Closeouts. A nylon shell provides excellent durability and Omni-Tech® waterproof breathable protection stands up to even the strongest downpours, making Columbia Sportswear’s EXS Higher RPM jacket the perfect companion for backcountry adventure.
Reviewed by Toysinthewoods from Austin, Texas on Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Runs a bit big, which worked in my case as I will used for an outer layer. Fairly light, with little insulation so will need a base or base and mid layer to keep you warm. Columbia products have always worn well and looked stylish, this jacket is no exception. Hood is not detachable (a negative IMO-its pretty mild and dry here mostly)
Good jakcet, excellent bargain
Best Uses: Extreme Conditions, Hiking and Camping, Wet Weather
Reviewed by Ranger Sam from Granby, CO on Saturday, December 11, 2010
I got this to replace a 20-year old Sierra Designs shell that has been my favorite outer layer for ages. This was the closest I could find for a reasonable price, and with Columbia quality, I know it will serve me well.
Reviewed by Engelken from Chicago, IL on Thursday, September 2, 2010
This is a well, built heavyweight rain jacket that is fairly breathable. If you want Gore-Tex, you'll have to spend the money, but if you want something more breathable than simple plastic and aren't doing a lot of heavy moving around, this will do you just fine. It's pretty warm, very good at keeping out the wet, and has a decent amount of pocketry. Solid material.
Best Uses: Casual Wear, Hiking and Camping, Wet Weather
Reviewed by Farley from Valley Forge on Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Bought this for a second fly fishing jacket, it is a nice coat but will be a little heavier than ideal for carring allday with all of my gear- i am going to put it in a chest/packpack so i can go all day without worrying about downpours.