Price US $330

Columbia Millennium Burner 2015 Review by A Better Ski

The Columbia Millennium Burner is designed to keep you warm on the mountain. It has 80g of Omni-Heat insulation that feels pretty warm. I really do like the Omni-Heat technology, and maybe it’s just a placebo effect, but I think it does keep you a bit warmer. It has an active fit that conforms a bit more to your body. I like the tighter fit, and the length was pretty long, which I really like. I’m 5’9” and 155lbs. I normally wear a small, but in the active fit I always like to go up a size. It still conforms nicely, but allows a bit more room for layering if I need to. The Columbia Millennium Burner does have a 4-way stretch shell, and it makes the jacket feel a bit less restrictive and very comfortable. It has a ton of pockets, both inside and out, and the stretch cuffs are a nice feature. Overall the Columbia Millennium Burner is a fantastic jacket. It has a ton of great features and a great fit. The only downside is that it’s not extremely waterproof or breathable, but unless your skiing really wet snow, I think most people will find the Columbia Millennium Burner suits their needs just fine. Plus the seams are fully taped and zippers are covered with a water resistant PU coating making it more resistant to water. If you spend a lot of time skiing in dry conditions and need a warm jacket then the Columbia Millennium Burner is a great choice.

Jacket Size- S

Matt’s Specs:
Normal Specs– 5’10”, 160 lbs,
Upper Body– 34.5” Chest, Torso Length 23” (collar bone to pant button), Shoulder Width Approx 22”, Arm Length 18.5” (pit to wrist)
Lower Body– 30” Waist, 38” Hips, 30” Inseam,  22” Thigh
Turn On’s: Active fit jackets that fit well around my chest and torso, but don’t restrict movement. Size S Pants that have a bit more room in my thighs, that way I can actually use my pockets. And of course getting first chair with 12” of fresh powder on the mountain.
Turn Off’s: Size S Jackets that are too tight, and Size M jackets that are too loose in the waist. I really don’t like a loose waist that can allow cold air in, and I don’t like having to cinch down the waist. I also don’t like jackets that ride up when I’m skiing, The jacket should stay in place. Pants that fit too tight in the thigh, and I can’t use my pockets. Crowds in the mountains, and not being able to find a place to park in at the trailhead or ski resort.

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Type

Partially Insulated

Primary Waterproofing

Polyurethane

Outer Layer Waterproofing

DWR

Insulation Type

Other

Taped Seams

Fully Taped

Waterproof Zippers

Yes

Hood Type

Detachable Contoured

Powder Skirt

Yes

Jacket to Pant Interface

Yes

Venting

Pit Zips

Meshed Vents

Yes

Layer Count

3 Layer

Waterproof Rating

10K

Breathability Rating

10K

Manufactured in

Imported

Fit

Tight

Packability

Normal

Waterproofing

Average

Breathability

Average

Warmth

Great