|Outer Layer Waterproofing||Other|
|Taped Seams||Fully Taped|
|Jacket to Pant Interface||Yes|
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Columbia Shreddin Jacket 2016 Review by A Better Ski
The Columbia Shreddin Jacket is a comfortable waterproof ski jacket that is moderately warm and has all the features you need for a good day on the snow.
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Waterproofing and Breathability: With an Omni-Tech layer, the Columbia Shreddin Jacket is right at the industry standard for waterproofing. Omni-Tech is a good entry level waterproof fabric that will keep you dry in a heavier snow, but doesn’t do very well in really wet conditions. This is okay tech for casual skiers that aren’t going to go out on a really wet day, or for those of us that ski in a relatively dry place.
Warmth: The Columbia Shreddin Jacket has 60g of Omni-Heat insulation and is lined with Omni-Heat reflectors. The nice thing about Omni-Heat reflectors is that is does a pretty decent job at retaining heat, and often makes jackets feel slightly warmer than the insulation amount would suggest. I wouldn’t call the Shreddin an extra warm jacket, but it does feel warmer than other 60g jackets. For a person that is always cold, you will need some extra layers underneath, especially on really cold days. However, I think most people could use this for just about any day on the snow, and be warm enough to last all day.
Fit: The Columbia Shreddin Jacket has an active fit, and with a 4-way stretch elastane shell the jacket feels really comfortable. The fit was true to size, but the stretch shell allows for a tighter fit without feeling restricted. Our tester really liked the fit of the small even though she is typically a medium. It’s also important to note that the length is extra-long, and does a fantastic job covering the back side.
Features: The Columbia Shreddin Jacket had many of the features you typically find in higher end jackets. On the outside is waterproof zippers, low chest pocket, sleeve pass pocket, two hand warming pockets, and an articulating hood. The inside of the jacket features fully sealed seems, Omni-Heat reflective liner, adjustable powder skirt, wrist gaiters, security pocket, media pocket, and goggle pocket. The Shreddin also has pit zips for ventilation.
Bottom Line: The Columbia Shreddin Jacket is a solid resort jacket for those who don’t need a ton of waterproof tech. It has all of the features we love in a ski jacket, but with Omni-Tech it won’t be great in really wet climates. If you want a ton of great features, and ski in a dryer location, the Shreddin is a solid choice of jacket.
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