Snow Rival Jacket
- Technical ski jacket provides an unrivaled performance
- Waterproof, breathable Omni-Tech laminated to stretchy fabric
- Omni-Heat insulates and reflects warmth back to your body
- Ventilation zippers under each sleeve amplify airflow
- Removable hood and adjustable powder skirt customize coverage
- Item #COL02B2
- Q & A
Great Jacket - Columbia Does It Again
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Large
- Height: 5'11"
- Weight: 205lbs
I was in the market for a new jacket coming from a Columbia Cubist 2.0. I looked at many jackets from many brands, and for the price this jacket has the best combination of style, features, warmth and premium materials that I could find. Other brands have similar jackets that are more expensive with fewer features.
I live in Michigan's Upper Peninsula where winters are about as good (or bad depending on your view) as they get. I use this jacket as an all-around winter jacket, including snowboarding, shoveling, snowblowing, walking dogs, commuting to work and more. I don't ever need more than a base layer and a T-shirt for most of those activities. Maybe a light sweatshirt if I'm going to be inactive outside and want to be really toasty.
Some of my favorite features of this jacket are the “invisible” zippers on the front and the handwarmer pockets, the quick and easy drawcords at the hood and hem (it’s a small thing, but the adjustment device on this jacket is so much nicer than other jackets I’ve used), the contoured cuffs with the comfort cuff, the pit zips for when you get too warm, the powder skirt for skiing/snowboarding, and the pockets. This jacket has all the pockets you’ll need. Also, if you've never tried a Columbia jacket with the Omniheat reflective lining, do yourself a favor and try it - it really works and adds another level of warmth to the typical insulated jacket. You can tell this jacket is in the Titanium collection because all of the materials are a step better than Columbia’s other jackets, and it makes for a Superior jacket (Yooper joke).
I also really like the look and fit of this jacket. I got the Dark Mountain color, and it’s pretty true to the pictures – kind of a grayish blue, orange hood liner, red zipper strings. The pictures don't show the interior, but the orange accents continue inside. It’s an understated look, with a little bit of flash. Perfect in my books. Everything is very true to Columbia’s typical sizing – I usually wear a Large, and it fits me perfectly with room for any layers I would need.
Overall, this is a fantastic jacket, and I’m super happy with my purchase.