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Men’s Alpine Action™ Jacket


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$127.50 $170.00
Style# 1562151
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Uses: Winter, Ski / Snowsports
Size & Fit Guide | Reviewers rated this product True to Size | Fit Modern Classic


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Style# 1562151
Uses Winter, Ski / Snowsports


Next-level warmth and waterproof breathability meet an exquisite cross-dye shell fabric with a rich color and texture—delivering a serious storm-fighting jacket that stands out in the lift line. This technical hooded jacket combines our superior synthetic insulation and a thermal-reflective lining for great heat retention with a high level of breathability, while ski and snowboard ready features like a snap-back powder skirt and removable storm hood elevate your on-hill performance.

  • Omni-Heat™ thermal reflective and insulated
  • Omni-Tech™ waterproof/breathable fully seam sealed
  • Modern Classic Fit
  • Removable, adjustable storm hood
  • Drawcord adjustable waist
  • Adjustable, snap back powder skirt
  • Interior security pocket
  • Zippered chest pocket
  • Zippered hand pockets
  • Media pocket
  • Goggle pocket
  • Comfort cuffs
  • Drop tail
  • Adjustable cuff tabs
  • Center back length: 31"
  • Imported

  • Shell: 100% polyester Matte Melange
  • Lining: 100% polyester Omni-Heat™ Reflective Microtex Light
  • Insulation: 100% polyester microtemp XF II, 100g
Omni-Heat™ Reflective
Thermal Reflective Warmth
Waterproof. Breathable. Guaranteed.

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Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 47 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Disappointed Received this jacket size L. Loved the weight, the construction, and the sleeve length was perfect. Sleeve length has always been the issue with fit for me. 6-0, 195lbs. Unfortunately, it was a little tight across the chest and armpits and I returned it. Mulling over whether to order the XL. October 29, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent Jacket I use it to go skiing. It does its job. Keeps me warm and dry. Perfect jacket October 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome jacket This jacket was amazing. It kept me warm all day in the cold Montana mountains in late December. It has pockets everywhere that are convenient for holding the essentials while skiing. It's extremely warm without being too bulky. I was able to unzip the pockets with my gloves on as well. I'm glad I bought this jacket for my ski trip. April 9, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Professional Customer Service This review is more about the customer service than the actual purchase. I recently purchased a XXL Alpine Action jacket; however, the XXL was slightly too large for me. I contacted customer service who provided clear instructions for returning items and then assisted me in ordering a similar jacket in an XL (waiving shipping fees). The new order was delivered and refund credited all within six days. Very professional and courteous customer service .... this is one of the reasons why I remain a repeat customer. February 29, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nice jacket that keeps me warm This is a very nice jacket that helps to keep me warm. One suggestion is to make the zipper two-way. It will be more convenient when sitting down. February 21, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great product. Lightweight yet warm This is a great coat. Have used it numerous mornings where the temperatures have been 20-32 degrees with just a t shirt on underneath and have been fine for 30 mins +. Have not used it skiing yet but is a very lightweight coat with great features. Love the wrist cuffs to prevent snow from getting in sleeves. Can easily later with this coat as well February 8, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great coat This was a gift for my son who is frequently out in the weather while utilizing the public transportation system in Portland, OR. He love this coat! It's not bulky, keeps him warm, repels the rain, and is overall just what he needed. January 31, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Much Better than my last Jacket This Jacket does everything you need it too plus some. I found a hidden pocket on my sleeve which works perfect for these new card reading systems a lot of the mountains are using at the lift gates now. Keeps you warm and well protected, and it's very stylish. January 28, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Satisfied with my purchase The jacket is very nice, kind of elegant if you choose the nocturnal colour, also very warm and confortable. January 20, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Men's Alpine Jacket I ordered this jacket online during the boxing week sale. I use this jacket whenever I go out to enjoy the winter season. It's waterproof, very light and warm. I'm satisfied with my purchase. January 14, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by I finally found it: the perfect winter coat I needed a winter coat so I started by looking at down and synthetic down coats. Problem is if they get wet it's game over in terms of keeping you warm. This coat is different. There's a waterproof outside layer together with an insulated inside layer. It's warm and has tons of nice touches including powder sleeves, an inside zip pocket, fleece collar, removable hood and so on. It's like someone actually gave some thought to what should be in a coat--rather than just dashing something together. This is my first Columbia product but it won't be my last. January 9, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Jacket This jacket is lightweight and warm. I wore it in windy, 20 degree Fahrenheit temperatures, without experiencing any chills. The jacket also does a great job in keeping out the rain. Their are plenty of pockets, for gloves, tissues, cellphone, etc. I find the jacket to be a little to warm, in temperatures above 45 Fahrenheit, when active. December 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome product I'm very pleased with my new jacket... I don't ski or snowboard but am outside a lot in the cold and rain ..it's so warm and windproof. .I work in simi Valley ca. Which the name alone stands for Valley of the wind..I had a northface jacket which I returned and got this one....luv it!! December 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fantastic! We purchased this for our son as a gift. He works outside in inclement weather and has nothing but good things to say about the quality of workmanship, fit and of course it keeps him warm and dry in the worst of weather. He absolutely loves it! December 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent jacket Top quality workmanship very light weight yet warm December 14, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Runs Big I am 5'9 and 160 and normally medium is my size, however I had to return it and move down to a small to get a good fit. Other than that the coat seems very nice and comfortable. December 10, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by nice jacket I love this jacket. keeps me warm, dry, and comes with style. down in the south it doesn't get too cold but when it does, this is my go to jacket. it does run a little big but I am a short guy. (5'5"-5'6") I would say the only thing that keeps it from being 5 stars is that the hood isn't as insulated as the jacket. other than that I will wear this jacket everyday. December 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Men's Alpine Action Jacket A beautiful and functional jacket. The snow and rains are here now, so I bought it just in time. I have had many compliments already. A quality product again from Columbia. True to size. December 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by A Great Ski Coat This is a great jacket! I am using it to ski. It is quite warm and comfortable. December 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good for Canada Weather Great jacket for the weather in Quebec, Canada. November 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Ski/Snowboard Jacket This jacket is great, the makers really had skiing and snowboarding in mind. It is very well fitted and the perfect length. Since I'm about 6'2" a lot of the time jackets run a little short on me which isn't too fun when you're snowboarding in Colorado in negative temperatures! This jacket fits me very well with plenty of length to keep the snow out. It also has an inside stretchy belt that wraps around you on the inside to keep a nice seal from the elements. The omni-tech really works at keeping you warm so don't be fooled by the light weight of this jacket. (On really cold days you still want to layer though.) Plenty of pockets on the inside and outside to store things. Velcro-cuffs great for sealing your glove ends in. Overall this jacket is great for anyone who is a snowboarder/skier or someone that needs a really warm jacket for the outdoors. November 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great looking jacket Waterproofing seems legit, windproof seems legit, get compliments all the time on its looks. November 9, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Color Bought this jacket in Black. It is more on the blue shade, not a true black. Disappointed. Will return November 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent product Perfect in every way for my purposes and a great fit. A very good value for the price. October 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Strongly recommended I just bought this jacket and it is quite warm! I can't even feel the wind. Good quality and wide enough to wear other clothes if you need. October 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by great coat! Great comfort and warmth for the money. Waterproof too! The collar could be a little shorter. April 11, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Front Pocket material not acceptable Sirts, I had to return my jacket because of a problem I had with the material in the front pockets..thats the only issue..have chapped hands in winter and when I first put my hands in the pockets I knew immediately I couldn't use the jacket..if felt as if my hands were Velcro in the front pockets..I own two other Columbia jackets and love them..the other pockets on the jacket were fine..but I couldn't stand using the front pockets on the jacket. other than that issue I thought it was a great jacket ..just poor selection of material for two front pockets. March 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very Pleased This jacket performs so well that fewer layers are needed than I've worn with other winter jackets. We've had an unusual number of -20 wind chill days and staying comfortable has been no problem. Pocket space is great. Received compliments on the styling on the first day I wore it. Super buy. February 26, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Warm jacket When I ski with this jacket, all I need is a T-shirt under it if it is over 32 degrees. Super warm jacket. February 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ski,Field Use or Casual This is a generously cut outer garment. It is highly functional for out of doors use. It is a durable if not rugged out shell fabric with both Omni Heat and insulation built in. It has sleeve cuff and a waist cuff which is designed to keep loose snow out. It is warm and built for layering too. The hood is generous but discretely detaches. All of the internal and external pockets are generous and functional. It covers the hip but is not constrictive. Ideal for skiing especially back country. I bought the Orange option and it will double for field use when hunting upland birds in more severe weather. I am 180# at 5'10" and athletic. February 17, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nice Jacket, runs large, high collar Had this jacket for about a month in a really cold winter so far, about 5 - 30 degrees. Pros: warm nice pockets, features materials feel high quality not puffy Cons: fits large- I am 6'3" and about 195 lbs, and I always fit a large perfectly... this is quite baggy, leaves a lot of extra space for sweaters and is very long, which that I don't mind for skiing/snowboarding. the collar is very stiff and goes up past my mouth, it's actually annoying as it rubs your face a bit, and you really can't bend it back. All in all a great value for a ski jacket. I recommend it. February 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by skeptical I highly doubted that the weight of this coat would withstand my husband's scrutiny for outerwear during midwest winters. Thus far, he confirms that the coat keeps him warm and dry without complaint. A hood, adjustable wrist widths and waterproof warmth are necessities for shoveling and blowing snow as well as walking outdoors. February 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best Jacket I usually do not write reviews however this is the best jacket I've purchased. Being a valet runner and working in all types of weather comfort and durability are important. This jacket lives up to it's claims being wind and waterproof. Tested this jacket with wind speeds of 30-35 mph combined with a steady rain. No problems I remained warm and dry. Jacket has an inner liner which helps retain body temperature. I highly recommend this jacket. Yes it's pricy but you get what you pay for. February 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Jacket Been looking for more a winter type jacket for a while. This fits the bill pretty well. Sizing is a little odd, fits tight around the shoulders and loose in the mid section. Medium would fit perfect in the mid, but I was afraid the shoulders would've been too tight. Not sure why Omni-heat stops at the sleeves. I've had this jacket and a long sleeve t-shirt on in the upper teens with the wind howling and was very comfortable. You could probably get by in short sleeves with this if it was 30 and above. Pretty windproof as well. I tested it by hanging my arm out the window around 30mph, couldn't feel any wind and my arm stayed warm. Hard to believe because the jacket is very thin and light. Only thing I don't like is the main pocket material is not smooth/or brushed so it can snag on your hands. Other than that I have no complaints. February 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect I bought this to ski but Chicagos blizzard hit first. Its is warmer than I ever expected and I stayed completely dry. Fits perfectly with tons of pockets to store everything. Final test will be ice fishing this weekend but it has been great for everything else. February 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by This is a great jacket I wore this jacket during winter in Germany, Switzerland, and Massachusetts ( and LA, but that hardy counts ). I did not wear any layers underneath. It was snowing with sub zero temperatures. - I stayed dry - My arms and chest were never cold - The hood worked great to keep snow off my face - The high collar was perfect with or without a scarf. - Omni-heat technology works crazy well. This is by far the best winter coat I have ever owned, and I'm from the Great Lakes region, so I've had a lot of winter coats. Get it. You won't be disappointed. January 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by My boyfriend loves it! My boyfriend is 6'4" and about 150 lbs. He is tall and skinny. He got a large which is kind of baggy on him, but it is the best fit in this jacket. He is use to things not fitting perfectly, so it doesn't bother him much. He LOVES this jacket. It is great for the price! December 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great jacket Its a very light and comfortable jacket. Really feels like you can move around in it without all the bulk of older style jackets but still very warm. Im not sure the omni heat is as revolutionary as claimed but this jacket certainly is warm considering it isnt very thick so you draw your own conclusions. I got the solid black one which looks nice and hides any dirt accumulation which always showed on my last jacket. The snow skirt makes this jacket a useful ski/board jacket but i use it for everyday use. I would recommend this product. December 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Toasty warm This jacket was a pleasant surprise! I ordered it on a whim, and have been very pleased with its quality and warmth. Since I live in the mountains of northern New England, cold winters require exceptional gear. So far, this jacket has performed admirably! Excellent value for its cost. Highly recommend! December 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Exactly what I wanted! The shiny inside part is really cool! Went outside just wearing a t-shirt and threw on the jacket, kept me super warm! December 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by warmt this thing is freakin warm December 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent product Nice quality coat. Kept the cold out in temperatures lower than 32°F. I was wearing a long sleeve base layer and a long sleeve fine woolen shirt (which is less warm than a common fleece). However, the jacket is a little bit long. I think it is because I am in the initial measurements for the medium size. December 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Simple AMAIZING! I love it! Fits great and no more cold! November 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Warm and Light This coat is so light. The Omni Heat inside keeps you so warm but you are not weighted down by heavy fabric. I bought this coat for my husband and every time he puts it on he has to mention how much he loves it! It's a great looking coat, it fits perfectly and very warm. November 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cold is dead This coat has been a great buy with the surprise of the arctic weather in NYC i haven't felt a thing. November 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love it My son is moving to a colder northern state... I bought this to keep him warm. It's perfect!! Keeps him warm & isn't too heavy!! Wonderful deal!! November 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect for those arctic blasts. I spend a lot of time up in the northern US during the winter traveling and need something to keep me warm throughout. This is my second Omni-Heat jacket and they are above any expectations and very lightweight. Only thing if you are going to take a hot shower and then head out soon after I hope you don't wear glasses. The Omni-Heat will not let heat out except right up your chin into your now steamy glasses. :) They are very lightweight for the warmth they provide. I suggest trying one out!! About sizing I am right at the "high end" for measurements for the Large so I ordered an X=Large. It was way to big.. The Large fits perfect. October 12, 2014
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Size & Fit Guide

Size Chart

Size & Fit Guide
Men's Body Measurement (Inches)
Neck 14-14.5 15-15.5 16-16.5 17-17.5 18-18.5 19-19.5
Sleeve Length 32 33 34 35 36 37
Chest 32-35 35-38 38-41 42-45 46-49 50-53
Waist 26-29 29-32 32-35 36-39 40-43 44-47
Hips 32-34 35-37 38-40 41-43 44-46 48-50
Neck 17-17.5 18-18.5 19-19.5
Sleeve Length 35 36 37
Chest 42-45 46-49 50-53
Waist 36-39 40-43 44-47
Hips 41-43 44-46 48-50
How to Measure
  • 1. Neck: Measure at the base or thickest part of your neck.
  • 2. Sleeves: Start at the center back of your neck and measure across the shoulder and down to the wrist. Round up to the next even number.
  • 3. Chest/Bust: Measure at the fullest part of the chest, under the armpits and over the shoulder blades, keeping the tape measure firm and level.
  • 4. Waist: Measure around the natural waistline, allowing the tape measure to sit comfortably.
  • 5. Hips: Measure around the fullest part of your hips.
  • 6. Inseam: Measure from the top of the interior leg to the bottom of the ankle.
Men's Fit Guide
Body contouring fit conforms to movement.
Body skimming fit with end-use mobility in mind.
Modern Classic / Regular
Universal, easy fit for comfortable range of motion.
Most generous fit for a full spectrum of movement.

How to Measure

Columbia Fit Guide

How to Measure

  • Fold up at dotted line.
  • Place against a wall or other 90 degree surface.

    Place heel against fold/wall on flat level surface.
  • Mark the end of the longest toe with a pen or pencil.
  • Measure both feet and use the larger measurement.
  • Read measurement and compare to size chart.
  • When comparing on the size chart, determine the closest larger measurement and use that number to determine your shoe size for your country’s shoe measurement standard.

Shipping & Returns

Shipping & Returns

Shipping Information

Shipping Method Rate Expected Delivery Time
UPS Ground $6.00 3-7 Business Days
ORDER BY: 10:00 PM PST on December 15th to arrive by the 25th.
UPS 2-Day Air $12.00 2-3 Business Days
ORDER BY: 10:00 PM PST on December 19th to arrive by the 25th.
UPS Overnight $19.00 1-2 Business Days
ORDER BY: 10:00 PM PST on December 20th to arrive by the 25th.
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Return Policy

Returns are accepted within 60 days of the purchase date online or in-store. Your apparel must be in original and unworn condition, with tags still attached. Footwear returns must also include the original box.

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