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About Columbia Sportswear Baseplate Jacket (For Men)

Closeouts. Stripped of weight but not performance, Columbia Sportswear's Baseplate jacket is an essential wind- and water-resistant stretch shell, perfect of those days when the weather can't make up its mind. Omni-Shield® advanced repellency and strategically positioned stretch panels provide a protective barrier for all your outdoor activities.


Specs about Columbia Sportswear Baseplate Jacket (For Men)

  • Closure: Zipper,YKK®
  • Zipper: Right
  • Length: 28" (based on size large)
  • Fabric: 60% nylon, 40% polyester
  • Care: Machine wash, tumble dry
  • Total weight: 10 oz.
  • Made in Viet Nam
  • US shipments only


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4.214285 5 Overall Rating: 4.2 Based on 14 reviews

Most Helpful 5-Star Review

Verified Buyer Reviewed by RedHappyPhoto from Lawrenceburg, Tn on Wednesday, January 16, 2013
I enjoy the jackets-perfect for my job
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  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Albee from Connecticut on Monday, June 2, 2014
    The Baseplate jacket is just as advertised: a lightweight jacket that is equally at home in dry windy conditions or in light rain.

    In my brief experience with it , the jacket has performed admirably. I like the look and feel of jacket. It fit true to size .( I ordered an xl )

    Whats not to like?. I am very satisfied with my purchase.
  • Reviewed by AJ from Michigan on Monday, March 24, 2014
    The jacket fits nicely and is loose enough to fit over a light fleece shirt. The stretch panels help with ease of motion. The XXL size fits true to the chart. I have worn it in the wind and it does a fair job of blocking air passage. It does shed a light misting of rain without issue. I have not worn it in a downpour. The material is very thin and I would not expect to be very durable for the long-haul or rubbing on objects on tight trails. It does wrinkle substantially once packed. It takes a long time to unwrinkled with wear. It has no inside pockets. The exterior left chest pocket barely fits an iPhone. The dark gray and black color heats up quickly in the sun. Overall, it is a good lightweight windbreaker for the price.
  • Reviewed by Thundertoad from Omaha on Sunday, March 16, 2014
    I ordered this to replace a columbia windbreaker I have had for 6 years or so. Same size (2XL) and I couldn't even zip this one. Quality is also way below my original Columbia windbreaker. Sad - like so many manufacturers - send all the work to China and pocket the money from margins and US tax policy. Customer pays for it in taxes and product quality.
  • Reviewed by Glenn the Motorcyclist from Texas on Saturday, March 1, 2014
    Purchased as a wind-resistant layer to wear under a mesh motorcycle jacket - by itself on cool days (upper 50's-lower 70's) and over a fleece jacket on cold days (upper 30's-50's). Works perfectly - allows just enough wind through to move moisture and prevent overheating. The large size fits my 5'10" frame (average weight, not slender) with a fleece layer and light sweater underneath. Neck is open enough to fit over a scarf or neck gaiter. Also resistant to fog, mist, and very light rain at motorcycle speeds. Haven't tried it under light rain or worse, but that's what raingear is for. I appreciate the elastic cuffs (don't get snagged under the motorcycle jacket) and elastic waist. (Works great off the bike as well.) Motorcyclist recommended!
  • Reviewed by Iowa Biker from Des Moines, IA on Tuesday, February 25, 2014
    Pleased with fit and comfort. Biked with jacket a couple rides at 40F with long sleeve jersey and it was just right. Good quality.

Question & Answer

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  • “Does it have a hood?”
    Asked by Dudeman from Unknown on 11/1/2012 12:00:00 AM
    • The Columbia Sportswear Baseplate Jacket (For Men) does not have a hood. Thank you for asking!
      Answered on 11/4/2012 12:00:00 AM by Prod. Spec. Karrie from Sierra Trading Post
  • “Is it waterproof?”
    Asked by Anonymous from Unknown on 1/31/2012 12:00:00 AM
    • The Columbia Sportswear Baseplate Jacket is not waterproof.
      Answered on 2/2/2012 12:00:00 AM by Prod. Spec. Ryan from Sierra Trading Post

About Columbia Sportswear

From humble beginnings as a hat distributor to a global powerhouse in apparel, Columbia Sportswear has been providing innovative and dependable products to outdoor enthusiasts since 1938. Columbia Sportswear jackets were among the first in the industry to feature waterproof breathable fabric, and this extraordinary brand continues to raise the bar with breakthrough innovations like Omni-Heat® thermal reflective technology, Omni-Shade® sun protection and many more. In the great outdoors, Columbia Sportswear hiking boots, clothing and hats provide outstanding support, comfort and weather protection. Wherever your journey takes you -- from snow-covered ski slopes to rugged backcountry trails -- you can trust Columbia Sportswear to outfit you for adventure.