using the same layers it remained nice and cozy. I have yet to test it against the elements of a heavy rainfall or blizzard, but so far this jacket has suited all my outings very well. The only drawback is that extra $50 you spend for the "eco-friendly" tag.
TLDR: Jacket is warm but not that breathable - check out my video below!