Women's Columbia Sportswear Omni-Heat Long Hooded Jacket
Not As Warm As They Lead You To Believe
I live in Atlanta where most of the time (winter months), all you might need is a heavy sweater. I happen to be cold all the time so I need something more. I was thrilled when I read about the "Omni-Heat, works like a space blanket reflecting and retaining your own body heat without bulky insulation" jacket. Love the jacket, love the way the jacket fits and looks however very, very disappointed with the warmth (or lack thereof) that it offers. Definitely need a sweater underneath - this is not a "put this on and warm up immediately jacket" This is a "it's 50 degree outside jacket." I would recommend for fit and look. Would NOT recommend for warmth.
February 25, 2015
Not warm, but packable
This coat, while well made, is not good for a Chicago winter. I bought this for myself in Dec. 2014. It did seem to stop the wind, but even with a sweater underneath, I was chilled just walking from my car into a building. There's no way I could walk around outside for more than 5 min. It has a very thin Polyester insulation between the Polyester lining & shell. It is attractive & a blue toned gray. The picture is actually very accurate. Maybe it would be good for a 50 degree, sunny, winter/spring day. Not for the below freezing, blustery, Chicago winters.
January 1, 2015
I bought this coat as a Christmas present, and my daughter absolutely LOVED it. It fit perfectly, she loves the style and color, the thumb hole wrist warmer is a great addition, and she loves the fact that it is so lightweight, yet very warm.
In other words - she said it was AWESOME - best present ever!
December 30, 2014
Great light weight jacket, plenty warm!
From Columbia a great light weight jacket that is plenty warm due to Omni Heat. Love my short Columbia Omni Heat jacket, but wanted a longer one. So glad I ordered this before my size sold out (like it did last year).
You will not be sorry, this jacket is great, and not heavy at all. Warmth and light weight, a perfect jacket.
November 8, 2014
The Omni heat technology provides superior warmth without bulk. It is a wonderful product that I use every day on my winter walks. The thumbholes are especially helpful in keeping out the cold air.
February 14, 2014
First, Columbia runs a bit small, so I was really glad to find it in 1X. The coat is lightweight and comfortable. The first time I wore it was a real test: it was -9 and very windy. I had a cashmere sweater on and for the first 3 or 4 minutes my upper arms felt cool, but then the OmniHeat kicked in and I was warm and stayed warm. I had to unzip the coat while shopping. I really like this coat. Its a keeper.
February 13, 2014
A must have
I have this jacket in a shorter version and love it. I love the longer version as well! It came in a bit longer then I had expected and at first the fit was a bit small to me, around my bottom, but the extended length also has a zipper that you can zip upward giving you a bit more room where you need it. Super light weight, no bulk, warm omni-heat lining makes it toasty and just right for your body temperature. Wish the hood was removable, but it's still a great jacket and a perfect addition to the rest!
February 6, 2014
nice & thin but runs small for over winter wear
I returned it because I want to be able to wear a sweater under it. Too snug for me.
January 19, 2014