The Jump Off is a solid resort pant that has a lot of ski specific features in a waterproof and breathable construction. These would be great for the casual skiers that also wants some higher end features not often found at the entry level.
Columbia Jump Off Ski Pant Review
Pant Size: S
Matt’s Specs: Sizing Info
Waterproofing and Breathability: The Columbia Jump Off has an Omni-Tech waterproof and breathable fabric. I’ve always been a big fan of Omni-Tech because it’s a decent waterproof fabric at a budget price. I must admit though, that I’m a little surprised they use the same fabric in the Titanium series. It’s not that Omni-Tech is bad, but there are better fabrics in other outerwear at a similar price. Still, the Jump Off would be a good pant for those who might not see a ton of wet snow or rain, and still want the higher end features.
Fit: The Columbia Jump Off has an active fit that feels pretty true to size. It fits tighter in the waist and legs, but has enough articulation to retain mobility. In addition the Jump Off is a 4-way stretch and moves really well.
Warmth: The Columbia Jump Off is not insulated but does have an Omni-Heat Reflective liner. This makes the pant feel warmer than similar shells, but still won’t be great on really cold days. There is enough room underneath for layering if needed.
Features: The Jump Off features an adjustable waist, jacket to pant interface, adjustable leg opening, and adjustable leg gaiter and cuff. The Jump Off also has two outer leg vents with mesh for ventilation, and waterproof zippers for better wet weather protection.
Bottom Line: The Columbia Jump off is a solid resort pant for casual skiers. It has some nice features that are typically only found in the higher end pants, but only has entry level waterproofing and breathability. I think this would be a good pant for those skiers who are only going several times a year, and want some ski specific features.