Price US $400

Columbia Shreddin 2016 Review by A Better Ski

The Columbia Shreddin is a solid choice for those seeking a moderately insulated jacket with a ton of ski specific features. It only has standard level waterproof tech, but would be perfectly fine for those who don’t see a lot of wet weather.

 Columbia Shreddin Insulated Ski Jacket Review

 

Tester: Matt

Size: M

Matt’s Specs: Sizing Info

Waterproofing and Breathability: The Columbia Shreddin has a standard entry level Omni-Tech waterproof and breathable fabric. Omni-Tech is found throughout Columbia’s line, and is more of a budget friendly waterproof tech. There’s nothing wrong with Omni-Tech, but it’s definitely better suited to lighter snow, than it is to wet heavy snow or rain. This is perfectly fine for those who aren’t going to see a lot of rain on the snow, and I could easily use this on just about every day I ski here in the Rockies.

Warmth: The Columbia Shreddin has 60g of insulation along with Omni-Heat Reflectors on the inside liner. It’s not a super warm jacket, but definitely warmer than most 60g insulated jackets. As a skier that runs warm, I could use this jacket for all but the coldest days on the mountain. For those days I could put a heavier mid-layer underneath and be just fine. If you’re the type of skier that is cold all of the time, then you’ll probably want to look for something a bit warmer.

Fit: The Columbia Shreddin has an extra-long active fit, which feels pretty true to size. The back length is 34” which is quite a bit longer than a standard fit. This is perfect for those guys with longer torsos, or for those who like the jacket to cover the butt. The active fit feels snug in the middle, but still overs plenty of room for mobility and layering. The fabric is also a 4-way stretch, and further helps to increase mobility. I was in-between a medium and small and could really see going either way. The small was more conforming, and the medium was slightly loose.

Features: The Columbia Shreddin has a ton of skier specific features that resort goers will love. My favorite feature of the Shreddin is definitely the 4-way stretch, but I also really like the articulating hood and adjustable powder skirt. The Shreddin also has wrist gaiters and underarm pit zips, both features that I really appreciate. There are also a lot of great pockets on the Shreddin, including two hand arming, a pass pocket, chest pocket, internal media pocket, and internal goggle pocket. All of the outer zippers have a water resistant PU coating. The zips also have “Light Rail” tech which helps to hide the pockets and give the jacket a streamlined look.

Bottom Line: The Columbia Shreddin is a very solid resort jacket for those who don’t need the best in waterproof or breathable tech. It has moderate insulation, and a ton of great skier specific features.

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Type

Fully Insulated

Primary Waterproofing

Other

Outer Layer Waterproofing

Other

Insulation Type

Other

Taped Seams

Fully Taped

Waterproof Zippers

Yes

Hood Type

Articulating

Powder Skirt

Yes

Jacket to Pant Interface

Yes

Venting

Pit Zips

Meshed Vents

Yes

Layer Count

2 Layer

Waterproof Rating

Proprietary

Breathability Rating

Proprietary

Manufactured in

Imported

Fit

Semi Tight

Packability

Normal

Waterproofing

Average

Breathability

Average

Warmth

Good