‘Ugly ducking looks mask beautiful swan performance with consistent breathability thanks to Columbia’s radical OutDry Extreme fabric technology.’
Outdoors Magic: Interesting fabric with consistent breathability, pit-zips and venting pockets, deceptively okay hood, comfortable feel.
Outdoors Tragic: Hood could be better for UK use, ugly duckling looks are distinctive, but polarising.
Outdoors Grabbit? If you can get past the distinctive, slightly rubbery looks, the radical ‘waterproofing on the outside’ fabric is decently breathable and, more importantly, performance stays consistent no matter how long you’re out for. The hood turns out to be better than it looks, but could be better for really gnarly use. We’d love to see this fabric in a sleeker fitting, more technical package.
Waterproof trail and walking jacket / OutDry Extreme fabric / external seam tape / bonded visor, cuffs and hem / adjustable storm hood / pit-zips / water-resistant PU front zipper with storm-flap / Light Rail™ zippered chest and hand pockets / drawcord adjustable hem / drop-tail
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