Price US $275

Columbia Mogul 2016 Review by A Better Ski

The women’s Columbia Mogul Jacket is a comfortable shell with Omni-Heat reflectors and all of the ski specific features you’ll want for a day at the resort.

Women’s Columbia Mogul Ski Jacket Video Review

 

Tester: Cindy

Size: S

Cindy’s Specs: Sizing Info

Waterproofing and Breathability: An Omni-Tech waterproof and breathable layer provides wet weather protection for the Columbia Mogul jacket. Omni-Tech is a decent entry level tech that meets the industry standard for waterproofing. This means that it will hold up okay in a wet snow, but not great for those skiers that consistently see wet days.

Warmth: The Columbia Mogul is not insulated, but does have an Omni-Heat reflective liner. This will provide a little bit of extra warmth, and even though this is a shell it does feel relatively warm. This isn’t going to be a great jacket for really cold days, unless you have a good mid-layer to wear underneath. Those of you that are always cold will probably want to shy away from the Mogul. However, those of us that want a shell but wouldn’t mind a little bit of insulation will appreciate the Omni-Heat liner of the Mogul.

Fit: The Columbia Mogul has an active fit with a 4-way stretch shell. This allows a tailored fit while still giving you the mobility that you need on the snow. We really love the stretch in this jacket. It feels really comfortable and allows us to size down to the small for a great look and functional fit. It’s not quite as long as the Shreddin Jacket, but still goes down far enough to cover the butt.

Features: The Columbia Mogul is a relatively decked out jacket for the price. It doesn’t have the best in waterproof tech, but it does have a very comfortable and functional stretch fabric. In addition it has all of the features we want in a ski jacket including a removable contoured hood, waterproof zippers, meshed underarm vents, adjustable powder skirt, and plenty of great pockets. The other cool feature is the light rail zippers that are functional while being very low profile. You can barely tell that they are there, but still work really well. We also really like that we have a chest pocket, and pass pocket on the outside.

Bottom Line: The Columbia Mogul is a pretty solid jacket for the casual resort skier. Sure it doesn’t have the best in waterproof tech, but we love everything else about this jacket. It has a very functional and comfortable 4-way stretch as well as all the features we need in a resort jacket. If you ski in a place that doesn’t see a lot of wet weather, the Mogul could be a really good choice as your everyday jacket.

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Type

Shell

Primary Waterproofing

Other

Outer Layer Waterproofing

Other

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

Waterproof Rating

Proprietary

Breathability Rating

Proprietary

Manufactured in

Imported

Fit

Semi Tight

Packability

Thin

Waterproofing

Average

Breathability

Average

Warmth

Average