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
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.