Price US $275

Columbia CSC Mogul 2016 Review by A Better Ski

The Columbia CSC Mogul is a light-weight resort jacket that would be good for the casual skier on mild days. The Mogul has all the features you’ll need for a day on the slopes with some decent entry level tech.

Columbia CSC Mogul Ski Jacket Review

 

Tester: Matt

Size: M

Matt’s Specs: Sizing Info

Waterproofing and Breathability: The Columbia CSC Mogul comes with an Omni-Tech waterproof and breathable layer for standard entry level protection from the elements. The Mogul will be fine for mildly wet days, but not a great option in areas that see a lot of wet snow or rain.

Warmth: The Columbia CSC Mogul doesn’t have a lot of insulation, but that doesn’t mean that it’s not warm. The Mogul has Columbia’s reflective Omni-Heat tech that helps to retain heat from the body. This is one of the warmer shells that we’ve used, but it still probably won’t be the best jacket for those who run cold. However, with the right mid-layer the Mogul could be used throughout the entire season.

Fit: The Columbia CSC Mogul has an active fit that feels pretty true to size. The fit is semi-tight, but still offers enough room underneath for layering. At my size, I’m in-between a small and medium. The medium fits decently well, but maybe a little looser than I prefer. The small fits really well, and is slightly more form fitting. The length is good, but not quite as long as the Columbia Shreddin jacket. Still, I’d find no reason to size up or down with the Mogul. It’s comfortable, functional, and looks decent enough.

Features: The Columbia CSC Mogul is part of the Titanium line. The Titanium line is Columbia’s higher end line of outerwear and typically come with more features than their typical offerings. The Mogul is no exception and it has a decent amount of ski specific features for a day on the snow. First is the 4-way stretch shell that allows the Mogul to fit a bit more snug without restricting movement in any way. I love this type of material on jackets, as it feels really comfortable and helps increase durability. The Mogul has a removable articulating hood, and adjustable powder skirt, comfortable wrist gaiters, and mesh lined underarm vents. The Mogul also comes with PU water resistant zippers, and numerous pockets for gear.

Bottom Line: The Columbia CSC Mogul is a very solid resort jacket for casual skiers in need of a versatile shell. We’ve always liked Columbia for budget friendly entry level jackets, but the Titanium collection would work just as well for skiers that spend a decent amount of time on the slopes, and need a jacket that is slightly more technical. Sure it’s still not a 3-Layer Gore-Tex technical shell, but for casual skiers the Mogul will work really well without breaking the bank.

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