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As the lightest jacket that Columbia makes, the Men's Trail Magic Shell is always a no-brainer to toss into your pack before heading out for a hike or backpacking adventure. Tipping the scale at just over ten ounces, the Trail Magic feels like you're wearing nothing at all, yet ensures waterproof, breathable protection thanks to a 2.5-layer Omni-Tech construction for stormy weather.
Omni-Tech keeps rain, sleet, and snow at bay while allowing internal moisture to escape, and the 4-way stretch keeps you agile with a full range of motion on more difficult trails. When the sun comes out and the temp rises, an Omni-Wick EVAP mesh lining pulls sweat away from your skin and promotes air circulation for cool, refreshing comfort when you need it. An adjustable hood, hem, and contoured sleeve cuffs help you batten down the hatches when the really bad weather hits, and zippered, backpack-compatible front pockets let you comfortably carry your backpack for thru-hiking adventures.
- The lightest shell Columbia offers for serious hikers
- Waterproof, breathable design keeps you comfortably dry
- Four-way stretch lets you move freely on the trail
- Mesh lining wicks sweat and breathes exceptionally well
- Regular fit allows room for layers
- Adjustable hood, hem, and cuffs customize protection
- Pockets are backpack-compatible for more comfortable carrying
- Item #COL020O
- Q & A
Magic at an affordable price!
Bought this shell to replace a nice, but heavier coat for backcountry tours. It blocks the wind well but is by no means a stand alone coat. Have used it on a couple days with high gusting winds and temperatures in the teens (Fahrenheit). More recently went out touring around -20 and was comfy with a long sleeve shirt, light synthetic down undercoat and this shell. You will need an insulator under it to get the full value from it like stated above. I am VERY impressed with how light/packable the coat is due to having limited space and desire for less weight in my touring pack during longer trecks. The sizing runs a little small, but feels really nice. Keep in mind that youâll want to pull this shell off for the ascent and wear it for the descent. As with any coat all of that heat generated has to go somewhere and it will end up on the inside of the jacket shell if left on while climbing up.